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07-26-2004, 04:53 PM
Like you probably know, we are currently building two Riviera’s. (check this (http://www.veltens.nl) to see the progress)
We are looking for addresses in the United States (or elsewhere) where we can order engines and have them shipped to the Netherlands. We found some adresses (some thanks to you) by seaching the web, but we’re not sure that we found the best places to buy these engines.
The engines concerning are V6 or V8 rebuilt marine engines with a minimum of 200 hp.
We would prefer complete engines (turn-key engines).
Hopefully you will be able to help us!!
Martien & Freddie (http://www.veltens.nl)
[ 08-22-2004, 03:31 AM: Message edited by: Martien ]
07-26-2004, 05:18 PM
I have a friend that works for PCM (PleasureCraft Marine). I can get you hooked up with him if you would like.
07-26-2004, 08:41 PM
Are you looking for turn key automotive engines, that you will supply the necessary induction, exhaust, ignition, cooling , and other systems for; or are you looking for a complete marinized package?
07-27-2004, 03:55 PM
We're looking for a complete marinized package. Our job is working with wood and an engine is completely abacadabra for us.
Of course with the right manuals and some help we will manage.
I really like that PCM engines but we were looking for something a little more low-budget.
That's why we're thinking about something like a V8 350 chevy engine.
We've been looking around in our area (The Netherlands) but we found out that we pay about 50-100% more locally than we pay in the States.
And that's the reason that we're looking for some reliable company's elsewhere.
The Riviera Project (http://www.veltens.nl)
07-27-2004, 05:30 PM
The most ubiquitous supplier of complete, marinized and warranteed marine use engines in America, and I daresay the world is Mercruiser. They are a division of Mercury. They primarily use Chevy V6 and small and big block V8 motors:
You might want to try Volvo Penta Marine engines:
Volvo Penta (http://www.volvo.com/volvopenta/global/en-gb/marineengines/powerforleisureboats/)
Mercruiser did at one time also use Ford engines in some applications, but I don't know if they still do. (Why would you want to anyway ;) )
It may be cheaper for you to purchase a longblock automotive engine and then add the ancillary marine accesories. It definitely would be cheaper to go this route over here, but I don't know about the availability of things like marine exhaust manifolds for Chevy V8s in Holland.
There are literally hundreds of companies here that build Chevy engines in a variety of states of tune from $750.00 remanufacted rebuilds to full blown $50,000.00 race engines. If it were me, I'd probably hire a local race shop to build me a mild 'street racing V8'. Probably get 400 horsepower out of Chevy 355, for around $4000.00.
In your situation it my be better to work with a well known national supplier of engines, like Lunati or even directly with Chevy.
Are you looking to buy an engine locally or by one from an American company and have it shipped over?
I'm guessing that big displacement, low rpm engines aren't exactly commonplace over there. There's millions of them lying around in junk yards over here.
07-28-2004, 05:27 AM
Samurai in England do diesel marine Chevy V8s.
07-30-2004, 04:11 PM
hi,, automotive engines are not the same.
from cam timing and duration to head gaskets. dont sell yourself short on powering your fine vessels mercruiser or volvo penta
08-21-2004, 04:45 PM
Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions.
This week we bought two used Crusader 350, 270HP marine engines.
I think I will have them within a couple of weeks. (It's a big ocean between the States and the Netherlands).
I will post some pictures when they arrived.
The Riviera Project (http://www.natte-dromen.nl)
08-21-2004, 05:53 PM
try these folks
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