OXE300 available in white

The OXE300 series is now available not only in the original OXE Black but in the confident and honest OXE White. OXE Marine provides the engines as a complete OXE300 engine in white but can also be ordered as a white cowling set separately. For demanding users operating in extreme environments, things are often black or white, with no room for excuses. OXE300, available now in black or white cowling, provide reliability, power and control.

USCG issues interim rule on fire safety of small passenger vessels

In response to the deadly Conception dive boat fire, the U.S. Coast Guard is issuing an interim rule as the first step to implementing statutorily mandated requirements for fire safety on certain covered small passenger vessels. This interim rule adds additional fire safety requirements for small passenger vessels, including fire detection and suppression systems, avenues of escape, egress drills, crew firefighting training, watchmen monitoring devices, and the handling of flammable items such as rechargeable batteries.

Scania DI13 Diesel

Scania might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of marine diesels. But that could well change thanks to a powerful, lightweight and efficient new model showcased in a twin-inboard installation powering the new 46-foot Billfish from Viking Yacht Company. Swedish-based Scania—one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for trucks, buses, industrial applications and boats—introduced the DI13 marine diesel to North America earlier this year. That prompted one of the United States distributors for Scania North America, Mack Boring & Parts Co., to put a pair of the 900 hp versions of the DI13 in its new Viking 46BF company boat. Mack Boring christened it Mack 900.

Brunswick Acquires SemahTronix

Brunswick Corp. said in a statement that it acquired SemahTronix, a global supplier of wiring harnesses and cable assemblies for the marine, mobile and defense industries. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The company will be part of Brunswick’s Advanced Systems Group of parts-and-accessory brands, which include batteries, power management, digital control and monitoring, and networked systems and devices.

Emissions Regulations Postponed

The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee voted to delay enforcement of IMO Tier III engine emission regulations for vessels larger than 78 feet, a move the Coast Guard said it would support. The NOx Tier III emission limits for marine engines has been around since 2016, but the International Council of Marine Industry Associations was granted a five-year extension for recreational vessels that was set to expire this year.

Amaroq Diesel Outboard

A diesel outboard engine light enough to be used on an inflatable. The lightweight diesel outboard, seen by many in the commercial and military sectors as the holy grail in terms of small-craft propulsion, has been a long time coming ‒ that is, until now. British company Amaroq have been developing a 72kg 697cc 50hp diesel outboard engine, which following a UK patent was launched this year. Due to be revealed at the cancelled 2020 Seawork show, this motor will be demonstrated on the water to interested customers during the early part of 2021.