Mercury Marine has launched Vessel Config, a new software management configurator for boat builders and dealers. Vessel Config will guide these direct customers through the configuration process to ensure they are ordering the right Mercury controls and rigging products for their boats, for both new-boat applications and for re-rigging projects.
“Vessel Config fundamentally changes the way customers interact with Mercury,” said John Buelow, Mercury Marine vice president of global category management. “It turns boatbuilders and dealers into virtual engineers, giving them the ability to configure complex systems without assistance.”
With Vessel Config, boat builders and dealers now can prepare the right boat/engine for their customer with ease. Vessel Config will guide customers through the configuration process to ensure they are ordering the right Mercury products for their boats and in the end, providing an invaluable service for the end consumer.
“Our customers have been ordering parts the same way for the past 30 years and it’s time for a change,” Buelow said. “This technology will fundamentally change the way we interact with our customers and how our customers interact with the end consumer. Customers have been asking for a better way to select parts and this is the first tool that easily explains what parts to order with what engine.”
Products included in Vessel Config include most of the controls and rigging portfolio of parts for new boats or re-power applications. Engine families that can be configured are FourStroke 40-225-hp outboards, Verado L6 200-400R outboards, 115-150-hp Pro XS and MerCruiser 4.5L/6.2L/8.2L sterndrives, inboards and tow sports engines.