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Cox Powertrain: NAVEXPO - Fenwick Announced as Distributor for the World's Highest Power Density Diesel Outboard Engine

Press Release   •   May 16, 2018 15:15 BST

The CXO300 is attracting lots of interest at Navexpo in Lorient. Image shows the captain of the SNSM rescue boat based in La Trinité sur Mer with a prototype of the CXO300

Navexpo, Port Lorient, France, 15 – 17 May 2018 – Stand A04

Lancing, UK - 16 May 2018 - British diesel outboard innovator, Cox Powertrain, today announces Fenwick as their French distributor for its game-changing 300hp diesel outboard engine.

Visitors to Navexpo’s third floating trade show in Port of Lorient, France will be able to see a prototype of the highly anticipated CXO300 at Fenwick stand A04 from 15-17 May. The Fenwick team will be on-hand to talk about the industry changing engine, which will be launched later in 2018.

Fenwick is the latest distributor to join an exclusive global alliance of Cox distributors that have been chosen for their reputable standing in maritime engine solutions for both professional and recreational users.

Deputy General Manager for Fenwick, Jean-Baptiste Vène said, “Fenwick, a family-owned company since 1862, is proud to become the exclusive distributor of Cox diesel outboard engines in France. Throughout our extensive presence of more than seventy years in the French market, Fenwick is a long-lasting partner of various well-known marine engine brands. As the market evolves and new trends emerge, we strongly believe that Cox will bring innovative solutions to the market, allowing our French customers to enjoy new ways to navigate.“

Commenting about the impact the CXO300 will have on the French market Vène said, “ We think diesel outboards have been long required by the market and especially by the Military, the superyacht tender builders or more generally professional users such as fishermen or transport companies. Demanding customers expect high quality products and high level of service and it is exactly what Fenwick, as a partner of Cox, intends to provide to the French market. Relying on our deep knowledge of the market, we are confident that the introduction of Cox diesel outboards will be a great success.“

The CXO300 is the world’s highest power density diesel outboard. Backed by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and undergoing trials with the US Coast Guard and US Navy, the final concept CXO300 is based on a 4-stroke, V8 architecture. It has been developed for commercial, government and military applications, where performance, durability and fuel efficiency are paramount. A viable high-powered diesel outboard engine such as the CXO300 will be of specific interest to Navies, Coast Guards and other governmental organisations around the world for use on their fast response vessels.

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Media contacts:

Faye Dooley, Marketing Assistant

Cox Powertrain Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 1273 454 424


Karen Bartlett

Saltwater Stone

Tel: +44 (0) 1202 669 244


About Cox Powertrain

Cox Powertrain is a world-leading British designer and builder of diesel 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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About Fenwick

Founded in 1862, Fenwick has three main divisions:

Marine - Inboard and outboard engines. Marine Installation accessories and propellers

Electronic -Component placement machines, inspection machines and transit equipment

Industry - Clamping, cooling and blowing, ground lapping and diamond lapping and ultrasonic cleaning

Each of Fenwick’s business areas is made up of autonomous departments that exclusively manage several product lines and have their own means of marketing, monitoring and product maintenance.

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