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Brunswick Corporation names new Mercury Marine president

Brunswick Corporation promoted Christopher Drees, president – marine parts and accessories, to president – Mercury Marine. Drees succeeds John Pfeifer, who has chosen to leave Brunswick to pursue opportunities outside the company. Drees will report to Brunswick chief executive officer David M. Foulkes. The appointment is effective immediately. "Assuming the Mercury presidency is a natural progression for Chris,” Foulkes explained. ...

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Mercury Marine’s V-6 platform wins iF Design Award

Mercury Marine has been recognized with an International Forum Design (iF) award in the Discipline Product category, presented to the company for its V-6 outboard lineup.  The iF International Forum Design organizes the iF Design Awards each year and has thousands of entries from close to 60 countries compete for the prize. According to its website, since 1953, iF has ...

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Mercury Marine launches new MercCrusier Jet Ready inboard engine

Mercury Marine recently announced the launch of the new MerCruiser V8 6.2L 370hp Jet Ready inboard engine. The new Jet Power Inboard uses MerCruiser’s 6.2L small block V8 powerplant in an inboard configuration and has a tailstock in place of a transmission to allow for an easy connection to a jet pump via a jackshaft.  “This engine provides boat builders, ...

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Mercury Marine named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

Mercury Marine was named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the Mega category. This marks the third time the Fond du Lac-based company has won this award.   Manufacturer of the Year awards are presented annually by the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) to Wisconsin-based companies that produce world-class products and create employment opportunities for the communities in which they are ...

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Mercury Marine debuts new 400hp Verado at MIBS

Mercury Marine has announced the launch of the 400hp Verado outboard engine today, the company’s highest horsepower Verado branded outboard engine in its portfolio.  “The acceptance of the 350hp Verado in the marketplace has been incredible and through extensive conversations with our global customers, we have learned that there is an appetite in the marketplace for a Verado-branded 400hp four-stroke ...

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Mercury Marine presents CSI award to record number of dealerships

Mercury Marine presented its 2018 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award to a record number of dealerships this year, all who embody the highest levels of customer satisfaction. The number of dealers earning the award this year has increased more than 12 percent from a year ago. “We continually strive for service excellence and to ensure that our dealers share that ...

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Mercury Marine debuts new 5hp FourStroke Propane outboard

The new Mercury 5hp Propane FourStroke delivers no-hassle portability, reliability and convenience running on alternative clean-burning fuel – whether it’s powering aluminum boats, inflatables or sailboats. With a 7.5 cubic inch (123cc) displacement, the new 5hp FourStroke Propane outboard offers best-in-class power by delivering a true 5hp.  Starting at 59.5 pounds (27.2 kilograms) the 5hp Propane FourStroke is light and ...

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Mercury Marine celebrates 80 years in 2019

Mercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry.  On January 22, 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer purchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wis. Now, 80 years later, the business that emerged from those modest beginnings, Mercury Marine, is a company with 7,000 global employees that ...

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Mercury Marine sees record number of engines on display at FLIBS 2018

Mercury Marine continues to grow its presence in key saltwater markets including a record-setting presence at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  Mercury outboards accounted for almost half of all engines in the on-water display at last week’s show and had more outboard engines on display throughout the entire show than any other engine manufacturer. For two consecutive years, Mercury’s ...

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