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For marine applications, we supply the engines that power commercial vessels and pleasure crafts, and provide the auxiliary power for on-board electricity generation.

They offer the low cost of ownership, reliable power, durability, and low noise and emissions that our marine customers require.

Our marine engines range from models for use in unregulated territories to those complying with the principal standards in force – the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD), the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR), the Commercial Craft Directive (EU97/68/EC Stage IIIA), the U.S. EPA Marine Tier 2 and Tier 3 standards and the International Maritime Organisations (IMO) legislation.

Based on the Perkin 400 Series, the 415GM provides compact power from a robust family of 3 and 4 cylinder diesel engines, designed to meet today’s uncompromising demands within the power generation industry.

The 415GM is a compact 3-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine. Its premium features provide economic and durable operation for prime duty, and is designed to comply with all current emission legislation.

You can expect world-class quality from our engines and team.

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Powered by your needs

  • Perkins engines can be tailored specifically for you
  • These engines offer a choice of standard build configurations to match the needs of customers for a diverse range of applications

Lower operating costs

  • Service intervals 500 hours as standard and Perkins provides comprehensive warranty cover for two years, with three years on major engine components

Compact, efficient power

  • A class-leading engine package coupled with an innovative cooling package providing optimum power density. Designed for use in all territories and markets worldwide

Quiet, clean power

  • The 415GM has an exceptionally low noise signature making it the ideal choice for power generation in any environment. A high compression ratio also ensures clean rapid starting in all conditions. Design features ensure maximum cleanliness in terms of emissions throughout the engines operating life.

Reliable power

  • Developed and tested using the latest engineering techniques this engine reliably provides power when you need it. Operating and maintenance costs are reduced through excellent fuel and oil economy whilst whole-life costs are enhanced by a 500 hours service interval and a 2 year warranty for added peace of mind.
  • Excellent service access further improves ease of maintenance. Suitable for operation in ambient temperatures up to 50ÆC and sea water up to 38ÆC

Product support

  • Perkins actively pursues product support excellence by ensuring our distribution network invest in their territory – strengthening relationships and providing more value to you, our customer
  • Through an experienced global network of distributors and dealers, fully trained engine experts deliver total service support around the clock, 365 days a year. They have a comprehensive suite of web based tools at their fingertips covering technical information, parts identification and ordering systems, all dedicated to maximising the productivity of your engine
  • Throughout the entire life of a Perkins engine, we provide access to genuine OE specification parts and service. We give 100% reassurance that you receive the very best in terms of quality for lowest possible cost .. wherever your Perkins powered machine is operating in the world
  • To find your local distributor: www.perkins.com/distributor

14.7 kW (19.7 hp) gross prime power @ 1800 rpm


  • Excellent power to weight
  • Ease of Installation
  • Clean, quiet, smooth operation
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Easy to maintain with 500hr Service interval
  • Reliability

Standard features

  • Mounted air filters
  • Electronically governed cassette type fuel injection pump
  • Single element fuel filter
  • Wet steel sump with filler and dipstick
  • Spin-on-full-flow lube oil filter
  • Thermostatically-controlled system with belt driven circulating pump
  • Fresh water heat exchanger cooled engine with gear driven self priming raw water pump and ceramic seals
  • Fresh water cooled exhaust manifold incorporating header tank assembly
  • 12 Volt starter motor and 12 Volt 55 Amp alternator with DC output
  • Oil pressure and coolant temperature switches
  • Glow plug cold start aid and heater/starter switch
  • High inertia flywheel to SAE J620 Size 7ó Heavyv
  • Flywheel housing SAE 4 Long
  • Front and rear mounting brackets
  • User’s handbook

Optional equipment

  • Keel cooling kit
  • Onboard spares kit
  • Factory test certificate
  • 90 Amp 12 Volt alternator
  • 24 Volt starter motor and 24 Volt 60 Amp alternator with DC output
415GM Perkins marine engine