Protector Boats has recently delivered a 330 Chase superyacht tender rigged with a single CXO300 diesel outboard. The collaboration between Protector Boats, the client and Cox Powertrain’s New Zealand based distributor, Sports Marine has brought together an enviably practical solution.
The 300hp diesel outboard offers a single fuel systems option which frees up the space, suppression and fire systems required to hold and handle petrol. For day-to-day operations, the CXO300 provides improved economy, using up to 30% less fuel than a gasoline equivalent, increased engine hours and reduced servicing which simplifies tender management and allows for exceptional total cost of ownership savings.
Protector Boats’ inhouse team undertook a transom redesign to accommodate the CXO300 and its central position. With a 1.75m internal beam, the engine position allows swimming access either side of the outboard and a quarter step-up to ease boarding and disembarkation.
Perhaps we’re seeing the future today but here at PB Europe we’re excited to be working with Cox Powertrain and are already discussing both new and used boat options.