DAF marine engines

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by lifes2short, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. lifes2short
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    lifes2short New Member

    HI....considering a boat that has twin DAF diesels. Boat is Dutch built steel hull. Diesel guys I have talked to know nothing about DAFs even though they are widely used in Europe in buses and trucks. Anyone know of someone with whom I can discuss these engines? Much appreciated!!
  2. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    Google the company to see where they build them - phone them for dealers.
  3. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Daf are good reliable engines and economical in trucks. The only bad one I have heard of is the older 530 hp which had problems with the heads. I know of several daf engines which have made it to 2 mllion km without a rebuild. I think they would be a good boat motor. Lots of low down torque like a mercedes.
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