Boating is undoubtedly a popular sport in Australia. In 2016, Statista.com reported that 1.25 million households in the country owned a motorboat and that number has likely grown. Among the top ranking boats in terms of sales in recent years are those that sport a Mercury outboard motor.

What makes a Mercury motor such a strong contender and a top choice for boating enthusiasts? It all comes down to power, durability, efficiency, and innovation. As your trusted local Mercury dealership, at Mike’s Marine we have a full range of Mercury engines to suit all your boating dreams.

Power
Mercury outboard motors come in a variety of horsepower options to get you around on the water. Known for exceptional power and range in design, Mercury motors are a popular choice for a reason. Choose anywhere from a 2.5 to a 400 horsepower motor and above for the best in boating. Mercury’s classic paired-down 4-stroke engine is great for smaller fish and ski boats however, in contrast, the Mercury Verado 400R offers drivers a sleek,  balanced in-line six-cylinder engine with up to 400 horsepower for top-speed performance.

Durability
Mercury motors have a long and storied history dating back decades. Established as a brand by the American Carl Kiekhaefer in 1940, the engine has developed a reputation for being reliable and durable. Mercury uses stainless steel and alloys in its motor construction, two elements which can help to stop salt water from corroding the engine. The company’s paint is applied using an Iridite sealer along with an Electro Deposition primer, and a robust hard outside coating. Like all motors, a Mercury outboard engine needs to be looked after and maintained. At Mike’s Marine, we offer full servicing through our certified workshop. Mercury engines typically offer owners thousands of hours of use when maintained properly. Yes, these engines are definitely built to last.

Efficiency
Getting the best for your dollar when it comes to fuel mileage is important with any type of vehicle. Many Mercury motors are high performers in this category. For example, as the smallest and lightest motors in their class, the Mercury FourStroke 300 V8 and V6 engines offer top of the line fuel efficiency so you don’t have to worry about running out of fuel before you get to where you’re going. Ideal for fishing of all kinds including aluminum, deck, and inshore fishing, Mercury covers all bases when it comes to efficiency.

Innovation
Mercury is constantly building on its existing knowledge and pushing forwards. In 1996, the company introduced its OptiMax direct-fuel-injected two-stroke outboard engine full of innovation to the boating market and never looked back.

Today, the brand’s Verado 250-400hp motor is a great example of the brand’s current innovation. Eliminating vibration, the engine’s Advanced MidSection (AMS) moves the engine mounts back and out. Noise is reduced by a multi-chamber air intake and fuel injector covers. And best of all, this motor presents an industry first for outboard motors. This motor’s Adaptive Speed Control automatically maintains your dictated RPM even as your load or conditions change on the water which happens without you needing to adjust the position of your throttle lever. It’s smooth boating at its best.

At Mike’s Marine, we are Capalaba’s trusted source of boat maintenance and boat servicing. We offer the best in Savage boats by bringing decades of experience in the marine and boating industry right across the Redlands. As a family-run business, your success and happiness on the water is what matters most to us. So why not browse our selection of Mercury outboard motors online today for the best in boating.

Isn’t it time you had the best?