Vetus Diesel Engines


Vetus Diesel

Vetus consider requirements such as environmental protection, reliability, durability, fuel efficiency and low-vibration operation absolutely essential.

In all cases, the smallest possible installation sizes, excellent power-to-weight-ratio and a good accessibility of serviceable components are central features. All Vetus Diesel engines are fresh-water cooled and may also be supplied for keel-cooling.

The Vetus Diesel range includes two cylinder engines (12hp, 16hp), a three cylinder engine (27hp) and four cylinder engines (33hp, 42hp, 52hp, 65hp, 80hp). The VF Series engines (140hp, 170hp, 220hp, 250hp) are ultramodern and compact and designed for conventional or sterndrive applications.

The Vetus Deutz range features four cylinder engines (122hp & 140hp) and six cylinder engines (170hp, 210hp), all equipped with a modern CAN bus control system an innovative water-cooled top cover for heat and noise reduction.

For further details about control panels supplied as standard, please check the notes at the bottom of the page, which also include further guidance about the information presented. We are able to offer the full package for fitting out, including exhaust systems, control equipment, water intakes and steering systems - see the Vetus Boat Equipment pages or contact us for further details.

Two Cylinder Engines

Vetus Twin Cylinder

The revised M-Line includes a pair of two-cylinder engines, the Vetus Diesel M2.13 (12hp) and M2.18 (16hp). Both feature a water-cooled aluminium top cover which enables a temperature reduction of up to 20% in the engine room, with the cooler ambient temperature providing a more fuel-efficient air supply to the engine and better combustion.

These engines have indirect cooling for long life and a Mitsubishi base engine for dependability... is it worth scrimping when you can buy Vetus superiority?

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Model Power Capacity Alternator Gearbox / ratios Weight Panel Dimensions L x W x H Download
spec sheet
M2.13 12hp
3,000rpm
635cc 12v / 75A TMC40
- 2.00:1
- 2.60:1
ZF12
- 2.14:1
- 2.63:1
Saildrive
107kg MP10 631 x 495 x 528mm PDF
M2.18 16hp
3,600rpm
635cc 12v / 75A TMC40
- 2.00:1
- 2.60:1
ZF12
- 2.14:1
- 2.63:1
Saildrive
107kg MP10 631 x 495 x 528mm PDF

Three Cylinder Engines

Vetus Three Cylinder

The 27hp Vetus Diesel M3.29 is based on the dependable Mitsubishi L-series block. The new aluminium top cover and air filter have contributed to a noise reduction of about 5 dB(A) and 'near silent' running at a cruising speed of 2,200 rpm. Like all Vetus diesel engines is supplied with control panel, engine mounts and panel wiring harness.

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Model Power Capacity Alternator Gearbox / ratios Weight Panel Dimensions L x W x H Price
M3.29 27hp
3,600rpm
952cc 12v / 75A TMC40
- 2.00:1
- 2.60:1
ZF10
- 2.04:1
- 2.72:1
Saildrive
134kg MP22 713 x 516 x 528mm PDF

Four Cylinder Engines

Vetus Four Cylinder

The Mitsubishi-based Vetus Diesel M4.35 (33hp) and M4.45 (42hp) and turbocharged M4.56 (52hp) are top sellers: their smooth, slow (3,000rpm) and quiet running, compact size and simple design means low fuel consumption and lower running costs. They have been redesigned to give better access to the water pump, as well as adding the new water-cooled top cover which reduced engine room temperature and sound levels.

The VH4-65 (65hp) and the VH4-80 (80hp) are based on a Hyundai-Mitsubishi block and are modern units at a class-leading price.

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Model Power Capacity Alternator Gearbox / ratios Weight Panel Dimensions L x W x H Price
M4.35 33hp
3,000rpm
1,500cc 12v / 110A TMC60
- 2.00:1
- 2.50:1
- 2.94:1
ZF12M
- 2.14:1
- 2.63:1
PRM150
- 2.09:1
- 2.82:1
Saildrive
199kg MP22 872 x 490 x 594mm PDF
M4.45 42hp
3,000rpm
1,758cc 12v / 110A TMC60
- 2.00:1
- 2.50:1
- 2.94:1
ZF12M
- 2.14:1
- 2.63:1
PRM150
- 2.09:1
- 2.82:1
Saildrive
199kg MP22 872 x 490 x 594mm PDF
M4.56 52hp
3,000rpm
1,758cc 12v / 75A TMC60
- 2.00:1
ZF12M
- 2.14:1
- 2.63:1
TM345
- 2.00:1
- 2.47:1
Saildrive
206kg MP22 882 x 490 x 578mm PDF
VH4.65 65hp
3,000rpm
2,607cc 12v / 115A TM345
- 2.00:1
- 2.47:1
ZF25
- 1.93:1
- 2.29:1
- 2.71:1
Saildrive
240kg MP22 954 x 643 x 639mm PDF
VH4.80 80hp
4,000rpm
2,607cc 12v / 115A TM345
- 2.00:1
- 2.47:1
ZF25
- 1.93:1
- 2.29:1
- 2.71:1
Saildrive
245kg MP22 954 x 643 x 639mm PDF

Sail Drive

Vetus Sail drive

All M-Line (yellow) Vetus marine diesel engines may be supplied with a sail drive. Two transmission rations (2.23:1 and 2.49:1) have been selected to match engine power and speed to propeller size, with identical ratios both ahead and astern. This feature is ideal for twin-engine installations such as a catamaran, with one left-hand and one right-hand propeller.

Options:
- GRP engine bed for M2.13, M2.18, M3.29, M4.35, M4.45 & M4.56
- GRP engine bed for VH4.65 & VH4.80

Download PDF specifications

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VF Series

Vetus VF Series

The Vetus F-Line common-rail marine diesel engines with VGT turbo are especially designed for installation in fast semi-planing and planing boats. These engines are compact, lightweight, fuel-efficient and have an excellent power to weight ratio. They use the SAEJ1939 bus protocol. The F-Line engines are available with a shaft-drive gearbox or a Mercruiser Bravo sterndrive.

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Model Power Capacity Alternator Gearbox / ratios Weight Panel Dimensions L x W x H Details
VF4.140 140hp
4,000rpm
1,910cc 12v / 115A TMC345 (A)
Bravo 1
Bravo 2
Bravo 3
295kg MPA34B 958 x 700 x 685mm PDF
VF4.170 170hp
4,000rpm
1,910cc 12v / 115A TMC345 (A)
Bravo 1
Bravo 2
Bravo 3
295kg MPA34B 1,011 x 700 x 685mm PDF

NEW! Vetus Deutz Engines

Vetus Deutz engine

The new Deutz-based VD4.120 (122hp) and VD4.140 (140hp) utilise a renown vibration-free Deutz base engine, the use of sophisticated marinisation techniques and high quality materials to guarantee reliability, smoothness and longevity. The larger VD6.170 (170hp) and VD6.210 (210hp) are also based on well-proven Deutz engines and have been marinised by Vetus to bring the optimum in reliability and efficiency.

These common-rail engines conform to RCD2 emissions regulations and are highly reliable and durable. They use a CAN bus system which works with SAEJ1929 and NMEA2000 systems. The water-cooled top cover will reduce heat and engine noise. The revised engines also feature more compact air filters, new exhaust manifold insulation and high output alternators.

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Model Power Capacity Alternator Gearbox options Weight Panel Dimensions L x W x H Details
VD4.120 122hp
2,400rpm
4,040cc 12v / 160A
24v / 80A
ZF45
ZF45A
ZF63IV
532kg MPA34B 1175 x 699 x 884mm PDF
VD4.140 140hp
2,400rpm
4,040cc 12v / 160A
24v / 80A
ZF45 2.2/2.5/3.1 :1
ZF45A 1.26/1.51/2.03/2.44 :1
ZF63IV 1.29/1.56/1.99/2.47 :1
532kg MPA34B 1175 x 699 x 884mm PDF
VD6.170 170hp
2,400rpm
6,060cc 12v / 160A
24v / 80A
ZF63
ZF63A
ZF63IV
657kg MPA34B 1,245 x 774 x 797mm PDF
VD6.210 210hp
2,400rpm
6,060cc 12v / 160A
24v / 80A
ZF63 1.51/1.93/2.48/2.78 :1
ZF63A 1.22/1.56/2.04/2.52 :1
ZF63IV 1.29/1.56/1.99/2.47 :1
657kg MPA34B 1,245 x 774 x 797mm PDF

Control Panels

Vetus Diesel engines are supplied with engine control panel, wiring harness and engine mounts. Control panels are described in the table below and may be upgraded at additional cost. Please note that although upgrade from the MP10 panel to the MP34 is possible, we do not recommend this.

Panel model Gauges Warnings Dimensions Upgrade possible?
MP10 panel MP10 - 5 lights +
buzzer
156 x 94mm
120mm depth
To MP22
To MP34
MP22 panel MP22 Tachometer, voltmeter. 5 lights +
buzzer
193 x 161mm
121mm depth
To MP34
MP34 panel MP34 Tachometer, voltmeter, temperature, oil pressure. 6 lights +
buzzer
255 x 161mm
121mm depth
N/A

Dimensions shown for engines are for the maximum in each direction: in most cases the maximum width is defined by the outer limits of the engine mounts and the actual width of the engine itself may be smaller than the dimension shown. Not all gearbox options or ratios are shown and those that are shown may have been rounded to the nearest decimal point; engines are also available without gearbox.

NEW! Diesel Generator Sets

Vetus Generator Set

Vetus generators are available in both 3,000 rpm (GHS / GHX) and 1,500 rpm (GLX) versions. Models are available in single phase (230V) or three phase (230v/400v). All generators are available with or without a soundbox, with the exception of the GHS4, which is only supplied with a soundbox.

The Vetus GX series generator sets produce a very clean sine wave with low signal noise (<3%) and low voltage variance (+/-2%). They feature overload protection and have been designed for easy installation, easy maintenance and high serviceability.

The standard scope of supply includes the remote control panel and 6m extension cable, plus water intake kit and exhaust kit.

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Model RPM Power Frequency Phase Voltage Weight1 Noise
level2
Dimensions3
L x W xH
(mm)
Cyl
GHS4 3,000rpm 4 KVA 50 Hz Single 230v N/A / 95kg 70 dB(A) 560 x 420 x 495 1
GLX6 SIC
GLX6 TIC
1,500rpm 6 KVA 50 Hz Single
Three
230v
3x 230v
TBC / 245kg 57 dB(A) 927 x 657 x 644 3
GHX8 SIC
GHX8 TIC
3,000rpm 8 KVA 50 Hz Single
Three
230v
3x 230v
TBC / 185kg 68 dB(A) 884 x 659 x 571 2
GHX14 SIC
GHX14 TIC
3,000rpm 14 KVA 50 Hz Single
Three
230v
3x 230v
TBC / 295kg 68 dB(A) 1082 x 659 x 641 3
GLX14 SIC
GLX14 TIC
1,500rpm 14 KVA 50 Hz Single
Three
230v
3x 230v
TBC / 395kg 57 dB(A) 1172 x 659 x 641 4
GLX20 TIC 1,500rpm 20 KVA 50 Hz Three 3x 230v TBC / TBC 57 dB(A) TBC 4

1 Weight quoted with / without sound proof box.
2 Noise level measured with sound proof box at 1.5m distance.
3 Dimensions for model with sound proof box.

Previous generation engines

Vetus M Series

The table below shows the details of the previous generation of Vetus Diesel engines. These figures are provided for reference only.

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Model Power Capacity Alternator Gearbox / ratios Weight Panel Dimensions L x W x H Price
M2.C5 11hp
3,000rpm
538cc 12v / 75A TMC / ZF 98kg MP10 612 x 494 x 500mm PDF
M2.02 12hp
3,000rpm
635cc 12v / 75A TMC / ZF 98kg MP10 612 x 494 x 500mm PDF
M2.D5 13hp
3,600rpm
538cc 12v / 75A TMC / ZF 98kg MP10 612 x 494 x 500mm PDF
M2.06 16hp
3,600rpm
635cc 12v / 75A TMC / ZF 98kg MP10 612 x 494 x 500mm PDF
M3.09 25hp
3,600rpm
952cc 12v / 75A TMC / ZF 123kg MP22 695 x 505 x 500mm N/A
M3.28 27hp
3,600rpm
952cc 12v / 75A TMC / ZF 123kg MP22 695 x 505 x 500mm PDF
M4.15 33hp
3,000rpm
1,500cc 12v / 110A TMC / ZF 180kg MP22 872 x 490 x 575mm PDF
M4.17 42hp
3,000rpm
1,758cc 12v / 110A TMC / ZF 199kg MP22 872 x 490 x 594mm PDF
M4.55 52hp
3,000rpm
1,758cc 12v / 75A TMC / ZF 206kg MP22 882 x 490 x 578mm PDF
DT4.70 68hp
2,800rpm
2,290cc 12v / 90A ZF25 1.9/2.3/2.7:1 292kg MP34 985 x 554 x 629mm Contact
DT4.85 85hp
3,000rpm
2,290cc 12v / 90A ZF25 1.9/2.3/2.7:1 292kg MP34 985 x 554 x 629mm Contact
DT44 114hp
2,500rpm
4,038cc 12v / 115A ZF45 2.2/2.5/3:1 513kg MP34 1,245 x 774 x 797mm Contact
DTA44 140hp
2,500rpm
4,038cc 12v / 115A ZF45 2.2/2.5/3:1 513kg MP34 1,245 x 774 x 797mm Contact
DT66 170hp
2,500rpm
6,057cc 12v / 115A ZF45 2.2/2.5/3:1 652kg MP34 1,482 x 809 x 762mm Contact
DTA66 210hp
2,500rpm
6,057cc 12v / 115A ZF63 1.9/2.5/2.8:1 657kg MP34 1,482 x 809 x 815mm Contact
DT67 231hp
2,600rpm
7,140cc 12v / 115A ZF63A 1.9/2.5/2.8:1 777kg MP34 1,497 x 662 x 870mm Contact
DTA67 286hp
2,600rpm
7,140cc 12v / 115A ZF80A 1.6/2/2.5:1 826kg MP34 1,531 x 761 x 915mm Contact

Note: all specifications are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for details of prices and any further information, full details are available in the current Vetus catalogue which you can request online.


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