2016-09-01 09:10Blog post

What Commercial Operators Think About the OXE Diesel


OXE is the world’s first high performance diesel outboard setting new standards for durability, fuel-efficiency and low emissions for an outboard engine. This is a collection of testimonials from heavy commercial operators and leading manufactures within the marine industry.

Cimco Marine, the Swedish manufacturer behind the outboard engine, started this project with the mission to design the first generation of high performance diesel outboards. After four years of thorough development, testing and validation the OXE Diesel is now ready for production. During development, the OXE engine has been tested by and in operation with commercial users.

Colin Whitehead, Marine Harvest

The world’s largest Atlantic Salmon producer Marine Harvest accepted their first OXE engine during spring 2016 through Cimco's UK distributor Proteum, for service at their salmon farm in the Hebrides. The 200HP OXE Diesel has the highest power density of any marine diesel and offers the range and performance to operate in the extreme environments required by commercial operators as Marine Harvest.

“OXE is proving itself in our trials and has performed well. We operate in remote locations where petrol is expensive so there are significant logistical and cost advantages for us to have the option to operate diesel engines” said Colin Whitehead, Engineering Manager, Marine Harvest, which operates some 55 farms in Scotland.

Mike Blocher, North River Boats

Mike Blocher is Director of Sales at North River Boats, one of the largest heavy-gauge aluminum boat manufacturer in the United States. They have a diversified customer list which includes the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Mike was impressed by several reliable features of the OXE engine.

“I really liked it – the functionality is really nice. There are several features that I like about the OXE engine. The `slipping clutch´ if you wish, the ability to have a crash stop and to put it directly into reverse in an emergency, low speed maneuverability. Also, the control system – Seastar steering, Optimus controls and the joystick control – are all very reliable. We have it on several of our boats and so we are very familiar with it. Also, the ability to fit an additional heating system (crew compartment) … I think it is a win and can’t wait to try one too,” said Mike Blocher, Director of Sales North River Boats.

Sean Strevens, Cheetah Marine

Sean Strevens is founder of Cheetah Marine and the architect behind the original Cheetah Catamaran that was designed back in 1989. They have been using the OXE for a while, and noticed an increased interest of their boats when having OXE engines installed.

“So far we have had the OXE on a pair of our boats for about six months and they are running very well – very fuel efficient and surprisingly quiet as well. I think that probably the most impressive thing is the mid-range pick up – the acceleration from a two liter diesel is pretty impressive. From our point of view, it is a pathway – it fits what we do and it fits our boats very well and gives us a market for the first high power diesel outboard. The interest at Seawork has been really great and I think that the more OXEs that we manage to get on our boats, the more popular they will become,” said Sean Strevens of Cheetah Marine.

Paul Hollander, Ribtact

Paul Hollander is the founder of Ribtact, based in The Netherlands. Ribtact is a rib boat builder and specialist, and they also offers construction support and training. Paul thinks the OXE Diesel is filling a big gap on the marine market.

“What I like best is the belt drive system and the clutch that Cimco has invented. It is very appealing because all of the regular legs are very sensitive to vibration. The OXE is a well done concept and you have been tinkering long enough to make it worthwhile - the whole shape of the engine and the general picture is really great. I think that it is filling a big gap on the marine market,” said Paul Hollander, Founder of Ribtact.

CJ Jeon, JMP Networks

CJ Jeon is CMO at JMP Networks, an experienced marine component distributor and is the reliable service distributor of the OXE Diesel on the Korean market.

“We at JMP are so proud of ourselves to be a part of OXE and Cimco, and we are very, very happy to introduce the first 200hp diesel outboard engines to the Korean market. Our customers in Korea are definitely happy with the OXE engines on the commercial side. but also the governmental side who need serious, durable, reliable engines,” said CJ Jeon, CMO JMP Networks.

Hurtigruten Selects OXE Diesel For Their New Tender Boat

Hurtigruten has been testing their new tenderboat with an OXE engine installed, suited for their arctic and antarctic cruises. They are very pleased with the outcome.

“The boat is especially constructed for our purpose. ... Meaning we have focused on two things: its’ strength and amount of people add into the boat.”, said Hurtigruten.

Hurtigruten has ordered OXE engines through Cimco’s Norwegian distributor Link Norge AS. Cimco is honored to supply Hurtigruten with our OXE Diesel outboard, for an environment and purpose where strength and reliability is important.

For more information about the OXE and the benefits you will experience when using the diesel outboard visit www.oxe-diesel.com 

About OXE Marine AB

At OXE Marine we are driven by the ambition to transform the outboard motor; impacting the journey towards a more sustainable and ecologically positive marine environment. We are passionate, knowledgeable, and reliable. Passionate to commit to innovation and excellence, knowledgeable to recruit and retain high-quality personnel, and reliable to commit to supplying safe, durable, and reliable products and services and to openness and fairness with all our stakeholders. OXE Marine believes in a strong collaborative approach between our teams and partners while being daring and persistent in our passion for excellence. OXE Marine was founded in 2012, and is the company behind a patented outboard transmission, enabling the use of high torque diesel engines on outboard systems and in sterndrive solutions.


Paul Frick
Paul Frick