Rolls-Royce is showcasing the latest MTU propulsion systems and automation products for yachts at the ongoing Yachting Festival in Cannes, France.

The company is presenting Pininfarina-design bridge components, including control levers, digital touch displays, control panels and analogue display instruments.

These will be available for use in standard production models from 2016, and can be combined with the MTU Blue Vision new generation automation system.

Advanced-design Series 2000 engine, which incorporates a ZF gearbox, is also on display.

"Since the market launch in 2014, we have already supplied more than 200 engines to clients."

Available as a 12-cylinder or 16-cylinder version, the Series 2000 M96 is said to offer improved acceleration and fuel efficiency, and comply with the EPA Tier 3 exhaust emission standards for leisure craft.

MTU marine and offshore business head Nadine Buhmann said: "Since the market launch in 2014, we have already supplied more than 200 engines to clients.

"The new engine is now in use in numerous yachts in the US and Europe."

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MTU supplies propulsion systems and system engineering solutions for yachts. It is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the company’s land and sea division.

The company is also demonstrating its premium yacht service lounge service and support package, including MTU ValueCare products.

MTU-powered yachts on display include AB 145 yacht, Majesty and Baglietto 43m Fast.