The OXE 300 continues the fuel-efficient nature of the OXE Diesel range, consuming some 40% less fuel than a modern petrol outboard. It meets the latest emission standards and reduces carbon dioxide by more than 35%, carbon monoxide by more than 99% and combined hydrocarbons and NOx by more than 70%, compared to petrol outboard standards (EPA-Tier 3, RCD SI-Outboard and CARB 3 star.
The OXE 300 also opens up the military market as it delivers the high power to weight ratio demanded by military operators, who require a viable alternative to petrol to comply with NATO’s single fuel policy which is driving the transition from petrol to diesel.
The first prototype OXE Diesel was displayed six years ago. The development of the 300HP version of OXE draws on the operative feedback from the 200 plus OXE Diesels in service. Promoted as a cost-effective alternative to petrol in total cost of ownership, OXE Diesel outboards benefit from lower fuel costs, higher working efficiency, lower maintenance and ease of sourcing compared to petrol. The range includes 125HP, 150HP, 175HP, 200HP and 300HP options to meet different user specifications.
Neil Taylor, Head of Sales, Proteum, says, “The OXE 300 sets the benchmark for 300hp outboards offering the best possible performance and economic advantages whilst complying with the most stringent environmental rules and regulations. For the commercial and military operator OXE 300 delivers endurance, reliability, power and control”.