New Mercury Diesel 6.7L engine family unveiled at Miami International Boat Show

New Mercury Diesel 6.7L engine family unveiled at Miami International Boat Show

Miami, FL – Mercury Marine 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 controls and electronics, including optional joystick piloting for inboards and joystick piloting for pods (Zeus).

“Mercury has established itself as providing the best integrated propulsion solutions to our customers,” said David Foulkes, Brunswick Corporation’s Vice President & Chief Technology Officer and Mercury Marine vice president – Product Development, Engineering and Racing. “This is the first opportunity to provide our fully integrated ecosystem of technology and ease of boating features to our mid-range diesel customer.”

“Our strategic partnership with Mercury Marine, initiated in 2015, emphasizes the FPT Industrial technological leadership by providing our customers with best in class product and service, bolstering FPT Industrial’s competitiveness in the marine engine business,” said Massimo Rubatto, Vice President Sales at FPT Industrial.

The new Mercury Diesel 6.7L engines are assembled at FPT Industrial’s dedicated marine engine plant that adopts the latest in quality controls.

Mercury’s new mid-range diesel family offers outstanding acceleration and top speed performance combined with quiet and smooth operation. The state-of-the art engine control system and electronic common-rail fuel injection technology also provides low fuel consumption resulting in affordable operating costs and extended range.

“We want to be our customer’s first choice when it comes to selecting a power option. Expanding into the mid-range diesel market offers Mercury the opportunity to deliver on our brand promise to customers in this premium boat segment,” said Reinhard Burk, Mercury Marine Senior Director of Diesel & Propulsion Strategy. “With this new offering, the consumer isn’t just adopting Mercury’s diesel engine, but will have access to our entire range of SmartCraft features, support and most importantly our service network.”

For detailed information, including specifications and dimensions, click here to download the brochure.

Features and benefits

Engine

  • L6 Ladder frame design
  • Gray Iron, high strength block and heads
  • Fracture split connecting rods
  • Rear gear train timing system
  • Functional engine lay out
  • Equipped with oil evacuation system

Lubrication System

  • Self-draining oil filter for clean filter changes
  • Pistons oil cooled by J-jets

Fuel System

  • Custom, engine mounted Racor priming pump
  • Bosch CP3.3 high pressure pump
  • CRIN 2 fuel injectors
  • 4 micron filter protecting the system

Engine Control

  • Bosch EDC17 Controller
  • Controller isolated mounted to ensure durability

Air Intake

  • Walker filter / silencer included for noise reduction

Turbocharger

  • Single turbo
  • Waste gated
  • Closed cooled

Cooling System

  • Thermostatically controlled
  • Closed cooled engine for corrosion protection
  • Seawater cooled charge air cooler
  • Standard cabin heater connections

Exhaust System

  • Closed cooled manifold
  • Closed cooled turbocharger
  • Seawater cooled riser

Electrical System

  • Either 12 V or 24 V available
  • High output alternator (12V = 90 Amp; 4V = 70 Amp)

Emissions

  • EPA Tier 3
  • RCD 2
  • IMO Tier 2

Mercury Marine introduces next-gen VesselView 703

Mercury Marine introduces next-gen VesselView 703 at 2017 Miami International Boat Show

Miami, FL – Mercury Marine introduced the next generation of VesselView, the recreational marine industry’s premier multifunction display family: Mercury® VesselView® 703.

Providing precise, reliable control combined with increased clarity, high-definition resolution, wide viewing angles, and enhanced controls for easier operation in all conditions, VesselView 703 incorporates the new Simrad® SolarMAX® HD display.

The bright, high-definition glass touchscreen display has a 16:9 aspect ratio for higher visibility, glare-reducing coating, and dimmable lighting. The hybrid touchscreen and button interface allows users to choose the display interaction they prefer to use depending on sea state and weather conditions.

VesselView 703 simultaneously displays information for up to four engines in an easy-to-read interface. The display provides up-to-date information for more than 30 engine parameters, including: Fuel Level & Range, Oil Temperature & Pressure, Battery Voltage, Water Depth, Genset and more.

Built-in features include a 10Hz GPS and chart plotter capability (regional electronic chart cards purchased separately). VesselView 703 also has an integrated echosounder and true dual-channel CHIRP, making it an essential fishing companion. It also can be integrated with all the Simrad accessories for the NSS Evo3 product line, including radar, sonar transducers, fish finder transducers, AIS, VHF, Sonic Hub/Fusion Link, C-Zone digital switching and more.

A highly expandable system, VesselView 703 has the gateway functionality to allow SmartCraft data to be displayed on NMEA 2000 devices. It supports 16 languages and multiple unit conversions, and also features automatic notification of available software updates through GoFree Wi-Fi, which is integrated into the system.

Included in the VesselView 703 kit is Mercury’s VesselView Link, which is required to fully integrate the propulsion system and make the display truly multi-functional. VesselView 703 will be available in late May. Kit pricing remains the same as for the VesselView 702 kit; no price increase is anticipated for 2017.

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