Cox Powertrain: FLIBS Debut for Cox Powertrain and First Appearance with US Distributors

Full-size model of the world’s highest power density diesel outboard engine, the CXO300, to be shown ahead of next year’s launch

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, 1-5 November 2017, Bahia Mar/Hall Of Fame/Las Olas Marina Show 2017, Yellow Zone Land booth 1077-1078.

British diesel engine innovator, Cox Powertrain, makes its Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show debut today alongside its US distributor network, which comprises some of the USA’s most prominent diesel engine sales and service specialists. Visitors to the show will get a first look at the world’s first 300hp diesel outboard engine via the latest full-size model, which offers a sneak preview of the advanced engine layout.

Seven of Cox Powertrain’s US distributors will come together for the first time on a Cox booth to talk about the ground-breaking technology that makes the CXO300 so special. Joining Dania Beach-based Sun Power Diesel, who was announced last month as Cox Powertrain’s Florida distributor, will be representatives from Louisiana based Innovative Diesel Technology, Texas-based Elite Diesel, South Carolina based Superior Diesel, Massachusetts based Power Product Systems, New Jersey-based Johnson Towers and the West Coast-based Boatswain’s Locker.

Aerial view of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – Copyright: Forest John

Sun Power Diesel’s CEO, Jay Davis said, “About once every ten years, a truly game-changing product is introduced into the marine propulsion marketplace. The interest in the CXO300 has been phenomenal. The number of twin, triple and quad outboard powered boats sold in Florida every month is astonishing. New boats today are for the majority either powered by gas outboards or diesel inboards many with pod drives. Cox’s 300hp diesel outboard offers truly the best of both worlds.”

The CXO300 is the highest power density diesel outboard engine ever developed. With petrol now not permitted on an increasing number of vessels, the introduction of a viable diesel outboard that offers a comparable power and weight of a gasoline engine will be transformational for the sports fishing, luxury and superyacht industries. Delivering 300hp and weighing only 330kg, it offers significantly lower running costs than its gasoline equivalent, longer service intervals and an expected lifecycle three times longer than a gasoline outboard.

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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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