– 19 OCTOBER 2022
First Yanmar Powered Venetian Taxi Boat
YANMAR are making waves in the waterways of Venice, with the first installation of an engine for Matteo Tiepolato and his traditional wooden taxi boat “Aquamarina”.
The leading manufacturer of marine engines was chosen by Matteo, who has been operating a water taxi service in Venice since 2008. He chose the 4LV150 marine diesel specifically for its reputation for reliability, efficiency and low emissions making it perfectly suited to his business and the narrow canals of the historic city. It also marks the first water taxi in Venice to be fitted with a YANMAR engine.
Another big benefit from the YANMAR engine is the lack of vibrations, important when transporting prestigious customers. The 4LV150 provides an enhanced passenger experience with minimal vibrations from the engine, driving a comfortable ride and leaving the occupants to enjoy the beauty of Venice without any distraction from the 4-cyclinder, 2.8L engine, all whilst remaining in compliance with local requirements.
Equally, when entering the more open waters of the lagoons and exclusive private island resorts surrounding the city, the smooth acceleration and responsiveness of the YANMAR engine allows the boat to immediately enter onto a plane whether there are 1 or 10 people onboard.
With current fuel prices, economy is also key: “I have complete faith in the engine which is economical to run and gives me peace of mind,” says Matteo. “It suits the water taxi service, but I would recommend it to anyone for leisure purposes also.”
Furthermore, the YANMAR engines’ durability has seen the operator through long operating periods with Matteo not experiencing even a single day of unplanned downtime in the 3 years the engine has been fitted to his boat.
For further information on YANMAR’s 4LV range of marine engines visit https://www.yanmar.com/marine/engines/4lv-series/