Mercury Marine V8 SeaPro Outboard Motors
Mercury’s Commercial V-8 SeaPro Outboard Review
Mercury’s family of SeaPro commercial FourStroke outboards are specifically built for durability, reliability and efficiency.
They are manufactured with heavy-duty components to cope with the demands of commercial operation – SeaPro engines are validated at three times the lifespan of a recreational engines.
The family has now expanded with a range of new V-8, 4.6 litre models, including 225hp, 250hp and 300hp outboards.
These engines are designed to offer higher displacement and horsepower at a lighter weight than competitor models.
In fact, each of the V-8 SeaPro models that come with a Conventional MidSection (CMS) are the lightest in their class.
Mercury has calibrated the new V-8 SeaPro models to produce plenty of torque at lower rpm levels.
This means you can work these outboards hard without creating excess stress, while the engines’ exceptionally compact, lightweight design and Advanced Range Optimisation (ARO) maximise fuel economy at cruise.
Also, now available is the Verado V-8 300hp SeaPro equipped with Mercury’s exclusive Advanced MidSection (AMS), which moves the engine mounts aft and outward.
This virtually eliminates all vibration from being transmitted to the boat. In fact, this vibration is a whopping 60% less than the leading competitor’s 300hp engine.
Models equipped with the AMS also feature electro-hydraulic power-steering and are compatible with Mercury’s Joystick Piloting system.
This provides maximum control and manoeuvrability in multi-engine applications.
The high-output alternator in the new SeaPros delivers 20 amps net at idle and 85 amps at peak, while the Verado V-8 300hp SeaPro AMS engine boasts a class-leading 115 amp alternator.
Maintenance is also made easy and intuitive with the new 225-300hp SeaPro models equipped with a boat-mounted water-separating fuel filter kit and diagnostic SmartCraft gauges.
Mercury’s exclusive Top Cowl Service Door enables you to check and fill the engine oil without removing the top cowl.
All the new V-8 models are backed in Australia and New Zealand by SeaPro’s 3-year (2+1) warranty for commercial users, which also includes protection against corrosion.