Outboard-mania, the Tuccoli T280 marries outboard engines

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The outboard charm has also convinced the historic Tuscan shipyard Tuccoli which launched its first model with outboard engines, two Suzuki DF300AP. Installed on a stern bracket, the two engines bring advantages in terms of weight distribution, lowering the center of gravity and allowing you to give the best to the watergrip propellers.

.The hull: T280 by Tuccoli

This hull is one of the spearheads of the shipyard and is appreciated by yachtsmen and sports fishermen. A tough boat that despite its small size lends itself to face even challenging weather conditions in total safety. In particular, the T280 is characterized by water lines with a deep V at the bow that opens going towards the stern. This configuration ensures stability and speed during navigation and when the boat is stationary, for example for fishing.

Why outboard?

Because two outboard engines for a medium sized boat like the Tuccoli T280 Outboard, over 9 meters long?

    • easiness of installation

 

  • more space on the boat (no engine room)
  • easier to use
  • lower purchase cost

 

Engines: the Suzuki DF300AP is unique in the world

With this engine, the maximum speed is over 45 knots, while cruising speed is around 25/27 knots with consumption around 55 lt/h total. Why is the Suzuki DF300AP unique in the world? Simple, because it is equipped with a foot that with the Suzuki Selective Rotation system can work, alternatively, both as rotating and as counter-rotating, ie is both a right-handed and left-handed propeller. Thanks to this, when installing pairs of motors, as in the case of Tuccoli T280 Outboard, with Suzuki outboards it is no longer necessary to purchase specific versions, which is also advantageous in terms of possible future resaleability.

Another typical feature of Suzuki engines is the Lean Burn System, a lean combustion system that allows you to significantly reduce fuel consumption levels by up to 16%. In the Suzuki DF300AP there is a thermal unit V6 of 4.028 cc with 4 valves distribution per cylinder, whose operation is supervised by an electronics that manages each function constantly.

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