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Cox Powertrain: Cox Powertrain Previews the World's First 300HP Marine Diesel Outboard at Cannes Yachting Festival

Press release   •   Sep 06, 2016 09:43 BST

Web image: The CXO300 from Cox Powertrain

Cannes Yachting Festival, 6th to 11th September 2016, Stand PAN 363

British diesel engine innovator, Cox Powertrain, is previewing the world’s first 300hp marine diesel outboard engine the CXO300, at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. Built specifically for marine use, Cox has brought together highly skilled engineers from Formula 1 racing and premium automotive engine design to develop this completely new concept diesel engine, providing gasoline outboard performance, with diesel economy and reliability.

Cox is displaying a full sized model of the CXO300, which is a revolutionary opposed-piston, diesel outboard that is fully compliant with all the current emission regulations. Delivering 300hp and weighing only 300kg, it is the largest diesel outboard engine to be developed for the luxury yacht market and eliminates the need to carry petrol and associated equipment on board. It offers significantly lower running costs than its petrol equivalent, longer service intervals and a far greater range.

Cox Powertrain is led by former Cosworth CEO Tim Routsis who commented, “Cannes is a highly important event for us to showcase our technology to the luxury yacht market. The development of the CXO300 is now entering the final stages of a five year development programme so we are excited at the prospect of introducing this game-changing technology to the market ahead of its launch. We have brought together some of the UK’s foremost experts in engine design to turn this concept into a reality. Owners can be confident that this new diesel outboard is ready for the demanding environment in which it will operate. ”

Cox is a British company based in West Sussex, dedicated to answering the demands of commercial, government and military marine operators, for a reliable and powerful diesel outboard. With petrol now not permitted on-board military ships, in addition to many commercial vessels and superyachts, the development of a viable diesel outboard for RIBs and tenders, offering the comparable power and weight of a gasoline engine, has been an important factor in the rapid expansion of Cox Powertrain.

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Cox Powertrain is a world-leading British designer and builder of marine diesel outboard engines developed for worldwide and multi-market applications.

Based on the South Coast of England, Cox Powertrain is backed by the Ministry of Defence and a solid shareholder base of private and institutional investors. As a result, the company has been able to implement a long-term development programme of ground-breaking new products.

Led by ex-Cosworth CEO, Tim Routsis, whose background lies in engine development in global automotive, aerospace and marine markets, the company’s mission is to deliver a completely new concept in diesel engines that has the potential to revolutionise the marine market.

With a strong pedigree in Formula 1 racing and premium automotive design, Cox’s highly skilled team of engineers has decades of experience in combustion engines and understand the many difficulties customers are challenged with.

Cox’s first ground-breaking diesel outboard engine, the CXO300, is the highest power density diesel outboard engine ever developed. As a low weight, high power, single fuel engine, the CXO300 delivers the same performance and efficiency of an inboard but with the convenience and flexibility of an outboard.

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