The Italian line of marine diesel engines built by Isotta Fraschini are now available through Marine Matrix Northwest, Inc. MMNW has, for the past 16 years, featured the Volvo Penta
brand of marine diesel engines from two cylinder 10 hp, to six cylinder 770 hp. MMNW selected Isotta Fraschini to complement the 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 in a V-8 configuration, and is suitable for all manner of full displacement craft needing up to 3,200 hp.