TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Diesel Outboards, LLC — the American manufacturer of OXE diesel outboards — is pleased to announce they will be adding three new Gulf Coast dealerships to their network of OXE sales and service professionals: Outcast Marine (LA); Johnson Diesel (MS); and Jones Marine (AL).
The addition of these three regional dealerships means that Gulf Coast states from Louisiana to Florida will now contain a Diesel Outboards, LLC-backed OXE dealership.
For 2021, Yamaha has upgraded its F250 and F300 V6 Offshore Digital Electronic Control four-stroke outboards. They feature built-in Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE) and other features derived from the company’s 425-hp flagship outboard, the XTO Offshore.
SHOREHAM-BY-SEA, UK – 26th January 2021- British diesel outboard specialist, Cox Powertrain has announced a new generation of mobile boating technology with the launch of its Coxswain™ app – a powerful new engine management application that enables customers to access aftersales support for their Cox diesel outboards at the touch of a button. The Coxswain™ app is the first of its kind in the marine industry and has been developed as part of Cox Powertrain’s drive to deliver unrivaled aftersales service for its customers, supported by an exemplary global distributor and dealer network.
Wired recognized Ingenity, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, for promoting sustainable propulsion. “Wakesurfing on 100 percent electric power is one of the highest and best forms of recreation on the planet … and it also happens to be better for the planet,” Ingenity president Sean Marrero said in a statement.
The Aquon One is a luxury solar – hydrogen yacht completely powered by rooftop panels that generate electricity to run its twin 100kW motors and also create hydrogen for fuel cells from the water the boat sails through. The system is similar to that of the zero emission Energy Observer research vessel which is sailing around the world on solar, wind and hydrogen power and is currently in French Guiana on its way from France to Japan. The difference being that the Aquon is not a research ship, but the world’s first leisure catamaran powered by green (no fossil fuels involved) hydrogen.
Volkswagen Tuesday announced a cooperative agreement with the Austrian builder of solar-electric catamarans, Silent Yachts, which could be the German automaker’s entry into the boat business. VW won’t be dropping its Electronic Vehicle (EV) platform, called MEB into Silent Yacht vessels, but instead hired Seat’s Cupra performance division to design a new yacht for the company.
Sweden’s Volvo Group announced today that it is creating a new business with the group – Volvo Energy – to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable transport solutions and support the growing interest for electric vehicles and heavy equipment among its customers. ”Our ambition is to offer our customers the most competitive solutions when it comes to electrification, including batteries and charging infrastructure. With Volvo Energy, we are taking a holistic view of the entire life cycle, which benefits both our customers’ business and society as a whole,” said Volvo Group President and CEO Martin Lundstedt. “With Volvo Energy, we are further increasing our focus on this important area. We are also giving vehicle batteries a second life, which is both a business opportunity and a way to contribute to the creation of a circular economy and a fossil free society,” Lundstedt added.
The trend now spreading all around the world is impossible to ignore. In late 2020, Slovenia-based Greenline Yachts announced a partnership to provide boats for the world’s first all-electric charter company on the Telemark Canal in Norway. A similar program is underway in Sweden with a partnership between Candela, a builder of foiling electric boats, and solar-energy provider Nordsol for a network of charging stations on the Swedish archipelago.
An OXE Diesel’s reliability and endurance are perfect for search and rescue operations, as the missions often demand both speed and strength to safely carry through. The Swedish Sea Rescue Society in Höganäs uses an OXE200 on their 6 m open boat. The SSRS has over 70 stations located in Sweden, manning boats of different sizes. The society has more than 2000 volunteers, who assist in search and rescue missions along the Swedish shorelines and lakes.
Irish Commercial Charter Boats (ICCB), Dublin’s premiere boat charter company, has ordered a bespoke 12m landing craft from Chartwell Marine, a pioneer in next-generation vessel design. The vessel will be built at the Arklow Marine shipyard and looks set to hit the water in summer 2021. With a number of large-scale energy projects on the horizon in Irish waters, the vessel has been developed by Chartwell Marine to meet ICCB’s expanding operational requirements, including surveying, assisting with cable landing and transporting supplies and personnel to near-shore offshore installations. To ensure maximum versatility in the shallow waters around the East Irish coast, the vessel has a shallow draft and can operate in depths of 0.8m.