The Italian line of marine diesel engines built by Isotta Fraschini are now available through Marine Matrix Northwest, Inc. MMNW selected Isotta Fraschini to complement its Volvo Penta
line, since the well-respected Isotta Fraschini engines range from six cylinder in-line 600-hp, to V-16 3,200-hp and are featured in a large variety of commercial, military and high-speed pleasure craft around the world.
Most notably, the U.S. Navy selected Isotta Fraschini engines as a result of an extremely demanding Military Specification testing program for the 24-boat fleet of Minesweepers built during the late 80s and early 90s over Caterpillar (CAT)
and MTU engines.
There are two series of engines available. The 130 mm bore series offers the highest hp to weight ratio available in any diesel engine up to 1,200-hp. The 170 mm bore series is heavy duty workhorse of the line starting at 950-hp.