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Marine PowerSource Magazine

Vol. 2, 2015

Rotterdam’s Powerful Patrol Boat

PowerPort keeps boat owners afloat with tailored and creative solutions

The Grote Stern patrols a port
Patrolling Holland's Rotterdam harbor requires a keen eye and a patrol craft that's reliable, responsive, and fast. That's what the new port authority gained when it repowered Grote Stern with a new PowerTech 6135SFM75 marine engine. Now affectionately called 'the tractor boat,' Grote Stern flies across the water at 45 kph (28 mph) to regulate transgressors.

Read more of this story on page 16.

Vol. 1, 2015

Bridging the Big Apple

Follow link to read the Marine PowerSource Recreational magazine.John Deere-powered workboats are playing a key role in the construction of New York's newest bridge


The Jeanne II is one of three crew boats that shuttle workers to and from the construction site of the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York. The five-year project to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge is so colossal it already ranks as one of the largest public works projects in North America. To meet New York City's strict air and noise emissions regulations, all three crew boats were repowered with twin PowerTech 6.8L Tier 3 marine engines.

Read more on page 8.

Customer Profiles

Man smiling looking into the distance

Boat owners and captains around the world rely on John Deere engines — several of our customers share insight into what aspects of our engines they value. Their vessels span a variety of types, from small yachts to deep blue workboats.

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