Marine engines companies and boat builders from around the country brought the latest and greatest outboards, inboards and sterndrives to display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Oct. 31 – Nov. 4). Here’s just a sample of state-of-the-art motors we found and photographed at this big Florida boat show.
New Cox Powertrain CXO300 Diesel Outboard
The Cox Powertain CXO300 diesel outboard
British-based Cox Powertrain chose the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Oct. 31-Nov.4) to unveil its much-anticipated 300 hp diesel outboard. Weighing in at 827 pounds, the CXO300 uses a four-stroke V-8 diesel engine architecture and will cost $50,000 retail, according to Cox. A pair of the engines were mounted on a new Intrepid Powerboat 345 Nomad, but were not available to run at the show. Cox plans to stage a series of on-water demonstrations beginning in November 2018 and continuing through spring 2019 on both the east and west coasts of the U.S.
Cox 300 hp diesel outboard
Cox CXO300 diesel outboard
FPT Technologies, a division of Fiat, showed off its new N67 570 EVO marine inboard diesel engine at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The inline six-cylinder diesel produces 570 hp at 3000 rpm and is one of seven diesel inboards offered by FPT for the recreational market.
New N67 570 EVO diesel inboard
FPT Powertrain Technologies new N67 570 EVO diesel inboard
Honda Marine's redesigned BF200, BF225 and BF250 outboards were on display at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boats. Integrating sleek new styling, the V-6 outboards also feature streamlined maintenance and an expanded number of rigging options.
Honda Marine's redesigned V-6 outboard
Honda's newly redesigned V-6 outboard series.
Honda's V-6 outboards now have stylish, streamlined cowls.
John Deere, a name more often associated with trackers and lawn mowers, builds marine engines, as well. John Deere unveiled its newest engine series at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the 4045SFM85 series, offered in 275 to 315 hp. These inline four-cylinder diesel inboards displace 4.5 liters, and feature after-cooled turbochargers and high-pressure common-rail fuel injection. Both iterations are Tier III compliant.
John Deere's new four-cylinder inboard diesel engine
John Deere's compact new diesel inboard.
Mercury Marine recent introduced new V-6 and V-8 four-stroke outboards, and a vast number of Merc outboards were on display at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, many of them on the transoms of center-console boats.
Mercury's new 225 Four-Stroke V-6 outboard
Mercury Marine's new 225 FourStroke V-6 outboards.
Seven Marine showed up in full force at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and its 627 and 557 outboards stole much of the attention. Nearly eclipsed, however, was the new 527 from Seven Marine. The supercharged V-8 powerhead displaces 6.2 liters and delivers 527 hp (hence the model number). It weighs 1094 pounds and is available with in variety of gear ratios.
Seven Marine's new 527 V-8 outboard
Seven Marine's new 527 outboard
Suzuki Marine announced newly redesigned 175 and 200 hp outboards at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but it was the recently introduced flagship of the Suzuki outboard family -- the big 350 -- that was most prevalent aboard boats and at the Suzuki booth in the convention center.
Suzuki Marine's biggest outboard -- the 350 V-6.
The Suzuki Marine DF350 outboard
Volvo Penta's 6.2-liter gas V-8 at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show came equipped with a new engine-powered cooling and heating system. The engine is also now available with the Volvo's OceanX Forward Drive sterndrive propulsion system.
Volvo Penta's 6.2-liter gas V-8 marine engine
Volvo Penta's 6.2-liter gas V-8 with OceanX Forward Drive
Yamaha's new 425 hp XTO Offshore V-8 outboards had a big presence at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Three and four-engine installations abounded aboard center-console fishing boats, both at the Bahia Mar in-water and convention center venues.
Yamaha Marine's new 425 hp XTO Offshore V-8 outboards
The new XTO Offshore V-8 outboard from Yamaha Marine
Yanmar introduced a 50 hp diesel outboard featuring an innovative engine technology. The Neander Dtorque Turbo Diesel outboard has a twin-cylinder aluminum powerhead with dual counter-rotating crankshafts. The four-stroke diesel is turbo-charged and weighs 386 pounds.