OXE Marine AB (publ) have conducted sea trials where the company’s 300 hp diesel outboard OXE300 has been tried against a gasoline outboard of equivalent power. The tests, conducted on a popular 12-meter tender, shows that the gasoline alternative consumes 50 percent more fuel. When the outboards were run using biodiesel (HVO100) carbon dioxide emissions were reduced by an astonishing 92% compared to the gasoline alternative.
The tests were conducted start of October in the waters outside of Öresund. The boat, built by one of the bigger recreational boat builders in Sweden, had been mounted with a dual OXE Diesel OXE300 installation. As reference, test runs were also conducted with gasoline outboards of equivalent power.
”We knew our diesel outboards had a very low fuel consumption, but these tests prove it in black and white just how much better they are. Diesel fueled outboards can also be run on biodiesel like HVO100, which means that you lower your CO2 emissions significantly. Everyone in the business is chasing products with less consumption, but when you’re talking about changes as big as these, it’s no doubt our diesel-powered outboards are the real game-changers,” says Anders Berg, CEO for OXE Marine AB.
OXE Marine will be exhibiting the OXE300 for the recreational marine market at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world’s largest floating boat show, starting today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
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. 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.