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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.

Power on the Water

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.

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        Workboat Spotlight

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        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.

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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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