2018 Miami Boat Show Poker Run

February 22–25th, 2018

2018 Miami Boat Show Poker Run

Experience the latest high performance hardware as it is unleashed into it’s natural habitat at the annual Miami Boat Show Poker Run.  A new Miami-centric theme includes great area boating by day and the famous Miami nightlife.

From Our Blog

Expanded MAX5 Propeller Offerings

Mercury Racing Propeller Manager Scott Reichow and Propeller Specialist and  Project Manager Nick Petersen  review  our expanded MAX5 propeller offerings. The Mercury Racing MAX5 propeller, developed and handcrafted by Mercury Racing Propeller artisans, is designed for single- and multiple-engine applications, including the 400R outboard and the 600 SCi sterndrive. The Lab Finished MAX5 provides a measurable reduction in […]

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Racing Wide Open in Miami

Mercury Racing is revved up for another big Miami International Boat Show with the release of exciting new products and revised positioning of our iconic brand. Exclusive Power   The all-new 1100 Competition engine was an instant crowd pleaser upon its unveiling this morning in the Mercury booth. Developed exclusively for the newly formed APBA Offshore Championship series, […]

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Project 1080: Smooth Operator

  Florida Powerboat Club founder Stu Jones is ecstatic with the results of Project 1080 – the restoration and re-power of an epic Cigarette 38 Top Gun powered by twin Mercury Racing 540 sterndrive engine packages.  The classic hull is updated from helm to stern with modern hardware. Mechanical throttle and shift cables were replaced […]

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Prop School – Part 5: Blade Efficiency

For this, the fifth installment of my Prop School series I will review the various propeller blade designs and how they – along with rotation – affect propeller efficiency and overall boat performance. Rotation. Propellers come in both right and left-hand rotation. Standard rotation for both outboards and sterndrives is right-hand: the prop spins clockwise when in forward gear.  Left-hand […]

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Hi-Performance Boat Operation – Part 1: Introduction

It’s boat show season – the perfect time of year to check out the latest performance boats and Mercury Racing propulsion. For those of you who are about to purchase your first performance hull, congratulations! With Winter in full swing, now is the time to review the basics of high-performance boat operation to ensure you […]

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Project 1080: Start Me Up

Florida Powerboat Club founder Stu Jones and Pat Sullivan – owner of the Mercury Racing dealership Performance Marine Trading tested FPC’s official pace boat for the first time on Wednesday. The freshly restored Cigarette 38 Top Gun features modern Mercury Racing hardware including 540 sterndrive engine packages with Integrated Transom Systems, Bravo One XR drives, Mercury […]

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Prop School – Part 4: Blade Cup

Continuing from Prop School…Part 3. Here I will explain everything you need to know about Blade Cup. Cup is a curl formed or cast into the trailing edge of a propeller blade.  When done correctly, the face of a cupped prop blade is completely concave. The first three-blade aluminum props for MerCruiser powered boats featured flat blades, with 15-degree rake. The […]

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300R vs 300XS: And the Winner Is?

I recently wrote a feature post on Liberator Boats of Florida and their initial experience with our new 4.6L V8 300R FourStroke outboard. I elected to feature Liberator as company owner Randy Corson had just received his first 300R in June. Randy has extensive experience with our V6 300XS two-stroke. I was anxious to get […]

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