UK & Ireland OXE distributor, Proteum, signed its second consecutive contract at Seawork yesterday for the OXE Diesel Outboard. An OXE 200 was purchased by a Sussex based private individual to be fitted to a Gemini 780 rib for use on the West Coast of Scotland.
He commented, “The more we think about the decision to go for a diesel, especially for areas away from the South Coast, the more certain we are that we’ve made the right choice. The OXE is a thoughtful design married with a convenient and safer fuel”.
Neil Taylor, Head of Sales for Proteum said, “This second sale highlights the confidence customers have in OXE as a reliable, safe and cost effective alternative to petrol and especially in remote regions”.
The contract follows yesterday’s announcement by Proteum that Flugga Boats signed a contract at Seawork for nine OXE150 to operate on a Shetlands seafood farm.
OXE is the only high performance diesel outboard in service and over 200 are operated worldwide. It is available in 125-200hp options, with 250hp and 300hp coming in 2020.
Proteum is exhibiting on Stand PO12.
UK and Ireland OXE distributor, Proteum, signed this morning at Seawork a contract with Shetland based Flugga Boats for nine OXE 150hp diesel outboard engines. They will power the four new 8.5m Flugga work boats due to enter service later this year with a seafood farm.
OXE Diesel is the only high power diesel outboard currently in service. The decision by Flugga to buy OXE has been driven by the desire to address the safety issues and logistic challenges associated with using petrol in remote areas, typical of the aquaculture industry.
Jack Barclay, Managing Director of Flugga Boats said, “Our seafood customer wanted to address the risks caused by transporting and storing petrol. OXE offered the obvious solution and its reliability has been proven in service”.
Proteum’s Andrew Tait, based in Aberdeen, said, “We’re delighted Flugga selected OXE Diesel for this contract. This will be Proteum’s second OXE customer in the fish farming sector, where it offers significant benefits”.
OXE is the only high performance diesel outboard in service worldwide and available in 125-200hp options with 250hp and 300hp coming in 2020.