A custom pearling dive dinghy powered by the high-performance OXE300 engine. Designed and built by Impact Boats, this vessel is set to redefine pearling operations for the esteemed Paspaley.
A Dive Dinghy Crafted for Excellence
The custom pearling “dive dinghy” is a masterpiece of maritime engineering, designed with precision by Impact Boats. Featuring a planing hull with a length of 8.4 meters, the vessel is built to withstand the rigorous demands of the pearling industry. With a staggering 300 horsepower rating, the OXE300 engine from Power Equipment is the beating heart of this exceptional craft.
Impact Boats a Power Equipment Dealer located in Melbourne, is renowned globally for its custom boat design and construction prowess. Collaborating with international partners, Impact Boats specialises in crafting bespoke maritime solutions for a diverse range of industries, including police and emergency services, defence, border security, and search and rescue.
One distinguishing feature of Impact Boats is its use of high-density polyethylene construction, which not only ensures durability but also aligns with environmental sustainability, making it an ideal choice for industries with a focus on preserving natural ecosystems.
The OXE300 Engine: Power and Efficiency Combined
The OXE300 is a testament to engineering excellence. This high-performance diesel outboard engine, distributed exclusively by Power Equipment, is designed to meet the most demanding needs of both commercial and recreational boaters. With 300 horsepower and an impressive 945Nm of torque at the propeller shaft, the OXE300 engine offers unparalleled power and speed while delivering substantial fuel savings.
Reduced Emissions and Extended Range
One of the standout features of the OXE300 is its outstanding fuel efficiency. Running on diesel fuel, it significantly reduces both CO2 and CO emissions compared to gasoline engines. This reduction in fuel consumption translates to a remarkable range, allowing operators to venture farther on a single tank of fuel. The ability to refuel from larger diesel-powered vessels or marine-based platforms further enhances its versatility.
In addition to its environmental benefits, the OXE300 engine offers substantial fuel savings, using 46% less fuel than modern leisure gasoline outboards. This not only reduces operational costs but also minimizes the ecological footprint of maritime operations.
Sold to Paspaley Pty Ltd, an iconic name in the pearling industry. A pioneer in the field, the company has weathered the industry’s ups and downs and emerged as the world’s leading producer of cultured pearls. Paspaley pearls, celebrated for their superior quality, have become synonymous with excellence in the South Sea pearl category.
As the driving force behind the custom dinghy crafted by Impact Boats, the OXE300 engine represents a significant advancement in pearling technology. Its blend of power, efficiency, and environmental responsibility ensures that pearlers can navigate the seas with confidence, knowing they have the best-in-class engine propelling their endeavours.
Impact Boats: https://impactboats.com.au/