Every year brings new advancements in power and propulsion for our beloved boats, and 2016 will be no different. Some of the latest and greatest engines will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Here’s a rundown on a few of them.
Rumor has it that Volvo Penta will be announcing a new big block diesel inboard (Thursday, November 3rd at 10:30 a.m.), under its Easy Boating Initiative. Look for it to be an engine that seamlessly integrates with Volvo’s offered propulsion systems in an effort to make boating as turn-key as possible.
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The big Mercury 350 Verados will be on display. The six-cylinder 2.6L four-stroke outboards have been making gains in the saltwater market thanks to their low-end torque and fuel economy.
Mercury is also debuting its new Vessel View mobile app, with Mercury team members on hand to walk customers through how the app works.
Bahia Mar 2016/Convention Center 2012
Evinrude will have several members of its ETEC G2 lineup on display at the show, including its midrange offerings. We’ll be testing them on the water during the show, so stand by for coverage on facebook.com/boatingmag.
These new ETEC G2s are known for their fuel economy and quiet performance while delivering all the torque expected of a two-stroke engine.
Convention Center 2013-2014
Suzuki just introduced a new DF150 and DF175 to its lineup. These join Suzuki’s arsenal of in-line 4, four cylinder four-stroke outboards for small boat applications.
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These supercharged V8 outboards have gained a cult following for being able to hang a 6.2L 557 hp outboard on the transom. Seven Marine will have them on display, including a cutaway model in order to view its inner workings.
Bahia Mar G Dock 711/711A