News Release

Mercury Marine Sweden sponsors Powerboat Weekend in Sandhamn

Sandhamn, Sweden (July 28, 2015) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, recently sponsored the largest powerboat event in Sweden and one of the biggest in all of Europe. The Powerboat Weekend, held in Sandhamn, brings in boaters from Finland, Germany, Norway and more for a one-of-a-kind poker run where boaters make five stops, looking for the best poker hand. In all, more than 80 boats participated in the two-day event in early July.

“Mercury Marine continues to have a strong brand presence in Sweden and we want to continue to bring people together in this country to get out on the water and enjoy time with their friends and family,” said Pontus Liljequist, Mercury Marine Sweden country manager. “This is the third year we have partnered with Powerboat Weekend and it has been very successful for Mercury Marine and we hope to continue to be a part of this great weekend of boating in the Stockholm Archipelago.”

During the poker run, boaters made stops at Vaxholm, Djurönäset and Stockholm city where there were several thousand fans waiting to see the boats in the water. Mercury Performance Dealer Frode Marina AB provided support for Powerboat Weekend participants and dealer Kanholmsfjärdens Marina offered tests of inflatable boats powered by Mercury Marine engines for anyone visiting the Sandhamn harbor.

“What is special about the whole event is that there are boats and crew's participating from around Europe and there is a very good, positive, friendly and relaxed atmosphere among participants, spectators, people visiting the island and people living on the island,” said Liljequist.

Powerboat Weekend Winners:

1st Place: Pris Team Not In a Hurry

2nd Place: Pris Team Altanproffsen

3rd Place: Pris Team Gäddah

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 mercurymarine.com.