Mercury Racing is introducing two new products – the 500R with Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO) and the Mercury Racing Propellers Case.
The product launches follow on from the introduction of the V8 500R outboard in 2023 that was created for fast luxury sport boats with new components engineered to complement the engine’s power.
The addition of Joystick Piloting provides 360-degree control with throttle, shift and steering for additional vessel control.
“With the tech advancements and size of the 500R, we weren’t able to provide JPO when the engine was introduced,” explained Jeff Broman, director of category for Mercury Racing. “Our engineering team has tested multiple set ups and now the 500R with JPO is available for applications running speeds up to 80mph, ultimately allowing the 500R to be an option for luxury pontoons and ribs.”
The Propeller Case features high-tech design, ergonomic handles, multiple padlock locations and military-grade injection-molded construction.
It has two different internal fixtures: one for M6 and M8 drive cleavers and one for outboard cleavers, including any other Flo Turq hub-equipped propeller line.
“Our propellers are designed to maximise boat performance and handling, and we needed to elevate our Propeller Case to match,” said Nicholas Petersen, performance propeller manager.
The cases lockable and stackable for convenience.
The new products will be launched at Miami Boat Show 2024.