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Cox Powertrain focused on 2018 launch

The Murphy PowerView 1200 screen is designed to be easy to see in direct sunlight.

The Murphy PowerView 1200 screen is designed to be easy to see in direct sunlight.

For the past two years, Cox Powertrain has been working towards the launch of the new CXO300 diesel outboard engine. Recently, the company took some important strides toward keeping the launch on schedule for later this year.

At the Progressive Miami International Boat Show, the company announced that it will be partnering with Italian controls company, Xenta Systems for the digital shift and throttle and joystick and with Murphy by Enovation for the engine display.

  Xenta will provide the controls and joystick for the CXO300 outboards.  

  Xenta will provide the controls and joystick for the CXO300 outboards.  

The Xenta Smart Stick can control a boat using the engines and bow thruster to provide control in close quarters. The Murphy PowerView 1200 display screen was launched in the U.S. last year and it offers full engine diagnostics and a configurable display screen that is 12.3 inches and can be viewed in full sunlight.

Also at the Miami show, Cox Powertrain announced its U.S. distributors, Boatswain’s Locker in California, Elite Diesel in Texas, Innovative Diesel Technology in Louisiana, Sun Power Diesel in Florida, Superior Diesel in South Carolina, Power Product Systems of Massachusetts and Johnson and Towers in New Jersey.

“About once every ten years, a truly game-changing product is introduced into the marine propulsion marketplace,” said Sun Power Diesel CEO, Jay Davis, in a statement. “The interest in the CXO300 has been phenomenal. The number of win, triple and quad outboard powered boats sold in Florida every month is astonishing. New boats today are for the majority either powered by gas outboards or diesel inboards many with pod drives. Cox’s 300hp diesel outboard offers truly the best of both worlds.”

The CXO300 is the largest diesel outboard and Cox says it will offer lower running costs and longer service intervals and lifespan than a gasoline outboard. 

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