At the Miami Boat Show on Friday, I ran into an interesting gentleman named Tyson Gavin. He had an all chromed rotary engine on display inside the Statement Marine booth. The rotary engine reportedly produces 1,440 hp on 87 octane with a 400 hour warranty at 9,000 rpm!!!??. Its called the R12 by Smith Power.
According to Tyson, the engine can produce up to 3,000 hp with its turbocharged version.
Base price on the 1,440 hp will retail for $85,000 and the turbo version upwards of $120K.
The prototype is far from complete but was one of the more interesting concepts to be introduced at the show. He plans to bolt the engine to an Arneson surface drive should he
get to the next stage of development.
Specs were; length of engine 30", width 31", height 24", weight 830 lbs, max rpm 9,000.
I didn't receive a business card from him; but did follow up with Rick at Arneson who stated that he was aware of the project and would be happy to work with him as the project develops.