Craftsman-built repower solutions from AMS
All Marine Spares is targeting the repower market with the Craftsman range of diesel engines.
All Marine Spares has been selling the Craftsman range of marine engines for several years now during which time customers in the know have been picking up on the fact that although a relatively new brand, the engines are manufactured to the highest industry standards.
That’s partly because the company, Craftsman Marine, is based in the Netherlands and has a strong marine engineering pedigree (it manufactures a range of other equipment as well such as bow thrusters, instrument panels and hatches). Interestingly though, the parent company is based in India which is where all the foundry work for the engines in done.
India may not have the established reputation for engineering work compared to other Asian countries but Max Evans from All Marine Spares, who has visited the plant twice, says the production process is as modern as can be.
“When it comes to foundry work they are absolutely 100% top-notch,” he commented.
So much so that Craftsman also does OEM work for other engine manufacturers in the marine and automotive sectors. In the Craftsman range the smaller engines are based on proven Mitsubishi engines while Hyundai engines are used for the bigger models up to 80hp.
Max Evans said the marinisation of the engines is exemplary with multiple paint layers, IP67 waterproof electrical connectors and seawater-resistant heat exchangers and exhaust bends made from cast bronze.
Watch Max Evans demonstrate the range of Craftsman engines at All Marine Spares.
This article first appeared in the February-March 2016 issue of Marine Business magazine.