SeaPro FourStroke Making Gains in the Commercial Market

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 23, 2016

Mercury SeaPro commercial outboards (Image: Mercury Marine)

Mercury SeaPro commercial outboards (Image: Mercury Marine)

Mercury Marine’s family of SeaPro FourStroke outboard engines is suited for high-hour applications and harsh environments, according to the manufacturer, who said the engines are gaining popularity within the commercial marketplace.

The line’s latest commercial marine endorsement comes from TowBoatUS, operator of more than 600 boats in the U.S., who is investing in Mercury SeaPro outboards on some of its fleet, including one vessel in Ft. Myers, Fla. 
“Having Mercury’s on the back, you never have to worry about breaking down,” said Captain Dan Medina of TowBoatUS. “They are just awesome engines.  You have that reliability and durability behind you, especially in a commercial application which means you won’t end up like that guy on the water; the guy you are going to help.”
Mercury’s 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.
“With SeaPro we have not simply recalibrated our existing product, we have made upgrades to enhance durability and performance and then tested those upgrades to withstand the harshest environments,” said Marty Bass, president of Mercury Marine Europe, Middle East and Africa.”
“The secret is out of the bag, they will prove themselves,” Medina said. “We are one of the larger towers and you’ll see them on the back of our transoms more and more.”
A video showcasing how TowBoatUS has partnered with Mercury Marine to provide longer engine life, power and performance is available here.
Mercury said that its 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 improvements to increase durability and reliability, including a commercial grade fuel pump, flywheel magnet retainer, more durable upper mounts, stainless steel thermostat and – on select models – an improved gas assist trim cylinder.
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