The Beta Marine 37.5 HP Diesel Engine
This is the Beta 38 diesel engine, with 4 cylinders, developing 37.5 horsepower at 3600 rpm. The warranty is 3 years or 2000 hours. The pictures show the optional 100 amp, dual output alternator. It charges 2 battery banks at the same time. Note it's driven by a flat belt, available at any automotive parts store. It's very slip resistant, and is far superior to the usual "V belt" type drive. For maximum efficiency and abundant electrical power afloat, the "Beta Controller" is available. This is a solid state "smart controller" that automatically charges the batteries in 3 different modes, according to their specific needs.
Front view of the Beta 38 diesel engine (Some options may be shown)
Right side view of the Beta 38
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All Beta Marine engines are fresh water cooled for longevity, and are non-turbocharged. Their horsepower is derived from large cylinder displacement and medium engine speed, in contrast to many of our competitor's turbocharged, high speed engines.
This engine is supplied with transmission, control panel, flexible mounts, solid prop shaft coupler and is complete, ready to install and run.
Dimensions of the Beta Marine BV1505 diesel engine
NOTE: 1 inch equals 25.4 mm
Beta Marine has designed their engines for easy owner maintenance. The dipstick, raw water pump, oil and fuel filters, optional oil change pump, fuel bleed screw, fuel lift pump, heat exchanger and zinc, are all located for convenient access. We also supply part numbers, so you may shop locally for your best price on these maintenance parts. Of course, we also carry these parts, and many more, in stock.
A very wide range of options are available, so you may specify the exact engine for your particular application. Some popular options include:
Close up view of the 100 amp alternator option on the Beta 38 engine
- White Awl Grip paint
- Dual control panels (for boats with 2 helm stations, such as the Gulf Pilothouse 32)
- Power take offs (to drive a refrigeration compressor, watermaker, etc.)
- Remote oil filter mount
- "Sea Frost" compressor bracket (for refrigeration)
- Water heater fittings (allows the engine to heat water for showers, automatically)
- Choice of transmission brands, reduction ratios, and types
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Beta Marine, an English company, marinizes Kubota [Japanese] industrial diesel engines, which have a world wide reputation for durability. They are also the most technologically advanced diesel engines for marine use today. Our engines operate very smoothly, quietly, and with minimal exhaust emissions. All engine parts are available from any Kubota farm tractor or industrial engine dealer, NOT from an overpriced "marine" store. Your savings can be considerable, especially when compared to our competition!
Please send your street address and I will mail complete information, including a dimensional drawing, for any Beta Marine engine. We can also send this information by e-mail if you prefer.
Sound Marine Diesel LLC is a Beta Marine engine and generator dealer, located in Plainville, Connecticut. Contact us to see this engine in the largest Beta Marine showroom in New England! We proudly supply and install the engines for Gulf 32 Pilothouse sailboats, the Devon Launch and other boat builders and marinas throughout the country.
Sound Marine Diesel LLC is Beta Marine's 2003 through 2008, "DEALER OF THE YEAR" for selling more engines than any dealer in the country, due to price and service.
Contact us with your specific engine questions, as we are happy to discuss costs and other details, at no obligation to you.