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Marine Customer Profiles

John Deere PowerTech™ engines are as powerful on the water as they are on the land. Boat owners and captains around the world rely on John Deere engines to keep them on course. Our customers share insight into what aspects of John Deere engines help keep their recreational and commercial vessels on course – check out our customer profiles.
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Marine Customer Testimonials

With expanded power from 80 to 559 kW (80 to 750 hp), John Deere PowerTech™ engines can take you wherever you want to go.

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    Power on the Water

    A Preston-designed 13.5-meter (45-foot) patrol boat

    Master of Design

    Bill Preston rides the wave of a successful 50-year career as a naval architect.

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      The Belem under full sail on the ocean

      Born Under a Lucky Star

      The Belem is the only remaining example of a 19th century French three-masted barque still sailing the high seas. It is now powered by twin John Deere 13.5L engines that help it navigate any challenge that might arise when the sails are stowed.

        Read more about Belem's journey
        Blue and green HydroJet boat with lots of people aboard driving in the water under a bridge

        Fun in the Sun

        Boat racing has inspired three generations of boat builders in the Bonner family. Jordan Bonner, the latest boat maker in the family, continues the tradition with two new John Deere-powered tourist vessels that anyone with a need for speed can enjoy.

          Read more about Bonner's story
          Yacht sailing in the ocean with the city in the background

          Cruising in Confidence

          Boating has been an evolutionary process for Murray Birch. He now owns a John Deere-powered Nordhavn 63 motor yacht that will take him cruising well into retirement.

            Read more about Birch's story

            Workboat Spotlight

            Follow the link to learn more about Marty Wise's fuel decisions

            Wise Thinking

            Alaska fisherman Marty Wise doesn't mind bucking a trend or two when he has sound reasoning behind it. He did just that when it came time to power his new Freddie Marine-designed bow picker -- the Grayci Lynn.

              Find out why Marty finds that diesel makes a difference
              Follow the link to learn more about Magnolia Marine Transport

              Moving America's Black Gold

              Towboats and tank barges of Magnolia Marine Transport (MMT) have been plying the waters of America's inland waterways since 1973. The company operates the largest inland waterways black-oil transportation fleet in the United States.

                Read more about Magnolia Marine
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                Living Lands and Waters

                Chad Pregracke embarked on his environmental mission to remove trash from the Mississippi River in 1997, and he has fueled a nationwide environmental movement unlike any other on the inland waterway system.

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                  Florida Marine towboats in the harbor

                  Fueling America

                  To keep pace with demand, Florida Marine Transporters operates 60 canal-class towboats and 23 river-class towboats up and down the mighty Mississippi River, its tributaries, and its intracoastal waterways.

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