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Old 04-22-2003, 11:15 AM
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Did Mercedes build a Boat?

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Old 04-22-2003, 12:29 PM
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They had ' something' to do with boats.... the three pronged star stands for 'water,land and air'.... they pretty much had it all covered with that....
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:40 PM
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Yeah they had something to do with boats... They set off-shore speed records in their day. They were big in the sport in the 1920's.
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:50 PM
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Ferrari built a speed boat in the late 40's. I believe it was his first solo project after leaving Fiat. It is on display in the factory's reception room in Maranello. I saw it when I visited there in 1992.


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Old 04-22-2003, 01:02 PM
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Very interesting. I want more pics!!!!! What would be really cool would be to power it with a diesel Mercedes (of course) engine.
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:24 PM
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Mercedes I think makes diesels for boats. The are called MTU's. The purchased Detriot diesel a couple of years ago to get there electronic engine manigment system.
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Old 04-25-2003, 12:37 AM
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I once worked on a 33' Trawler that used a pair of 617 turbo
diesel plants. That was in the Pre-MTU days. Man, those puppies sure could leak oil. Yech........
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Old 04-25-2003, 05:25 AM
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Yes, they built many boats.. the W116, W126, W140..
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Old 04-25-2003, 11:40 AM
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They've built marine and aircraft engines off and on thru

their history...as did Packard, Rolls-Royce, Hispano-Suiza, and many other great "independents." BMW made aircraft engines long before they built vehicles.
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Old 04-25-2003, 03:41 PM
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Turbodiesel

With respect, looking at your list, I would have to say they built one boat and two classics.

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