MILLINGTON, TENN, May 2, 2017 – Indmar Marine Engines, the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of inboard marine engines, announced today that Boating Industry Magazine selected the all-new Raptor 460 as a 2017 Top Product winner.
Boating Industry’s Top Products list plays host to 50 of the best new products and services for the marine industry. Indmar’s Raptor 460 stood out from hundreds of nominations for it’s impact on the industry, innovation and how the product advances its product category.
The all-new Raptor 460 offers better fuel economy and delivers the performance consumers are seeking at a great price point alternative. A high-torque intake manifold and high horsepower throttle body, borrowed from Ford’s GT-350, has this model delivering the torque users would expect from a diesel. It boasts 453 lb.-ft. of torque and is fulfilling customer demand and the void left by larger displacement engines that are no longer produced.
Built on the current Ford and Indmar platform to maximize performance and efficiency, the Raptor 460 has raised a few eyebrows with people thinking Indmar has resurrected the old Ford 460; however this is not the case. The Raptor 460 has less displacement; it’s lighter, more powerful and has better fuel economy than the Ford’s legacy 460. Meaning, this is not your Grandfathers 460!
The Raptor 460 is built off a proven workhorse, the Built Ford Tough® 6.2L 16-Valve SOHC V8 engine with dual-equal variable cam timing that was designed, engineered, built and torture-tested by Ford. The same state-of-the-art engine that powers the F-150 F-Series Super Duty Trucks that boast best-in-class gas horsepower, torque and max towing ratings.
Indmar’s engineering team topped this engine off with free flowing tuned 5” exhaust and a patent-pending inline spiral flow muffler. Low backpressure and an LED lighted cover are just a few of the features added to this edition of the Wake and Jet Raptor Series 460. The Jet Series has been designed with a single point drain and is available with the following jet options: Hamilton, American Turbine, Berkeley, Dominator, Legend, Kodiak and Scott Water Jets.
With four engine configurations, the dual performing and 5x Award Winning Best-in-Class Raptor Series has the durability and capability to accommodate all your boating activities on a wide variety of vessels. Consumers will find that each engine in the Raptor 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 each engine in the Raptor Series line up.