Wednesday 1 December 2021

OXE Diesel revolutionizes the outboard industry through its modular design.

 OXE Diesel revolutionizes the outboard
industry through its modular design.


Get the full rundown of one of the reasons how the OXE Diesel revolutionizes the outboard industry through its modular design.

Powerhead: Inspired by modern inboard technology, the powerhead of the OXE Diesel is mounted horizontally and marinized with a closed-circuit coolant system. 

Primary Transmission: The primary transmission provides the user of OXE125-200 with the ability to change the gear ratio of the unit to fit variousdemands and driving styles.

Gearbox: The gearbox is a robust electro-hydraulically operated system with two multi-plate clutch packages which allows for high torque and power transfer. 

Belt Propulsor: The patented primary belt propulsor allows full range torque transfer capability without affecting the hydrodynamics of the OXE Diesel. This revolutionary modular layout combining proven technologies, such as the automotive engine, gearbox technology, and belt systems, makes OXE Diesel a durable product easy to work with both from a user's and mechanic's perspective.

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OXE Marine is the marine manufacturer behind OXE Diesel - the world’s first high performance diesel outboard engine. Setting new standards for durability, fuel-efficiency and low emissions.

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Yanmar Conducts World's First 70 MPa High-Pressure Ship Refueling with Hydrogen

Yanmar Conducts World's First 70 MPa High-Pressure Ship Refueling with Hydrogen



Yanmar Power Technology (YPT), a Group company of Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd., has conducted the world's first 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen refueling of a ship using a demonstration test boat equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system. The test boat cruised on a route around the island of the Osaka-Kansai World Exposition 2025 and famous tourist spots on the city's coast.

The 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen refueling was carried out in cooperation with Toyota Tsusho Corporation, using a specially licensed high-pressure facility and a newly developed prototype long hydrogen refueling hose. The 70MPa high-pressure refueling resulted in more than three times longer cruising time compared to the previous refueling process. The results will be utilized for the market deployment of hydrogen fuel cell systems as well as the study of hydrogen refueling infrastructure for ships.



YPT is developing a 300kW-class maritime fuel cell system incorporating fuel cell modules supplied by Toyota Motor Corporation, addressing the potential customer demands such as ones relating to the Carbon-Neutral Port concept of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Yanmar aims to obtain a type approval from classification societies so that the system can be installed in various types of ships with global customers towards a planned launch to market in 2023.


Wednesday 17 November 2021

Electric boat: The world's first Supercharger now operational in Florø

A historic milestone for electric boating in Florø, Norway. The
first supercharger in the world were opened on the west coast of Norway at the
marina in Florø. The supercharger from PLUG is the first in a series planned along
the Norwegian coast.

And it’s now up and running, the opportunity for all parties involved to conduct the
official opening this day with 3 boats powered by Evoy in the marina.

A strong collaboration between several partners.Sogn og Fjordane Energi (SFE),
BKK, Evoy, Kinn municipality, and Florø Hamn has enabled this to become a
reality.The supercharger on the dock enables the charge of electric boats and cars
at lightning speed with more than 150kW power!

Facilitates a sustainable and zero-emission footprint

"We intend to make our region climate-friendly, and electrification is an essential
part of this project. Fossil systems can now be replaced with renewable energy,
thereby contributing to the zero-emission society," says SFE.

Lightning-fast charger

The difference between a usual charger and a supercharger is differentiating the
time of charge. (Allowed by DC plugs installed on boats).

Where regular charging from a plug at home for example can take hours, a
supercharger on the other hand is “Lightening” fast. Fast chargers are offering
between 40 to 150 kW, while the Florø charger has 150 kW power and can be used by anyone with an electric car or electric boat via a connected APP called


Learn more about the differences between AC and DC:
Evoy Supercharger | Opening up a whole new e-world on the water! - YouTube

Building charging networks for electric boats

The charger is equally owned between SFE and BKK. BKK intend to be the largest actor in electrification in Norway and focuses on both shore power for ships and maritime charging through PLUG, its subsidiary company. “The Florø supercharger is already becoming an important part of the charging journey along the coast.
Even though there are not yet many electric boats at sea, it is important to build the chargers infrastructure to facilitate the transition," says Maria Bos, General
Manager of Plug.

Electric boat revolution in Florø

Evoy has developed powerful electric propulsion systems for boats (150HP
outboard and 450HP inboard), leading the way in the electric boat revolution. Florø would not have received the world's first electric boat light charger without Evoy and entrepreneur Leif Stavøstrand's fiery involvement. "You have to pinch your arm, it's not every day that you get to participate in world sensation! I think it's difficult to formulate the real importance of this charger, it is a beacon that shows the way. It will create rings in the water around the world and the ring will start
from Florø. This is just a start for speed electric boat charging and the cure of raising concerns about the time needed to charge an E-boat. We are looking forward to the continuation!", says a passionate general manager, CEO of Evoy, Leif A. Stavøstrand.

A fast track for the E.boating industry

In addition to allowing electric cars and recreational boats to charge, the
superchargers are also essentials for workboats that switch to electric boats. In the Florø area, fish farming companies have invested in electric boats, Like EVOY
customer E.Karstensen. The charger was opened by County Mayor of Vestland Jon Askeland. Showing his interest toward market opportunities, this innovation might bring for in Western Norway and the boat-building nation Norway.

Check out E.Karstensen success story:

About Evoy

Evoy was founded in 2018 and is based in Florø, Norway, with an office in Paris. Evoy
design, develop, and deliver powerful 100% electric motor systems (outboard and inboard), made in Norway. Their systems are built for fast and powerful boats between 20 and 50 ft, bringing the superiority of electric leisure and commercial boating into new markets with Evoy’s ground-breaking technology.

Visit our website

About Plug

Plug was founded in 2018 and is based in Bergen, Norway. Plug develops, builds, and
operates shore power and charging infrastructure for all types of boats and ships. From the smaller leisure boats to the biggest cruise ships. We work with both national and
international ports and collaborate with leading suppliers to get the best technology. Plug makes the port ready for the fully electric future.

Visit Plug Website


For arranging ITW & for English/French/Spanish speakers:

Marketing Manager - Ingrid Canal +33 6 22 89 22 07
CEO Plug – Maria Bos +47 975 78 136


Tuesday 19 October 2021

Yamaha Motor to Begin Pre-orders of Next-Generation Boat Maneuvering System HARMO in Europe

Yamaha Motor to Begin Pre-orders of Next-Generation Boat Maneuvering System HARMO in Europe 

- More comfortable, smart package boat with electric motor quietness - 

IWATA, September 15, 2021 - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that European pre-orders for spring 2022 have begun for HARMO - featuring a new boat-maneuvering technique integrated with an electric propulsion unit and steering control system.

This latest arrival will be available for viewing at the Genoa International Boat Show (September 16- 21) to be held in Genoa, Italy. HARMO is a "next-generation boat-maneuvering system platform" consisting of a propulsion unit powered by an electric motor, a remote control box, and a joystick that enables more intuitive operation.

Developed with the aim of providing a smart package boat that brings passengers more comfort due to the quietness unique to that of electric motors. With a focus on Europe, where environmental awareness is ever increasing, HARMO has been exhibited as a prototype in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2016, and Dusseldorf, Germany in January 2020, where it attracted a lot of attention.

A great deal of insight was also gained through initiatives such as the promotion of demonstration operations on the Otaru Canal Cruise in Otaru City, Hokkaido which started from August 2020. With the aim of bringing greater benefit to people’s lives, and to society as a whole, the company has further expanded the possibilities of mobility through electrification of various product groups including electric motorcycles, electrically power assisted bicycles, electric wheelchairs, drones, electric golf cars and small low-speed vehicles (land cars). 

HARMO Features

  • Motor drive adopts a rim drive method*, realizing highly efficient electric propulsion. In particular, as strong thrust (propulsion force) can be generated at low speeds, HARMO enhances intuitive operation, with significantly lower vibration and noise, allowing a more comfortable ride
  • The steering mechanism with its large rudder angle enables on-the-spot turning, providing a greater sense of enjoyment and unity with the boat.
  • One can easily maneuver the boat with simple operation of the joystick.
  • When using two units, you can move the boat horizontally by simply tilting the joystick sideways to assist difficult berthing and/or docking.

HARMO reference video:  *Drive By Rim method:

A system of driving the impeller by a motor mounted on the rim (edge) of the impeller blade. Unique Rim Drive Mechanism Joystick operation provides more comfortable maneuvering

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Yamaha Motor Europe enter in a 5-year agreement with Quarken Boats

 Yamaha Motor Europe enter in a 5-year agreement with Quarken Boats


Yamaha Motor have always been at the forefront of marine innovation; from the revolutionary XTO 425hp V8 with direct-injection, to the lightweight portability of the 2.5hp and many achievements between. 2021, saw the launch of the most customer focused, premium outboards.

These outstanding V6 engines are the driving force that will power all of Quarken’s boats, as part of a new 5-year partnership.

Quarken, a Scandinavian brand, is pushing forward marine technology to deliver the best possible customer experience – making the alignment between the brands almost inevitable. The name comes from the brand’s HQ in Finland, an area that connects sheltered waterways ideal for day boating with friends and family with rougher water suited to exciting adventures. The company was recently formed by a team of highly experienced boat builders with a deep understanding of what customers want and how to deliver superb levels of usability in unique craft.

Thursday 26 August 2021

UKCA product marking will replace CE product marking



UK government has given firms an extra year to apply

 post-Brexit product safety standards


After “Extensive and ongoing engagement” with the industry the government has been acting on the much-argued switch from CE (European Conformity) marking to UKCA marking (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed). This has resulted that the firms get an extra year to apply and assess their UK sold products and they are allowed to use the CE marking till 1 January 2023 (before 1 January 2022). 

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) welcomed the move saying it would protect supply chain and “make a huge difference to consumers” on the availability of products covered by the CE/UKCA marking. UK’s post-pandemic economic recovery is already showing signs of being held back by a cocktail of supply chain issues from lorry driver shortfalls to global chip shortages.

The new product safety marking rules will affect businesses supplying most products on the market in England, Scotland and Wales the BCC indicated. Companies have been able to use the new UKCA markings since January 1, 2021, which the government says will allow it to have control over goods regulations “maintaining the high product safety standards expected in the UK”.

But businesses have complained about the extra burden this will give to be applying to two regulations and standards and the departure of decades of experience vs a new system of conformity compliance. Because the UKCA product marking is not recognized in the EU and the CE product marking is not recognized in the UK. Additionally, the end consumer will have to pay the bill with buying the product as an end-consumer...



Conformity compliant products the CE Marking must be added/replaced

 to/by the UKCA Marking