Monday, 31 October 2011

All new mariner 150hp 4 stroke

It has not yet been unveiled but we have seen the first few sneak peeks at the new beast from mercury marine, the 3.0L (yes 3000cc) mariner 150hp 4 stroke. Light weight at only 305kg it promises to be a world beater. The engine is the biggest AND the lightest 4 stroke 150hp outboard on the market. It will be marketed in the UK under the brand of both mercury and mariner outboards. Its price is really impressive too, it looks like it will retail for under £10K AND its cheap to own. I’m a mariner dealer so this isn’t what I want to see but ALL the routine maintenance is designed to be DIY, so there are decals under the cowl to tell you what to do, there will be youtube clips to show you how to do it, and they will make it easy for you with all service parts marked in yellow on the powerhead.
The engine has a single overhead cam with 2 valves/cylinder and its chain driven so you don’t have to change it.
So in summing up its cheap (under £10,000 inc VAT), powerful (generates 165hp), very light (205kg), cheap to run - self service. So expect to see lots of new ribs for sale with the all new 150hp 4 stroke from mariner outboards on the transom next season, I know I will be testing one on my trusty seapro 6m rib!!


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