Indmar Marine Engines was honored with innovative achievement for the new Supra 345 Assault CAT engine by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI). The award ceremony took place at the 2011 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards in Louisville. Indmar received the 2011 IBEX Innovation Award during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast at the Kentucky Exposition Center on October 17, 2011.
The Innovation Awards, organized by NMMA and judged by BWI, recognize those products that best meet the following criteria: innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured; benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer; practicality; cost-effectiveness; and availability to the consumer within 60 days of award receipt. A total of 65 new products were entered in this year’s IBEX Innovation Awards program.
“The winners recognized at IBEX today are a testament to the ongoing commitment to boating ingenuity necessary to the future of our industry,” noted NMMA President Thom Dammrich. “It’s encouraging to see companies focus their efforts on forward-thinking solutions to help consumers and further the industry, and I’m excited to see how these products adapt in the market.”
“Wakesurfing is rapidly growing in popularity,” noted judge Brady Kay. “However, the strain on engines required proactive engineering to reduce engine failure. Indmar has a workhorse for rugged watersports.”
The first of it's kind, the 345 Assault CAT engine was developed by Indmar in cooperation with Supra Boats to perform and protect when pulling wake making sports. A specially designed air-oil separator prevents oil induction to the PCV during monster wakesurfing sessions. This Supra engine was engineered to help boat owners take full advantage of its 345 horsepower and amazing 370 ft-lbs of torque day after day on the water. Indmar along with Supra is leading wake boats to the future with a new power plant that is built for lasting performance, no matter how extreme the riding conditions.
Indmar 345 Assault CAT Standout Features
- 90amp alternator
- Serpentine belt
- Knock Sensors
- Over-sized 7-quart oil pan with baffling
- Precision tuned custom intake manifold
- A top mount starter for protection and failure reduction
- Valve train feature silent timing chain for added durability and positive inlet valve stem seals for reduced oil consumption
- Composite front timing cover for noise reduction and corrosion protection
- Air-Oil Separator to prevent oil induction into the PCV
- Precision CNC machine billet aluminum pulleys
- Stainless steel water lines, cylinder head gaskets, fuel injector tips and fuel rail for corrosion protection.
- Roller valve lifters for reduced friction and improved performance.
- New exhaust dumps to move water further downstream to protect the catalyst.
- New injector design improves fuel injection reliability.
This new engine is optional in any 2012 Supra boat and it is standard in the 2012 Launch 242. Visit your local Supra Boats dealer to test drive the new Indmar 345 Assault in a 2012 Supra today.
About INDMAR: Indmar is the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of gasoline powered inboard marine engines. Indmar was the first marine engine manufacturer to bring EFI to the marine market and lead the industry when it began to manufacturer catalytic converter – equipped engines in a standard production process. Indmar takes pride in building marine engines for the long run by manufacturing cutting edge, inboard power technologies that outperform & outlast competitive brands while providing a cleaner, greener and safer boating experience. For more information, please visit www.indmar.com.
About NMMA: National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information visit www.nmma.org.
About IBEX: IBEX is owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event. For boat builders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators, IBEX is the single source for the latest boatbuilding technologies, tools, and materials. For the latest information, visit IBEXShow.com.
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