Marine Electric Power Generators
Shipboard Electric Generators
Marine electric power generators come in several types and sizes to fit the needs of their onboard environment.
Marine generators are specially designed for shipboard applications and running. Almost all marine generators have
special cooling systems and exhaust systems designed to be mounted aboard a ship.
Many marine generators operate on diesel fuel due to the nature of the boating environment and the desire to share the same fuel source with the primary propulsion power plant. Since space and weight is at a premium onboard a ship the addition of another fuel system with the capacity to operate for extended periods may not be desirable. Also, the longer expected life of a diesel engine and the need to operate the generator constantly make the diesel generator a natural fit for large boating / shipboard applications.
The photos below shows good examples of what a marine generator unit looks like.