British diesel outboard engine manufacturer strengthens sales team with recruitment of experienced marine industry professional Harry Heasman to lead development of regional strategy and support network. Diesel outboard engine specialist Cox Marine has announced the appointment of marine industry specialist Harry Heasman as its Sales Director for EMEA.
UK-based offshore vessel operator North Star has awarded a £2 million contract to Great Yarmouth firm Alicat Workboats to build two new Chartwell designed daughter craft. The vessels will be added to North Star’s new renewables fleet which is bound for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, located off the North East coast of England, from next year.
The E-Motion™ achieves great success through real world training
These sea trials were the first in which the E-Motion™ powered a boat that endured rigorous, relentless, real world open water testing, and the results were astounding. Limestone stated the E-Motion™ propulsion system “Met the company’s demands and then some. It provides all of the benefits of an EV boating experience, without compromising the performance expectations of an internal combustion engine, while maintaining the ride characteristics for which Limestone’s Aquasport is renowned.”
Diesel outboards have long gotten a bad rap of being smelly and smoky, but a new generation of diesel technology is aiming to leave that in the sooty past. As yacht owners and the military move to a single-source fuel concept, diesel outboards are having a moment. Today’s diesel outboards have higher horsepower, better range, and are lighter than models offered less than a decade ago. Gasoline four-stroke outboards still rule, but diesel outboard manufacturers hope to grab a slice of the valuable recreational market.
Designed to be both fast and agile, the patrol craft Swift has already entered service in Southampton, one of the UK’s busiest ports. Built by Berthon, Cox’s UK distributor based in Lymington, the 7.8m Commercial Grade RIB will be used by the ABP Southampton team to enforce harbor by-laws and to carry out other harbour duties by its safety security patrols. The CXO300 diesel outboard enables the RIB to achieve speeds of nearly 40 knots, while the boat gives them much improved fast response and shallow water capability.
Recently, BoatTEST tested a 57’ (17.37 m) catamaran powered by a pair of 300-hp OXE diesel outboard engines. We evaluated her with custom Sharrow props and conventional 5-blade wheels made by one of America’s best outboard prop manufacturers. The video is important for anyone needing high-torque diesel power.
CXO300 manufacturer is also showcasing its ground-breaking diesel outboard with UK distributor Berthon on Berths VA30/31/32, with demos available on a Cox-powered RIB. Demonstrating its commitment to meeting the challenges of reducing worldwide CO2 emissions, Cox Marine will provide insight into the development of useable hydrogen-based marine propulsion systems at this year’s Seawork International.
Last month, three members of Diversified Communications’ inner sanctum visited New Orleans from our headquarters in Portland, Maine. (DC owns WorkBoat and the International WorkBoat Show.) These three are among the best and brightest in our Commercial Marine division — Bob Callahan, group vice president; Lauren St. Clair, group marketing director; and Doug Stewart, art director. We’ve logged some miles together in the past and had some good times doing it. This time, they were here for the Offshore Marine Service Association’s annual spring golf tournament, but came a day early to visit Shamrock Marine LLC, a launch service that operates out of Baton Rouge, La.
Cox Marine yesterday announced that it added four new members to its leadership team ahead of what it described as “an escalation in production of its 300-hp diesel outboard engine.” David Gilbert joins the company as chief commercial officer. His previous roles include 10 years at McLaren Automotive, as well as tenures at Element Six, Volkswagen, PA Consulting and Accenture. He will also join the Cox executive committee.