Caudwell Marine, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, has announced that its new diesel 300-hp outboard will be delivered in early 2024.
The Caudwell Marine team is confident that its first outboard product will exceed the demanding expectations of the market. The Caudwell diesel outboard is primarily aimed at the commercial and military markets which require their high-performance outboards to work, day-in and day-out, in all conditions. However, the team also expects to see opportunities in the recreational market, where fuel economy, performance and reliability are also a requirement.
The outboard features a 300-hp, V6 turbo charged high-performance diesel engine and the full diesel outboard product is receiving its final validation and durability testing on boats in Lowestoft, UK. In addition, hot environment testing will be taking place in Dubai, UAE.
The company is stressing the fact that launch to market will only come once the final round of validation and durability testing is completed, building on the many thousands of hours the team at Caudwell has already achieved with its product testing over the last two years.
“We are completing our programme of very challenging product testing, so that we are sure to deliver a market ready product that will perform 'out of the box,' succeeding where others have failed,” Peter Ordway, Caudwell’s commercial director, said in a statement announcing the new outboard’s launch plans.
Caudwell’s 300-hp outboard will feature a patented integrated steering system known as an “Axis Drive,” which articulates steering from the lower unit only, with the powerhead and upper leg section remaining stationary in the turn. The engineering ensures the propellers are always effectively deployed to deliver full power throughout the turn.
Caudwell Marine has the backing of billionaire entrepreneur John Caudwell.