Ilmor Marine Engines Become Standard in Hacker-Craft Boat Models

February 14, 2013

MIAMI, FL (February 14, 2013) – Ilmor Marine is now the standard engine option on all Hacker-Craft boats beginning in 2013.

The Hacker Boat Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of classic mahogany motorboats. Each Hacker-Craft is hand crafted at the company’s new Ticonderoga, NY production facility by master boat building craftsmen who spend over 1400 hours of labor to build every boat. The Hacker Boat Company builds runabouts, sport boats, launches and utilities from 26 to 35 feet, as well as custom designed boats.

Entering its tenth year in the marine industry, Ilmor Marine offers normally aspirated, gasoline power plants ranging from 320hp to 725hp, across both V8 and V10 engine platforms. With an uncompromising focus on performance, quality, craftsmanship and appearance, Ilmor was a natural choice for Hacker Boat Company which shares the same principals. Ilmor’s global emissions compliance and existing worldwide service network also fit well into The Hacker Boat Company’s plans for expanding its international distribution.

Throughout 2012, the two companies worked together on several boats for which Ilmor provided engines from both its high performance marine and recreational marine lines. Among the projects was the custom designed

Tommy Bahama Edition Hacker-Craft, built in partnership with global lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama, and powered by Ilmor’s 430hp 6.2L OPS engine.

"We look forward to a long partnership with The Hacker Boat Company," said Jessica Gamarra, sales and marketing director for Ilmor. "As a company that hand builds our performance engines, we appreciate Hacker-Craft’s quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail. Their boats provide a beautiful showcase for our products, and we are proud to provide the performance and reliability their customers require."

To learn more about Ilmor and its marine engines available in Hacker-Craft boats, visit



Ilmor Marine, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ilmor Engineering, Inc., is headquartered at its marine engine assembly and test facility in Mooresville, NC. Ilmor Engineering is best known for its success in high performance engineering and motorsports. In addition to ongoing advancements in racing technologies, the company also supplies products to the high performance marine industry and provides engineering consultancy services to major automotive OEMs. The Ilmor family of companies employs over 150 employees worldwide at facilities in MI, NC and the UK. For more information about Ilmor and its products and services, visit



The Hacker Boat Company, Inc. owned by Erin Investments, LLC is the largest American manufacturer of classic mahogany motorboats. Each Hacker-Craft is hand crafted by master boat builders who labor over 1400 hours to build every boat. The Company builds runabouts, sport boats, launches, yacht tenders, utilities and custom designed boats from 24 to 35 feet in length. Since the 1930s Hacker-Crafts have been hailed as the "Steinway of Runabouts®" and were named by "Forbes FYI Magazine" as being among "50 of America's Best" products. Hacker-Craft can be seen at showrooms in Silver Bay, NY and Dania Beach, Florida, and at Gibbs Boat Sales in the United Kingdom.

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