Textron Lycoming TF40 Marine Turbines Power New Megayacht Seawalker

Textron Lycoming recently announced that its TF40 marine turbine has been selected to power the new Italian-designed megayacht Seawalker.

Two TF40 marine turbines were sold to Lycoming's marine packager Allen Industries for installation in the new 84-foot megayacht under construction by Tencara Shipyards, Venice, Italy, for Donenico Fiore.

Tencara, one of the world's most renowned shipyards, recently produced Italy's 12-meter entry into the America's Cup Challenge.

The two TF40 marine turbines will form the turbine portion of Seawalker's combination diesel or gas turbine (CODOG) propulsion system with two Detroit diesels. Each CODOG propulsion system will power an Arneson surface piercing propeller via an Allen Industries gearbox.

The megayacht is designed for top speeds in excess of 80 knots, making it one of the world's fastest megayachts. The TF40 marine turbines will be delivered to Italy in preparation for Seawalker's projected launch in May, 1992.

Textron Lycoming Turbine Engine Division, located in Stratford, Conn., is a subsidiary of Textron Inc., a multi-industry company with operations in three business categories.

For a brochure detailing the TF40 marine turbine, Circle 26 on Reader Service Card

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