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Cox Powertrain: The CXO300 Revolution arrives at the High Speed Boat Operations Forum

Press Release   •   Jun 05, 2018 10:17 BST

Cox Powertrain to discuss final concept details of the revolutionery CXO300 diesel outboard engine at HSBO

High-Speed Boat Operations Forum, Gothenburg, Sweden, 5 to 7 June 2018 - Stand C6

With just months until the launch of one of the marine industry’s most defining engine innovations, Cox Powertrain teams with Swedish distributor at HSBO to reveal more about the revolutionary CXO300

Gothenburg, Sweden – 5 June 2018 - British diesel innovator, Cox Powertrain, joins Swedish distributor, Diesel Power this week at the High-Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) forum to discuss final concept details of its game-changing CXO300, diesel outboard engine ahead of its launch later this year.

Originally developed for a British Military of Defence (MoD) development contract, the CXO300 will be of great interest to visitors of the conference, which attracts high-ranking delegates from many of the world’s law enforcement, military, special forces and rescue agencies.

Built for professional marine use from the ground up, the CXO300 is the highest power density diesel outboard engine ever developed. Its many features and advantages over a comparable gasoline outboard will appeal to HSBO delegates. With a 25% better range and longer service intervals - it has been designed to live up to three times longer than an equivalent outboard engine - it will be crucial to the operation and performance of fast response vessels. It has a 100% higher peak torque at the crankshaft than the leading gasoline 300hp outboards and is 60% higher compared to a leading 350hp. This enables craft to move more weight more efficiently, reach peak torque and top power more quickly.

Joel Reid, Cox Powertrain’s Global Sales Director, who will be speaking on day three of the HSBO conference programme about ‘The Future of Diesel Outboards’, said, “Over the last few years, I have spoken with 200 boat builders, over 1000 operators as well as another 1000 industry professionals and the feedback is positive. The need for a commercially rated diesel outboard of similar power density to a gasoline outboard is clear.”

NATO’s single fuel policy, which aims to cut the use of gasoline-driven equipment in favour of diesel engines. is also significant factor for many operators and the introduction of a viable diesel outboard, such as the CXO300, will be transformational for professional users of fast response vessels.

Peter Nauwerck, CEO of Cox Powertrain’s Swedish distributor, Diesel Power, said, “The marine market has greatly shifted from the use of inboard to outboard, however, for vessels used by organisations such as the navy, sea rescue and law enforcement agencies, the traditional gasoline engines have not been a good option. Users in this sector have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a high-powered diesel outboard such as the CXO300.”

Visit the Cox Powertrain team and Diesel Power at HSBO on stand C6 in the exhibition hall. For further information about the CXO300 and to keep up to date with the latest news, visit


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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 with which customers are challenged.

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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