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Outboard engines: More than meets the eye

Engineering and technology are pushing the outboard engine category on a trajectory toward even greater market domination Visitors to the Miami International Boat Show can be forgiven for feeling just a little snow blind this year.  While North America’s largest consumer boat show is always a place to spot emerging trends and glimpse the unusual, the overall consensus is that it ...

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Engine companies maintain high profiles at MIBS 

As more powerful marine engines are introduced, manufacturers don’t miss an opportunity to showcase their muscular propulsion product offerings. Here’s a quick recap of company announcements from this year’s Miami International Boat Show. Mercury Mercury Marine officially introduced its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line the evening prior to the show’s opening. The ...

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Mercury Marine breaks ground on new NVH facility

Mercury Marine has officially broken ground on a new expansion at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis. The $10 million investment will add close to 20,000 additional square feet to the more than 2.5 million square-foot campus. With this latest expansion, Mercury has now invested more than $800 million since 2009 in expansion and R&D, with most of the ...

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Mercury Racing announces leadership changes

Mercury Racing has announced a leadership change as Erik Christiansen, Mercury Racing general manager will be leaving the company to pursue an opportunity outside of the marine industry.  Christiansen has run the racing business for Mercury since taking over for Fred Kiekhaefer in 2013 and has spent more than 20 years at the company. Christiansen has been instrumental in the ...

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Mercury Marine introduces new V-6 FourStroke outboard lineup, expansion to SeaPro line

Mercury Marine has announced the introduction of its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line. The new engine family features 175 HP, 200 HP, and 225 HP FourStroke outboards and a V-6 200 HP SeaPro commercial outboard. The new Mercury FourStroke and SeaPro outboards are built on Mercury’s new 3.4-liter V-6 platform, which is ...

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Navico announces integration of Mercury SmartCraft features

Navico, the manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced the integration of new, advanced Mercury SmartCraft functionality with select Lowrance and Simrad displays. The integration enables boaters to control Mercury autopilots directly from select Lowrance and Simrad displays and includes new features like Auto Heading, Route/Waypoint Tracking and Active Trim. The integration ...

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Mercury Marine introduces 40 and 60hp SeaPro FourStroke outboard engines

FOND DU LAC, Wis.– Mercury Marine has announced the global introduction of its new 40hp and 60hp SeaPro FourStroke engines. Engineered to deliver longer engine life while maintaining the power and performance necessary to get the job done, the company says the 40hp and 60hp SeaPro FourStroke engines provide enhanced features and are built for high-hour applications and to withstand ...

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Video: Mercury rolls out new sterndrives, engine features

Mercury Marine introduced the latest iterations of its purpose-built sterndrive engines this week, adding two V8s to the line-up. Mercury showed the new 6.2-liter V8 300hp and 350hp engines at a media event in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday morning, followed by testing on Lake Wylie, adding to the product line launched last year with the 4.5-liter V6 purpose-built engine. (See Mercury's ...

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Mercury Marine’s Suzhou plant receives Chairman’s Safety Award

SUZHOU, China -- Mercury Marine's Suzhou, China plant recently received the Brunswick Corporation Chairman's Safety Award for excellence in safety and employee engagement. Mercury Marine Suzhou plant manager Eric Liu and safety officer Lawrence Liu received the award from Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer during the plant’s 10th anniversary celebration. As part of the safety recognition, Mercury Marine Suzhou was ...

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National Marine Manufacturers Association endorses Gevo’s biobutanol in marine applications

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today endorsed Gevo, Inc.’s (Nasdaq:GEVO) use of its renewable biobutanol (also known as isobutanol) by the marine industry as an effective, less damaging, more suitable biofuel alternative than ethanol for powering various types of marine and recreational boat engines. Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating industry have identified biobutanol as ...

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