Tag Archives: Outboard Engines

Outboards are in

By David Gee Over 330,000 new outboards found their way to customers in 2020, accounting for the highest sales volume in 20 years, and an increase of 18% over 2019. “The heightened interest in boating amid the COVID-19 pandemic helped to propel outboard engine sales to historic levels last year as more Americans took to the water, on a new ...

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Record year for Canadian outboard retail sales

Canadian outboard sales

2020 was a record-breaking year in Canada for outboard engine retail sales as Canadians took to the water in unprecedented numbers, according to data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada. Outboard engine retail sales in 2020 reached a total of 44,000 units, up 17% over 2019, marking both the highest annual sales volume and largest annual growth rate ...

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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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Onboard for outboards

By David Gee The boat buying public is fully on board for outboards. Retail sales increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2019, nearly reaching pre-recession levels with a 13-year high. “We’re seeing the trend in consumer demand for higher performance engines continue with outboard engine sales growth in 2019 led by engines 200hp-plus, accounting for 27% of sales, and ...

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Outboard engine sales reach 13-year high

The first section of NMMA’s 2019 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, Outboard Engine Sales Trends report, is now available in the Statistics section of NMMA.org. The Outboard Engine Sales Trends report examines outboard engine retail sales, which increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2019, nearly reaching pre-recession levels with a 13-year high. “We’re seeing the trend in consumer demand for higher ...

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Evinrude launches new 150 HP power tiller

Evinrude recently announced the industry’s first 150 HP tiller controlled outboard, with integrated power steering assist and digital shift and throttle, the E-TEC G2 Power Tiller. Designed with beginners to advanced anglers in mind, Evinrude says the new 150 HP Power Tiller is easy to use, even in the worst conditions.  “While the competition is focused on releasing larger and ...

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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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Yamaha launches new T25 outboard engine

Based on the award-winning F25, Yamaha developed the new T25 in response to requests for lightweight, electronic fuel injected performance in a small, high-thrust configuration. “The new T25 has the best power-to-weight ratio of all high-thrust 25 horsepower outboards,” said Ben Speciale, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit President. “If you have a small but heavy vessel to power, this outboard ...

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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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PropEle Electric Boat Motors announces EP Carry

PropEle Electric Boat Motors recently announced the EP Carry. Now in full production, the new motor system is designed to provide lightweight, efficient, simple-to-use propulsion. The EP Carry is designed specifically for dinghies, tenders, small rowing and other craft under 13 feet and 600 pounds.   Weighing in at a mere 14 pounds, the EP Carry motor is sold complete with ...

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