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NMMA’s EMD Board reaches full BoatPAC participation

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BoatPAC announced it has reached full participation in contributions from NMMA’s Engine Manufacturers Division (EMD) Board. Comprised of nine members, each member has contributed to BoatPAC in 2021, whose mission is to support federal candidates that champion the recreational boating community and help propel its agenda in the halls of Congress. “Our engine manufacturers understand the importance of being on ...

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Q&A with Mercury Marine’s Chris Drees

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By Adam Quandt Boating Industry was recently invited down to Mercury Marine’s famous Lake X, for an exclusive look at Mercury’s new 600hp V12 Verado outboard. Between test runs of the new engine on various boats, Boating Industry had the chance to catch up with Mercury Marine president Chris Drees. BI: You’re two years in at the helm at Mercury ...

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Mercury Marine unveils V12 600hp outboard

Mercury Marine, today introduced the new 7.6-liter V12 600hp Verado outboard engine. With this launch, Mercury continues to transform the high-horsepower outboard market, providing its most powerful and capable outboard, which includes several industry-first features for a wide variety of applications. Boating Industry was invited to an exclusive event for marine media early this week at Mercury's famous Lake X ...

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Mercury Marine installs solar array at HQ

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, announced the installation of its first array of photovoltaic solar panels to be put to use at its world headquarters campus in Fond du Lac, Wis. The new array sits atop a segment of the company’s warehouse roof and comprises 320 panels, each measuring six feet wide and four feet tall. The array will generate enough electricity ...

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Mercury earns another Green Masters designation

Mercury Marine achieves Green Masters designation

For the 10th consecutive year, Mercury Marine earned a Green Masters designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC). As it has done in the previous nine years, Mercury achieved a score within the top 20% of all applicants to earn the designation. The Green Masters Program measures companies on a broad range of sustainability categories ranging from energy and ...

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Mercury Marine releases sustainability report

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Mercury Marine released its 2019/2020 Sustainability Report, a document confirming the accomplishment of several sustainability goals slated for completion by Dec. 31, 2019, and announcing targets for the 2020s. In his introduction to the report, Mercury Marine President Chris Drees called 2019 a “truly pivotal” year. “It marked the achievement of goals across the four pillars of our sustainability mission: ...

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Mercury Marine wins 2020 Red Dot design award

Mercury Marine has been awarded a 2020 Red Dot Design Award for the V-6 and V-8 FourStroke and V-8 AMS Verado outboard engines. Mercury won the award in partnership with Designworks, a BMW Group Company, Mercury's long-time product design partner. “We are honored to be given a Red Dot design award,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president. “We know that ...

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The show is on!

By David Gee It's on. The Miami International Boat Show has officially begun. Or to be more accurate, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, is underway. 2020 marks the 79th year of the five-day show which occupies an important part of the boating industry's annual calendar. Speaking of the calendar, it doesn't hurt to hold ...

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Evinrude, Mercury recognized for sustainability

Evinrude and Mercury Marine were both recently named Green Master campanies by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC). Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the Green Masters program works to identify businesses that have taken at least one action within each of the nine pillars of sustainability. Participants in the program receive recognition for their ...

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Mercury Marine plant achieves ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ designation

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), announced that a major plant operation at its global headquarters is a "Zero Waste to Landfill" facility. The accomplishment represents a significant stride in the company's ongoing campaign to advance its sustainability mission, which includes a focus on protecting and preserving the environment. "People use and enjoy our products out in ...

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