SOURCE: Mercury Marine

February 11, 2016 10:45 ET

Mercury Marine® Launches Multiple New Products at 2016 Miami International Boat Show

Miami, FL--(Marketwired - February 11, 2016) - Mercury Marine's Pro XS series of outboard engines has long been recognized 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 product: 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.

New product: 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.

New product: 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.

New product: Active Trim

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

New products: VesselView502 and 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.

About Mercury Marine

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world's leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury's industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land 'N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at

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