Dorman Diesels' 'Sea King' Engine Range In Demand For Fishing Propulsion Market

The Dorman "Sea King" marine diesel range from Dorman Diesels, Ltd., Stafford, England, is enjoying continued success in the fishing propulsion market, with numerous installations for arduous fishing duties throughout Europe and the U.K.

One of the most recent Dorman U.K. installations is the re-engining of the trawler Sara Maria for T.R.B.

Fisheries. A Dorman Sea King 6TA/ 2 marine diesel developing 284 hp at 1,350 rpm for main propulsion was installed in the vessel. The Sara Maria has a Twin Disc gearbox which was also supplied by Dorman.

Dorman recently made its first Sea King 8 installation in the Greek fishing propulsion market. The vessel, a purse seiner of steel construction, was supplied with a propulsion package consisting of the Sea King 8 engine, Reintjes gearbox and engine controls.

According to Dorman, the Sea King range combines advanced diesel technology with excellent fuel efficiency and highly reliable propulsion power, making the engines ideal for the most arduous fishing duties. The range offers a continuous output band up to 670 kWb at speeds between 1,200 and 1,800 rpm for both propulsion and auxiliary applications. The engines are premium specification, direct injection, turbocharged, water-cooled marine diesels of in-line configuration which are available with cooling systems to suit the application and installation considerations.

The Sea King series offers one of the lowest fuel consumptions in its class, typically a 5 percent saving over other engines. This highly competitive fuel consumption is available over a wide operating speed range.

The Sea King 6 and 8 offer the considerable servicing advantages associated with an in-line configuration and have been designed for ease of service access and maintenance.

The compact nature of the engines makes installation considerably easier in many situations and these engines benefit from high levels of engine protection to ensure a long and trouble-free life.

Dorman has an extensive international distributor network covering over 120 countries worldwide which has recently been further enhanced by the continued development of marine service care from specialized marine diesel distributors in France, Holland, Spain, Germany,. Italy, Norway, Iceland and Greece.

For free literature giving further information on the Dorman Sea King range of marine diesel engines, Circle 18 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 67,  Sep 1990 Douglas Kratz

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