Mercury Racing Unleashes New 60 APX Outboard at Dubai Boat Show

Latest in Mercury Racing’s Apex line of motors is designed and intended for closed circuit racing.
Mercury Racing 60 APX
The 60 APX model uses a stock Mercury gearcase with underwater exhaust and a 1.82:1 gear ratio. Dry weight is 112 kg (247 pounds). The motor produces full power on affordable 90 RON (87 octane) pump gasoline. New Mercury Racing Apex graphics match those of the 4.6-liter V8 360 APX and 3.4-liter V6 200 APX four-stroke competition outboards. Courtesy Mercury Racing

Mercury Racing  introduces the 60 APX outboard motor. It is the latest addition to the Apex line of pure competition outboards. These are designed for closed-course circuit racing. The 60 APX was revealed at the Dubai International Boat Show at Dubai Harbor, United Arab Emirates.

The Mercury Racing 60 APX is a durable competition motor designed specifically to power UIM Formula 4s class catamaran tunnel hull boats. The Formula 4s class features composite, driver capsule-equipped boats measuring 3.9 meters (about 12 feet 10 inches) in length with a minimum weight with driver of 360 kg (793 pounds). Top speed is about 120 kph (75 mph) on the straightaway sections of the course. The class is intended for young racers starting out in enclosed tunnel boats before stepping up to faster Formula 2 and Formula 1 boats. The Formula 4s class is very popular across Europe and the Middle East.

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 “Mercury Racing is excited to support the sustainable future of circuit competition with the low-emission four-stroke 60 APX model,” said Jeff Broman, Director, Mercury Racing. “We’ve designed this motor to deliver strong performance with minimal maintenance over the course of a full season, reducing the cost of participation in the entry classes for professional tunnel boat competition.”

The 60-horsepower, 995cc 60 APX four-cylinder powerhead is based on the Mercury 60 FourStroke outboard with electronic fuel injection. The WOT rpm limit is raised to 6000-6400 rpm, and the motor is fitted with a 15-inch midsection and wing plates for the side steering system used on competition tunnel boats.

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Based in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, is a leading provider of high-performance 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 Marine is a division of Brunswick Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of pleasure boats, marine engines, and accessories.