Diesel Outboard Debut
They’ve arrived! And they’re very frugal with fuel.
THE NEW OUTBOARDS – DISTRIBUTED BY AUSTRALASIAN MARINE AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINE SPECIALIST, POWER EQUIPMENT – ARE THE:
Neander Shark 50hp Dtorque made in Germany 150hp/200hp OXE, designed and built by Sweden’s Cimco Marine V8 300hp CXO, built by Cox Powertrain in the UK.
Power Equipment is also the regional distributor for Yanmar and John Deere engines, Mase and Northern Lights generators, as well as Torqeedo electric outboards.
While the Dtorque and OXE outboards have just become available in Australia and New Zealand, the 300hp CXO will only be available from mid-2019.
Power Equipment general manager Luke Foster says even though the engines are from three different manufacturers, they share a common feature: they’ve all been designed and manufactured from the ground up – they’re not existing engines simply modified for diesel.
And, adds the company’s product manager, Noel Van Der Meulen, they offer compelling advantages: “Diesel outboards deliver serious torque with lower fuel consumption than comparable petrol-powered outboards. They also have excellent reliability and longevity, and the fire risk, of course, is lower.”