2020 Miami International Boat Show

February 13–17th, 2020

From Our Blog

Mercury Racing Service Manager Scott Browne Passes

A highly-respected technician, performance engine and boat builder and waterski racing champion. The Mercury Racing family regrets the passing of colleague Scott Browne, who served as a Service Manager for Mercury Racing and Mercury Marine in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific region. Browne, age 49, died unexpectedly in January. “Scott was energetic, knowledgeable and […]

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An Intro to Hydrodynamics

There are two basic ways to increase the top speed of a powerboat: add power or reduce drag. Adding power is the obvious path and the easiest to understand, and nobody understands power like Mercury Racing, home of the Mercury Racing 450R outboard and the Mercury Racing Dual Cal 1550/1350 sterndrive engine. Finding a reduction in drag can have a surprisingly significant […]

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What is a Technical Skiff Anyway?

Unless you’re an avid angler who works the flats of the Gulf Coast, Florida Keys or the Caribbean, you may have never seen a technical flats skiff. These compact, ultra-light boats are designed to get a light-tackle angler into the skinniest water, where bonefish and permit may be lurking. In this world of flats fishing […]

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Mercury Racing Rocks Miami Boat Show

450R Wins Innovation Award and the 60R Debuts Mercury Racing introduced its new 60R outboard and other key new products at the Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 11-15) and received a prestigious award at the annual event. The all-new Mercury Racing 450R high-performance outboard model was awarded a 2020 Innovation Award by the National Marine […]

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Prop School Part 8: Propeller Finishes

The “finish” on a high-performance propeller refers to how the raw propeller casting is transformed into a ready-to-use propeller. The finish description can be confusing as different propeller shops and manufacturers apply them differently; some shops offer “blue printing” or “lab finishing” with the promise of increasing speed. Mercury Marine produces a broad selection of […]

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In The Dyno Cell

“Trust but verify.” Mercury Racing trusts technology and believes in the accuracy of all the cutting-edge computer-driven design tools at its disposal. The computer predicts the power potential of a new engine or an updated design. But that digital prediction is verified in the real world using a dynamometer, one of the most important tools […]

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A Power-Filled Product Launch Makes a Powerful Donation

By now, most adrenaline-seeking boaters and Mercury Racing fans have heard about the supercharged 450R product announcement. And, while the noise about the news is still loud, there’s even more to share. The guest experience during Mercury Racing’s 450R introductory event in Nashville included an on-water demo day where boat builders, their customers, media and […]

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Rick Mackie Retires

It will be 30 and out for Rick Mackie. In a three-decade career that spanned corporate change and the transformation of the high-performance marine market, Mackie has been a constant presence at Mercury Racing, the point of contact for customers, the public and the media. That era will end on Aug. 16 when Mackie retires […]

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