Mercury Marine wins Innovation Award for all-new 3.4L V6 FourStroke outboard lineup
Miami, Fla. – Mercury Marine has been awarded a 2018 Innovation Award by the National Marine Manufacturers Association in the Outboard Engine category for its all-new V6 FourStroke outboard family. The official launch of the product was made on the opening day of the 2018 Miami International Boat Show and impressed the judges with its new look, design and features that are designed to enhance the boating experience.
“We are honored to win an Innovation Award for our new 3.4L V6 FourStroke platform,” said John Buelow, Mercury Marine vice president of global category management. “These engines are going to change the mid-range market. The judges were very impressed by the features, especially the top cowl service door that provides easy oil check and fill without removing the cowl.”
The 3.4L V6 employs a large displacement, naturally aspirated powerhead and proven mid section and drive-system designs. Additionally, the 3.4L V6 outboards are exceptionally versatile, offering the option of mechanical or digital controls, hydraulic or power steering, and black or white cowls on FourStroke-branded products, as well as a variety of accent panel colors. This versatility makes the new V 6 an ideal engine for repower applications.
“The market has been very excited about these new engines, and we only launched them 24 hours ago,” said Buelow. “We can’t wait to get these engines into the hands of customers around the world.”