MAN Engines is to continue its collaboration with Next Yacht Group with an agreement to be the exclusive engine supplier for new models of the boatbuilder’s Maiora and AB Yachts brands.
The expansion of the cooperation solidifies the position of both companies.
MAN Engines has supplied its MAN V12-2000 engines for the three-engine system of the AB100 since 2019, through its Italian Importer Ranieri Tonissi SpA.
The engine manufacturer supplies a wide range of V12 engines in the upper power range with 1,900, 2,000 and 2,200hp (1,397, 1,471 and 1,618 kW) to the Next Yacht Group for its Maiora 30 and Maiora Exuma series, and for the AB80, AB100 and the new AB95 and AB110 models.
MAN’s latest development, the 30-litre V12X yacht engine with a 2,200hp (1,618kW), will power the AB95 with a three-motor system.
“We are extremely pleased to deepen our collaboration with Next Yacht Group,” said Reiner Roessner, head of sales at MAN Engines.
“MAN engines have always stood for exceptional quality, high fuel efficiency and an excellent power-to-weight ratio.
“In this way, they contribute exactly to the common denominator of the two different and unmistakable product lines Maiora and AB Yachts.”
Giorgio Mattei, vice president of Next Yacht Group, added: “For our latest coup – the AB95 – we are relying on nothing less than the latest generation of engines from MAN Engines.”