Eighty Years Ago, Caterpillar Went to Sea!

Cat® diesel engines have been famous on land for their dependability and economy since 1931. Seven years later, we decided to head off to sea. The demand for a marine diesel engine was high among boat owners, and we knew we had the ability to make a great one. While manufacturing our engines specifically for marine use was a new idea, the use of them in boats was not. For years, boat owners had recognized Caterpillar quality and adapted our regular power units to their boats. But starting in 1938, boat owners could buy Caterpillar engines specifically designed for use on the water. >click here to read<11:22