/ / Marine Customer Profiles

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

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.

    Read more about these uniquely designed pilot boats
    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 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
            Follow the link to view the video on Living Lands & Waters

            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.

              See more about Living Lands & Waters
              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.

                Read more about Florida Marine Transporters
                "Interested in learning more about our marine customers?
                with inquiries."
                - John Deere Power Systems

                Which vessel is right for you?

                Follow the link to the Product Selector tool

                Find the propulsion engine that best meets your needs with our Marine Product Selector.

                Get started