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Poised for Growth

It has been a year of solid growth for Cox Marine. In February, the Shoreham-by-Sea, U.K.-based manufacturer announced that it had raised about $12.5 million from shareholders and borrowed about $4.2 million, with plans to expand its manufacturing facility and increase production of its CXO300 diesel outboard.

Behind the Quest to Build the World’s First Diesel Outboard Engine

Born from the mindset of Formula F1 racing, the Cox Marine CXO300 diesel outboard engine is seeking to take share of market from the gasoline ...

Cox Marine announces further recruitment drive as it ramps up production

UK diesel outboard manufacturer prepares to boost production of the CXO300. Cox Marine, the UK diesel outboard manufacturer, has confirmed details of its latest Careers Open Day on 23 October as it seeks to recruit around 15 new employees. The company says it is looking to fill 10 vacancies in production – three positions in logistics, two in quality and a number of other positions in its sales and engineering divisions - due to its consistently growing order book.  Backed by a strong base of shareholders and private investors, Cox is responsible for the 300hp CXO300 marine diesel engine which entered production in the summer of 2020. Production is now entering its second shift and is about to ramp up.

Cox Marine partners with Axopar and Ribco at Monaco Yacht Show to demonstrate the benefits of Cox‘s diesel outboards

The British diesel outboard manufacturer, Cox Marine, is demonstrating the CXO300 diesel outboard on two vessels at this year's Monaco Yacht Show - an Axopar 37 and a Ribco Venom 39 – both installed with a twin configuration. The vessels are located in the Tenders & Water Toys section of the show and will demonstrate the numerous benefits that the diesel outboards bring to the superyacht market. The on-water demonstrations provide an opportunity for owners and their representatives to experience the high-performing production outboards for the first time at the Monaco show.

New COO at Cox Marine

Cox Marine, the UK diesel outboard manufacturer, has named Gavin Wesson as the group’s new chief operating officer. Wesson will be tasked with building a world-class operations and supply chain capability, positioning the business for its future and will be responsible for Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Purchasing and Logistics.

Cox Marine to Demonstrate Diesel Outboard Engines at Cannes for the First Time

The British diesel outboard innovator, Cox Marine will be exhibiting and demonstrating its CXO300 marine diesel outboards at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 7-12, 2021) for the very first time. In addition to viewing the game-changing CXO300 up close, Cannes show visitors will also be able to see the outboards in action on the water in a twin installation on board an Axopar 37.

Cox Marine takes action to overcome supply chain delays

Cox Marine began production of the CXO300 in May, and according to a company press release, has seen demand grow steadily for the high-performance diesel outboard engine. However, the pandemic has had a significant impact on the manufacturer’s supply chain – particularly the delivery of the major component, the PTT (power, tilt and trim) system.

Testing the New Cox Powertrain CXO300 Diesel Outboard Motor

Diesel-fueled engines have long attracted boaters with the prospect of great efficiency, range, durability, torque and safety thanks to the low volatility of this fuel. With few exceptions, however, choices in marine diesel power had been limited to inboards in the past, especially in the higher horsepower categories.

Cox Powertrain 300 hp Diesel Outboard Motor Test

The day had finally arrived when I could test the new CXO300 diesel outboard motor from Cox Powertrain Ltd., a sea trial I had anticipated for 32 months, since attending the public debut of this landmark engine at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Developmental delays had led to postponements of this test until June 2021.

Boating Industry’s 2021 Top Products

After 13 years of intensive design, development, and testing, Cox Powertrain successfully began production of the CXO300 diesel outboard in May 2020. Designed from a blank sheet of paper for both recreational and commercial use, the CXO300 is a new generation of diesel technology, offering a high-powered diesel outboard propulsion option for the marine market. Commercially rated, the CXO300 delivers highly competitive performance, reaching a peak torque of 479 lb.-ft. torque (650Nm) at just 2250-3000 revolutions per minute