Who Else Wants Mercury Efficiency for World Class Fuel Economy
Mercury Efficiency Is World-Class Green
Take advantage of Mercury's sophisticated engineering and innovative technology result in world-class outboard reliability and performance.
But boaters like you demand outstanding fuel economy – and Mercury delivers.
Take the Mercury Verado and OptiMax outboard families, for example. When compared to other outboards, the Verado and OptiMax can save you thousands of dollars over five years. This fuel efficiency isn't exclusive to our large outboard families; it also pertains to our small and mid-range horsepower outboards.
The writing is on the wall. When it comes to fuel efficiency, ours is a lineup of outboards that remains almost impossible to best.
Verado's enhanced Range Plus Powertrain features:
These elements give you increased fuel efficiency and power without sacrificing reliability.
Take the 150hp Verado: At maximum cruise, it provides up to 56 more miles of range per 40-gallon tank than Suzuki or Evinrude.
The OptiMax Pro XS-exclusive Dome-Shaped Pistons and combustion chambers efficiently direct the fuel/air charge to the spark plug, significantly adding to its excellent fuel economy and low emissions.
The OptiMax Air Compressor provides a steady charge of cooled air for maximum combustion efficiency.
Overall, the innovative OptiMax DI system delivers the ultimate in efficiency, squeezing more miles and performance from every drop of fuel.
The 250hp Optimax ProXS, for example, at maximum cruise, delivers 52 more miles of range per 48-gallon tank than Evinrude E-TEC HO.
Full Throttle Optimization
Enhanced PCM calibration on Verado and OptiMax outboards helps optimize fuel economy at full throttle and cruising speeds.
Go Farther for Less
At cruise, the 50hp Mercury EFI FourStroke is 39 percent more fuel-efficient than a conventional 50hp two-stroke, which provides 63 more miles of range per 21-gallon tank and can save you nearly $1,300 in oil and fuel over five years.
Whether your engine of choice is a Mercury Verado, OptiMax, or FourStroke, that outboard will deliver an unrivaled driving experience. One that goes well beyond how fast our engines are, or the fuel economy they deliver.
When we talk about driving experience we're talking about how it feels to captain a boat powered by a Mercury outboard. Was it so quiet you can hear the water lapping against the hull? Was the steering and shifting so precise, it was truly automotive like?
There's a lot to be said for the innovations and technologies that push the boundaries of speed and fuel economy. And you'll find them built into our outboards as well. However the experience of driving a Mercury outboard is something we take a lot of pride in. Read below about a few of these innovations that make captaining our outboards so special.
The multichambered Intake Sound Attenuator used on the Mercury Verado not only reduces overall noise by up to 14 decibels, it also gives the engine a more pleasing tone. Additionally, acoustic foam lining along the upper cowling and lower cowl absorbs high frequency engine and driveshaft noise, resulting in Verado's best-in-class sound rating.
Smoothest RideThe Mercury Verado and our midrange and portable FourStrokes inherently run smoother than conventional V-block outboard engines thanks to their Inline Design. Engines that use an in-line design are better balanced because the cylinders are aligned in one row, providing a smoother running, more compact design.
Verado's exclusive Mercury Power Steering system eliminates steering torque which helps reduce driver fatigue and improve confidence at the helm. The SmartCraft® Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) System delivers precise, instantaneous throttle response, and smooth shifting by eliminating the hesitation of traditional mechanical cable systems. More than 50,000 hours of testing and nearly a decade of consumer use make DTS the most rigorously proven control system on the water.
Engineered for Smooth Handling
The six-cylinder Verado features a unique Cradle-Mount Design with four oversized, calibrated elastomer mounts surrounding the powerhead to isolate and eliminate vibration. The result is an incredibly smooth ride. In addition, the advanced midsection design incorporates a new steering-to-engine-axis geometry, which contributes to the system's solid, precise steering and improves handling at higher speeds.
Smart Features for Easy Boating
Many of our outboards utilize the innovative Propulsion Control Module (PCM) and are loaded with "smart" features that make boating more enjoyable, such as SmartCraft and Engine Guardian.
All Mercury outboards are designed to run clean, helping to protect the environment for generations to come. From Verado, to FourStroke, to OptiMax, we offer more CARB Three-star Ultra-low Emissions outboards than any other manufacturer. So not only can you pass your Mercury outboards to the next generation, you'll also be able to show them your favorite fishing spots.
Take advantage of Mercury performance today. Call Don at Wareham Boatyard (508-748-1472). His prices and service are superior to anyone's in the Northeast.