– Three advanced performance inboard marine engines purpose built specifically to power today’s modern towboats and watersports
– Raptor Series boasts best-in-class horsepower, torque and fuel efficiency
– Based off the Built Ford Tough® 6.2L SOHC 16-Valve V8 engine, that powers the F-150 SVT Raptor and F-Series Super Duty Trucks
– One model in the series is endowed with ROUSH Performance supercharging technology, a first for the watersports industry
ORLANDO, Sept. 4, 2014 – Indmar Marine Engines unveiled the all-new Raptor Series today during a press conference with special guest from Ford and ROUSH Performance at the at the largest boardsports and lifestyle tradeshow in the world, Surf Expo. You can watch the ground breaking event that was filmed live by going to http://www.indmar.com/Experience/Announcement.aspx.
“For more than 43 years, Indmar has been focused on the future, introducing new innovations and technologies that have enabled the sport and the industry to grow,” explained Chuck Rowe, President of Indmar Marine Engines. “These innovations didn’t just change the way we power the boat, it changed the way we ski, wakeboard and surf behind the boat. And today, we are not only changing the game again with a revolutionary series of purpose built engines, we are giving birth to an all-new platform of inboard performance.“
To achieve a new level of advanced inboard performance, Team Indmar reinvented the inboard marine engine by incorporating technologies from marine, automotive and aerospace industries. Purposing building every component and feature specifically to address the evolution of today’s towboats, which have grown into larger, heavier boats with increased ballast and passenger capacities and goal of producing bigger wakes.
More than three years in the making with over 4,500 hours of extreme lab, durability and open water testing, the Raptor Series has proved itself under extreme loading and in more extreme conditions than you will ever likely to experience.
The all-new Raptor series is based off a proven workhorse, the Built Ford Tough® 6.2L 16-Valve SOHC V8 engine that was designed, engineered, built and torture-tested by Ford. The same state-of-the-art engine that powers the F-150 SVT Raptor and F-Series Super Duty Trucks that boast best-in-class gas horsepower, torque and max towing ratings.
With 3 engine configurations that host more engineering innovations than you can count on your fingers, the all-new Raptor Series stands apart from the competition. From the not so standard base engine with best in class torque and horsepower to the heavy weight champ they call the ROUSHcharged Raptor 575, consumers will find each engine in the series was built on a foundation engineered to last and backed with a full 5-year Factory Warranty—Indmar’s commitment to the quality, durability and reliability of the all-new Raptor Series.
These are just a few of the purpose built features premium standout features that come standard on each Raptor model in the series:
TORQUE CENTRIC PERFORMANCE
Best-in-class torque and horsepower at lower rpm ranges (2,500-3,500). The 6.2L Raptor Series is the result of purpose driven engineering designed to provide more torque where you need it to allow for increased loading of boats. Experience faster acceleration, less time to plane, reduced wear-and-tear and better fuel economy
LESS FUEL CONSUMPTION
Our computer controlled sequential firing multiport EFI system coupled with the additional control of wide-band air/fuel sensors and dual spark plugs makes for a leaner running engine which equates to better fuel economy and lower emissions. More time on the water and less time at the pump.
Helps maintain consistent engine temperatures contributing to better fuel economy and performance. Also prevents crank case condensation, ultimately eliminating corrosion leading to a longer engine life. Provides improved cabin heater performance.
**TOWSPORT SPECIFIC MARINE OIL PAN AND PICK-UP TUBE
**Designed to optimize oil pick-up at steep boat angles and high G turns. The purpose built marine oil pan takes away the worry of oil starvation by controlling how the oil moves around while towing all watersport disciplines.
RAPTOR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RPM)
In efforts to make boating easier for the driver, we have added a suite of monitoring systems that
enables the high-capacity ECM to reduce operator workload, as well as react precisely to driver
commands, we call it the Raptor Performance Management System (RPM).
DUAL SPARK PLUGS
Provides for more efficient combustion leading to increased fuel economy, reliability and cleaner emissions.
The overhead cam engine design coupled with a cast iron engine block and exhaust manifolds makes for an engine that runs smoother and quieter. Experience a smooth purr instead of loud engine that prevents you from being able to hear one another when on the boat.
EMISSIONS BETTER THAN 4 STAR RATING
The combination of high-strength cast iron manifolds and our ultra quiet stainless steel tubular catalyzed exhaust is better at containing heat allowing the catalyst to perform with greater efficiency producing exhaust emissions that are better than the required 4 star rating.
The standard closed cooling system makes winterization a snap with self-draining manifolds and fewer components requiring water drain. With our easily accessible remote mounted oil filter, quick-drain oil system and hi-mounted oil fill, routine maintenance is painless. Our hi-mounted alternator, flame arrestor and fuse/relay box are not only easily accessible at the top of the engine but are under the engine’s beauty cover for extra protection. Dual, long-life spark plugs, not only improve combustion but also extend the spark plug service life to 300 hours.
Our 5-step state-of-the-art paint process, e-coated components and special coatings on non-paintable components keep the outside of the engine looking like new. The inside is protected by a standard, anode protected closed cooling system so there is no contact with corrosive environments. Components that do come in contact with corrosive environments are made of brass, copper stainless steel or cast iron to ensure longevity.
For more information on the all-new Raptor series visit www.indmar.com.