Power giant demonstrates marine prowess at International Boat Show

Cummins, a global power leader and corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions for various market sectors including the marine industry, will demonstrate its innovative maritime products at the 2018 Cape Town International Boat Show (CTIBS), Africa’s premier boating and water show. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Mother City, the show is in its 18th year and continues to provide platforms that bring international players together, ranging from industry professionals to manufacturers of small, medium and large crafts, buyers from the military, rescue and recreational marine lifestyle sectors.

Cummins has showcased it’s durable and reliable marine products at the show for the past 17 years and can be found at stand M10 this year. Offering a complete line of variable speed and fixed speed engine solutions designed specifically for the challenges of recreational marine applications and commercial fishing, the products ensure durable, dependable productivity and smooth sailing.  Products on display include the Main Propulsion QSB6.7 301HP 2600RPM marine engine, a Cummins Onan marine genset MDKDV 19kW and the 6B-CP C marine genset; state-of-the-art maritime products powered by proven legacies in challenging nautical conditions. Mark Sylvester, Cummins Marine Sales Manager – Africa, commented: “Celebrating 100 years in business next year has afforded Cummins the opportunity to design and manufacture highly reliable and dependable marine solutions. The Cape Town International Boat Show provides the perfect platform to “showboat” the best of the best to customers and show attendees from all over the world, equipping our guests with the opportunity to interact and engage with the technology and Cummins professionals on hand at the exhibition.”

The Main Propulsion QSB6.7 301HP 2600RPM engine propels a quiet operation, with an 80% noise reduction at idle, one of the many benefits from the common rail fuel system. Enhanced sociability from the high-pressure system, which virtually eliminates smoke and improves the whole boating experience whilst maximising vessel performance and enjoying access to comprehensive vessel diagnostic information via options C Command Connect or SmartCraft electronics, is another specialised feature of the QSB6.7. Built in the UK and USA, this engine provides peace of mind delivered by the Cummins Captain’s briefing and global service network. The Cummins Onan generator is highly regarded as one of the most technologically advanced marine gensets, affording user-friendly diagnostics which include extensive engine and alternator information and backup from the largest worldwide certified Distributor and dealer network in the industry. It also offers an optimised mounting system which greatly reduces vibration and electronic frequency control. Supported by almost a centenary of marine expertise, the Onan marine generator sets are emissions certified to USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards. The Cummins world-class Marine Genset 6B-CP C diesel engine, also on display at the stand, matches industry leading Cummins alternators and are designed, integrated and assembled for optimal efficiency and performance. Engineered for the tough demands of the marine environment and sporting superior durability and high uptime requirements with simplified vessel integration and less complex mechanical connections, these engines are available with multi-station alarm and monitoring panels via a local digital network to match application requirements. Integrated alarm systems can be configured to communicate with a ship’s central data system. A flexible configuration is available to customise the generator set to the vessel’s operation requirements and comes complete with a comprehensive globally acknowledged warranty. Various Cummins Fleetguard Filtration products including Valvoline Oil, which protect the smooth workings of the engine and enhance extended engine life, will also be exhibited at the stand.

Cummins serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Backed up by a powerful global service network, Cummins stands behind the quality of its products by offering factory-backed Extended Warranty Programs. To get closer to customers and power a more prosperous world, the company has fully equipped service, workshop, field service and maintenance facilities in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg.

Cummins enjoys almost 100 years of experience in power generation and is a world leader in the design and manufacture of generator sets and innovative energy solutions for the marine market.

Racheal Njoroge, Managing Director for Cummins Southern Africa concluded, “Innovation lies at the heart of Cummins. As always, our pledge and responsibility to our customers is to constantly provide world class, innovative and dependable power solutions, backed up by exceptional service that exceeds expectations. Our customers are king!”

The headquarters for Cummins Southern Africa operations is in Johannesburg, South Africa, with branches in Longmeadow, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth in the country; as

well as branches in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The company also enjoys a wide range of dealer networks in support of its widespread Southern Africa footprint.


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