Mercury Propellers recently introduced the Enertia ECO propeller and
expanded its Spitfire and Quicksilver Nemesis aluminum propeller line, while Mercury Racing unveiled the
new Bravo I FS propeller line.
Quicksilver Nemesis and Mercury Spitfire line extended
With a 16 percent gain in holeshot performance, Mercury Propellers set a new standard in aluminum propellers by expanding its Nemesis and Spitfire lines to include a propeller designed to fit larger engines rated at 135 horsepower and above.
With the superior handling and significant gains in holeshot performance, the expansion of the Nemesis and Spitfire line into larger-horsepower motors in both outboard and sterndrive applications will turn the family runabout into a tow sports machine. “Mercury and Quicksilver Propellers continues to raise the bar on performance, and this is proof,” said Jared Reichenberger, brand manager for Mercury Propellers.
“We are answering customer demand for a top-performing, high-horsepower aluminum propeller by developing a propeller that will improve holeshot by more than two seconds.”
Enertia ECO Propeller
The Mercury Enertia ECO propeller was specifically designed for
high-horsepower outboard-powered boats, offering boaters a 10-percent increase
in fuel economy at cruising speeds while also living up to the performance and
reliability standards inherent with all Mercury propellers.
To maximize the fuel economy improvement provided by the Enertia ECO,
Mercury Marine engineers designed a new propeller with a broad 16-inch diameter,
large blade area and a high progressive rake, a combination made possible only
through using Mercury’s proprietary X7 stainless steel alloy. While the Enertia
ECO design results in reduced hull drag through increased bow lift at cruising
speeds, it still matches the performance of other Mercury propellers.
At cruising speeds, the Enertia ECO posts a minimum of 10 percent fuel
economy gain compared to Mercury’s already-efficient line of offshore
propellers. This gain translates to dollars as the typical offshore boater
averages nearly 100 hours on the water each year. At today’s gas prices, this
propeller alone will save that boater more than $550 per year, which translates
to more than $5,500 over 10 years.
The ECO Propeller will be available to consumers in January 2014.
Bravo I FS Propeller
The versatility of Mercury Racing’s popular Pro finish Bravo I FS
propellers has expanded with the addition of Mercury’s Performance Vent System.
The adjustable propeller exhaust vent system enables operators to dial-in their
propeller for peak performance.
Designed for outboard and sterndrive applications, the stainless steel
propeller delivers unmatched time-to-plane performance, mid-range punch,
mid-range cruise and top-end speeds for outboard bass, flats, cat flats, bay
boats, offshore center consoles and sterndrive deck and vee bottoms under medium
to heavy load.