Manuals for Beta Diesel Engines

Dennison Berwick at launch of Marine Diesel Basics 1 in Toronto, Canada

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3 simple steps to make your diesel system reliable and robust

STEP ONE  - Get the manuals for your equipment

Owner, Workshop and Parts Manuals are important documents that should be part of every vessel's library. They contain the detailed information necessary for safe operation, maintenance and correct servicing.  

The manuals on this page are provided for public information and education and can be downloaded for free.  All copyrights belong to copyright holders stated in the documents.

congratulations - by downloading these free manuals you are taking an important step towards making your engine more reliable and robust.


STEP TWO - regular maintenance

Simple, regular maintenance is the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to avoid problems and accelerated engine wear. Most expensive repairs start from a lack of basic maintenance or ignoring small warnings. The work is not difficult - it just needs to be done.

The purpose is so that we can enjoy our boat for all the reasons we bought her. Trust yourself. Do the work regularly and be methodical.


Download free checklists here

if you need clear, easy-to-understand help

300+ drawings

Seeing is Understanding

Marine Diesel Basics 1
Maintain, Winterize and Recommission

•  explains all parts of the marine diesel system - fuel,
lubrication, breathing, electrics, stern gland, propeller etc.
•  140+ tasks, 300+ drawings, 222 pages
•  tasks are fully explained with clear drawings and minimal text
•  all tools & supplies needed are illustrated for each task
•  paperback US$15.99 £10.99 €12.99
•  ebook (kindle, kobo, ibooks, google, epub) US$9.99


STEP THREE - keep a Maintenance Logbook

Keep a detailed and accurate record:

  1. all the work done on your diesel system - what, when  & by who
  2. inventory of serial numbers, component descriptions
  3. early warning of potential problems
  4. time and details of any changes in performance

Use a notebook or use your iPad, tablet or desktop and record the information in an editable PDF directly as you work.

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Maintenance eLogbook

If you've every struggled to keep a logbook, this editable eLogbook may be exactly the help you need.

- "fillable form" PDF
- clickable checklists
- write, edit  details of all tasks completed
- 40+ drawings to help inspections
- all common measurements with live calculators
- just $7.99 196 pages

"the Perfect Logbook" - verified purchaser


Jump to Saildrives

Beta Propeller Selection Guide

Guide to Propeller Selection to be used with Beta engines


3 pages
publ. - no date given


< 1 MB file

Beta Marine 85 technical sheet

Beta 85 Technical Brochure


Beta Marine 10 hp Engine Manual

Operator's Maintenance Manual

Beta 10
Beta BZ482
Beta 16
Beta BD722
Beta 25

68 pages

publ. March 2006

8mb file

Beta 28 Marine diesel Engine with Heat Exchanger Operators Manual

Operator's Maintenance Manual

Heat Exchanger Cooled

Beta 28     Beta 30
Beta 35     Beta 38


90 pages
publ. September 2013


12 MB file

Beta 30 Engine Manual

Operator's Maintenance Manual

Beta 30 (keel cooled)
Beta 38 (keel cooled)


69 pages

publ. May 2011

4 MB file


Beta Marine 43 hp Engine Manual

Operator's Maintenance Manual
(Heat Exchanger & Keel Cooled)

Beta 43
Beta 50
Beta 60

98 pages

publ. May 2015

22 MB file

Beta 43 etc marine diesel engines Illustrated Parts List

Illustrated Parts List

Beta 43
BV 1903
BV 2003
Beta 50    BV 2203
Beta 60    BC 2403


60 pages
publ. October 2011

4 MB file

Beta Marine 75hp Engine Manual

Operator's Maintenance Manual
(Heat Exchanger & Keel Cooled)

Beta 75
Beta 90
Beta 105

90 pages

publ. April 2015

24 MB file


Beta Saildrive SeaProp 60 Installation Guidelines

Installation Guidelines and
Operators Manual


SeaProp 60
(fits Beta 14 to 60 engines)

16 pages
publ. - July 2012


4 MB file

Beta 28 Twin Disc Sea Prop 60 saildrive Drawing


Beta engine - Twin Disc saildrive

Beta 28
Beta 30 Heat Exchanger
Twin Disc Sea Prop 60


1 page
publ. December 2010

< 1 MB file

Beta 43 Twin Disc Sea Prop 60 saildrive Drawing


Beta engine - Twin Disc saildrive

Beta 43
Beta 50 Heat Exchanger
Twin Disc Sea Prop 60


1 page
publ. August 2009

< 1 MB file

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