UK-based Cox Powertrain is making its Miami International Boat Show debut today with a full-size model of its new 300hp CXO300 diesel outboard.

The company is at the show alongside its diverse line-up of US distributors. Together they intend to deliver a message about the upcoming launch of the CXO300 and how it will be “buoyed by an unrivalled sales, service and support network, the likes of which the marine industry has never seen.”

The CXO300 is said to be the world’s first 300hp and highest power density diesel outboard engine.

Cox Powertrain has been working tirelessly over the last 18 months to create a solid network of distributors throughout the US. They now comprise Boatswain’s Locker (California), Elite Diesel (Texas), Innovative Diesel Technology (Louisiana), Sun Power Diesel (Florida), Superior Diesel (South Carolina), Power Product Systems (Massachusetts) and Johnson and Towers (New Jersey).

“About once every 10 years, a truly game-changing product is introduced into the marine propulsion marketplace,” says Jay Davis, CEO of Sun Power Diesel. “The interest in the CXO300 has been phenomenal. The number of twin, 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 said to be the highest power density diesel outboard engine ever developed. It also offers significantly lower running costs than its gasoline equivalent, longer service intervals and an expected lifecycle three times longer than a gasoline outboard.

“With petrol now not permitted on an increasing number of vessels, the introduction of a viable diesel outboard that offers a comparable power and weight of a gasoline engine will be transformational for the recreational marine industry, particularly sports fishing vessels which are sold in abundance in Florida,” says Cox Powertrain in a statement.

Visitors to the Miami show will be able to see a full-size model of the CXO300 ahead of its launch in the fourth quarter of 2018.