Mercury has introduced its new 40hp and 60hp SeaPro FourStroke engines. Engineered to deliver longer engine life in saltwater environments, while maintaining the power and performance necessary to get the job done, the 40hp and 60hp SeaPro FourStroke engines provide enhanced features and are built for high-hour applications. The 40hp and 60hp SeaPro FourStroke engines will be available globally in mid-2016.
SeaPro engines, with robust high displacement and lightweight design, deliver the performance required by commercial users and are validated to three times the engine durability of recreational engines. These new SeaPro engines also feature several engine improvements to increase durability and reliability including a commercial grade fuel pump, flywheel magnet retainer, more durable upper mounts, stainless steel thermostat, and an improved gas assist trim cylinder (on select models). The 40hp and 60hp SeaPro FourStroke engines come standard with an anodized driveshaft housing, further decreasing the opportunity for corrosion and improving performance and life in harsh saltwater environments.
“Mercury’s latest SeaPro FourStroke outboard engine introduction enhances Mercury’s commitment to developing the most durable, most reliable four-stroke outboards for commercial applications,” said Marty Bass, vice president of Mercury category management. “With SeaPro we have not simply re-calibrated our existing product, we have made upgrades to enhance durability and performance and then tested those upgrades to withstand the harshest environments.
Mercury’s larger Command Thrust gearcase, which creates a bigger footprint in the water and provides more leverage to control the boat, is standard on the new 40hp and 60hp SeaPro models. Its larger torpedo, combined with a bigger-diameter prop, can lift a heavy boat onto plane more easily and hold it there at lower speeds without impacting top speed. The gearcase oil drain is in the torpedo, further simplifying gearcase oil changes on the beach or in the shop.
The new 40hp and 60hp SeaPro FourStroke engines complement the current 75, 90, 115, and 150hp SeaPro FourStroke engines that were released in 2015 and have accumulated thousands of hours in commercial markets around the world.