International Diesel Emission Regulations Delayed

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Environment Protection Committee agreed to delay enforcement of Tier III engine emissions regulations for vessels longer than 78’ (23. 77 m) after the United States Coast Guard said it would not take enforcement actions if vessels didn’t meet them. Several groups including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the European Boating Industry and the International Council of Marine Industry Associations worked within the IMO to grant the three-year extension.

Yamaha Interview w/ Jonathon Burns – Part One

Last year, Yamaha Motors introduced its all-new “Helm Master EX” system which – unlike its previous system – was 100% developed and made by Yamaha. The result is the Gen 2 “EX” version that has more features and does not require a joystick, unless one is wanted. At the same time, Yamaha introduced a joystick for single engines without a bow thruster, which it says is remarkably effective. We haven’t tested it but listen to what Yamaha’s GM of U.S. Marine Development and Planning has to say.

OXE Marine AB publishes annual report for 2020

OXE Marine AB (“The Company”) announced the following significant events during the year:
The company name changed from Cimco Marine AB (publ) to OXE Marine AB (publ)
The company received EUR 4 m in funding, relating to Tranche B of the EIB facility.
PanLink in Tczew, Poland selected as the production partner for the OXE300 and Outdoor Network Manufacturing in Albany, USA selected as the new manufacturing partner for the 125hp to 200hp series.
Following the successful collaboration with the BMW Group of marinizing their 3 liter, 6 cylinder bi-turbo engine for use in the OXE300s, OXE Marine AB and BMW agreed to co-brand the OXE300.

New Hybrid Tour Boat Suffers Battery Fire Under Way

Firefighters in Vestfold, Norway have extinguished a battery fire aboard the battery-hybrid passenger vessel Brim. On Thursday, the vessel was under way from Sarpsborg to Sandefjord after finishing an educational event for children. During the transit, a battery bank caught fire, potentially due to overheating and thermal runaway, according to Norwegian broadcaster NRK. Only four crewmembers – and no passengers – were on board when the boat caught fire in the Oslofjord, according to the operator’s spokesperson. No injuries were reported.

US start-up unveils new foiling electric powerboat at Palm Beach show

Navier, a Silicon Valley start-up, announced the launch of its first-ever model at the start of this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show which opened today. The Navier 27 is an all-electric hydrofoil performance-craft capable of a range exceeding 75Nm at a 20kt cruising speed. The craft is outfitted with a highly advanced autopilot with features we see in today’s self-driving land vehicles.

Full steam ahead

The Gåsø Høvding, which is equipped to transport large volumes of fish as well as carrying out delousing, is indicative of one trend in the vessels being built to service aquaculture: size. Farm units themselves are becoming ever more ambitious in terms of volume, and the vessels that serve them have had to follow suit. Fuel efficiency was also a key consideration for Shetland-based Flugga Boats, which recently built six workboats for Grieg Seafood. The boats – which are made of aluminium with a high density polyethylene (HDPE) collar – are fitted with OXE diesel outboard engines, which combine economy with reliability and endurance. The OXE outboards not only save on fuel but extend endurance.

Power, durability and economy

One company is changing the outboard market by lowering emissions and costs. Nature is a force of its own, and to operate within it requires both trust in onboard crew, but also trust in the equipment used. More importantly, commercial users in aquaculture depend on their gear to ensure that they can perform their daily operations. OXE Marine AB, are the innovators behind OXE Diesel, a diesel outboard developed specifically for commercial users. OXE Diesel combines the reliability and endurance of marine inboards with the flexibility and agility of outboard engines.

Strong and sustainable

Flugga Boats, based in Shetland, has focused on sustainability, safety and useability to create workboats that are efficient and practical. The company has built six boats for Grieg Seafood, four with a forward cabin and two with an open aft cuddy. The boats use OXE diesel outboards which are remarkably fuel-efficient. Farm operators rate the workboats highly for their safety, seakeeping and comfort. They are also pleased with the boats’ versatility and low maintenance costs.