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.
“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.”
Features and benefits
- 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
- Self-draining oil filter for clean filter changes
- Pistons oil cooled by J-jets
- Custom, engine mounted Racor priming pump
- Bosch CP3.3 high pressure pump
- CRIN 2 fuel injectors
- 4 micron filter protecting the system
- Bosch EDC17 Controller
- Controller isolated mounted to ensure durability
- Walker filter / silencer included for noise reduction
- Single turbo
- Waste gated
- Closed cooled
- Thermostatically controlled
- Closed cooled engine for corrosion protection
- Seawater cooled charge air cooler
- Standard cabin heater connections
- Closed cooled manifold
- Closed cooled turbocharger
- Seawater cooled riser
- Either 12 V or 24 V available
- High output alternator (12V = 90 Amp; 4V = 70 Amp)
- EPA Tier 3
- RCD 2
- IMO Tier 2
Mercury Marine introduces next-gen VesselView 703
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.
Simard is a registered mark of Kongsberg Maritime AS.
Mercury Marine launches Skyhook Advanced Features
Miami, FL – Mercury Marine unveiled 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.
Boaters who love the way Mercury’s GPS-enabled Skyhook lets their vessel maintain a steady position while waiting for a bridge opening or for vessel traffic to clear will be sure to appreciate Skyhook Advanced Features. Thanks to this new offering’s versatility, users can purchase the exact features they want or bundle them together for the ultimate vessel control experience.
New Skyhook Advanced Features include:
- Heading Adjust provides Joystick operators with the ability to adjust the heading lock in 1- and 10-degree increments while SkyHook is active, making vessel control even more precise.
- BowHook can be used to unlock heading and just maintain position, allowing the boat to point in whatever direction the winds and currents dictate. This feature is useful when a locked-in heading is not necessary.
- DriftHook lets the operator maintain heading and unlock the position of the vessel, allowing winds and currents to move the vessel along. Adjustments of 1- and 10-degree increments can be made while drifting when bundled with Heading Adjust.
Skyhook Advanced Features will be available for purchase as DLC through the GoFree Shop starting in late May, 2017. These features require Mercury’s latest Joystick system and initially, VesselView703 (also available in late May). Boaters will be able to purchase Skyhook Advance Features for VesselView502, VesselView702 and compatible Lowrance and Simrad displays after a software update in late 2017. The electronic control modules on your Joystick system may need to have firmware updated by your Mercury-certified dealer in order to utilize these advanced features.
Mercury Marine joystick technology to include single and dual inboard applications
Miami, FL – Mercury Marine 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, Joystick Piloting for Inboards on dual engine applications is available for larger boats.
“Joystick Piloting for Inboards has been the talk of the boat shows so far in 2017 and we are excited to expand that offering to larger boats that offer dual engines,” said John Buelow, Mercury Marine vice president of global category management. “This will allow consumers who have tow sport boats as well as larger inboard boats to take advantage of the joystick technology.”
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 Mercury’s award winning range of purpose-built marine inboard engines.
“We’ve had a number of customers request the joystick option and up until this point we haven’t been able to offer that to them,” said Randy Peterson, engineering manager for Cruisers Boats. “This is great. It’s going to help us and keep our customers happy. We are looking forward to it.”
“Inboard boats are traditionally difficult to dock,” said Buelow. “Joystick Piloting for Inboards provides the ultimate vessel maneuverability never before seen on a gasoline inboard-powered boat.”
Joystick Piloting for Inboards comes standard with a thruster only feature for large dual engine boats, allowing the driver to easily adjust heading by bumping the joystick.
In addition, Mercury has updated its Smart Tow to accommodate the lower speeds required by wake surfers. This feature allows tow sports boaters to choose a preset launch profile and cruise speed, providing a consistent, perfect ride for the wake surfer or wake boarder.