OXE 300 Dare to be different

OXE300 is the latest outboard in the OXE Diesel series. Born from a demand for even more power, torque and range, the OXE300 does not compromise on either reliability or control.  With a bi-turbo diesel engine from BMW, 680Nm of crankshaft torque is provided already at 1750rmp. Already at 1000rpm, the engine provides over 500Nm at the crankshaft. At the propeller shaft, the torque numbers translate to 945Nm (696ft-lb). This means that you, at your fingertips, have not only massive bollard pull power, but also fast hole shot acceleration. OXE Diesel outboards are built for demanding users, for those who require high durability and serviceability, while also providing maximal range and massive torque.

Battery production – the choke point for electric boating?

Market for both electric and hybrid boats to reach US$20b in the next five years

With major outboard manufacturers venturing into electric power and a number of independent companies working on both outboard and inboard electric power, it appears there is no slowing of the move toward battery-powered boating. Except, that is, for the availability of batteries, which industry experts expect to be the choke point.

With companies like ePropulsion reporting record sales and General Motors taking a US$150m stake in Pure Watercraft, some experts predict that the market for both true electric and hybrid electric boats will reach US$20b in the next five years.

Cummins invests in next-gen propulsion systems

Decarbonisation seen as a significant growth opportunity for US engine builder

At a wide-ranging virtual presentation with analysts and shareholders this week, Cummins Inc shared a glimpse into its strategy to achieve its aspirational goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050 while generating profitable growth through the design, manufacture and support of new powertrain technologies across a number of fuel types and power sources.

ePropulsion CEO on development of electric boating and 2021 unit sales

Electric engine builder predicts strong growth for 2022

Marine electric propulsion systems and services provider ePropulsion, has announced record sales revenue growth in 2021 and forecasts a strong outlook for 2022.

Sales revenue increased 200% year-on-year in 2021, with over 15,000 units sold across the globe. The company estimates a further 100% growth rate in 2022 as more boat owners look to switch to more sustainable boating and convert to electric propulsion systems as take-up for commercial use and OEM applications rises.

Yamaha begins mass production of electric outboard

Harmo goes into full production

Yamaha Marine well-known for its outboard engines ranging from 2.5 to 450hp has started mass production of its Harmo electric marine engine.

The electric motor dedicated to boating, maritime and yachting uses revolutionary electromagnetic-lineal technology, which allows for very high torque, suitable for all types of propellers.

Swedish boatbuilder signs €50m battery supply deal

Swedish electric boat builder X Shore has announced a 5-year deal with battery solution-provider Kreisel Electric, worth €50 million.

The partnership will see X Shore’s flagship model, the Eelex 8000, and its 225kW motor, being exclusively powered by two state of the art Kreisel Battery Packs (KBP 63) with a total battery capacity of 126 kWh.

OXE sets eyes firmly on recreational market with diesel outboard

When OXE Marine, the Swedish builder of diesel outboards was founded in 2012 its goal was fairly simple, in principle; build a durable, safe and reliable high-performance diesel outboard largely for commercial and military applications. What no one foresaw was expanding the product into the recreational boating arena.

But with the introduction of its 300hp model in May of 2020 – that uses a marinised bi-turbo automotive configuration powerhead from BMW -and impressive performance statistics that include 46% less fuel consumption than comparable gas models at a similar weight and extending the operational range by nearly 90%, a new and unexpected market emerged, driven by consumers.

Neander expands  US distributor network

Diesel outboard manufacturer teams up with Florida’s ADR Power Systems

German outboard manufacturer, Neander, has strengthened its sales and service network in the United States with the appointment of transmission experts, ADR Power Systems.

ADR general manager Allan Garzaro (left) with Joel Reid, and Rick Chapman (right)

Based in Southern Florida, ADR Power Systems has more than 50 years combined Twin Disc experience and specialises in

Ford Weighs Big Changes to Electric Vehicles

As the world rushes to embrace electric vehicle technology, Ford became one of the first conventional automakers to match — if not outright exceed — the standard for EVs set by Tesla.

Now, Ford evidently also wants to catch up to its EV rival on Wall Street.

Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, reports that Ford CEO Jim Farley is evaluating ways to separate its growing electric vehicle operations from its conventional internal-combustion engine vehicles — potentially including spinning one of them off into an entirely new company.