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04.21.17Boston Whaler introduces the 240 Dauntless Pro, an exciting new inshore/offshore fishing platform
EDGEWATER, Fla. (Apr. 21, 2017) — There's a new champion on the scene: The Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Pro, a boat designed to maximize fishing success—inshore, offshore and anywhere in between. Unrivaled Boston Whaler hull construction combines with innovative, purpose-driven design to satisfy the needs of serious anglers, without sacrificing comfort or style.   "The 240 Dauntless Pro is designed for the serious angler, with features and options that serve the technical bay boat m... 
04.03.17Mercury Marine's new high-pressure die casting machine is now the largest in North America
FOND DU LAC, Wis., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Marine, the world's leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines held an event today to officially announce commissioning of the largest high-pressure die casting machine in North America.  Since 2009, Mercury Marine has now invested more than $800MM in R&D and manufacturing expansion at its Fond du Lac campus.  This specific investment is a 4,500 ton Buhler-Prince machine.  Installation began late in 2016 and was just completed in ... 
03.27.17Mercury pro completes improbable comeback win at the Bassmaster Classic
HOUSTON (March 27, 2017) – Just three years into his Bassmaster Elite Series career, Mercury pro Jordan Lee had already experienced a pair of heartbreaking final-day “near misses.” The amiable 25-year-old Alabamian finished a close second to Mercury teammate Brent Ehrler in the 2015 Rookie of the Year Race when Ehrler weighed just enough fish on the final day at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to best Lee in the ROY race. A year later, Lee was narrowly edged out of his first career Elite vict... 
03.16.17Mercury Marine announces new sales and distribution centers in Caribbean, Mexico & Central America
FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (March 16, 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines is pleased to announce several new sales points throughout the Caribbean, Mexico & Central America.  These new store openings, located in key markets throughout the region, will be exclusive Mercury Marine and Land ‘N’ Sea stores. “Offering these types of facilities and services to our customers is a testament to the strong partnership we have developed with our... 
03.13.17Mercury Marine exceeds donation goal for Fond du Lac County United Way
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (March 13, 2017) – Mercury Marine is pleased to announce that it has raised more than $81,000 for the United Way of Fond du Lac County for 2016.  The donations were supported through a bi-weekly payroll giving campaign as well as a variety of community events throughout the year.  This donation is in addition to the grant of $80,000 awarded by the Brunswick Foundation to United Way of Fond du Lac County in 2016. “The United Way of Fond du Lac county has bee... 
03.08.17Mercury Marine introduces new blog focused on boating lifestyle
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (March 8, 2017) -- Mercury Marine is excited to announce its new digital platform, MercuryDockline.com.  The new blog website will focus on the boating lifestyle, featuring content that goes beyond engine specs and propeller pitches.  MercuryDockline.com focuses on educational and entertaining stories, videos, photos and content intended to engage boaters. “We’re excited to launch this new digital platform that will give boaters an opportunity to interact wit... 
02.24.17Another successful Miami International Boat Show for Mercury Marine
MIAMI (Feb. 24, 2017) –  Mercury Marine and Mercury Racing made a big splash at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show with multiple product launches and an upgraded presence on the water.  Consumers pointed to Mercury’s high horsepower outboards and reliability as two of the many reasons for the brands popularity in saltwater markets. “We decided to make the switch to Mercury and I’m glad we did,” said Colin Byrd, Mexican Gulf Fishing Company charter captain.  “We ran jus... 
02.24.17Boston Whaler 230 Outrage Wins 2017 NMMA Innovation Award
MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2017) — Boston Whaler's new 230 Outrage received a coveted Innovation Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The new Outrage was awarded in the Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats category and announced on Friday during the NMMA's Innovation Breakfast at the Miami International Boat Show. "We're honored to receive an Innovation Award for our 230 Outrage," said Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler. "The 230 demonstrates Boston Whaler's commitm... 
02.24.17Boston Whaler Wins Four Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence
MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2017) — Boston Whaler received an outstanding four awards in the 2016 Neptune Awards for Marine Marketing Excellence. The awards, organized by the Marine Marketers of America (MMA), were presented during the Miami International Boat Show Industry Breakfast on Friday morning."We are thrilled to receive recognition from the MMA for our marketing efforts," said Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. "Our marketing team and agency pa... 
02.17.17SEA RAY® RECEIVES AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Sea Ray was recognized by the marine industry’s independent trade organization for excellence in customer satisfaction, marking the 13th consecutive year the company received the honor. Sea Ray earned three 2016 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), bringing the company’s total to an outstanding 67 CSI Awards. The NMMA formally announced the awards during the Industry Breakfast held at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show... 
02.16.17Mercury Racing Reveals Game Changing Power for Offshore Powerboat Racing Competitors
Untitled DocumentFOND DU LAC, Wis., Feb. 16, 2017 – Mercury Racing’s new QC4v 1750 Competition sterndrive raises the bar of offshore powerboat racing. Producing an astounding one thousand seven hundred and fifty horsepower, the most powerful engine ever produced by Mercury Racing offers massive torque for unmatched acceleration and top-end speeds. The 1750 sports a bold new color package which differentiates it from its consumer QC4v siblings. Solid Foundation Designed, developed and ... 
02.16.17Mercury Marine® introduces next-gen VesselView 703 at 2017 Miami International Boat Show
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, introduces the next generation of VesselView, the recreational marine industry’s premier multifunction display family: Mercury® VesselView® 703. The new VesselView 703 makes its debut at the opening of the 2017 Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key on February 16, 2017.Providing precise, reliable control combined with increased clarity, high-definition resolution, wide viewing... 
02.16.17Mercury Marine® launches Skyhook Advanced Features at 2017 Miami International Boat Show
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines, unveils its new Skyhook Advanced Features, an enhancement for Mercury Joystick-equipped vessels, on February 16, opening day of the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. Designed for convenient purchase as downloadable content (DLC) from Mercury’s GoFree store, Skyhook Advanced Features provides Joystick vessels with even better positioning control in specific situations. Bo... 
02.16.17Mercury Racing Reveals QC4v 860 Sterndrive
FOND DU LAC, Wis., Feb. 16, 2017 – Mercury Racing revealed its new QC4v (quad cam four valve) 860 sterndrive this evening at the Mercury Marine Miami International Boat Show media conference. The sterndrive makes its public debut tomorrow, Thursday February 16, with a 10:15 a.m. (EST) unveiling in the Mercury Marine booth. Designed, developed and manufactured in-house, the naturally aspirated, 9.0 liter engine features Mercury Racing’s exclusive aluminum four-valve cylinder heads and dua... 
02.16.17Introducing the Boston Whaler 380 Outrage!
POWERFUL CAPABILITY. SOPHISTICATED SIMPLICITY. Boston Whaler is pleased to introduce the all-new 380 Outrage, a powerful vessel that confidently navigates the spectrum of on-water activities. For epic offshore runs or memorable social gatherings, the 380 Outrage is incredibly comfortable and easy to operate. Count an array of user-friendly amenities, sophisticated storage solutions and Whaler's precision-engineered V-hull design to provide unsurpassed performance and endless enjoyment. ... 
02.16.17Mercury Marine joystick technology to include single and dual inboard applications
MIAMI (Feb 16, 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines, today officially announced the launch of Joystick Piloting for Inboards on single engine and dual engine boats.  The single engine application was displayed to the public at the Atlanta Boat Show in January, and now for the first time here at the Miami International Boat Show, Joystick Piloting for Inboards on dual engine applications is available for larger boats. “Joystick Pilo... 
02.16.17New Mercury Diesel 6.7L engine family unveiled at Miami International Boat Show
MIAMI (Feb. 16, 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in recreational and commercial marine propulsion and technology, is pleased to announce the new Mercury Diesel 6.7L midrange engine family.  The new electronic, common-rail engines will be offered with three power levels:  480hp, 500hp and 550hp.  They will be available as inboards or packaged with the Mercury Zeus pod-drive. The new Mercury Diesel engine is compatible with Mercury’s full suite of SmartCraft control... 
02.16.17400R Carbon Edition Go Boldly with Mercury Racing’s Exotic Verado
MIAMI Feb. 16, 2017 –  Mercury Racing is proud to reveal the 400R Carbon Edition, an exotic high performance Verado outboard, featuring contemporary layered surfacing sculpted out of lightweight carbon fiber composite. Carbon Edition 400Rs share all of the industry leading performance characteristics and creature comforts of its Phantom Black and Cold Fusion White 400R siblings, while providing a an even higher level of luxury with this bold, aggressive visual treatment. At a sta... 
02.16.17Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick Executives to Highlight Marine Trends, Products In Miami February 16
LAKE FOREST, Ill., Feb. 16, 2017- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) will highlight marine market trends and its new products at an event for the financial community on Feb. 16 in Miami.  The event is being held in conjunction with the opening of the 2017 Miami International Boat Show, and will include presentations by the Brunswick management team, including leaders of its marine businesses. The Company will post the presentation that it will use at this event, on the Brunswick Corporation websi... 
02.09.17Boston Whaler raises over $1,200 to support local nonprofit arts organization
Untitled DocumentNew Smyrna Beach, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2017) — Boston Whaler recently raised over $1,200 to benefit the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA)’s Community Programs. The money was raised during the IMAGES Art Festival, an annual event held in Edgewater, Florida, through the raffle of two custom art pieces, each featuring a Boston Whaler boat. Later this spring, representatives from Boston Whaler will present a check to the ACA for the full amount. “Boston Whaler is proud to support ou... 
02.02.17SEA RAY® REINVENTS THE CRUISER BY INTRODUCING THE NEW SUNDANCER® 320
Untitled DocumentKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2017) — It’s the start of a thrilling new chapter in the Sea Ray story: The Sundancer 320 presents a bold new vision for sport cruising by blending the values of a cruiser and a bowrider in one compelling package. Making its world premiere at the Miami International Boat Show, the Sundancer 320 provides boaters an exciting new way to enjoy the water with family and friends.  “The Sundancer 320 will reinvent the cruising market,” said Br... 
01.26.17Lauderdale Marine captain J.D. Heminger credits Mercury Marine for his fishing success
Florida-based professional fishing guide and competitive angler J.D.  Heminger spends most of his days on the water fishing. For Heminger, in fact,  fishing is both his life and his livelihood.Heminger realized his love of fishing at a young age but, because he  couldn't afford a boat, he developed an alternate plan."I was sitting at the house one day and asked myself, why can't I fish off a  jet-ski? remembers Heminger. "We decked those things out with every piece of  t... 
01.17.17Mercury Marine solidifies commitment to corrosion protection with opening of EDP plant expansion
Untitled DocumentFOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan. 16, 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in recreational and commercial marine propulsion and technology, has officially opened its new 49,000-square-foot electro-deposition paint (EDP) primer system expansion. The new addition, which broke ground in mid-2015, will double Mercury’s current processing capabilities. “This new and expanded process reinforces our ability to make a better product for our customers who expect extreme reliability in ... 
01.12.17Mercury Marine launches new Go Boldly global brand campaign
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan. 12, 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world's leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines, today announced a new brand message and global advertising campaign focused on enhancing the boating experience.  The campaign, "Go Boldly", inspires confidence while capturing the high level of excitement and energy around the Mercury brand.  To promote this new approach to consumer marketing, Mercury has created a Go Boldly video and enhanced web presence ... 
01.09.17Mercury Marine expands joystick technology to tow sports boats
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan 9., 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine engines, today officially announced the launch of Joystick Piloting for Inboards on single-engine tow sport boats. The joystick technology allows the engine to work with bow and stern thrusters to provide ultimate vessel control and a superior driving experience for the boater. The system is designed to work with the tow sports variants of Mercury’s new and award-winning range of purp... 
01.04.17Mercury Announces New 5-Year Protection Promotion
Untitled DocumentFOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan 4., 2017)  --  Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion, is pleased to announce a new five-year protection program which includes two years of free Mercury® Product Protection Gold in addition to the three years standard limited warranty on all new Mercury Outboards.   “We are excited to offer this added protection to kick off the 2017 boat show season,” said Ross Stewart, senior director of sales at Mercury Marine. “We ar... 
01.03.17Mercury Marine announces exclusive distribution agreement with Supratechnic
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan. 2, 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in recreational, commercial and government marine propulsion, announced today that it has entered in to an exclusive distribution agreement with Supratechnic Pte Ltd, one of the largest marine distributors in Asia, based out of Singapore.  This strategic partnership will allow Mercury to expand and build a regional distribution channel in Southeast Asia that will include all of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Brun...