Welcome to Mercury V6 heaven


The new Mercury FourStrokes deliver incredible hole shot to get you moving faster and fishing sooner – and the thrill of having your hat blown off now and then.

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At 3.4L, the new Mercury V6 FourStroke boasts ample displacement in the 175-225hp range. Greater displacement means less work to produce more horsepower and torque, which results in greater acceleration.

Lower engine weight means higher power-to-weight ratio, enhanced performance, and better fuel efficiency.

The FourStroke’s four-valve, dual overhead cam design delivers greater acceleration.

The FourStroke’s gearcase is designed to reduce drag and deliver more stable high-speed performance.

The engine mount package is fine-tuned to achieve peak performance without sacrificing a smooth and quiet ride. Mercury engineers spent countless hours dampening sound and dialing in the configuration of the mount packages to create the optimal balance between performance and vibration.



  • Horsepower: 225 / 200 / 175
  • WOT RPM: 5200-6000 / 5000-5800 / 5000-5800
  • Engine Type: V-6
  • Displacement: 209 CID (3.4L)
  • Induction: 24-valves, DOHC
  • Starting: SmartStart Electric
  • Gear Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Alternator: 85 amp (1071 watt)
  • Trim System: Power trim and tilt
  • Dry Weight: 475 lbs (215kg) (lightest available model)
  • Steering: Hydraulic (standard), Power (options)

An unparalled marine propulsion system

Unparalleled safety, control and fun

Introducing Zeus — the world’s most advanced marine propulsion system. Mercury Marine is proud to offer an unparalleled level of performance, safety and vessel systems control. With SmartCraft innovation throughout, Zeus provides a seamless approach to propulsion technology, marine electronics, and on-board information management that makes boating safer and more enjoyable than ever.

Docking without fear

Never worry again about wind and current when you approach the dock. Our advanced joystick control system is incredibly intuitive and can be operated with a simple turn of the wrist. One hand controls it all – from sideways tracking, to spinning on a dime, to precise speed control. Whether at the dock or backing down on a blue marlin, the total authority and maneuverability is simply unmatched.

Electronic steering

The new Zeus “drive-by-wire” steering system gives the captain unmatched directional control and response. The new self-centering helm helps give Zeus-equipped boats sports car-like performance.

Skyhook electronic anchor

Imagine having the ability to pull up to a busy dock and ready your fenders and lines by yourself without having to constantly tend to your controls to stay in place. Or imagine fishing a jetty by yourself without ever stepping to the helm. With the touch of a button, the Skyhook Electronic Anchor feature maintains your vessel on a fixed heading within a tight area, even in strong current and windy conditions.

Using GPS and an electronic compass system, Skyhook pinpoints its position and operates the boat’s shifting, throttle and steering automatically to keep the boat in a locked position, regardless of wind, tides or current. Auto Heading and Waypoint Sequencing features allow the system to be used to bring boats back into the dock – helpful in tight situations.

Introducing the Mercury Fury 4 propeller

Mercury Propellers is giving “heavy boat” anglers just what they’ve been asking for by introducing the Mercury Fury 4 propeller at the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic (Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Tulsa, Oklahoma).

Bass tournament anglers who load their boats with the latest fishing technology require a propeller that will help them reach top speeds ahead of the competition. The Fury 4 has four high-progressive-rake blades made of Mercury’s X7 Alloy for additional lift and superior top speed on heavy, tournament-loaded bass boats.

Mercury Propeller Fury 4

The Fury 4 features 8 PVS holes that get boats on plane faster and deliver excellent shallow-water launches.

What’s more, the Fury 4 delivers stable handling and superior holding in rough water, so anglers can get to the weigh-in on time no matter what conditions might be.

Mercury’s Fury 4 complements the original Fury propeller, so now there’s a Fury propeller for all anglers. While the three-blade original Fury set the speed standard for bass boats with light and medium loads, the Fury 4 gives competitive bass anglers with tournament-loaded boats an additional 1 mph over the Fury – making it the fastest propeller in the world for heavy tournament-loaded boats.

The new Fury 4 from Mercury Propellers is available in 24-, 25- and 26-inch pitches in right-hand rotation. It is recommended for tournament-loaded bass boats with outboard power in excess of 200hp.

Contact us to order yours today.

Mercury Marine expands product range

Mercury Marine expands product range: Pro XS series of outboard engines has long been recognised by freshwater and saltwater boaters – and especially tournament anglers – as among the best performing, most reliable engines on the water. Mercury, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, is raising the bar even higher today by introducing the new 115 Pro XS FourStroke outboard.

Check out the new 115 Pro XS FourStroke in action

Based on the popular Mercury 115 FourStroke, the new Mercury 115 Pro XS delivers significantly better performance than any other high-output 115hp outboard on the market today. In fact, the new 115 Pro XS is 16 pounds lighter than the two-stroke engine it replaces and 18 pounds lighter than the nearest competing 115hp engine. Its 2.1L displacement is higher than that of any competing 115hp engine. This unbeatable combination delivers higher torque, better performance and greater durability.

Building on its Pro XS heritage, the new 115 Pro XS was intelligently designed to provide consumers exactly what they’ve been asking for – an outboard that is light and second to none in performance. It delivers:

  • Fastest top speed: Up to 3 mph faster than its nearest competitor and more than 1 mph faster than Mercury’s standard 115 FourStroke. The 115 Pro XS FourStroke’s higher rpm range delivers improved performance out of an already-powerful engine.
  • Quickest acceleration: More than 1 second quicker than Mercury’s standard 115 FourStroke. The ability to run lower-pitch props puts the boat on plane quicker, reducing 0-to-20mph acceleration time by 1 to 2 seconds. This enables anglers to carry more gear onboard and provides an edge in getting back to the tournament dock for weigh-in.
  • Higher full-throttle rpm: Increasing engine rpm from 6000 to 6300 allows prop pitch to be reduced, resulting in maximum performance benefits.
  • Idle-charge: This new feature provides up to 48% more battery charging at idle speed to support the greater power demands of today’s sophisticated marine electronics and accessories. What’s more, it lets boaters and anglers safely stay out on the water longer.

In addition, Mercury also introduced the following products in Miami, all designed to enhance the boating experience.

New Side-Mount Mechanical Remote Control

Mercury Marine makes boating easier and more efficient with its completely redesigned Side-Mount Mechanical Remote Control. Featuring a modern design, improved shift quality and feel, and state-of-the-art ergonomics, the new Side-Mount Control sets the standard for mechanically-controlled engines.

Next-generation Joystick Piloting System

Mercury’s engineering team has made a series of evolutionary improvements to the Joystick Piloting System, part of the SmartCraft digital technology suite. Together, these enhancements will take boaters to an entirely new level of driving ease and enjoyment.

Expanded series of fuel-saving Enertia ECO propeller

Mercury Propellers is pleased to introduce a new series of 18″, 20″ and 22″ pitch Enertia ECO propellers. This new series allows more boaters to dial-in their boat’s performance and save money at the fuel pump.

Active Trim

Active Trim provides a system designed to make boating easier and more enjoyable by automatically trimming outboard and sterndrive engines.

VesselView502, VesselView702 displays and VesselView Link digital interface

Mercury has launched two new state-of-the-art VesselView multi-function displays, the VesselView502 and VesselView702, as well as VesselView Link, a system that integrates a Mercury-powered boat’s SmartCraft data and control system with specific Simrad and Lowrance instruments to provide a fully-functional Mercury VesselView user interface on those units’ displays.

This post first appeared on the Mercury Newsroom.


One outboard or two?

A 27-foot center-console boat with a single engine? What a silly idea. It’s surely under powered and missing twin-engine redundancy. It must be an unrealistic loss-leader that ­Boston Whaler set up to attract customers whom the sales folks will quickly convince to upgrade to a proper pair of twins.

Or is it?

In today’s boating world, we assume that a 27-foot center-console has a ­deep-V hull (20 to 24.5 degrees of deadrise), weighs 5,000 to 6,000 pounds, and is designed to run offshore. Ergo, it needs twin engines. That’s a reasonable assumption, but it’s not always true. We ran the same model boat with both a single Mercury 300hp Verado and twin 225hp Verados to give you a true comparison. One outboard or two? Let’s find out.

The place to start the discussion should be the boat’s intended mission. In this case, the 4 800-pound 270 Dauntless represents a low-side “family center-console” with a modified-V hull (18 degrees of deadrise at the transom). It’s long (27 feet 4 inches) but relatively narrow (9 feet 0 inches), with a shallow draft (17 inches). This boat’s design runs counter to the concept that only a wide, high-side hull is stable, seaworthy and safe. Stability, by the way, is determined not by beam alone but by hull volume on either side of the bottom’s centerline as well. The 270 Dauntless, in fact, follows the classic 3-to-1 length-to-beam ratio of some of the most efficient and able workboats of New England and the mid-Atlantic. In today’s marketing terms, its design is more as a multipurpose bay boat.

Now think about how the 270 Dauntless compares with offshore center-consoles of approximately the same weight. They are almost invariably a foot or two shorter and wider, with deeper V’s that require more power to push. Within Boston Whaler’s model lineup, for example, the closest ­­center-console, weightwise, is the 250 Outrage. It’s actually 250 pounds heavier and rides on a 21-degree hull bottom, which makes it a great mini battlewagon for reasonable offshore ventures. This model too is available with a single engine, but most buyers will opt for the second for open-water ventures, and any larger deep-V center-console almost certainly boasts twins — or more.

The 270 Dauntless is designed for fishing, all right, with plenty of rod holders, fish boxes and livewell capacity. With its flared bow, self-bailing cockpit and unsinkable construction, it is certainly seaworthy enough for prudent operation on coastal waters, but it’s not a hull that a hardcore blue-water angler will choose for canyon runs. Instead, its shallow draft and optional bow ladder set it up for double duty on beach picnics, while an optional swim patio folds down from the port side of the cockpit to provide safe water entry for swimmers and a removable transom pylon serves tow sports.

There’s plenty of space inside the console for a dressing room/head that can accommodate, ahem, goodly size adult males. There’s ingenious and abundant seating in front of the console, complete with an adjustable table that offers comfortable lounging, sunning, eating and conversing on creek explorations and sunset cruises. The whole area, though, converts quickly to a casting deck for angling action. Given these inshore/nearshore missions, single-engine power just might make sense.

Two more things to think about

If you’re interested in the single-engine rig, but are still concerned about whether you’ll have enough power, consider ordering your 270 Dauntless with Mercury’s new 350 hp Verado. As fellow contributing editor Charles Plueddeman pointed out in an April piece (“The Big, New Mercury Outboards), the company’s engineers did a lot more than just boost the supercharger’s pressure to get that 16.7 percent of extra power and keep the engine both durable and reliable. Those extra 50 are real ponies, and if you want them to work super-hard, feed them a tank of 91 octane fuel. They are still a lot less expensive than twin 175 hp engines.

Finally, whichever rig you choose, match the right propellers to your boating needs. Our test boats were both fitted with Enertia three-blade, stainless-steel props, but for real pulling power, especially with a single 350, a Revolution 4 four-blade may be the way to go. Just make sure that your engine(s) can turn up to the specific full-throttle operating range for Verados, 5,800 to 6,400 rpm. If not, you aren’t getting full horsepower at any upper range, and you’re overstressing the engine(s). Installing the wrong propeller is like choosing the wrong gear ratios in your car or truck.



The single-engine boat tops out around 40 mph and cruises easily at speeds in the mid-20s. On our test day, it loped comfortably through a 1- to 2-foot chop at speeds to 4,500 rpm — 27.0 mph — realistic speeds for coastal bodies of open water like the Chesapeake Bay, where we tested. (I was especially sensitive to ride quality, since our sea trial included a photo shoot to which I was not invited, so I rode it out comfortably inside the console, sitting on the lid of the portable toilet.) Acceleration from the supercharged Verado was quick, especially at midrange speeds, but the big engine was otherwise quiet and silky-smooth.

The twin-engine boat has, by contrast, truly brutal acceleration. The frame for the hardtop is integrated into the console’s structure, and it offers plenty of handholds. That’s good because crew need to hold on when the captain punches the throttles. Top speed in our test was 52.7 mph, with efficient cruising at 3,000 to 4,000 rpm (22.6 to 30 mph). That range of cruising speeds is reasonable for weatherwise exploration of coastal bodies of water from Buzzards Bay and Long Island Sound to Tampa Bay and Puget Sound, but safe or comfortable uses for that top speed will be less common.

So how do you make a decision?

Remember the ground rules. They are for this boat and for your needs. Consider the following profile of attributes for each rig. If you want to count, you’ll note that both versions of the 270 Dauntless get at least 32 points out of 45 in my ranking. Each does certain jobs well, and both do some jobs equally well, but even a quick look shows different personalities.

Pros and cons

  • Top speed: The twin-engine boat wins hands down. Think, though, about whether you have a use for it on the waters where you’ll run this boat.
  • Useful cruising speed: Both run well in that 20 to 30 mph range where most boaters do most boating, and they are both efficient even into the low 30s, though the twin-engine boat is still loafing there while the single is turning up a thousand rpm higher. On the other hand, when seas really force the skipper to throttle back, the single-engine boat is efficient even down into the teens.
  • Hole shot: The twin-engine boat wins walking away, but its acceleration is so powerful that it borders on extreme. Remember that Verados are supercharged. They spool up immediately. For the same reason, the single 300 is no slouch itself, unless you have a dozen people aboard and a skier in tow.
  • Towing power: The twin-engine boat wins again, of course. It’s a good choice if you’re going to pull a gang of barefoot skiers, or carry a lot of people most of the time. For families and casual tow sports, though, the single engine will be plenty.
  • Fuel economy: For the best analysis, compare similar boat speeds (mph), not engine speeds (rpm). Yes, at cruising speeds, the numbers are close, but the single wins, even though it’s working harder than the twins. (Remember that two lower units create more drag in the water than one.) Then look at low speeds. There’s a big difference. How much of your running time will be slow, either by choice or by regulation or because you’ll be trolling a lot?
  • Purchase price: Simple math. One 300 hp Verado gets more pluses because it’s less costly than two 225s. Ditto for ­propellers and rigging systems. How many seasons’ worth of fuel will you save with a single instead of twins?
  • Maintenance costs: More simple math: One 300 hp Verado is less expensive to take care of than two 225s, so it gets more pluses. Ditto for propellers and rigging systems.
  • Reliability: Murphy’s Law loves boats, but modern outboards take lots of the risk out of running a single. That said, with twins there’s always one in reserve to get home.
  • Useful interior space: Boston Whaler’s 270 Dauntless is a really spacious boat to begin with, but if you’re buying one without the optional swim patio on the port side and plan to spend time on the swim platform, or if you’re worried about leading a big striper, cobia or salmon safely around the transom, notice how much space the twins take up versus the single.

For more information about twins vs. singles contact our head of sales, Craig, using the contact form below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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This post originally appeared on www.boatingmag.com.

2015 IBEX Innovation Awards

Mercury Marine was awarded the 2015 IBEX Innovation Award for Propulsion Parts/Propellers for its Flo-Torq SSR-HD last Tuesday, the first day of the 2015 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference.

MotorGuide, a Mercury company, also took top honours in the Outboard category for its new MotorGuide X5 trolling motor with VRS.

Also during the Innovation Awards event, Mercury was the only marine engine company to receive Consumer Service Index Awards in three categories: Outboards, Sterndrives and Inboards.

Mercury launched the Flo-Torq SSR HD – a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use a heavy-duty 1.25-inch propeller shaft – in late July. The new hub system is the first of its kind to employ Mercury’s new SSR technology. SSR stands for Soft Shift Rubber, which delivers a 25 per cent improvement in shift noise and vibration during shifting events. The SSR hub delivers these benefits without sacrificing the strength and durability of a solid hub designed for high-performance marine engines.

The SSR is founded on a traditional solid steel hub, but adds a bonded rubber sleeve to one end of the hub that provides cushioning to the system. The bonded rubber sleeve cushions the propeller during shifting events, absorbing shock and vibration. As soon as the propeller is under load, the stainless steel end of the hub engages the core of the propeller, creating a solid hub that can reliably transfer the significant power generated by today’s FourStroke outboards.

“Propeller hubs are an integral part of the full marine propulsion system,” said Jared Reichenberger, brand manager for Mercury Propellers. “This product provides the strength of a durable solid hub with the cushioning of a rubber hub for quiet operation. It is a win-win for boaters – particularly those with high-horsepower Verado engines like our 350 and 400R.”

The Flo-Torq SSR HD hub can be purchased at all Mercury dealers, including Silver Lake Marine. Contact us on 042 294 1500 to get yours today.

This post first appeared on Mercury Marine’s blog.

Flo-Torq SSR HD

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, introduces the Flo-Torq SSR HD, a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use a heavy-duty 1.25-inch propeller shaft.

This new hub system is the first of its kind to employ Mercury’s new SSR technology. SSR stands for Soft Shift Rubber, which delivers a 25 percent improvement in shift noise and vibration during shifting events. The SSR hub delivers these benefits without sacrificing the strength and durability of a solid hub designed for high-performance marine engines.

The SSR system starts off with a traditional solid steel hub, but adds a bonded rubber sleeve to one end of the hub that provides cushioning to the system. The bonded rubber sleeve cushions the propeller during shifting events, absorbing shock and vibration. As soon as the propeller is under load, the stainless steel end of the hub engages the core of the propeller, creating a solid hub that can reliably transfer the significant power generated by today’s FourStroke outboards.

“Propeller hubs are an integral part of the full marine propulsion system,” said Jared Reichenberger, brand manager for Mercury Propellers. “This product provides the strength of a durable solid hub with the cushioning of a rubber hub for quiet operation. It is a win-win for boaters – particularly those with high-horsepower Verado like the 350 and 400R.”

The Flo-Torq SSR HD hub can be purchased from Silver Lake Marine. Contact us to get yours today.

Mercury Ship’s Log iPhone App

Every voyage is memorable. Mercury Ship’s Log lets you record the highlights while they’re still fresh. And capture useful engine data too. Get the FREE iPhone app, available now.

Mercury Ship’s Log iPhone App – a complete record

The Ship’s Log iPhone App makes it easy to capture your boating experiences. It automatically gathers time, weather, location, and Mercury engine data. You add photos, notes, and audio with your iPhone, then review, edit, and share your log via the Ship’s Log website.

The app also allows you to add notes, photos, and even audio manually. Additionally, there’s a set of tools for use off the boat with which you can create checklists and organize your entries for quick reference.

You can keep your postings private or share them with your friends and fellow boaters. Choose from a large community of public logs created and maintained by people with specific interests: cruisers, family boaters, fishermen (including Mercury’s fishing pros) — anyone who wants to capture their memories and accomplishments on the water.

Mercury Ship’s Log iPhone App

Mercury Ship’s Log iPhone App

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Rumour mills R black and white

The rumour mills R black and white

After months of rumours and speculation, the all-new Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard is a reality. It was unveiled moments ago in Miami. At a staggering 153 horsepower per liter, the 400R is the most powerful consumer outboard ever produced by Mercury and provides the highest power-to-weight of all other four stroke outboards in its class.

Performance enhancements

The 400R features a custom cold air induction system for improved air flow and power development while significantly reducing intake noise for improved sound quality.

An all-new water cooled supercharger is designed to reduce intake temperatures and significantly increase air density. This enables the engine to generate unprecedented torque and unmatched acceleration all the way from the lower end of the power band up to the 7 000 rpm maximum engine speed. Electronic knock control enables the engine to safely run on 89 octane (95 Ron) fuel when the recommended premium 91-octane (98 RON) fuel is not available to maximise performance.

Race legs

The 400R is the first ever Verado to feature the race-proven Sport Master gearcase with low water pickups for added performance. The efficient and durable Sport Master greatly expands the application of the potent four-stroke. From single engine flats boats, traditional catamaran sport boats to multi-engine offshore center consoles – the Sport Master – in the correct application – will enhance boat handling, speed and efficiency.

To unlock the full potential of Sport Master, the 400R features stainless steel guide plates with composite wear pads on the Advanced Midsection for enhanced engine stability and improved handling at speed. The engine is also available with the standard Verado 5.44” HD gearcase for more traditional applications.

Zero effort with Joystick Piloting

The Verado 400R is the first Mercury Racing outboard to feature Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO) technology. Joystick Piloting takes the stress out of docking, maneuvering in tight spaces and operating in tight quarters by providing boaters 360-degree movement at their fingertips. JPO 400R models available exclusively with cambered Sport Master gearcases.

Mercury Racing’s ergonomic, high-style Zero Effort Digital controls go hand-in-hand with Joystick Piloting for an intuitive control experience – precisely signaling driver intent to the Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) equipped Verado 400Rs. The DTS system also features one-touch Smart Start, automatic throttle synchronization and shadow mode for triple and quad engine applications (where two throttle levers operate all engines).

Colour options

The 400R is available in both Cold Fusion white and the legendary Mercury Phantom Black. Cold Fusion white models come standard with Mercury Racing Blue accent colors. In addition, a total of seven custom colored accent decal kits are available on Cold Fusion White models to match a variety of boat graphics.


When we develop any high performance engine – we develop it as a complete system – including the propeller. The recommended props make use of all four hundred horses for unmatched performance on multi and single engine boats.

This post first appeared on Mercury Racing’s blog.

Mercury’s magical Enertia ECO prop

This is a blog review by Capt. Steve Lamp, host at @DreamcatcherCharters in Key West, Florida, of the all new Enertia ECO Prop from Mercury. The original post can be viewed here.

Mercury Enertia ECO prop specs

Mercury Enertia ECO prop specs

I am not a fan of gimmicks. When a snake oil salesman comes my way, I go the other. When I was presented this propeller, I was less than enthused. 10% fuel savings? Really? That’s what they told me. I actually took on this project to run it on my boats just to quietly expose the myth that I thought I was dealing with. My thought was, if this idea is so great, why are we just hearing about it?

Mercury Marine is without a single doubt the best of the best when it comes to props and propeller designs across the board for all marine outboard and stern drive applications. With over 20 different designs currently sold in their stable, one would think: another prop? In my career I have had the incredible opportunity to learn from names like the late Dennis Cavenaugh and Scott Reichow, and also to be a part in development of some of the props we all use today for fishing, boating, and hauling ass on the water.

So when Mercury presented this prop to me, I was like, “Okay, let’s test it. Maybe there is something there. But 10%, really? That’s a lot, and if it’s true, this thing will be on everyone’s boat”.

I had my doubts at first…

I ran this prop on was a Yellowfin 24 Bay Boat with a tower and Mercury 300 Verado Pro. When I cracked it out of the box I was thinking, “This thing is ginormous”. The diameter was HUGE at 16 inches. I was normally running a 15 inches and change diameter blade. I had doubts it would even fit under my cavitation plate and spin. The weight of the Enertia ECO prop was not what it should be for all the blade surface and the sheer size of this beast and what I was used to. It was pretty light. In fact, I was impressed with how light it was. This was an added benefit lowering the centrifugal mass that the Verado has to turn before even any water has moved. That’s a big help in hole shot and all round performance. But it’s SO big. The proof would be in the testing.

The characteristics of Enertia ECO prop are pretty cool.

Mercury Enertia ECO prop

Mercury Enertia ECO prop

Hole shot

I figured that the hole shot would suffer from the large diameter and monster blade surface. Nope, it came out of the hole nice and steady, super smooth and no ventilation. I will say though that when I put an additional person on board or carry more fuel that the prop does make the boat a little (very little) sluggish on the hole shot. Nothing terrible, but a little slower. This I combat with 2 inches of lift on the jack and wham back to the drag races. A note: The larger diameter creates a little bit of a low pressure at the tops of the blades pulling some surface air making an exhaust note chamber. Super cool as it makes the 300 Pro Verado sound like a mellow old school V-8 as it comes up on a plane – I love it.


I always think this should be a consideration when looking for the ‘all-in-wonder’ propeller. The handling and feel this prop provides in and around the dock is amazing. For single engine applications where it can count the most, the larger blade surface coupled with the larger diameter seems to have a more immediate effect on the maneuverability of the several boats I have tried this prop on.

Trim capacity

On my Yellowfin 24, the trim capability of the Enertia ECO prop is a HUGE consideration. It’s like having your own elevator on the bow of the boat. Hit the trim, and due to the larger diameter and blade surface, it carries the bow like the mail dropping my drag coefficient like a bad habit and increasing my speed without a throttle advance. Therefore improving efficiency.

Rough water handling

I truly love this propeller for rough water on my Yellowfin 24 powered by the Mercury 300 Verado Pro. Absolutely amazing. Different propellers respond in different ways across the spectrum when it comes to changing how the water hits the blades of the prop. On this boat the Rev 4 does a fine job staying hooked up through the rough seas and encountering ventilation. BUT when it gets truly sloppy and speed is not the fix to improve ride comfort, the Enertia ECO prop does the trick by being able to utilise the low end torque that is available in my Mercury Verado 300 Pro and go slow and still stay on a plane.

I am able to drop back to 19 mph and stay on top with the Eco Prop versus the 24 – 26 mph needed with the Rev 4. Now that’s HUGE. Due to the larger blade surface and increased diameter, this prop holds me up and allows me to slug my way home without beating my anglers to death.

The Enertia ECO prop – a magic prop?

In this industry I do whatever I can to avoid gimmicks (as I mentioned).

This prop is the real deal and will make many boaters happier.

I am not saying it’s faster in all the applications I have run it, but it certainly allows me to milk even more mileage out of my rigs per gallon of fuel burned. That alone is enough. But add all the other stuff – yup, magic.

I have added several more Enertia ECO props to my fleet and have had some profound results. By the end of this spring, every one of my boats will be running them.

Capt. Steven Lamp