Nautique Engines

When it comes time to choose your Nautique, you can feel comfortable knowing you have the best possible engine options available to you. We offer powerful, reliable performance with our gas engine offerings from our sister company, Pleasurecraft® Marine Engines (PCM) that provide you with outstanding performance day in and day out. If you’re interested in our diesel offering on select Nautique models, we’re also proud to have the powerful Yanmar Marine 8LV available as well!

ZZ8 Engine

The ZZ8 - The Most Powerful Engine from PCM

Built on the most powerful General Motors base engine ever offered for production, PCM harnesses this raw power with all the features that PCM is famous for. The ZZ8 offers the latest in direct-injection and supercharged technology and stands alone as the most advanced gasoline engine in the marine industry.

  • Horsepower: 600
  • Torque: 608 Ft-Lb
  • Displacement: 6.2L (376 c.i.d.)
  • Fuel System: Direct-Injection
  • Exhaust System: CXS Gen 2
  • Cooling: 100% Freshwater


A 5.3L engine that has the latest in General Motors direct-injection technology integrated, the ZZ5 has the power, reliability and fuel efficiency for a great day on the water.

  • Horsepower: 355
  • Torque: 405 Ft-Lb
  • Displacement: 5.3L (325 c.i.d.)
  • Fuel System: Direct-Injection
  • Exhaust System: CXS Gen 2
  • Cooling: 100% Freshwater


Incorporating the powerful and reliable General Motors direct-injection technology, the ZZ6 has the performance and fuel efficiency that watersports enthusiasts desire for spending their summers on the water.

  • Horsepower: 450
  • Torque: 465 Ft-Lb
  • Displacement: 6.2L (376 c.i.d.)
  • Fuel System: Direct-Injection
  • Exhaust System: CXS Gen 2
  • Cooling: 100% Freshwater


The ZR4 is a proven engine with over a decade of outstanding performance, reliability, and durability. Upgraded with the Gen 2 CXS exhaust system as well as 100% freshwater cooling and the ZR4 is stronger than ever.

  • Horsepower: 400
  • Torque: 400 Ft-Lb
  • Displacement: 6.0L (364 c.i.d.)
  • Fuel System: Multi-Port
  • Exhaust System: CXS Gen 2
  • Cooling: 100% Freshwater


The ZR7 is 7.4L of pure, naturally aspirated performance. Built from the same family as the time-tested ZR4, the ZR7 brings that same reliability and durability to a whole new level of power.

  • Horsepower: 455
  • Torque: 500 Ft-Lb
  • Displacement: 7.4L (452 c.i.d.)
  • Fuel System: Multi-Port
  • Exhaust System: CXS Gen 2
  • Cooling: 100% Freshwater

Yanmar® 8LV

We’re proud to offer a Yanmar diesel option. With high torque output and an incredible power-to-weight ratio, this turbo-charged diesel engine provides a more fuel-efficient option for those looking to keep their RPM’s low when fully loaded.

  • Horsepower: 370
  • Torque: 595 Ft-Lb
  • Displacement: 4.5L (272 c.i.d.)
  • Fuel System: Direct-Injection



Over 40 years of experience is what goes into the engine compartment of every PCM-powered Nautique. The team at Pleasurecraft® Marine Engine Company takes a fanatical approach to creating the most powerful, reliable and technologically-advanced power plants on the towboat market, and it shows with how they perform on the water. Committed to the idea that every component, piece and part of the engine contributes to the overall performance has been embodied in an approach PCM® calls: HYPERFORMANCE. This attention to every detail along with the innovation incorporated by GM Marine Engine Technology and direct injection methods has given PCM the leading edge over any other marine, gas engine manufacturer in the market.

PCM presents an innovative lineup of towsport engines utilizing the latest engine technologies, including 100% Closed Cooling and Direct Injection, of which PCM was the first to introduce to the inboard towsports industry. PCM’s newest portfolio of engines has raised the “best in class” benchmark in towed water sports by delivering more torque, more horsepower, and greater fuel efficiency than any other engine in their class.


CXS (Catanium Exhaust System)

Pleasurecraft’s patented CXS Catanium Exhaust System, with over a decade of reliability, is designed to greatly reduce harmful carbon monoxide and emissions. CXS gen 2 is custom tuned for optimal performance and is built for a lifetime on the water.

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PCM Vortex

Vortex Water Pump

Pleasurecraft’s Vortex Raw Water Pump is constructed of premium materials that will withstand the harsh marine environment. This robust pump ensures proper coolant flow to provide protection for the life of your engine.

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Fuel Control Cell (FCC)

Pleasurecraft’s patented Fuel Control Cell’s two pump system delivers reliable fuel flow to the engine, protecting it from fuel starvation. A 10 micron fuel filter and water separator contained within Fuel Control Cell offer an extra layer of protection to give you confidence in your ride.

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PCM Adjust A Flex Mount

Adjust-a-Flex Mounts

Pleasurecraft’s Adjust-a-Flex Mounts are the most robust engine mounts in the industry. Their micro-adjustability maintains alignment for the life of the engine. 3 points of isolation in the Adjust-A-Flex mounts deliver the vibration free ride that PCM engines have become known for.

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PCM Closed Cooling

100% Closed Cooled

Every PCM engine is 100% closed cooled for ultimate protection from the harsh marine environment.

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PCM PowerPlus Transmission

PowerPlus Transmission & V Drive

Manufactured out of the highest grade materials, PCM PowerPlus transmissions and v drives deliver the smoothest and quietest operation while harnessing your engine’s power. Designed specifically for towed watersports, PowerPlus Transmission and V Drive lead the industry in gear reduction, resulting in world class acceleration.

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PCM Warranty


When it comes to buyer protection, no other manufacturer in the industry can compare to PCM. The PCM 5-Year, 1000-hour warranty, combined with the most comprehensive dealer network in the industry, provides the PCM customer with the best protection. Additionally, the PCM warranty has unlimited transferability, so whether you are the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th owner, you can have the peace of mind to know you’re covered. Warranty work and services can be provided at any certified PCM Premier Dealer in 900 locations across the country.

Direct Injection

PCM’s utilization of Direct Injection Technology provides industry leading torque, horsepower, and fuel efficiency. Direct Injection allows smaller displacement engines to make as much or more horsepower as larger displacement engines, all while burning less fuel.

Direct Injection