Mercury Marine Casts 2.5 Millionth Prop

Mercury Marine is celebrating the casting of its 2,500,000th stainless steel propeller at its Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, headquarters. Simultaneously, the company is celebrating its investment cast facility's 40th year, which first opened in 1974.

The most recent propeller innovation produced by Mercury is its Enertia ECO prop, which is said to deliver 10 percent improved fuel economy at cruising speed, while maintaining performance and durability.

"This is a remarkable and important milestone in Mercury's history,' said John Pfeifer, President of Mercury Marine. "We lead the propeller industry because we have the best people, the best designs and the best materials. We're very proud of the products that come from Mercury's investment cast facility.'

Mercury's props are designed by a team of engineers with more than 160 years of combined propeller design experience.

"Using the correct and best-designed propeller to deliver ultimate performance is one of the most important factors a boater can consider, yet it's also one of the least expensive actions they need to take,' said Dirk Bjornstad, Category Director of Mercury Propellers. "Every boat application requires a specific type and size of prop if it's going to perform at its highest level.'

Mercury's stainless steel propellers are designed for outboard engines ranging from 9.9 to 300 horsepower, and all sterndrive engines.

Mercury Marine is a US $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation. It provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications. Mercury's brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land 'N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils.