Twin OXE 150's secretly hard at work on the Douro River Taxi in Portugal. Close to 2200 hrs on the engines and going strong! With a significant reduction in fuel consumption compared to petrol outboard alternatives Duron River Taxi saves both time and money, reduced time for refuelling and less fuel consumed.
The OXE Diesel is designed and built for those who use the engines a lot. At Cimco Marine, the company behind the OXE Diesel product range, it is said that the OXE Diesel is primarily built for those who use the engines at least 500 hours/year. This segment comprises of approximately 10% of the outboard market and has up until the introduction of OXE Diesel had few alternatives that fit their demands in regard to durability, ease of service, range and flexibility.
The engine is developed with commercial users in mind. These users have to be able to rely on their engines in all weather conditions throughout the year and in all corners of the world. We have noticed that their demands of the engines are different from pleasure craft users demands.
Factors like speed and horsepower are replaced with factors such as endurance reliability, power and control. Horsepower is not as important as loading capacity and low-speed manoeuvring, a necessity to operate close to heavy and expensive equipment such as fishing equipment, measuring tools or when at work close to off-shore installations such as wind turbines while fighting water currents or when performing work task in ports and harbours. Factors like long-range, safety, reduced fuel consumption, and environmental and regulatory compliance become more important.
The Douro River Taxi in Portugal is a good example of the combined endurance, reliability, power and control of the OXE Diesel.