On the road again — Part 4

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 Bolsters Leadership Team

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.

Limestone electric boats set for 2023 delivery after successful sea trials

The first of the Limestone electric boats – the Aquasport 2100CC (Centre Console) model – are ready to move into serial production after the successful completion of a series of rigorous real-world open water tests using the E-Motion electric outboard powertrain from Vision Marine Technologies. (Video of the sea trial is at the bottom of this article)

SEASIDE RESTAURANT

“It’s totally different from my previous experiences. The thrust and torque, and the amounts of fuel I save because of its low fuel consumption are some of the benefits I’ve already noticed. The driving experience is incredible, which is hard to believe because the OXE Diesel is a little heavier. But it’s compensated by the power of it. Another benefit is that I can gather heat from the engine to heat my cabin, which is very nice.”

David Lyckdal
Owner of Seaside Restaurant

Cox Marine partners with Gulf Yachts

Cox Marine, manufacturer of the CXO300 high-powered diesel outboard engine, has announced an expanded contract with UAE partner Gulf Yachts to cover additional regions as exclusive distributor. The Doha-based company is increasing its territories beyond Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Lebanon to also distribute in UAE and Bahrain – a growth strategy that confirms Gulf Yachts as Cox Marine’s largest distributor in terms of volume of sales.

Ingenity 23E yacht tour: This electric pontoon boat is a compelling package

At first glance the Ingenity 23E looks like a pontoon boat, however the hull is a tunnelled monohull giving it a cruising speed of 17 knots and a maximum of 26 knots.Throttle down to displacement speed and you’ll get up to 14 hours of continuous use from the largest 164kWh battery option. It shares its motor with the Nautique GS22E wake boat, meaning there’s more than enough torque for water sports, but here they have fitted it to a regular Mercury Bravo 4 sterndrive leg for easy, predictable handling.

OXE Marine kicks off Q1 with new commercial model

Oxe Marine, the company behind the industry’s first diesel outboard engine, reported consolidated results for a reduced first quarter from 16 February to 31 March 2022, following completion of a transaction acquiring US companies, Diesel Outboards and Outdoor Network Manufacturing, in exchange for shares in the combined business. Consolidated sales – including OXE Marine AB of Sweden, US-based OXE Marine Inc and OXE Marine Manufacturing – amounted to SEK 31.4 million during the six-week period, with SEK 26m attributable to sales of propulsion units, and the remainder coming from parts and accessories.