Available in May, Mercury Marine’s new 370-hp Jet-Ready Inboard engine is based off its 6.2-liter V-8 engine platform. The small-block powerplant boasts a tailstock in place of a transmission to allow for an easy connection to a jet pump via a jackshaft, according to a press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., marine engine and accessories company.
With the Jet Ready Inboard offering, Mercury Marine’s 6.2-liter V-8 engine platform has found its way into yet another application.
“This engine provides boat builders, dealers and consumers with a Mercury inboard jet option that provides easy integration with a jet pump, a full warranty on jet applications and enables consumers to leverage Mercury’s best-in-class dealer network for service,” said Kris Neff, Mercury Marine’s vice president of global category management, in the release.
According to the release, The Jet Power inboard is available only in drive-line applications and boasts “exceptional control” with its Adaptive Speed Control system and “a quiet ride with an aft-facing throttle body.” The engine brings MerCruiser’s built for the water design to inboard jet applications, which results in “better durability and easier maintenance.”
The MerCruiser Jet Power Inboard comes with a three-year factory limited warranty as well as a three-year limited corrosion-resistance warranty. The engine already has been displayed at several West Coast boat shows, according to the release.