DIESEL OUTBOARD INDUSTRY

“Outboard use in the U.S. workboat market is picking up, but it doesn’t come close to matching demand overseas. It’s estimated that about 25% of outboard engines sold globally are used in commercial applications. There’s a trend toward outboard motors, even in larger craft. “Ten years ago, bigger boats would have had inboards, but they are now being purchased with triple and quad outboards. The upfront costs are less, and maintenance is simpler. Fire departments want more speed and more performance, and outboards do the job.” Workboat Magazine Oct 2019 Edition

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Venice’s e-Regatta Showcases Electric Boats

With 23 entries competing over three days, the world’s first electric-boat regatta took place from May 29 to June 5 in Venice, Italy, as part of the Venice Boat Show. The weekend started with a parade of electrically powered boats from refitted Venice classics to the latest high-tech raceboats as the fleet idled from the Arsenale, along the Grand Canal out into the San Marco Basin and then back to their starting point.

Cox Powertrain 300 hp Diesel Outboard Motor Test

The day had finally arrived when I could test the new CXO300 diesel outboard motor from Cox Powertrain Ltd., a sea trial I had anticipated for 32 months, since attending the public debut of this landmark engine at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Developmental delays had led to postponements of this test until June 2021.

South Korea’s first commercial hydrogen boat unveiled

Vinssen’s Hydrogenia, South Korea’s first commercialised hydrogen electric boat, was unveiled at the 2021 Busan International Boat Show earlier this year. Hydrogenia was built by South Korean shipbuilder Vinssen and is powered by an electric drivetrain and sub-system from Danfoss Editron, a Finnish company that develops power systems for heavy-duty and commercial marine vessels and vehicles.

Spanish-Italian builder wants to revolutionise electric boating concept

The Italian-Spanish shipyard Magonis is on a bid to revolutionise the electric boating market with its new Magonis Wave e-550 which it bills as both smart, efficient, and crucially, affordable. Following three years of research and development, the innovative Magonis Wave e-550 – the first boat from the Spanish builder – made its public debut at the Venice Boat Show earlier this month.

Brunswick to acquire Navico

Brunswick Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Navico, a global leader in marine electronics and sensors for $1.05 billion. As a result of this acquisition, Brunswick will add the industry leading brands of Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, and C-MAP to its Advanced Systems Group (ASG), which includes the leading Parts & Accessories (P&A) brands in power management, digital control and monitoring, and networked devices.
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There is no denying that the world is turning green around us and in the maritime environment, discussions about green solutions have become very prevalent. A “Green” trend is influencing everything from supply of solar panels and biodegradable marine cleaning materials to tackling engine emissions and on-board waste-management systems that meet the current stringent environmental standards or generally help towards a better environment. Diesel outboards, for example, are replacing traditional petrol engines and bringing with them “enormous increased efficiency and tremendous cost savings.

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