Beneath the surface, things rarely match the imagination. Consider the waterscape beneath a boat dock. Any idea what’s down there? Nope, but sure would like to know. What about that big sunken tree you’ve tried to fish? Who knows what might be living in that snag-infested thing. Any bass below that patch of lily pads? Crappies hiding in the cabbage?
What sonar can’t show, Aqua-Vu can. The innovative underwater viewing company, Aqua-Vu now gives anglers and aquatic explorers the ability to literally reach out and spy on fish in those difficult-to-reach locations. The new XD Pole Camera Adaptor connects Aqua-Vu optics to any threaded telescopic pole.
Think of it as an underwater telescope, bringing remote fish and hard-to-reach sweet spots within visual range.
Mercury Marine has introduced multiple new 4.6L V-8 outboard engine models – the 250 and 300hp Verado, 250 and 300hp FourStroke, and 200, 225, 250 and 300hp Pro XS – plus the Pro XS 175hp 3.4L V-6.
These next-generation outboard engines are part of the largest single new-product development program Mercury has undertaken in its nearly 80-year-history, which has prompted a major investment in expanding its manufacturing footprint.
Mercury’s new V-6 and V-8 outboard engines are highly configurable to meet the needs of a wide variety of boating segments, from Verado’s refined performance, to the FourStroke’s fuel efficiency and rigging versatility, to the competitive edge that Pro XS provides serious sport fishermen. Along with the 3.4L V-6 family released in Miami, the new V-8 engines fill out Mercury’s industry leading portfolio in the 175-300hp range.
“These engines are naturally aspirated, durable, powerful and provide options for the consumer that they’ve never had before,” said Mercury President John Pfeifer. “This new lineup aligns with what consumers are asking for and we are delighted to deliver it to them.”
New 250 & 300hp Verado
Continuing Verado’s legacy as the most refined outboard engine on the water, the new V-8 platform provides exhilarating performance across the rpm range. Sea trials have shown the 300hp Verado is up to 20 percent quicker and two mph faster than the closest competitor, while still providing up to eight percent better fuel economy.
Mercury Marine introduces its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family.
The new engine family, which builds on the success of Mercury's 75-150hp FourStroke outboards, features 175hp, 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards and a V-6 200hp SeaPro commercial outboard.
The new Mercury FourStroke and SeaPro outboards are built on Mercury's new 3.4-liter V-6 platform, which is designed to be powerful, light, compact and fuel-efficient. The new V-6 engines are precision engineered from skeg to cowl.
"This new platform will position Mercury to advance product leadership in the 175-225hp outboard category, and deliver across the board on consumer needs," said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president. "These new outboards address applications across recreational and commercial applications, strengthen our core product lineup by building off the success of our recent programs and delivering on the requirements of our global customers."