2018-09-14 09:43News

Oslo. Southampton, Scotland, cross the North Sea back to Oslo


AluVenture, the Norwegian producers of aluminium boats, have recently completed a 4,000 km round trip in their new 11000XE model boat from their base in Oslo to Seawork in Southampton, London, Scotland and then back to Oslo. The journey was the perfect opportunity for AluVenture to prove the quality of their new boat and its equipment. Cimco are specifically proud for the reliability and durability of the two OXE Diesel Outboards powering the vessel. The 11000 XE is AluVenture’s largest model to date. It is 11m long and 2.8m wide. Due to the high torque of the OXE Diesel Outboards this model can reach top speeds of 45 knots.

The boat began its voyage in Oslo and headed straight down the West Coast of Sweden to Ängelholm, where the OXEs have been developed since 2012. From there, the boat travelled to Germany and through the 99km long Kiel Channel which connects the Baltic and the North Sea. Within the channel there was a maximum speed of just 8 knots, making the journey through the channel a long 7 hours. The next leg of the journey was to Amsterdam and then onto Dover, finally ending up in Southampton for Seawork 2018 where it was able to demonstrate its operational capabilities to potential consumers.

The crew decided to take a different route home via the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament before travelling up to Peterhead in Scotland, stopping at Lowestoft, North Shields and Lindisfarne. The final stretch of the journey was 303 nautical miles back to Norway across the challanging North Sea.

The trip took a total of 10 days. The longest run was from Peterhead in Scotland to Mandal in Norway which took 13 hours. The first 11hrs were at 27kn in good conditions. The last two were at 14kn in bad conditions. In total the boat used approximately 4,900ltrs of diesel, including day trips during Seawork demonstrating the significant fuel economy of the OXE engines.

The AluVenture 11000XE is now departing on another voyage around Norway leaving from Halden and finishing in Kirkens to display this innovative vessel and the OXE Diesel outboard across Norway.

Cimco Marine AB will follow this trip closely. We have built the OXE Diesel Outboards for commercial users and their performance proves that they are delivering on our keywords, ENDURANCE, RELIABILITY and TRUST. Due to innovation and patented solution OXE-Diesel offer the potential for extended journeys, fuel efficiency, low maintenance costs.

Proteum is the official distributor for the UK and Ireland (info@proteum.co.uk)

LINK NORGE AS is the official distributer in Norway. (info@oxe-diesel.no)

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