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CMD Marine ReCon Engines more popular than ever

Cummins MerCruiser Diesel Marine’s ReCon® line of engines was the best-kept secret in marine propulsion for years. Now, you can safely say the secret’s out: CMD ReCon isn’t just the leader of the remanufactured/rebuild market, it helps make CMD one of the world’s best-selling brands of marine diesels.

In 2011, according to industry data, approximately one out of every five marine diesels from 200 to 1,000 hp sold in the U.S. and Canada was a CMD ReCon, even though they are only used to repower existing boats. The product line has also caught on internationally as customers in Europe, Latin America and Australia have purchased more than 100 ReCon engines this year. When you add in CMD’s award-winning new engines sold into repower applications, Cummins MerCruiser has more than half of the North American repower market.

The ReCon product offering includes about 30 different models, from the venerable B Series and C Series mechanical engines, to the QSB, QSC and QSM Quantum Series models. Most of the mechanical models are IMO Tier I Certified and the Quantum engines are EPA Tier 2 compliant, so there’s a ReCon solution for almost any boat, regardless of what brand of engine is in it today.

CMD ReCon engines are typically less expensive than competitive premium new engine options, but they are often available in days instead of months. They also have a twoyear or 2,000-hour warranty that is backed by CMD’s global service network, which is vastly superior protection than is offered by any “job shop” rebuilder.

CMD ReCon engines are remanufactured in a dedicated Cummins facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. There, CMD and Cummins cores are disassembled down to the last nut and bolt. All components are inspected, cleaned, remachined and meticulously measured. The ones that meet uncompromising factory tolerances are combined with new bearings, seals, gaskets, rings and other critical wear parts – all genuine, firstquality CMD parts, of course – and assembled into CMD ReCon engines. Every finished unit is hot tested before being painted, inspected and shipped to CMD distributors and dealers around the globe.

CMD ReCon engines will be featured in the combined Cummins Marine – CMD booth at the International WorkBoat Show, November 30 through December 2, 2011 in New Orleans, La. For a complete list of CMD ReCon engine models or to get more details on the ReCon warranty, visit


Based in Charleston, South Carolina (USA), Cummins MerCruiser Diesel is responsible for designing, manufacturing and providing reliable after-sales support worldwide for marine propulsion products. It offers a broad range of power, with available ratings from 230-715 hp for recreational and commercial applications. Cummins MerCruiser Diesel is a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Mercury Marine and can be found on the internet at

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