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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New Partnership announced to create Electric Boat championship

Electric Sea Racing Limited (‘E1 Series’) and Public Investment Fund (‘PIF’) have entered a partnership that will create the world’s first electric powerboat racing competition. The news was revealed today during a virtual launch event, where E1 Series organisers also unveiled the new design of the electric RaceBird powerboat ahead of today’s World Oceans Day.

Flux Marine testing three electric outboard prototypes

A Rhode Island start-up founded by childhood friends has been quietly working on reinventing the outboard motor and is testing three electric prototypes in the 15hp, 40hp and 70hp categories. Flux Marine Ltd is the brainchild of Ben Sorkin and Daylin Frantin, who spent summers together as youth on New York’s Lake George buying, fixing and selling old outboards.

Diesel outboards on the Atchafalaya River

Back in March, David LeBlanc, regional sales director for Diesel Outboards, invited me aboard the 42'x13' multipurpose workboat Miss Ida, part of TK Boat Rentals’ fleet, to check out the performance of the twin Oxe 200-hp diesel outboards hanging from the boat’s stern. It was the end of April before we could get our schedules to mesh, and we made plans for a ride along. It happened that three people from Diversified Communications, our main/Maine office in Portland, were scheduled to come down for the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) golf tournament on May 1. So, I suggested that we schedule the ride along for that week, if possible. Well, LeBlanc made it happen.

2020 IBEX Innovation Award Interview with Yamaha Marine

To meet the extreme electrical demands of today’s bigger boats, especially at low RPM, Yamaha developed a completely new Phase Angle Control charging system. Now there’s plenty of power for devices like gyro stabilizers, air conditioning, sound systems, and console electronics without the need for a generator.

Vision Marine Acquires Electric Rental Fleet

Vision Marine co-founder and CEO Alexandre Mongeon said acquiring EBR — which serves about 100,000 passengers annually — gives his company another avenue to showcase the brand’s e-powered craft and its E-Motion 180E outboard and powertrain system, which is set to debut midsummer with Limestone Boats.
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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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