11 New Mercury 4.6 L V8 Outboards Introduced Today - 05/18/2018
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The Next Generation of Mercury Outboards

Mercury 4.6L V-8 Outboards
This morning Mercury Marine announced a new 4.6L V-8 outboard platform to complement the 3.4L V-6 platform that was introduced in February.

Mercury Marine today announced the largest displacement outboard engine it has ever built – a 4.6-liter V-8 outboard that’s naturally aspirated. The new 4-stroke DOHC V-8 platform will be available in four lines – FourStroke, Pro XS, Verado, and Sea Pro – with 11 models running from 200- to 300-hp. This engine, along with the recently introduced 4-stroke 3.4 L V-6 platform, provide new, large-displacement, naturally aspirated outboards from 175- to 300-hp. The 2-stroke OptiMax line has been discontinued and the supercharged in-line 6-cylinder Verado models will be kept only in the 350 and 400 versions. Learn about their features and major attributes…

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Test Video

Sea Ray L590 Fly:
1,800-HP and 31.1-Knot WOT

Sea Ray L590
Sea Ray L590 Fly

With a sharp forward entry and lots of displacement, the Sea Ray L590 Fly delivered a comfortable ride in choppy seas during our high-speed test runs. She's powered by triple Cummins QSC 8.3s putting out 600-hp each and driving Zeus pods, and our test captain found the fuel economy to be consistent throughout the rpm range. See what else he discovered about the Sea Ray L590 Fly...

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Test Video

Yamaha SX210:
Twin Jet Bowrider w/Articulating Keel

Yamaha SX210
Yamaha SX210

The Yamaha SX210 is powered by twin 1,049-cc Yamaha TR-1 jet systems that deliver zero to 30 times of 6 seconds and a top speed of 43.8 mph in our tests. The inventive articulating keel helps the driver control the boat. Watch our test now...

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Captain’s Report

Jeanneau Leader 46:
Choose the Layout, Propulsion, and More

Jeanneau Leader 46
Jeanneau Leader 46

The Jeanneau Leader 46 is available with either two or three staterooms, and she offers a choice of Volvo Penta power, either twin diesel stern drives or IPS pods to 435-hp. A tender garage is a bit unusual in this size boat. The aft deck, salon, and helm are all on the same level, creating a continuous area for entertaining. Read about all the details.

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Features Video

Boston Whaler 280 Outrage:
An Offshore CC for the Whole Family

Boston Whaler 280 Outrage
Boston Whaler 280 Outrage

The Boston Whaler 280 Outrage is ready to head offshore to take on bluewater gamefish, with a long list of pro-level fishing features. But family and friends will like the bow with its comfortable seating, removable table, and quick conversion to a large sun pad. See all the highlights here.

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Captain’s Report & Video

How Do I Keep My Family Safe on My Boat?

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The captain is responsible for keeping the whole crew safe
on the water.

Whether skippers have many hours of sea time under their belt or are new to boating, it’s a good idea to think about safe-boating procedures and precautions. Here’s a quick and easy way to do it.

Expert Boating

4-DVD Boating Course

Smart Boating
Sometimes it's not what you know, but what you've forgotten. We have the perfect solution for you.

Based on the feedback we’ve been getting about BoatTEST.com's Video Boating Course it’s clearly not only for beginners, but also for veteran boaters as well. Perhaps that is why the NMMA started promoting the course after just one look. It's the most complete boating course available… period. Order your 4-disc box set...

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