Thursday, February 29, 2024

Outboard Engines News

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Fort Lauderdale PD Repowers with Cox Marine V8 Outboard

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is repowering one of its patrol boats with a new 300-horsepower variant of Cox Marine’s flagship V8 diesel outboard.The department is working with Cox Marine’s East Coast distributor, Ring Power Cox Marine, for the project.The vessel is a 33'1" Brunswick Impact 1000 built in 2018, now powered by twin Cox 300 diesel outboards. The boat has as 12' beam and capacity for up to 18 persons. Its fuel capacity is 307 gallons.“The use of diesel engines…

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ZF and Gator Tail Introduce New Air-Cooled Outboard

ZF and Gator Tail Outboards introduce a new air-cooled, heavy-duty, outboard with a rugged, customized ZF transmission. The new Gator Tail GT-Z incorporates a unique transmission with custom gear ratio and U-drive shaft arrangement from ZF. This innovative product allows specialized aluminum boats to traverse harsh swamp and marsh-type environments with unmatched power and reliability. Field-tested and proven, GT-Z is available now for pre-sale, with deliveries beginning in Q1…

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Honda Unveils V8 Outboard Engine

Honda Marine has unveiled its first V8 outboard engine, the BF350.“The advent of the 350-horsepower engine is a highly important development for Honda Marine. This engine demonstrates Honda’s commitment to improving customer experience through our precision engineering and drive for innovation,” said Katsuhisa Okuda, Chief Officer and President, Honda Motor Europe.The BF350 is powered by a 60-degree five-liter V8 engine with VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) technology…

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Philippines Coast Guard Orders 80 OXE Marine Diesel Outboards

The Philippines Coast Guard has awarded a contract to OXE Marine’s exclusive distributor in the Philippines, Dynamic Power Marine and Industrial Hardware in partnership with DM8 Composites, to procure 40 high-speed vessels equipped with twin OXE300 outboards. As a result of the awarded contract, Dynamic Power will supply 80 engines to equip the high-speed vessels to support operations all over the Philippines.The vessels will be built by DM8 Composites, a FRP boat builder in the Philippines.

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Cox Marine Partners with Crossover Boat Manufacturer XO

Cox Marine announced a new OEM partnership to supply its CXO300 diesel outboard to European manufacturer XO Boats, which will be supported by Cox Marine’s Scandinavian distributor, Diesel Power.Designed and built in Finland, XO Boats' EXPLR series offers exceptional seakeeping performance through the combination of a military-grade deep-V aluminum hull with a striking Scandinavian design, providing rigidity, durability, and outstanding driving qualities.The CXO300 will be initially available on the EXPLR 9 model, the 9-meter version of XO's premium weekend cruiser.

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Caudwell Marine Unveils 300hp Diesel Outboard

U.K. based Caudwell Marine has announced that its new diesel 300hp outboard will be delivered in early 2024.The Caudwell Marine diesel outboard is primarily aimed at the commercial and military markets which require their high-performance outboards to work, day-in and day-out, in all conditions. However, the team also expect to see opportunities in the recreational market, where fuel economy, performance and reliability are also a requirement.The outboard features a marine proven…

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Mercury Begins Shipping First Avator Electric Outboards

Marine propulsion engine manufacturer Mercury Marine announced the first group of Avator 7.5e electric outboards has shipped to global customers— a milestone in company’s electrification strategy.The 7.5e is the first of Mercury’s five Avator electric propulsion systems to be announced this year. In January, the company officially launched the 7.5e and displayed concepts of Avator 20e and 35e, both of which will be released later in 2023. Two additional electrification product…

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OXE Marine Unveils Diesel Electric Hybrid Outboard Concept

OXE Marine has developed a concept engine with hybrid drive that combines the diesel drive of OXE Marine's outboards with electric drive and thus offers even lower fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The OXE Hybrid 450 concept engine is said to be the world's first hybridized diesel outboard in the higher power classes and premiers at the International Boat Show in Miami.The OXE Hybrid 450 concept engine is based on OXE Marine's diesel outboard OXE300. By equipping the existing rig with a 400-volt electric motor connected to a lithium-ion battery…

Left to right: Patrick Bucci, General Manager – Cox Marine, Ring Power with Doug Ross, Regional Director – Americas, Cox Marine (Photo: Cox Marine)

Cox Marine Expands Distributor Deal With Ring Power

Cox Marine, the manufacturer of the CXO300 diesel outboard engine, announced an expanded contract with U.S.-based distributor and Cox investor, Ring Power, to cover additional regions as the exclusive distributor. The Florida-based company is increasing its territories beyond the state of Florida and the Caribbean to include Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, as well as Bermuda.Appointed by Cox Marine in 2019, Ring Power has a growing order book and is also hiring a team of qualified technicians and a skilled sales team to support the Cox Marine operation in the region…

Yamaha Integrates Bow Thruster into Boat Control System

Augmenting its Helm Master EX boat control system, Yamaha Marine has partnered with boat systems specialist VETUS to incorporate a bow thruster to offer customers fully integrated, joystick controlled boat handling.Designed for twin engine boats, the bow thruster is connected to the joystick steering system by Helm Master EX to ensure its power level matches that of the engines, creating an on-water experience equivalent to four-wheel drive, Yamaha said.With one handed joystick control for ease of operation…

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OXE Marine Using Biodiesel for All Testing

Diesel outboard manufacturer OXE Marine said it will use biodiesel for all development and testing of its products going forward.The company said it has decided to implement HVO100 in all development and testing after its recently published sea trials showed the company’s 300 hp diesel outboard OXE300 was tested against a gasoline outboard of equivalent power, where OXE Marine showed not only a 50% higher consumption in the gasoline outboard but a reduction of 92% net CO2 emissions compared to the gasoline alternative.As a step in the engineering process…

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Mercury Marine Unveils V10 Outboards

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, on Tuesday announced the launch of its new 5.7L 350 and 400hp Verado outboard engines, said to be the industry's first V10 outboards.The new outboards are compatible with the latest Mercury SmartCraft technologies and will also be offered with an optional dual-mode 48V/12V alternator to pair with Navico Group’s Fathom e-power system, an integrated lithium-ion auxiliary power management system, providing boaters the opportunity…

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Cox Marine Targeting British Speed Record

In a world first for diesel outboard motor propulsion, Cox Marine (COX) will attend this year’s Coniston Powerboat Records Week, with the aim of setting a new British Record for the fastest diesel outboard motor powered boat.In a world first for diesel outboard motor propulsion, Cox Marine (COX) will attend this year’s Coniston Powerboat Records Week, with the aim of setting a new British Record for the fastest diesel outboard motor powered boat.Powerboat record attempts on Cumbria’s Coniston Water are steeped in history…

Mercury Marine Opens New Global Distribution Center in Indiana

Mercury Marine opened its new, purpose-built distribution center to support its parts and accessories business. The new 512,000 square foot facility is located near Indianapolis, Ind., a major thoroughfare connecting Mercury’s global customers that will improve delivery and service and will add much needed capacity for scale, stability, and reduced logistics costs, the company said.Mercury’s current distribution facility at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis., will be repurposed to support its propulsion systems…

Neander Motors Partners with GY Marine Services as Exclusive GCC Partner

German outboard manufacturer Neander Motors said it has expanded its global distributor network by appointing GY Marine Services LLC., a Doha and Dubai based supplier of marine propulsion engines, as the exclusive distributor of Neander Motors within the GCC territory.Established in 2019 as a subsidiary of Gulf Yachts, GY Marine Services LLC offers its services in the Gulf countries, based in Doha and Dubai, with the latest diesel engines in the marine market.The parent company…

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OXE Marine Boosts Its US Presence

OXE Marine, manufacturer of the OXE Diesel outboard engine, announced it has expanded its global distributor and dealer network with the addition of eight new partners across North and South America.The company said it has signed on distributors and dealers of OXE Diesel: BCI Marine (Canada), ADR Power Systems (FL, GA), So Cal Maritime (CA), Stanley Parts (TX), Dalco Power (Puerto Rico), Nixon Power (TN), Advanced Diesel (FL), and Phoenix Marine (AL).Jeremy Davis, OXE Marine's director of global sales…

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Cox Marine Charts U.S. Growth with Key Appointments

New Regional Director Doug Ross will lead CXO300 diesel outboard engine manufacturer’s expansion in North America with Sales Manager Chuck Gould in support.Cox Marine announced two sales appointments in North America as it builds its regional team to drive business growth. Doug Ross was confirmed as Regional Sales Director, North America, to lead Cox Marine’s sales strategy, overseeing all business channels in the country and working closely with the U.S. distributors to stimulate growth.Based in South Florida…

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Cox Marine Names Heasman EMEA Sales Director

Diesel outboard engine specialist Cox Marine announced it ahs appointed marine industry specialist Harry Heasman as its Sales Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).The new regional position strengthens the company’s focus on wholesale activity within EMEA as it builds a global sales structure for the CXO300 diesel outboard engine.Bringing over a decade of experience working, Heasman has been immersed in the U.K. sailing scene from a young age and now cruises in the Solent on both power and sail vessels.Effective immediately…

Powered by the high-performance CX0300 diesel outboard, patrol craft Swift was supplied by Cox Marine's UK distributor Berthon to ABP to carry out harbour duties in Southampton Port. Image courtesy Cox

Southampton Port’s New Patrol RIB sports Cox CXO300 Drives

Associated British Ports (ABP) has taken delivery of a new fast response RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) installed with the CXO300 diesel outboard engine from Cox Marine. Designed to be both fast and agile, the patrol craft Swift has already entered service in Southampton, one of the UK’s busiest ports. Built by Berthon, Cox’s UK distributor based in Lymington, the 7.8m Commercial Grade RIB will be used by the ABP Southampton team to enforce harbor by-laws and to carry out other harbour duties by its safety security patrols.

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Cox Marine Adds Four to Its Leadership Team

British manufacturer Cox Marine announced four new appointments to its Leadership Team as the company ramps up production to meet global demand for the high-performance CXO300 diesel outboard engine.David Gilbert has been appointed as Cox Marine’s new Chief Commercial Officer and Marcus Randall as its Head of Marketing and Communications, while Paul Cavander joins as Head of Industrial Strategy and Heinz Stalhammar as Chief Engineer.Regarding the new appointments, Gavin Wesson…

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Cox Marine to Focus on Hydrogen @ Seawork

At Seawork 2022 British diesel technology innovator Cox Marine will showcase its CXO300 diesel outboard with demos available on a Cox-powered RIB, and it will present too insights on the development of its next-gen hydrogen-based marine propulsion systems.James Eatwell, Head of Research and Development, Cox Marine, will present at Get Set to Workboat 2050 on behalf of SHAPE UK as part of a line-up of expert speakers in a session entitled ‘Hydrogen & Clean Growth Opportunities’.Cox Marine is partnering with SHAPE UK (Shipping…

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Mercury Marine Names Millender Bailey VP & GM, eSolutions

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has named Perissa Millender Bailey Vice President and General Manager, eSolutions. This new position on Mercury’s leadership team will be responsible for leading the company’s electrification business and product development strategy.Millender Bailey joins Mercury following an 18-year career with Ford Motor Company, most recently serving as the company’s global technology strategy and planning director. At Ford, she spearheaded electric vehicle user experience…

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Cox Marine Inks Expansion Deal with UAE Partner Gulf Yachts

Diesel outboard engine manufacturer Cox Marine announced an expanded contract with UAE partner Gulf Yachts to cover additional regions as exclusive distributor.Gulf Yachts is increasing its territories beyond Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Lebanon to also distribute in UAE and Bahrain, and the new deal confirms the Doha-based company as the largest distributor of the CXO300 diesel outboard in terms of volume of sales.Appointed by Cox Marine in 2020, Gulf Yachts has a growing order book…

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OXE Marine Supplies 62 Diesel Outboards to the Philippines

Diesel outboards manufacturer OXE Marine said it has supplied 62 OXE150 engines to the Philippines' Bureau of Customs.The engines were supplied in three batches for installation and sea trial aboard the agency's vessels.The OXE150 is the most popular unit in the OXE Diesel range. It delivers 150hp and 380NM (280 ft-lb) of torque. With the high torque gear ratio on the primary system, the OXE150 delivers up to 607NM (447 ft-lb) of torque on the propeller shaft.

Torey Roberts, Mercury technical accounts manager, speaks with students at Fred K. Marchman Technical College in New Port Richey, Fla. (Photo: Mercury Marine)

Mercury Marine Partners with High Schools for Technician Training

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has provided its Mercury University curriculum along with 90hp FourStroke outboard engines and tools to high schools in Florida, New York and Virginia to help prepare the next generation of marine service technicians and address the industry’s workforce shortage.In a survey conducted by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas prior to the pandemic, more than 85% of boat dealers suggested they had multiple positions in their businesses that were unfilled…

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Mercury Marine Unveils Electric Outboard Concept

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has announced its Avator electric outboard concept as the company progresses toward the formal release of electric outboard products later in 2022 and 2023.“We are excited to formally announce this bold new phase of our vision for the future that only Mercury Marine can deliver,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president. “Electrification is strategically important to us, and this concept provides a first look at…

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Neander Names Whiting as New Marketing Director

German outboard manufacturer Neander announced it has welcomed Richard Whiting on board to join the team as marketing director. Whiting brings many years of experience in increasing brand awareness and will be responsible for leading all of the company's communications efforts designed to promote the Dtorque 50 diesel outboard and build customer confidence in the product.Whiting said, "I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the outstanding Neander team. Having worked with Joel Reid at Cox Powertrain as Creative Manager in the past…

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OXE Marine Buys Diesel Outboards and Outdoor Network

OXE Marine AB announced it is joining forces with U.S. distributor Diesel Outboards and Outdoor Network Manufacturing to strengthen the focus on commercial and distribution development.The diesel outboard engine manufacturer said it agreed to acquire 100% of Diesel Outboards and Outdoor Network Manufacturing’s U.S. distribution and manufacturing business. Through the transaction, OXE strengthens its position in the U.S. market, creating a direct to market model, gaining access to end-user…

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Cox Marine, Shape UK Team to Demo a Dual-Fuel Diesel/Hydrogen Outboard Engine

Cox Marine joined SHAPE UK, a consortium looking to transition Portsmouth International Port into the UK’s first zero-emissions maritime hub.

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Cox Marine Hires Wesson as COO

Cox Marine, a British manufacturer of high-powered diesel outboard engines for the global marine industry, announced it has appointed Gavin Wesson as its new Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect.Wesson has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and engineering operations, supply chain, and overall business leadership. He has held senior leadership roles at GKN Aerospace, GE Aviation and Doncasters Group, and, most recently, COO of Civil Airframe at GKN Aerospace.In this newly created role…

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Mercury Marine Announces New Global Leadership Team

Mercury Marine, the marine propulsion systems division of Brunswick Corporation, announced multiple job moves and promotions within its global leadership team, effective immediately.Will Sangster is promoted to President, Mercury EMEA. Sangster has been General Manager of ANZP since 2014 and added responsibility for the Asia region in 2019. Under his leadership, Mercury APAC has continued to grow revenue and market share. Sangster will relocate to Mercury’s European headquarters in Petit-Rechain…

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Cox Marine Pushing Through Supply Chain Delays

The 300hp diesel outboard manufacturer has decided to bring its PTT production in-house to alleviate pressures caused by supply chain delays and disruptionsCox Marine began production of the CXO300 in May 2020, and the company said it has seen demand grow strongly for this high-performance diesel outboard engine. However, the pandemic has had a significant impact upon the British diesel manufacturer’s supply chain – particularly the delivery of the major component, the PTT (power, tilt and trim) system.

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Grönborg Takes the Helm at OXE Marine

Magnus Grönborg has assumed the CEO position for diesel outboard manufacturer OXE Marine AB.Grönborg succeeds Myron Mahendra who will assume the position of EVP Business Development, Sales and Marketing.Appointing Grönborg is part of the previously communicated move into the next phase of OXE Marine´s development, with third party production facilities in both Poland and the U.S., where the board of directors has resolved to reorganize the management team to optimize the company’s ability to achieve its financial and operational targets, OXE Marine said.

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Cox to Ramp up Production of the CXO300 Outboard Engine

Cox Powertrain, a British manufacturer of high-power diesel outboard engines, announced it has raised £9 million from existing shareholders and a further £3 million loan from HSBC UK Equipment Finance to allow the company to expand and ramp up production of the CXO300 outboard engine.Since 2007, Cox Powertrain has been continuously backed by private investors. Production of the CXO300 began in May 2020 and since then, the CXO300 has been shipped to more than 16 territories across the globe.The CXO300 is built at Cox Powertrain’s HQ in Shoreham…

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Mercury Marine Debuts V12 600hp Verado Engine

Mercury Marine today introduced the new 7.6 liter V12 600hp Verado outboard engine, its most powerful and capable outboard, which includes several industry first features for a wide variety of applications.“With boats continuing to grow bigger and performance expectations continuing to rise, boaters have been asking for a better, more capable high horsepower solution to meet their needs. The V12 Verado outboard is Mercury’s answer,” said Chris Drees, president of Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation.

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OXE Marine Announces Leadership Change

OXE Marine's board of directors has appointed board member Magnus Grönborg as CEO as part of a management team reorganization that includes current CEO Myron Mahendra shifting to EVP Business Development, Sales and Marketing. In addition, the chairman of the board Anders Berg will assume an operational role with the management team. Grönborg will replace Mahendra as CEO in the coming months, with the closer date yet to be agreed.The management shuffle comes as the diesel outboard engine manufacturer moves into its next phase of its development…

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Yamaha Updates its Premium V6 Range

Yamaha Marine announced a series of upgrades to its premium V6 outboard range.The improved Yamaha V6 range shares design cues from the company’s flagship XTO, with new features including Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE) and Yamaha’s exclusive TotalTilt.Yamaha’s Premium V6 segment now offers extensive functionality, from everyday use and long-distance journeys to high octane sports use.New 250 – 300 hp V6 EnginesDigital Electric Steering (DES) is now built-in to the 300 - 250hp V6 engines equipped with Steer by Wire (SBW)…

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Liberty National Golf Club Gets its own Brix-built Water Taxi

Port Angeles, WA-based Brix Marine delivered a new 4615-CTC luxury water taxi, Liberty National I, to Liberty National Golf Club after launch and sea trials in Port Angeles Harbor. Liberty National Golf Club selected the Brix Marine design last year and will use the planing catamaran to transport passengers between North Cove Marina in New York and the private club’s dock in New Jersey.Liberty National I carries a USCG COI for 30 passengers + 2 crew, and features Helm Master electronic steering…

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Thailand's First Electric Ferry Fleet Enters Service

Thailand's first fleet of electric commuter ferries was placed into service last week by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA), bringing clean emissions-free passenger transport to one of the world's most congested cities. Seven new vessels joined the first test boat, which has been successfully transporting Bangkok residents since 2018.The 30-passenger, zero-emission water taxis are part of a fleet operated by BMA's Enterprise Krungthep Thanakom Company (KT BMA), which operates on a five-kilometer route daily…

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OXE300 Diesel Outboard EPA Tier 3 Certified

OXE Marine AB has received the official approval and issuance of EPA Tier 3 certificate for OXE300. The certificate is valid for a all power ratings the manufacturer has applied for, 200-310 hp prop power, which further extends the potential of the power-range for the certified OXE300 unit.The EPA certification approval allows OXE Marine AB to sell and distribute its OXE300 in all markets where EPA Tier 3 certificate is required. The approval covers commercial and leisure use.In…

M15Q conducting maneuverability and high speed test runs. Photo courtesy Marell Boats of Sweden

Marell M15 Quad Outboard Open High-Speed Interceptor Launched

Marell Boats of Sweden launched the M15 Quad outboard open high-speed interceptor that includes fine tuning of the M15 hull and the addition of four Mercury 450HP Outboard engines on an extended platform.The M15 is designed for high speed interception and boarding, with a center steering position for a helmsman to optimize control and allow for full view of the surroundings during boarding maneuvers and high speed turns. Ullman shock absorbing seats level out the impact from the…

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Mack Boring to Supply OXE Diesel Outboards for USCG

OXE distributor Mack Boring & Parts Co. will supply four OXE Diesel Outboard units to the U.S. Coast Guard through a DLA Tailored Logistics Support Contract.The engines will be part of a project to refit existing vessels with diesel outboards for various operations. This purchase comes after a long period of rigorous testing and evaluation of the OXE Diesel product performed by the USCG R&D center supported by Mack Boring.“We are looking forward to building on our longstanding and beneficial relationship with the USCG.

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First Cox Diesel Outboards Bound for N. America

Cox Powertrain said Tuesday it is shipping its first CXO300 production diesel outboards bound for North America to a distributor in Florida for the U.S. market.Following the delivery of Cox Powertrain’s first production CXO300 outboards to Singapore-based distributor Sime Darby, Cox has dispatched its next shipment to North America, where Florida-based distributor Ring Power is awaiting the engines' imminent arrival ahead of its customer demo program.With the majority of CXO300 customers located in North America…

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Cox Powertrain Ships Its First Diesel Outboards

Cox Powertrain's production line has been in full flow over the last few weeks with the company’s team of engineers working around the clock to meet their next big milestone. This week Cox watched the first ever production CXO300 diesel outboards come off the assembly line, ready to leave the factory to the company's global network of distributors.Cox’s distributors have been awaiting the delivery of their first CXO300 outboard engines so that they can begin their on-the-water customer demonstrations.

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Cox Powertrain Leverages the Power of Digitalization

It is not something that pops to mind often: the massive, market-changing advantages of a high-powered, fuel-efficient, cleaner V8 diesel outboard engine. Then, you aren’t a salmon farmer with aquaculture farms in the Norwegian fjords or an islander in the Maldives who drives a Zodiac to work. But, if you are Joel Reid, these are just some of the many things on your mind.Joel Reid is the Global Sales Director of Cox Powertrain a British start-up based in Shoreham-by-Sea, close to Brighton, UK.

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Making the Case for Diesel Outboards

Now more than ever, professional operators are opting to run outboard engines on a various small military craft, patrol boats, multi-mission workboats and other vessels that have traditionally been powered by small to midsized inboard engines.Using engines that can be mounted on the outside of a vessel instead of those requiring placement inside the hull presents a number of advantages, including space savings on board, easier access for maintenance as well as simpler, quicker replacement…

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OXE Marine Delivers Its First 300hp Diesel Outboards

Sweden-based OXE Marine said it has delivered its first 300-horsepower diesel outboard engine after it commenced production of the new model in May. After passing rigorous quality tests, the first OXE300 units are now ready to be shipped to customers. The production of OXE300 will ramp up and move to new production facility in July.Designed, tested and produced in house by OXE Marine, the OXE300, derives its power from a three-liter six-cylinder bi-turbo automotive diesel engine.

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Cox Diesel Outboard Passes EPA Tier 3 Testing

Cox Powertrain announced its 300-horsepower diesel outboard has achieved U.S. EPA Tier 3 approval for commercial and recreational applications.Cox's CXO300 is a new design built for purpose, meaning the manufacturer had to work with the EPA to perform rigorous testing to prove the engine's ability to meet emission standards.Joel Reid (Global Sales Director), said, “We developed a diesel engine with a much lower carbon footprint than an equivalent gasoline outboard. So far, those who have joined us on sea trials have commented favorably how quiet…

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Cox’s Diesel Outboard Enters Production

UK-based engine manufacturer Cox Powertrain said its purpose-designed 300hp CXO300 diesel outboard engine has entered production following several years of development and testing.Production will commence in Cox Powertrain’s headquarters and assembly and test facilities in Shoreham, West Sussex UK. The assembly plant boasts a turnkey Production System developed by QM Systems Ltd, a maker of manufacturing and test systems across all industries. The production line's ‘no faults forward’ design removes the possibility of assembly error…

Cox Powertrain engineers analysing test data at company HQ in Shoreham-by-Sea, UK (Photo: Cox Poowertrain)

Behind the Scenes with Cox Powertrain

Engineers at Cox Powertrain have developed a sophisticated testing process for the company's new 300hp diesel outboard to be run through to ensure that, once the engines go to market, there are no faults or failures.With any engineering R&D project, testing is a fundamental aspect of the process. With the production of the CXO300 just around the corner, Cox Powertrain’s Test and Development team have worked tirelessly over the past few years, continuously running an extensive…

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Kitamura Named President of YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL

YANMAR announced Taro Kitamura has been appointed as the new President of YANMAR MARINE INTERNATIONAL (YMI) and head of YANMAR’s Recreational Marine Business Unit.Effective from April 1, the 30-year company veteran will replace current YMI President Shiori Nagata, who has been promoted within YANMAR Holdings Co. Ltd. in Japan after overseeing a strong five-year period of growth for the Netherlands-based recreational marine division.Taro joined YANMAR head office in 1990 as Procurement Buyer…

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Mercury Unveils 600HP-Rated CNC Sterndrive Propeller

Mercury Racing introduced a 600-horsepower-rated five-blade surface-piercing CNC Cleaver sterndrive propeller designed to maximize top-end speed on performance hulls powered by Mercury Racing 520, 525, 540, 565 and 600 SCI when mated to the Bravo XR Sport and Sport Master drives.Designed, developed and manufactured by Mercury Racing in-house, the 600HP-Rated CNC Cleaver is produced on the same CNC machines used to mill Mercury Racing’s M6 and M8 drive Cleavers.Available dimensions are 14.75- to 15.50-inch diameter…

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Carbon Fiber Cowling for Cox Powertrain's CXO300

The exceptional performance and innovative features of British marine specialist Cox Powertrain’s high-perfromance diesel outboard have now been topped with stylish good looks following the creation of a robust, contemporary-styled carbon fiber cowling. Created by high-precision specialist, CPC Group, which works with high-profile names including Ducati, McLaren and Porsche, the durable, lightweight protective housing is available in black or white.Images of the CXO300’s final styling have now been released ahead of its imminent production launch this year.

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Carbon Fiber Cowling for Cox Powertrain's CXO300

The exceptional performance and innovative features of British marine specialist Cox Powertrain’s high-perfromance diesel outboard have now been topped with stylish good looks following the creation of a robust, contemporary-styled carbon fiber cowling. Created by high-precision specialist, CPC Group, which works with high-profile names including Ducati, McLaren and Porsche, the durable, lightweight protective housing is available in black or white.Images of the CXO300’s final styling have now been released ahead of its imminent production launch this year.

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Mastry Repower Helping Boaters Go Green

Mastry Engine Centers have announced that they have developed a program to help owners of older two-stroke outboards make the right decision to trade-up to a clean burning, smooth running, quiet Suzuki four-stroke outboard. All boaters know that older two stroke outboards create more pollution both in the water and in the air. In addition, these older two-stroke outboards are creating noise contamination. Mastry Engine Centers are now offering special incentives to encourage owners of older two-stroke outboards to ‘Go Green’.To qualify for the incentives…

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Honda Marine Announces iST Outboard Sale Date

Honda Marine has announced that the refreshed Honda Marine BF200, BF225, BF250 Intelligent Shift and Throttle (iST) electronically controlled outboard motors now are on sale at Honda Marine dealers nationwide. The mechanically controlled versions of these models have been available since early 2019.Targeting the heart of the boating market, the refreshed Honda BF200, BF225 and BF250 models mark the newest evolution in the company’s product line, integrating innovative design, a sleek new Progressive V Form style…

Marine Engines Market: $14.4Bln by 2026

The global marine engines market is estimated to grow at CAGR above 4.5% over the forecast time frame 2019 to 2026 and reach the market value around $14.4 billion by 2026.The shifting trends in the shipping industry and the increase of worldwide amounts of sea trade are projected to fuel the development of the market in marine motors, said a report by Acumen Research and Consulting.Increased use of low-sulfur fuels due to public emissions reduction standards will fuel demand for the item.

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Harris Supercharges Its Lineup

Harris Pontoons has officially announced that it will offer the Mercury Marine 450R outboard engine on its Grand Mariner and Crowne models effective immediately. In addition, both models will now offer Nautic-On as an option in addition to 7” and 9” screens (Simrad GO7 and GO9 series), an upgrade from the current 5” offering on both models.The Mercury 450R engines, officially released in June 2019, give Harris the largest outboard option it has ever offered its customers, designed for unprecedented high performance and power.

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Successful Tests for CXO300 Diesel Outboard

Cox Powertrain, the British developer and manufacturer of high-powered diesel outboards, is reporting the successful completion of the first round of in-field outboard validation tests by the US Navy.Following the trial of two CXO300s aboard a 9m RIB last week, when the engines achieved a cruise speed of 43 knots at 3,600 rpm, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) testers expressed great enthusiasm and excitement about their performance.The US Navy has been exploring the use of technologically advanced engines in an effort to improve combat readiness, crew safety and equipment supportability.

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28-ft. Lake Assault Boat Delivered

Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Shipyards, placed a 28-foot vessel into service with the Town of Gibraltar Fire Department located in northern Door County, Wisconsin. The craft provides emergency response and firefighting services for a large section of shoreline and islands located on Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. The purchase of the boat was funded entirely through the Gibraltar Fire-Rescue Association, a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.Placed into service earlier this summer, the boatis designed to respond to a wide range of on-the-water emergencies.

EIB Invests in Low-Emissions Outboard Engines

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 14 million venture loan agreement with Sweden’s Cimco Marine AB to co-finance its innovation and growth investments.As per the unsecured credit facility agreement, the EIB will finance up to 50 percent of Cimco’s development of a new family of diesel outboard engines, inter alia a 3 liter, 6- cylinder twin turbo BMW diesel engine with a number of power outputs between 200 hp and 300 hp."The total facility is split into three tranches of EUR 4 million (A)…

Cimco Marine Names Per Wigren as CTO

Cimco Marine AB, the maker of OXE Diesel, the world's first diesel outboard engine in the high-power segment, announced that Per Wigren has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO).The Swedish company said that Per Wigren assumed the role of CTO at Cimco Marine AB on July 1, 2019. Per has previous experience from R&D, design, project management, production, QA and Sales and marketing.He is a business-oriented M.Sc. in mechanical engineering and naval architecture with a genuine interest in demanding technology and business development…

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Pittsburgh Selects Lake Assault Boats

The City of Pittsburgh River Rescue Unit selected Lake Assault Boats to build a 30-ft.EMS river rescue vessel, for delivery later this year.The boat’s catamaran style hull is engineered for enhanced stability and maneuverability, and it is powered by two Yamaha 425 hp outboard engines . Slow speed maneuvering is controlled by Yamaha’s Helm Master joystick steering and digital anchoring system. The vessel also will feature a 74-in. hydraulically operated bow door, a heated front deck…

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Cox Powertrain Wins Innovation Award

Cox Powertrain, maker of the world’s first 300 hp diesel outboard, was announced as the winner of the Marine Power and Propulsion category at the annual Seawork International Innovation Awards for its CXO300.The awards are sponsored by A-Plan Insurance.

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Mercury Marine Expands Diecast Capabilities

Mercury Marine, a leader in marine propulsion and technology has officially opened its 23,500 square foot expansion to its diecasting facility. The $9M investment provides needed space for capacity increases, allowing the company to make complex blocks, driveshafts, and gearcases for Mercury’s outboards. The addition will be filled with large tonnage die casting equipment containing cutting edge technologies that will drive higher quality and better throughput to keep up with increased engine demand especially with the V8 and V6 product lines.

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Volvo Penta's Next Gen Propulsion Packages

With over 100,000 units produced, the Volvo Penta D4 and D6 marine propulsion packages get a comprehensive helm-to-prop update, delivering more power and reliability, while operating costs are cut by a third. The updates includes newly designed engines, a completely new aquamatic sterndrive, updated IPS drive and an upgraded Electronic Vessel Control System.With over 100,000 units delivered since its introduction in 2003, Volvo Penta has given its next generation D4 & D6 propulsion packages a comprehensive overhaul.

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Raymarine: Unveiling Yamaha Outboard Integration

FLIR has announced the addition of Yamaha Command Link and Command Link Plus integration into Raymarine’s family of Axiom multifunction displays. This new capability is one of many new features introduced with the recent release of the LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 operating system for Axiom.Certified by Yamaha, Raymarine’s Axiom series of multifunction can now display the instrumentation for up to four Yamaha outboard engines on a single display. The Axiom engine data display echoes…

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First MAN V12-2000 Delivered to AB Yachts

MAN Engines delivers its first MAN V12-2000 engine to AB Yachts, an Italian shipyard based in Viareggio in Tuscany. The MAN V12-2000 is currently the most powerful engine in the MAN Engines portfolio and was only debuted last year at the Cannes Yachting Festival. AB Yachts, which by its own claim is the world's leading supplier of gliders with water jet propulsion, will install this yacht engine in its AB 100 model in a three-engine system with ZF transmissions and MJP water jets.