News Release

New Mercury Racing Bravo I LT Propeller

FOND DU LAC, Wis., August 19, 2016 – Mercury Racing® is pleased to announce the release of the all-new Bravo I® LT propeller.

The Bravo I LT is designed specifically for higher horsepower, single engine outboard powered bay boats and multi-species hulls under heavy loads.

Boat manufacturers have responded to angler requests for larger and more stable hulls. They have addressed that by increasing both hull depth and width. The changes have resulted with the consoles moving forward, changing the center of gravity and weight distribution. The mounting of trolling motor batteries in the front of the boat affects planing performance and bow lift as well.

The hand-crafted, stainless steel Bravo I LT props are designed to improve planing and trim response throughout the engine operating rpm range. The result? An increase in top-end speed by 1 to 1.5 mph!

A total of 15 pitch offerings, ranging from 20” to 27.5” are available in one-half inch increments for precision matched performance for both 2-stroke and 4-stroke outboards.

The Bravo I LT features the Mercury® patented Performance Vent System® (PVS).  PVS enables operators to dial-in their propeller for peak planing performance. The PVS® system works in concert with the LT’s robust blades that are hand blended and balanced by our propeller lab artisans.

A majority of Mercury Verado® and Mercury Pro FourStroke applications will use the Bravo I LT with all four vent holes plugged with solid PVS fittings. OptiMax 2-stroke applications require all four vent holes to be open. Upgrades from the Bravo I FS to the Bravo I LT require no change in pitch size when matching engine rpm.

PITCH                                                RIGHT-HAND                                                
20”                                                      8M0121589                                      
20.5”                                                   8M0121590                                      
21”                                                      8M0121591                                      
21.5”                                                   8M0121592                                      
22”                                                      8M0121593                          
22.5”                                                   8M0121594                          
23”                                                      8M0121595                          
23.5”                                                   8M0121596                          
24”                                                      8M0121597                                      
24.5”                                                   8M0121598                                      
25”                                                      8M0121599                                      
25.5”                                                   8M0121600                                      
26”                                                      8M0121601                          
26.5”                                                   8M0121602                          
27”                                                      8M0121603                                      
27.5”                                                   8M0121604                          

All models are 15.25-inches in diameter.

The Mercury Racing Bravo I LT propeller is available from an authorized Mercury Outboard dealer or OEM Boat Builder. The suggested retail price is $740.42.

About Mercury Racing
Based in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, is a leading provider of high-performance marine propulsion systems for discriminating boaters worldwide, offering an exciting and fulfilling power boating experience on the water. Using leading-edge technology, Mercury Racing produces high-performance outboards, sterndrives, propellers, parts and accessories. Mercury Racing also produces crate engines for the automotive aftermarket industry. Mercury Marine is a division of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC), the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational products, including pleasure boats, marine engines, fitness equipment, and billiards.