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Mermaid Marine is one of the UK’s leading marine diesel engine and generator marinisers and resellers. Mermaid Marine offers a range of heat exchanger & keel cooled marine diesel propulsion and auxiliary engines up to 825hp, suitable for a variety of applications including fishing boats, narrowboats, ferries, tugs, pleasure boats, charter and workboats.

From its new base in the Midlands, Mermaid Marine offers customised solutions, whether it’s for a marine propulsion diesel engine, diesel generator or electric generator set. Inboard diesel engines – usually available from stock - are based on Ford, FNM, JCB and AGCO (SISU) and suitable for the leisure and commercial markets. Besides marine diesel engines sales, Mermaid Marine has large stocks of parts, spares and accessories for sale and offers field servicing and repair, and general overhaul of various diesel engines and generators including Ford based engines.

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Mermaid Meermin Diesel Engine
(Marinised Leyland V18 Base Engines)

Mermaid Meermin_cC

Mermaid produced and marketed their “Meermin” models of diesel fueled marine engines over a span of ? years, from ? to ?, by marinizing new Leyland V15 base engines.

These “Leyland V15” based engines are “old-school” aspirated engines that feature 80.26mm bore x 88.90mm stroke, 1.8 Litre displacement, overhead valves operated by rockers, push rods and flat tappets by a camshaft located low in the left-hand side of the cylinder block and parallel to the horizontal crankshaft. The four inline ? cylinders are oriented vertically. Diesel fuel is injected into each cylinder’s precombustion chamber machined into the head by the mechanical fuel injection system.

DOCUMENTATION TITLE – PRODUCT (NOTES) DS
Mermaid OpManual – Meermin & Minuet (Leyland 15V & 18V) Mo42

Specifications For Mermaid
4-Stroke Cycle Diesel Marine Engines

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TABLE KEY: (? = Not Published)
CYL = Cylinder Configuration-Number−Liner: IL = Vertical In-Lined
−CYL: W = Wet Liners, D = Dry Liners, P = Parent Bore
RATING: W = Workboat (Usually 90% of P), C = Continuous, P = Pleasure (Intermittent)
^RATING: CA = Continuous “A”, CB = Continuous “B”, BS = HP, BS Oveload = BHP in Overload
ASP: NA = Naturally Aspirated, T = Turbocharged, TIs = Turbocharged and Intercooled (Seawater)
-ASP: TII = Turbocharged and Twin Flow Intercooled
KW = Kilowatts, BHP = Brake Horsepower, MHP = Metric Horsepower
@RPM = Power Ratings @ Revolutions Per Minute
YEARS MFR’D: Beginning-Ending, Trailing  “–”  (Dash) without an Ending Date = Still in Production

Mermaid Meermin_cC

Leyland (19??- ?)


BASE ENGINE CYL BORE STROKE BORE STROKE DISPLACEMENT
LEYLAND 18V IL-4−? 80.26mm 88.90mm 3.16in 3.5in 1799cc / 1.80L / 109.8ci
MERMAID MODEL − RATING ASP KW BHP MHP @RPM YEARS MFR'D
Meermin − P NA 33 44 45 3500 19??-?
Meermin − W NA ? 39 ? 3000 19??-?
Meermin − PI NA ? 45 ? 3500 19??-?

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Leyland Duty Ratings

S1 Sportive duty
A1 High performance crafts
Full throttle operation restricted within 10% of total use period
Cruising speed at engine rpm <90% of rated speed setting
Maximum useage 300 hours per year
A2 Pleasure/commercial vessels
Full throttle operation restricted within 10% of total use period
Cruising speed at engine rpm <90% of rated speed setting
Maximum useage 1000 hours per year
B Light duty
Full throttle operation restricted within 10% of total use period
Cruising speed at engine rpm <90% of rated speed setting
Maximum useage 1500 hours per year
C Medium duty
Full throttle operation <25% of use period
Cruising speed at engine rpm <90% of rated speed setting
Maximum useage 3000 hours per year
D Heavy duty
Maximum rating utilisation up to 100% of use period,
for unlimited hours per year.


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FROM Scrooge: "You rave about this website like it was the best thing since sliced bread. Well, I think it stinks. Sure, it has a lot of good information for boaters, and they're adding more every day, but it will probably never be finished. Furthermore, I don't even own a boat. And I wouldn't have a boat even if someone gave me one. Boats are a waste of money and time and energy and money! They're just a hole in the water you pour money into. If you gave me a boat, I'd sell it quicker then you could say Baggywrinkle. Then I'd lock up the cash with all my other money so I could keep my eye on it and count it every day. Bah humbug."

FROM Daisy: "I'm just so glad that Donald got the boat so we and the boys could enjoy boating — together. And of course all of the girls, April, May, and June, love to be on the water too, especially when that is where the boys are. Oh poor Scrooge, boating is more fun then you could possibly imagine."

FROM Scrooge: "After seeing how much fun you all have on the water together, I regret that I didn't have that much fun when I was young. I've had a change of heart, and I'm giving each of you a Lifetime Academy Membership."

FROM Editor: "For those of you that have stayed with us this far, many thanks. You inspire us to keep working on this labor of love. We know that we have a lot more to do. Ultimately, we hope that we can help you enjoy the wonder filled world of boating as much as we do. We are all waiting to see what you have to say about this webpage article. Submit any comments via email To⇒Comments@EverthingAboutBoats.org. Be sure to include this page's title in the subject line. Also, your corrections, updates, additions and suggestions are welcomed. Please submit them via email To⇒Editor@EverthingAboutBoats.org. Let's work together on this."