New heavy-duty diesel outboards from Caudwell Marine and OXE are about to hit the market, offering potential fuel and emissions savings compared to their petrol-powered counterparts. Late this year and in early 2024, two new heavy-duty diesel outboards will go into production, offering potential fuel saving and emission reduction advantages for commercial, military and recreational high-speed vessel operators.
Any serious boater that keeps up with the larger displacement/hp outboard market has undoubtedly seen the “hit or miss” releasing of information by different manufacturers attempting to introduce a diesel outboard to the market. While there are a number of different factors that will weigh into making one product better than another, we’re going to try and start a series at breaking down each manufacturers product while comparing the pro’s & con’s with each. Here’s a look at the current manufacturer’s we’ll be covering in this upcoming series;
1) OXE Marine – www.oxemarine.com
2) Cox Marine – www.coxmarine.com
3) Neander Motors – www.neander-motors.com
4) Caudwell Marine – www.caudwellmarine.com
The concept of diesel in the marine world is nothing new, but when it comes to diesel-powered outboards, the industry still considers them a novelty. Per OXE Marine, they try to keep it short and concise with this information.
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Caudwell Marine, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, has announced that its new diesel 300-hp outboard will be delivered in early 2024.
The Caudwell Marine team is confident that its first outboard product will exceed the demanding expectations of the market. The Caudwell diesel outboard is primarily aimed at the commercial and military markets which require their high-performance outboards to work, day-in and day-out, in all conditions. However, the team also expects to see opportunities in the recreational market, where fuel economy, performance and reliability are also a requirement.
Charles Good recounts the moment that quite literally sparked the beginnings of Cox Marine.
The year was 1966. Charles was a 20-year-old aboard his mother’s wooden sailboat, anchored off Greece’s Ionian Islands. He was decanting gasoline into a smaller container when he spilled a significant amount on the deck. Almost immediately, the liquid erupted into flames after coming in contact with a nearby gasoline-powered refrigerator.
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