With the casting of propeller No. 2,500,000 this week, Mercury Marine has reached an unprecedented milestone in the powerboat world. The Fond du Lac, Wis., company opened its casting facility in 1974 and for the past 40 years has been producing an array props including, most recently, the reportedly fuel-efficient Enertia ECO line of wheels.
“This is a remarkable and important milestone in Mercury’s history,” said John Pfeifer, president of Mercury Marine, in a press release from the company. “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.”
According to the release, Mercury Marine’s propeller designers have more than 160 years of combined prop design experience. The company’s stainless-steel propellers are designed for outboard engines ranging from 9.9 to 300 horsepower, and all stern-drive engines.
“Every boat application requires a specific type and size of prop if it’s going to perform at its highest level,” said Dirk Bjornstad, category director of Mercury Propellers, in the release. “At Mercury we strive to help every boater get the most from their engine and boat. Time on the water is valuable, and our props provide the best possible on-water experience.”
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