Martac unveils new autonomous vessel W/ Cox Diesel Outboards

Maritime Tactical Systems Inc. recently unveiled its latest Devil Ray T24 (7m) ASV from its Devil Ray production facility in Melbourne, Fla. 

Designed for high performance and powered by twin Cox Powertrain CXO 300 diesel outboards, the autonomous surface vessel (ASV) can reach speeds of up to 50 knots and cover open ocean distances of up to 600 nautical miles, with a payload capacity of 1,800 lbs., Martac said.

Cox Marine Partners With Six Boatbuilders

“Integrating the Cox Marine CXO300 diesel technology into their vessels will set a new standard for performance and efficiency in the marine industry,” Ring Power/Cox Marine vice president and general manager Pat Bucci said in a statement. Together, we aim to provide boaters with exceptional propulsion solutions that elevate the boating experience.”

Compared with gas outboards, according to Cox Marine, the CXO300 produces lower emissions, uses 30% less fuel, and has a 60% increase in torque.

Twin OXE 150hp To Power New 12m National Trust Landing Craft

We at Proteum are thrilled to have provided PDL Marine and the National Trust two 150hp OXE diesel outboards. These will be installed on a 12m landing craft, offering transportation services to Orford Ness in Suffolk. The current access method involves a ferry from Orford Quay, which can be challenging for those with mobility issues due to the steep and slippery steps. The new craft will enable step-free access to the Ness, making it possible for wheelchair users, families with buggies, and others who cannot use steps to visit.