Buck Marine Engine, Inc
The world’s first engine specifically designed for Marine environment.
According to the NMMA and the U.S. Coast Guard, there are over 13 million registered boats in the United States alone. In an industry this large, not having products specifically designed for the unique challenges of seafaring is nothing short of insanity. Interestingly enough the Global market is a $9B to $11B/yr industry.
This is why we’re so excited to announce a new line of marine diesel engines from Buck Marine Engine, Inc. Five years in the making, the Buck Marine is a feat of engineering born from the simple idea that marine engines should be just that — Marine engines.
After years of research, development, and testing, Buck Marine Engine has created a completely new and innovative marine engine for boats that is incredibly easy to repair due to standardized replacement parts. With Buck’s patented “No Machining Needed“ approach, a boat owner can replace parts that wear out after time without having to remove the engine from the hull mounts of the vessel.
With our prototype validated and final designs complete, we’re about to ramp up production and begin taking our revolutionary engines to market. We’ll start with beta engines that will undergo live, in the field, industry testing and start creating a following. We know boaters will absolutely love these engines. Read on to see what all the fuss is about!
Buck Marine Engine is a dream come true for avid boaters in the pleasure craft market and midrange marine work craft. And that’s no exaggeration — we know because we went right to the source.
What they told us was engines for boats were:
You told us, we listened. This is the result.
Specifically designed for marine applications, the Buck engine is different from the vehicle-to-marine conversions offered by other manufacturers.
Built with more aluminum, Buck engines are as much as 50% lighter than current engines. This results in some of the best weight-to-horsepower ratio in the industry.
Buck has enabled quick and easy boat engine repairs — even on the fly in the middle of the ocean with a small selection of tools. The Buck Engines can be rebuilt from the crank up without removing the engine from the vessel, thereby reducing repair time as much as 90%. Buck engines are the only marine engines that enable piston replacement in 15 minutes while still on the water.
Buck has created engines with 90% interchangeable parts within engine families and smaller and lighter parts that are easy to handle and ship. Buck Marine Engine will offer quick and easy online ordering of parts to get our engines back in service and ship them overnight to get you back in action quickly.
As we rebuilt the Marine engine from the ground up, we’ve made it standardized and compact. All external components are designed to fit closely to the block for optimum clearance. Smaller and lighter parts reduce shipping costs by as much as 75%.
Buck’s unique fuel delivery system should reduce fuel cost as much as 15% and allows the boat operator to economize fuel consumption at different RPMs and loads.
Buck Marine Engine will offer the best warranty in the industry. The Buck engines will reduce warranty costs by as much as 80% due to our modular design and vertical repair capability.
Buck engine will offer remote engine monitoring for their engines. We will offer our boating customers live data and analytics on the performance and operation of their engines, ensuring optimal operation. Should we notice a problem, we will text and email the engine owner to make them aware of the problem and help to eliminate catastrophic failures.
For too long, boaters have had to deal with subpar engines that weren’t made with their needs in mind. Those days are done. The Buck starts here.
How We Got Here
Development of Buck engines started in 2005. Our goal was to develop a true marine engine that was simple to build, operate, and maintain in the marine application. This required thinking that was different and innovative.
This was necessary to produce an engine specific to the unique demands of the marine environment.
After years of research, patent development, and testing, we have created a line of marine engines with unequaled performance and reliability.
Where We Are Today
Our prototype has been built and validated. We’re ready to unleash Buck Engines to the world. To that end….
Our engines will be initially offered in an inline 3-, 4-, and 6-cylinder orientation with power output capabilities ranging from 300 to 1000 horsepower or more.
Start building Beta test engines, launch our marketing efforts, and get Buck engines into the hands of boaters for live testing. We expect to be ready for full production launch in 18 to 24 months.
As production commences, we will continue to develop more innovative designs at our R&D/distribution center in Indiana. The plan is to deliver to the market what the customer has been needing with light, compact and easy to repair engines.
Make sure to request access to the business plan tab of this profile for an inside look into Buck Marine Engines!
Mike is the inventor of the Buck marine engines. He has been an entrepreneur in construction, real estate, and supply businesses for over 40 years. Owning his own construction and utility company, Mike gained a vast knowledge of diesel engines. He eventually purchased a sport fishing boat and re-powered it with two new diesel engines. The experience was terrible. At only 150 hours, the port engine failed, forcing him to limp home on the one remaining engine. Being the hands-on person that he is, Mike removed both of the engines and disassembled the damaged engine. After determining the cause of the damage, he quickly realized that the basic engine was never designed for the marine environment. Having worked on engines for many years, Mike felt that tremendous improvements were possible. By surrounding himself with highly qualified engineers in every area of diesel development, Mike worked diligently for years to develop an exceptional marine engine.
Cheryl comes to Buck with over a decade of experience in management, customer service, marketing, event planning, and sales. She has experience managing a staff of 35 and a proven track record of meeting budget numbers and goals. Her responsibilities include in-house parts sales and customer phone service. Cheryl is also responsible for planning dealer meetings, and publishing technical manuals and customer literature.
Michael is a creative and motivated individual with a background in all types of engines. Test & developmental technician for International Harvester (Navistar). Work areas were:
- Applied Mechanics Laboratory – Design & developmental testing of production parts & components used in Heavy Duty trucks.
- Stress analysis & Fatigue testing of production & experimental parts.
- Vibrational testing of systems & component parts.
- Engine Lab – Engine testing of production engines for durability & exhaust emissions.
- Dyno testing for exhaust emissions & fuel consumption.
He has been a technician with Lockheed Martin and head troubleshooter on Atlas rockets. He was also flight safety and airborne instrumentation lead on Titan rockets. While with International Harvester, Michael worked in the Applied Mechanics Laboratory and performed developmental testing of production parts used in heavy duty diesel engines including stress analysis, fatigue testing, and vibration testing of systems. Michael has a degree from Purdue University in mechanical engineering.
After graduating from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Tim began working for Buck Marine Diesel in the summer of 2007. Tim is knowledgeable in CNC machine programming and has an extensive background in R&D, foundry production, and pattern and mold development. Tim worked to developed tooling and fixturing for all castings.
David has worked for six years on the machining and development of the Buck Diesel engine in the area of CNC machine code development, as well as machine fixture development and tooling. David has extensive experience with Pro Engineer and Solidworks CAD design software. David’s responsibility is to manage product quality and engine testing as well as ECU design.
Dr. Wright received his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla. He has held positions with Deere & Company, Ford New Holland, Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar, and STM Power. His experience is in organization development, product development, and engine design. He has been responsible for many engine programs including the Deere 6466 engine that powered their farm equipment from 1973 until 1998. He was responsible for the product planning, business planning, process planning, product development, and P&L for the Genesis engine powering New Holland and Fiat off highway equipment. He designed and developed the V12 engine for Ford Motor Company as a niche engine for the Aston Martin products. He planned, organized, and implemented a worldwide fuel systems test organization for Caterpillar in anticipation of a joint venture with Daimler. As Vice President of Engineering for STM Power, he was responsible for establishing customer requirements, product objectives, product planning, design, development, release, and manufacturing engineering for a new commercial Stirling engine powered electrical generator. His experience is invaluable to us.