Mercury introduces M Series inflatable boats

Mercury Marine introduced a new line of  inflatable boats at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

According to a company press release, the M Series features complete boat packages with sleek, new console designs, superior storage capacity and innovative new construction materials. "We have been anticipating the launch of the new M Series because we are proud of the new features and technology used to manufacture these models. The streamlined console and ample storage make them the ideal vessel for everything from everyday use to yacht tending,' said Eric Reilley, Global Product Manager for Mercury Inflatable Boats. "The hull is manufactured with a new fibreglass technique which makes the boat much lighter without sacrificing strength or durability.'

The first model in the series, the 18-foot M570, comes standard with a Mercury 115 hp FourStroke. Additional models, to be released in 2013, include the 17-foot M525, featuring a Mercury 90 hp FourStroke, and the 20-foot M620 featuring a 150 FourStroke.