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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Southampton Port’s New Patrol RIB sports Cox CXO300 Drives

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. The CXO300 diesel outboard enables the RIB to achieve speeds of nearly 40 knots, while the boat gives them much improved fast response and shallow water capability.

Sharrow Marine – Showdown in Paradise by BoatTEST.com

Recently, BoatTEST tested a 57’ (17.37 m) catamaran powered by a pair of 300-hp OXE diesel outboard engines. We evaluated her with custom Sharrow props and conventional 5-blade wheels made by one of America’s best outboard prop manufacturers. The video is important for anyone needing high-torque diesel power.

Cox Marine to Highlight Development of Next-Gen Hydrogen Solutions

CXO300 manufacturer is also showcasing its ground-breaking diesel outboard with UK distributor Berthon on Berths VA30/31/32, with demos available on a Cox-powered RIB. Demonstrating its commitment to meeting the challenges of reducing worldwide CO2 emissions, Cox Marine will provide insight into the development of useable hydrogen-based marine propulsion systems at this year’s Seawork International.

On the road again — Part 4

Last month, three members of Diversified Communications’ inner sanctum visited New Orleans from our headquarters in Portland, Maine. (DC owns WorkBoat and the International WorkBoat Show.) These three are among the best and brightest in our Commercial Marine division — Bob Callahan, group vice president; Lauren St. Clair, group marketing director; and Doug Stewart, art director. We’ve logged some miles together in the past and had some good times doing it. This time, they were here for the Offshore Marine Service Association’s annual spring golf tournament, but came a day early to visit Shamrock Marine LLC, a launch service that operates out of Baton Rouge, La.

Arc One Electric Speedboat

Los Angeles-based electric boat company Arc announced this morning that sales have opened for its flagship Arc One electric speedboat, which the company boasts is the “most powerful electric watercraft commercially available. The Arc One earns that power title handily, mostly due to two factors. First, it’s loaded to the teeth with a giant motor and a massive battery pack to supply the necessary power. And second, there simply aren’t that many commercially available electric boats… yet.
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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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