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 Continues To Innovate By Using Environmentally Sustainable Fuels In Its Diesel-Hydrogen Outboard.Shoreham UK – 05 June 2023 – Following joining SHAPE UK in 2021, a consortium looking to transition Portsmouth International Port into the UK’s first zero-emissions maritime hub, Cox has been working with the University of Brighton on developing its dual-fuel hydrogen engine for operating within a port environment. Taking the project to the next level in environmental sustainability, Cox has now introduced the use of Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil, or HVO as its more commonly referred to, to replace the standard diesel mixture, which can use as little as 15% of the fuel to ignite its hydrogen-powered outboard to provide 85% of the outboard’s propulsion.
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.