This a list of Maybach Powered Boats and the engines they were using. The blue line gives a 20 ft reference.
1. The first motorized boats ever were powered by Wilhelm Maybach designed engines.
Daimler-Motorboat, 1886, 1x Grandfather-clock engine, length ca. 20 ft
2. These boats of which 23 were built, served for the German Imperial Navy.
Torpedo Speedboat LM (Luftschiffmotor = Airship Engine), 3x Type CX engine, 52.5 ft.
3. This boat was built originally by Jupp Rüdel of Maybach Motor Company in Friedrichshafen. It later was sold to Fritz von Opel who renamed it.
OPEL II, 1926, 2x type Mb IV a, ca. 34 ft.
4. Built by Lürssen Shipyards as many of the Maybach Powered Boats, this boat was used on Lake Constance to demonstrate the capacity of Maybach boat-engines.
Donnerwetter, 1930, 1x SDS 8, ca. 18 ft
5. Otto Hermann Kahn was one of the wealthiest men in interwar New York. He commissioned an Express Cruiser to commute between Manhattan and Long Island. It became the fastest boat in its class.
OHEKA II, 1927, 3x type SVL 2 engines, 77 ft.
6. The engines for this so called ‘Seebäderschiff’ (Seaside resort ship) was one of Maybach Motor Company’s most representative projects after WW II, demonstrating what their propulsions were capable of.
Wappen von Hamburg, 1955, 12x MD 655 S, ca. 293 ft
7. To this day engines with world renown are built in Friedrichshafen, maintaining the heritage of the Maybach Motor Company.
Azzam 2013, MTU 20V 8000 M91, 590 ft.