Manuals for Bukh Diesel Engines

Bukh engines are found in most of the lifeboats of commercial ships around the world, and produce engines ranging in size from 10 to 48 hp.

The current company Bukh AS, which is based in Denmark and privately owned, was formed in 2010 by the amalgamation of Motorfabriken Bukh A/S and Aabenraa Motor-fabrik Heinrich Callesen A/S which took place in 1995.

Aabenraa was founded in 1899 and produced diesels for fishing boats and freighters.

Bukh was founded in 1904 as Bukh & Gry by Jens Bukh and John Gry who created one car model before producing their first diesel  in 1910 and then focusing on engines for  industrial engines, tractors and small boats.

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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

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Bukh DV8LSME Marine Diesel Engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual



68 pages
publ. - no date given


2 MB file

Bukh DV 8-10L ME diesel engine Workshop manual

Workshop Manual

DV 10L


94 pages
publ. April 1984

17 MB file



Bukh DV10 LME Marine Diesel Engine Owners Handbook

Owner's handbook


33 pages
publ. - no date given

3 MB file

Bukh 10 hp Engine Manual

Owner's Handbook

DV 10 M
DV 10 ME

DV 24 M
DV 24 ME

33 pages

publ. - no date

3 MB file

Bukh DV10 Marine Diesel Engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual



324 pages
publ. - no date given


13 MB file

Bukh DV 10-20 ME marine diesel Spare Parts List

Spare Parts List

DV 10 - 20 ME


285 pages
publ. - no date given

37 MB file

Bukh DV 24 marine diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

DV24 Series

DV24M        DV24ME


206 pages
publ. - no date given

26 MB file

Bukh diesel engine DV 36 SME Specifications

Technical Data


5 pages

publ. - no date

<1 MB file

Bukh diesel engine DV36ME Owners Manual

Owner's Handbook

Lifeboat Engine

DV 36 ME

22 pages

publ. Dec. 2015

1 MB file


Bukh Saildrive DV10 Drawings

Technical Drawings

Saildrives for


3 pages
publ. - no date given


<1 MB file

Bukh Marine Diesel Engine Saildrive Spare Parts List

Spare Parts List

Saildrives for


14 pages
publ. - no date given


< 1 MB file

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