FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (March 18, 2019)– Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology has been recognized with an International Forum Design (iF) award in the Discipline Product category, presented to the company for its V-6 outboard lineup.  Among the world's most respected independent design organizations, iF International Forum Design organizes the iF Design Awards each year and has thousands of entries from close to 60 countries compete for the prize.  Mercury’s 3.4L, V-6 FourStroke outboard lineup was officially launched at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show and has been praised around the world for its best-in-class innovation, performance and design.  According to its website, since 1953, iF has been active in the design community, issuing awards that are recognized and respected all over the world. 

Mercury also won the iF design award in 2015 for its FourStroke outboard platform and in 2014 for its ERC (Electronic Remote Control).

“We are proud to be honored by iF with this prestigious design award,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president.”  “The 3.4L, V-6 engine platform has been one of the most popular engines we have ever launched, and its success is a product of design thinking and innovations that sets this engine class apart from anything else on the market.  To be honored globally for this product is a testament to our commitment to meeting the needs of our consumer.” 

Some of the many innovations that differentiate the 3.4L V-6 outboard are customer driven features that offer unparalleled comfort and convenience including a top cowl service door that provides easy oil check and fill (if needed) without removing the cowl – an innovation that has been praised by consumers around the world.

The goal of the 3.4L, V-6 outboard platform was to introduce a new visual language reflective of the advanced technology that improves all aspects of performance and reliability. The engine includes a cowl design that is very tight to the package yet new and modern in its form. 

“There’s nothing else like that on the market today,” said Tim Reid, Mercury Marine vice president of engineering.  “When you open that door, in order to disengage the cowl, you hit a button and that turns into a handle; that’s brilliant – a simple idea executed well, a tremendous asset to the customer.  We listen to our customers, leveraging technology and design to develop and deliver products that transform the on-water experience.”

For all three award winning products, Mercury partnered with Designworks, a BMW Group Company, who utilized its more than 40-years of transportation design expertise to help create products that continue to lead the marine industry.  

Additional information on Mercury’s V-6 design can be found at:



Raymarine Equips World Kayak Fishing Champion and Sponsors Team USA Kayak Bass

Within the hierarchy of fishing craft, kayaks are extremely economical, easy to transport and store, and afford access to virtually any waters, including those unreachable by bigger boats. These are the primary reasons why kayak fishing’s popularity continues to explode. But the kayak-fishing revolution has been further fueled by manufacturers who have given anglers everything they need to make these small, human-powered vessels function with the fish-catching performance of the bigger boats many anglers are accustomed to. Today’s fishing kayaks are purpose engineered to maximize fishability, and are supported by a full range of aftermarket angling accessories—including the latest sonar and GPS technologies.

Raymarine makes the electronics that help anglers get to the fish quickly and catch more once they’re there—no matter what type of boat they’re fishing from.

Technologies like RealVisionTM 3D, ultra-high-frequency HyperVisionTM sonar and Fishing Hot Spots mapping are invaluable assets to kayak anglers, which is why Raymarine’s Dragonfly, Axiom multifunction displays and new Element sonar/GPS units are the electronics of choice on so many of today’s recreational and competition fishing kayaks, including those of World Champion, James McBeath.


McBeath, of Carleton Place, Ontario, finished on top at the Los Buzos World Kayak Fishing Championships held in Cambutal, Panama last month. The Jackson Kayak Factory Team member was outfitted with a Raymarine Dragonfly Pro sonar/GPS, which he credited for his win on the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean. “It was a very electronics-intensive competition, as you were simply lost and shooting blind without any support out there,” he said. “I was able to seal the deal finding bait balls at 150 feet with the Dragonfly.”


Menomonee Falls, Wisc. (February 20, 2019)-- Building on their commitment to meaningful innovation, Blue Sea Systems is proud to announce the release of the Terminal Mount Battery Disconnect Switch. 

These simple, compact, and affordable battery switches provide a perfect solution for battery management on smaller travel trailers and fifth wheels. With 150A continuous rating, they are powerful enough to control the master power on smaller vehicles. “We designed the new Battery Terminal Mount Switch with safety and convenience in mind for the RV family”, said Danny Ascencio-Hall, Blue Sea Systems product manager.  “This is the first battery terminal mount switch that is ignition protected so it is safe to use around propane lockers and under the hood. It will not spark like the old knife style switches and you aren’t touching an electrified piece of brass every time you turn off your RV.”  

The compact design mounts directly to the battery terminal and can be contained within the battery box for easy access.  In addition, it has an IP 54 water resistant splash rating so it can also be used on battery boxes positioned outside on the trailer tongue.

The battery mount switch is available in two versions: Post mount and Stud mount. The post mount is built with a clamp design and mounts directly to the negative battery post. The stud mount is built with a 3/8” mounting hole for either positive or negative terminal stud mounting. The Stud mount includes two insulating boots.  They both have a tin-plated brass bus for increased conductivity and corrosion resistance. They are ignition protected and safe to install in gasoline engine compartments.

About Blue Sea Systems:

Blue Sea Systems was founded in 1992 based on a commitment to create innovative, high quality electrical products to improve the safety, simplicity and reliability of boating. Since that time the range of product has expanded to over 1,000 items and distributed to customers in over 50 countries to Industrial, RV and Specialty Vehicles markets. Products include battery chargers, battery switches, automatic charging relays, fuse blocks, busbars, meters, and both standard and custom 360 panels. The company is committed to offering quality products that are engineered for the harsh marine environment, built to last, with a guarantee of satisfaction and industry leading technical support. Blue Sea Systems is available through ParkPower; which includes various major brands in the RV Electrical market including Marinco, Progressive Industries, Mastervolt, Weekender, and OnBoard Solutions.

MIAMI (February 14, 2019)– Mercury Racing has expanded its MAX5 propeller family by adding 15.25-inch-diameter offerings of the base model and the all-new MAX5 ST.  
The Mercury Racing MAX5 propeller, developed and handcrafted by Mercury Racing Propeller artisans, is designed for single and multiple-engine applications, including the 400R outboard and 600 SCi sterndrive. The Lab Finished MAX5 provides a measurable reduction in propeller slip (up to 12 percent). In fact, the MAX5 prop is so efficient builders are finding they can run it higher to take full advantage of engines fitted with the race-proven Sport Master gearcase.  
Bigger is Better  New 15.25-inch-diameter models offer 3-4 percent reduction in slip compared to the 15.00-inch models on select outboard and sterndrive applications that benefit from elevated transom heights. Half-inch pitch offerings enable engines to be dialed-in to their maximum rpm operating range for enhanced throttle response, optimized cruise fuel efficiency and optimal top speed.  
MAX5 ST  The new Mercury Racing MAX5 ST propeller is designed for the 4.6L V8 300R FourStroke outboard with Sport Master gearcase. The shortened exhaust barrel enhances the performance of single-engine bass boats and twin-engine catamarans by keeping the stern planted for a confidence-inspired ride, while the large 15.25-inch-diameter prop stays hooked up at extreme engine heights.  
Initial test results are promising. A 300R FourStroke spinning a 31-inch pitch MAX5 ST prop powered a tournament-loaded Bullet 21 XRS bass boat to 97.5 mph with a mere 7 percent slip!  
All MAX5 propellers feature the Mercury-patented Performance Vent System® (PVS), which enables the user to fine-tune the amount of venting needed for quick planing.  
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About Mercury Racing:Based in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, is a leading provider of highperformance marine propulsion systems for discriminating boaters worldwide, offering an exciting and fulfilling power boating experience on the water. Using leading-edge technology, Mercury Racing produces high-performance outboards, sterndrives, propellers, parts and accessories. Mercury Racing also produces crate engines for the automotive aftermarket industry. Mercury Marine is a division of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC), the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational products, including pleasure boats, marine engines, fitness equipment and billiards. 

 Glenwood, AL – Principals for the Pursuit Channel and the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based WILD Television Network (WILD TV) have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to better serve their audiences. The new alliance will offer unique crossover efficiencies and increased target penetration for the hunt-fish-shoot manufacturing community serving the United States, Canada and several key European markets. 

Pursuit Channel and what will become the re-branded “WILD Pursuit” network in Canada combine for 25 years of international broadcasting acumen serving tens of millions of households. WILD launched in 2004. Pursuit is entering its 11th season as a leading distributor of exceptional, Nielsen-measured, independently driven outdoor content. 

“This super-synergized, seamless coalition creates world-class competencies for our continent’s most important, most active conservationists,” said Rusty Faulk, CEO of the Pursuit Channel. “To combine and package a multi-national bundle of enthusiasts on this scale promises to create a next-level portal for our friends and partners in the manufacturing, conservation and political sectors.” 

“This new alliance with Pursuit Channel is thrilling,” said Ryan Kohler, President of the WILD businesses. “WILD Pursuit is the reboot of a great favorite, giving our subscribers access to never-seen-before, top- end outdoor programming. Conversely, Pursuit opens an American pipeline of entertainment featuring the programs of our Canadian content partners, showcasing some of Canada’s – the world’s – most impressive big-game species. Incredible landscapes. Charismatic new personalities.” 

The announcement follows a record-setting pace for Pursuit Channel, which adds a treasure-trove of new shows in 2019, including Bassmasters content. “We are thrilled to be able to air The Bassmasters on Pursuit Channel, which has an unmatched track record of growth among the audiences our anglers and sponsors most want to reach,” heralded Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. 

Pursuit Channel is currently active in more than 30 million Nielsen-audited households following a remarkable 15-percent surge in delivery during the past 11 months. The Pursuit Channel – WILD TV 

alliance, creating WILD Pursuit to serve Canada, precedes more big news from Pursuit Channel during next week’s 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV (booth #10735, Level 2), and preceding it. 

Pursuit Channel, a categorical leader in HD home delivery, is active nationally via DIRECTV HD, AT&T HD, DISH Network, Fios by Verizon HD and Centurylink Prism HD, Cox Communication and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). Since subscribing to Nielsen for its reporting in January 2018, Pursuit added 4 million households. Additionally, PursuitUp provides free viewing for hundreds of episodes through ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone and Androids. 

MOOSE Media,, represents producer time-buy schedules, network advertising campaigns and many marketing functions for the Pursuit Channel. 

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