In marine engines, variable valve timing (VVT), as the name suggests, alters the valve lift event’s timing; and is generally used for enhancing performance, to keep fuel economy in check, or emissions. The major factor driving the variable valve timing (VVT) system in marine engines market includes a steep fall in the prices of fuel in the last few years.
Initially, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) including UAE, Iran, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia was the only supplier of crude oil to the world. However, of late, Russia and the U.S. are also leading from the front. The reduction in prices of crude oil will drive the consumers toward marine sports; which would, in turn, boost sales of variable valve timing (VVT) system in marine engines market.
Marine engine from Volvo Penta makes use of a cam phaser that is controlled by ECM. It does vary retardation or advance timing of camshaft. Besides, conventional fishing boats are going the sophisticated way at present. Since the year 2014, majority of North Americans are taking part in various outdoor adventurous activities such as fishing and hunting; thereby reversing the trend among the adults. As such, North America leads the market as of now. Europe follows suit.
The boats designed newly do have several extra features for turning a deck boat into fishing boat. This would be feasible in the long run if an engine having excellent power rating is employed. Adoption of variable valve timing system would serve the purpose over here. One could choose between mid-power output engine and high-power output engine. The key players such as Delphi, Denso, Aisin, Eaton, and Hitachi Automotive Systems will benefit the most in the near future; as they are few in number; and new entrants would find it tad difficult due to high cost of investment.