The CXO300 diesel outboard motor from Cox Powertrain gives boating anglers an innovative alternative to gas outboards.
By Jim Hendricks – June 28, 2021
The day had finally arrived when I could test the new CXO300 diesel outboard motor from Cox Powertrain Ltd., a sea trial I had anticipated for 32 months, since attending the public debut of this landmark engine at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Developmental delays had led to postponements of this test until June 2021.
As I met Lance Henrichsen and Rayden King from Boatswain’s Locker in Alamitos Bay, California, the single CXO300 was already idling. I sniffed the air and detected no diesel exhaust odor, just the scent of briny ocean.
Finest Kind Sportfishing Charters is the only Owner Operated, and 3rd generation, company in Maui, with Captain David Hudson at the helm since 1973. Capt. Dave has over 40 years of experience, operating out of Lahaina Harbor. Finest Kind Sportfishing consistently holds the catch records for Maui County.
Unlike some charter Sportfishing fleets with seasonal swings and down time, Finest Kind Sportfishing operates seven days a week, year-round! With multiple charters a day the hours add up quick and Dave know just how critical it is to have dependable power keeping his fleet always at the ready.
With the increasable fuel savings the Yanmar engines provide, Dave was able to pay for his engines in fuel savings in just two years. This along with the exceptional Authorized Yanmar Dealer network have made Yanmar the “finest” choice!
“I have had many brands of diesel engines in my fleet throughout the early years including Cat, Cummins and Detroit. Yanmar is by far the best engine for fuel savings and durability out there!” Dave Hudson – Owner, Finest Kind Sportfishing
F/V Exact is a tournament equipped Bertram 31 Sport Fisherman with twin Yanmar 4LH 230 hp diesel engines. This fast, clean and comfortable boat will get you fishing fast!
F/V Exact had over 50,000 hours on their engines prior to being rebuilt. “The engines were running fine” at the time of rebuild although due to additional vessel work being performed, Dave decided the timing was right to rebuild the Yanmar engines in preparation for the next 50,000 hours!
F/V Finest Kind is a 37’ Merritt built in 1964 by Buddy Merritt himself. He called the 37 “THE PERFECT FISHING BOAT” and built her with one purpose in mind… to catch and raise fish. Since hull number 12 was launched she has been meticulously restored and repowered with twin Yanmar 6LY 350 hp Diesels giving her a 24 knot cruising speed.
F/V Finest Kind has over 40,000 hours on their Yanmar 6LY engines!
F/V Reel Hooker is a Tournament equipped 35 foot Bertram with twin Yanmar 6LY 370 hp diesels. Fast and comfortable. Equipped with live bait wells. We fish with live bait, dead bait, strip bait and lures. Something for every situation.
F/V Reel Hooker also has over 40,000 hours on their Yanmar 6LY engines!