THANKS TO NEW technology and marine-focused manufacturing, the evolution of diesel outboards may finally be coming to a head. ¶ When it comes to propelling larger boats, diesel as a fuel source wins against gasoline every time. But for many types of smaller boats with smaller motors, today’s lighter, faster-revving gasoline outboards make more sense. Many owners of diesel-powered yachts have tenders and toys that run on gasoline, which means carrying multiple fuels in multiple tanks, with the accompanying multiple challenges. ¶ There should be, could be, would be a simple solution: diesel outboards. Yet diesel has never caught on in the outboard market, and with few exceptions, it hasn’t been an option.

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