FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Aug. 31, 2017) – Mercury Marine, in an effort to help in the recovery mission in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, has donated multiple boats and engines to the affected areas. This week, Mercury deployed 30, 6hp outboard engines as well as 10 inflatable boats to be sent to the command center in Texas. In addition, the company donated a 40hp outboard engine to Boots on the Ground, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering veterans and qualified civilians to provide in-field emergency and primary medical care.
The state command center in Texas has also identified the scarcity of life jackets. In response, Mercury owned Land ‘N’ Sea has rushed 100 life jackets to Houston from some of its Shreveport, Louisiana warehouse. Mercury will continue to work with the local command center to help support the recovery effort.
This effort is part of a Brunswick Corporation wide effort that has involved contributing boats, equipment and materials from brands such as Boston Whaler Commercial Government Products, Lowe Boats and others.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president. “There is a need for boats and engines in the recovery efforts and we will do whatever we can to help with those relief efforts.”
About Mercury Marine
Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ‘N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at mercurymarine.com