LAC, Wis. (March 4, 2016) – Competitive bass anglers have long considered Mercury
Marine’s Pro XS series the best performing, most reliable tournament-fishing
outboards on the water. Now, Mercury, the world leader in commercial and
recreational marine propulsion and technology, has produced another great
outboard that gives freshwater anglers an edge on the competition: the new
115 Pro XS FourStroke outboard.
115 Pro XS, which was introduced globally at the recent Miami International
Boat Show, was introduced to the bass world today at the 2016 Bassmaster
Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 115 Pro XS is perfect for 17'-18' aluminum
and fiberglass bass boats, as well as aluminum multispecies hulls in the same
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
115 OptiMax 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 – everything a bass angler needs to make
the leaderboard in tournament season.
its Pro XS heritage, the new 115 Pro XS was intelligently designed to provide
fresh and saltwater anglers and other boaters exactly what they’ve been
asking for – an outboard that is light and second to none in performance. It
- Fastest top
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
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
tothe 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.
addition, the new 115 Pro XS offers the following industry-exclusive options
for high-output outboard engine models:
- The available Command Thrust
gearcase makes this engine compatible with Mercury’s larger-diameter
propellers – including the Fury and the Tempest – that help the engine
deliver improved performance and lift heavy, tournament-loaded boats onto plane
easier and hold them there at lower speeds.
in addition to the standard 20-inch shaft makes this engine an ideal option to
power or repower a wide range of boats, from 17- to 18-foot aluminum and
fiberglass bass boats, as well as aluminum multispecies hulls in the same size
range, to 17- to 20-foot saltwater flats and bay boats
a member of the powerful Mercury Pro XS family, the new 115 Pro XS FourStroke
also delivers these unparalleled benefits:
- Ease of maintenance: Boaters and
anglers can spend less time servicing the engine and more time fishing and
enjoying life on the water.
- Superior protection against
Mercury’s industry-leading ultra-low copper content alloys help create an
outboard built to withstand the elements.
- Mercury’s industry-leading three-year
top of all that, the new 115hp Pro XS boasts an exciting new look! See
for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1F0NZEDRJk
For images of
the engine and additional information, visit mercurynewsroom.com
115Pro XS available for consumer test drives Friday, Saturday and Sunday at
Wolf Creek Park in Grove, Okla.
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.