OXE Marine installed 62 outboard diesel engines in the Philippines, following the ambition to transform the outboard motor, impacting the journey towards a more sustainable and ecologically positive marine environment.
The OXE150 is the most popular unit in the OXE Diesel range. It delivers 150 hp and 380 Nm (280 ft-lb) of torque. With the high torque gear ratio on the primary system, the OXE150 delivers up to 607 Nm (447 ft-lb) of torque on the propeller shaft. Oxe knew from the start that the commercial marine market needed something that combined the endurance and low fuel use of an inboard stern drive solution with the flexibility and replaceability of an outboard. They began developing the OXE Diesel outboard in 2011.
The OXE Diesel cannot directly be compared to other products on the marine market: the bevel gears were replaced with a driveline designed and built for commercial users, increasing endurance and strength. The commonly used dog clutch system, used mainly on outboard systems, has been substituted with a sophisticated electro hydraulically operated solution, placed over the waterline.
The OXE Diesel transmission technology was made possible through a marinized, modern automotive engine (OXE125-200 from GM and OXE300 from BMW). In relation to a vertically mounted outboard engine, a horizontally mounted engine reduces wear and improves heat dissipation.
The use of highly refined, modern automotive-based engine technology significantly reduces the fuel consumption and provides for industry-leading emission levels and subsequent minimized impact on the environment. The emission levels are approved by EPA Tier III, IMO Tier II (Marpol VI Tier 2), RCD and CCS.
OXE Marine will be present at the Palma Boat Show (28 April-1 May) and Aquaculture in Scotland (3-5 May).