In a related development, Singapore-based Yanmar Asia is introducing high-speed commercial marine engines to the Thai market by appointing Hull Co as its authorised distributor.
Its latest 12AY series is being put into operation in countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, Bangladesh and the UAE.
Designed for special purposes due to their light weight, easy installation, simple maintenance, efficient fuel consumption and durability, the engines are suitable for offshore support vessels, ferries, tug boats and commercial fishing craft, said Hull managing director Kazuki Otsuka.
Hull has imported Yanmar engines into Thailand for several years and has received good feedback from customers.
“Despite the business in Thailand being in its infancy, the outlook is promising,” said Mr Otsuka.