Lost in all the excitement surrounding Mercury Racing’s new 1650 Race engine and the Miss GEICO offshore racing team’s commitment to run the first production pair of the quad overhead cam, turbocharged mills (Read the story) was the company’s announcement that the company’s 1100 and 565 engine have received certification for sale in the European Union Certification. Both engines run on 89-octane fuel.
According to a press release from the Fond Du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine builder, the engines join the 600 SCi and 662 SCi for a total of four Mercury Racing stern-drive packages that meet the stringent European Union Emissions regulations established in the EU Recreational Craft Directive.
The certification expands the availability of the 565 and 1100 stern-drive engine packages to all 27 countries that fall under the EU directive. European Union-certified 565 and 1100 engine models are identified with the CE mark, according to the release. Compliance with the directive’s noise requirements, however, is the responsibility of the individual EU boat builder