BUKH Lifeboat Diesel Engine

48 effective and disciplined horse powers guarantee safe and troublefree sailing.

The DV48RME is designed and constructed as a genuine marine engine – it is not a “marinized” industrial engine. Through a simple design the service of the engine is carried out very easily.

A BUKH does not vibrate due to a well-balanced system of rotating counterweights in the engine neutralizing all vibrations. It does not rattle because minimal tolerances in all moving parts ensure the lowest possible noise level in bearings, gearwheels, pistons and connecting rods. A BUKH RME engine has automatic fuel control which guarantees that the engine only gets the amount of fuel which the immediate load requires.

Due to an open flywheel we are able to offer a great variety of different SOLAS approved starting systems which is not an option with other diesel engines. We can combine hand start, hydraulic start and spring start with traditional electric start.

Standard equipment
  • Reverse-reduction gear
  • Wet sump lubrication system
  • Pre and main (full flow) filter
  • Keel-cooling with thermostat
  • Air inlet filter
  • Fuel lift pump
  • Electric start
  • Charging alternator with double diode
  • Operating remote panel with
    • Charging light
    • Luboil pressure warning light
    • Cooling water temperature warning light
    • Push button for start and stop
    • Audible warning
  • Fittings for remote control
  • Zinc anode protection
  • Drain pump for luboil
  • Dry exhaust fitting
  • Up-side-down valve
  • Standard set of tools
  • Operating manual
  • Watercooled exhaust manifold
  • Fittings for keel cooling
  • Centrifugal governor
  • Instrument panel with gauges
    • Tachometer
    • Temperature
    • Oil pressure
  • Spraypump for fireprotected lifeboats that can stand dry-running.
  • Battery switch
  • Remote control
  • 3 blade propeller
  • Propeller shaft
  • Sterntube
  • Front sealing arrangement for sterntube
  • Rear sterntube bearing
  • Propeller shaft coupling
  • 6 different SOLAS approved starting systems
    • Electric start with two independent starting batteries
    • Electric start with two starter motors and two independent starting batteries
    • Electric start and hand start with one battery
    • Electric start and spring start with one battery
    • Electric start and hydraulic start
    • Hand start and hydraulic start

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