MTU is another great company with a very colorful history. It all began in 1900, when Wilhelm Maybach, known as the "King of Designers" and the father of Mercedes, built the engines for the first rigid airship. It all happened in Germany. The company was originally called Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH and specialized in aircraft engines, but also those suitable for land vehicles and ships. In 1918, the company becomes Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH, and a year later it begins development of the world's first high-speed diesel engine, the G 1, which was completed in 1923. Engine demand increased over the years and the company had to develop a new, larger and more powerful engine, the GO 6, which became the world's first high-speed turbocharged diesel engine. Having established itself as a reliable supplier of quality engines, Maybach Motorenbau begins production of engines for the marine industry in 1953. Marine engines could transmit power up to 3600 hp, they had 8 or 16 cylinders. Since then, the company has produced various models to meet the needs of the maritime and rail industry. One of the highlights during this period was the partnership agreement between MTU and the Detroid Diesel Corporation, which guaranteed stable expansion in North America. Another important collaboration in 1995 that gave the company a technological edge was the merger with L'Orange, who were specialists in injection technology for large diesel engines. This collaboration leads to the creation of the world's first large common rail diesel engine, the 4000 series. The next year, in 1996, the 2000 series was released, followed by the 8000 series. MTU is definitely a veteran in the marine industry and has established itself as one of the most reliable and developing companies.
Today MTU is one of the preferred engine manufacturers for all types of yachts - standard yachts, high performance yachts, displacement yachts and large luxury and mega yachts. MTU currently offers the following engine series - 60, 1600, 2000, 1163 and 8000 series, which have various models designed to meet the needs of yachts and yacht owners. Starting at 261 kW, MTU engines reach 10,000 kW for large watercraft. MTU engines are known to have the best power-to-weight ratio.