M8 Drive

The M8 sterndrive combines the best features of the NXT6, but with even more robust internal drive components and an all-new lower gearcase. The surface-piercing gearcase, inspired by the legendary dry-sump NXT6 drive, is two inches shorter to compliment the lower engine profile. Lowering engine mounting in a boat results in a lower center of gravity for improved boat handling and overall performance; it also provides more flexibility in boat hatch styling. Like the NXT6, the M8 is dry-sumped for maximum efficiency and power output.

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MODEL DETAILS

The M8 sterndrive combines the best features of the NXT6, but with even more robust internal drive components and an all-new lower gearcase. The surface-piercing gearcase, inspired by the legendary dry-sump NXT6 drive, is two inches shorter to compliment the lower engine profile. Lowering engine mounting in a boat results in a lower center of gravity for improved boat handling and overall performance; it also provides more flexibility in boat hatch styling. Like the NXT6, the M8 is dry-sumped for maximum efficiency and power output.

Specifications

  • Max. Power Cap.
    1650 hp Input torque rating of 1600 ft. lbs.
  • Lower Unit Design
    Dry Sump Drive & Transmission
  • Available Gear Ratios
    1.69:1, 1.53:1, 1.40:1, 1.30:1
FULL SPECS
  • Proshaft Rotation
    Left Hand & Right Hand Rotation
  • Drive Weight (lbs./kg.)
    280/127
HIDE SPECS
  • Dry-sumped for maximum power-output. Delivers 35% more power capacity than the legendary Six drive.
  • Surface piercing gearcase, packed with heavy-duty components, is designed specifically to handle the higher torque of our QC4v engine platform.
  • Five & 6-blade CNC sterndrive propellers are designed with stamina to allow the engine to endure in both treacherous and ideal offshore conditions.
  • Two inches shorter resulting in an overall lower center of gravity for improved handling and overall boat performance.
  • Dry sump hydraulic transmission to handle the QC4v’s massive torque.
  • While the lower drive cavity is bathed in oil, a unique propshaft driven oil pump sprays the upper drive gears. This reduces internal friction, increasing performance.

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