April Updates

Catch us The Hutchwilco Boat Show

Power Equipment will once again be at The Hutchwilco Boat Show (Stand 526) from Thursday, 16th to Sunday, 19th May. We’re looking forward to showcasing our range of marine products including Yanmar, John Deere, Gori, Mase, OXE, Dtorque, PSS, Torqeedo, and Hundested Propeller. It’s a great way to spend a few hours and check out the latest in marine technology in the market. We look forward to seeing you there!

K2 Marine picks Yanmar power.

Why the Auckland-based boatbuilder relies on Yanmar engines to propel their premium Wright 52 Catamarans.

West Auckland-based K2 Marine has built a reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest custom boat builders – known for impeccable build quality, cutting edge design, and luxurious, modern finishes.

Behind K2 Marine are Kelvin and Amos Kay, a father and son team with a deep-rooted passion for boating. Together they’ve created K2 Marine’s most popular model, the Wright 52 Power Catamaran available in both sedan and flybridge layouts.

And this is where Yanmar power comes into play. After weighing up various marine propulsion units, the K2 Marine team made the decision to go with Yanmar for a variety of reasons.

“When we started building and selling the Wright 52, we wanted an engine that came with a good reputation. We saw Yanmar as a well-established industry leader, plus we received a positive response from customers who trusted the brand as well,” said Amos Kay.

From a technical standpoint, the Yanmar engines also stacked up.

“Both the 6-LY and 6-LF models are compact in size, which meant they can fit directly into the Wright 52 without any modifications,” Amos explained. “The engines also provide plenty of power, starting with the base model 6-LY 400HP model which has more than enough grunt for most people’s boating requirements.”

For owners seeking an extra boost, the Wright 52 can be spec’d with 440HP, 500HP, right up to 550HP powerplant. But the beauty is, Yanmar engines are also designed for efficiency.

“When I show customers the fuel consumption data, they’re always surprised at how low the running costs are,” said Amos. “Because Yanmars are super-efficient to run, it’s a key selling point for us.”

Building any boat takes a team effort, and K2 Marine found a valuable partner in Power Equipment, Yanmar’s New Zealand distributor.

“They provided vital technical support during the initial development stages and continue to do so now that Kelvin and I are in full production,” Amos noted. “Being able to tap into their expert product knowledge saved us plenty of time and a few headaches. They’ve been responsive partners every step of the way.”

Ultimately, the precision-crafted Wright 52 catamarans from K2 Marine represent the best of New Zealand boatbuilding, powered by reliable, high-performing, and efficient Yanmar engines. It’s a potent combination delivering a first-class on-water experience.


New Partnership with Smartgyro

Power Equipment has added advanced stabilisation technology to our product range, through a strategic partnership with global leader Smartgyro.


Smartgyro stabilisers significantly reduce vessel roll, providing more comfort for passengers and crew. Smartgyro also has a wide range of applications, including new builds and refit installations on recreational powerboats through to light-duty commercial vessels.


The products naturally complement our existing range of premium brands including Yanmar, John Deere and Oxi. And it provides Power Equipment clients with new revenue opportunities and the ability to provide end-customers with world-class stabilisation technology.


We’re very excited to offer this new product line to Kiwi dealers and if you’d like to find more get in touch with your Yanmar Area Sales Manager

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO)

Yanmar: Cleaner Greener Boating with HVO.

Yanmar Marine International has announced that a range of its engines have been validated for alternative fuels, including Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). HVO, known as renewable diesel, is an alternative fuel that can be used as a direct replacement for fossil diesel, with no modifications required. HVO has slightly different properties but maintains engine performance.


Key HVO features:

  • Meets European EN15940 standard
  • Synthesised from renewable waste materials
  • Cuts CO2 emissions by up to 90%
  • Clear, odourless liquid


Yanmar has approved HVO use in its Sail and Powerboat engines, with no significant differences in power, fuel consumption or maintenance. HVO Approved Models include:


  • 1GM10
  • YM SERIES –  2YM15, 3YM20, 3YM30AE
  • JH SERIES – 3JH40, 4JH45, 4JH57, 4JH80, 4JH110
  • 6LY SERIES – 6LY400, 6LY440
  • 6LF SERIES  – 6LF485, 6LF530, 6LF550


For more information, contact your Yanmar Area Sales Manager.