So if your current engine is on the way out, look closely at the new Nanni N1.7 and see how easily can fit right into your engine compartment and bring new life to your power or sail boat. Find out more
Nanni Diesel Engines
Nanni Diesel designs, develops, produces and distributes a complete range of marine engines from 10 to 1.550 Hp. In addition Nanni Diesel offers as of this year a range of marine generators ranging from 3.5 up to 526 kva as well as a complete line of accessories that are tailored to the engines offered.
Nanni Diesel is able to offer a complete range of marine motorization solutions designed not only for launches, but also sailing boats, sport fishing boats, large yachts and service boats.
Collins Marine was established in 1978 by Frank Collins. As a keen yachtsman, and at that time, a Renault automotive dealer located in Sydney. It was a natural fit for a person with a marine background and an engineering back ground to get involved in the distribution of marine diesel engines.
In 1983, just as the Renault Marine Diesel business was gaining momentum in Australia, Renault in France decided to quit the marine market, and concentrate their efforts in cars & trucks. Renault Marine Diesel was sold to Nanni Diesel Engines. With a name change only, the same people were manufacturing the same engines in the same factory based in Bordeaux â€“ France. Work was then under way to launch the new brand name of Nanni Diesel to the world.
Frank's son, Peter Collins joined the company in 1984. In 1989 the automotive business was sold and full effort was concentrated on the Marine division. This has been shown to be very successful with Nanni Diesel now firmly in the market place with significant presence. The Nanni Diesel engine range now begins at 10hp and goes to 320hp.
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Fortunately the winner Michel Desjoyeaux was also equipped with a Nanni, a decision which was to prove crucial as his race was far from smooth sailing. Find out more