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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.

See our main Mermaid Marine article for more details, contact information,
PLUS information about their other products.

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.

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??- ?)

LEYLAND 18V IL-4−? 80.26mm 88.90mm 3.16in 3.5in 1799cc / 1.80L / 109.8ci
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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