One of Mercury's new 4-strokes hangs from a "J-hook" during assembly at the plant in Fond du Lac, Wisc.

VIDEO: The hum of the Mercury Marine sound lab

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — At center of the room, the lower end of a new 115 Mercury 4-stroke passed through an opening in the floor into 4 feet of water. I was standing in the sound lab at Plant 12 (the Product Development and Engineering testing center) at Mercury Marine’s Fond du Lac manufacturing headquarters…more

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VIDEO: Sturdy RIBs showcased at Honda test event

GREENSBORO, Ga. — Three of the eight test boats at Honda Marine’s press event here this week were from Flexboat, a Brazilian builder of inflatables and RIBs with a North American distributing company in Florida headed by an enthusiastic husband and wife.

The Mercury Marine Museum opened about two months ago. Displays include a history of the company’s engines, beginning in the 1930s.

VIDEO: A look inside the Mercury Marine Museum

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Chainsaws, motorized bicycles, lawnmowers, snowmobiles and Corvette engines. What do these machines have in common? Carl Kiekhaefer’s Mercury Marine manufactured them.

Raymarine product assurance engineer Drew Gorman (left) shows a journalist from Brazil the CHIRP DownVision sonar in one of six testing stations on the company's boat.

Behind the screens

With 40 products introduced in 2013, FLIR Maritime, which includes Raymarine electronics, has been eager to show the world how it creates, manufactures and tests its sonar, radar, pilots, instruments, displays and thermal imaging cameras.

‘Vision’ authors share Eddie Smith award

John Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, and Scott Deal, president of Maverick Boat Co., this spring shared the Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award, which is presented by the Center for Coastal Conservation to leaders in conservation advocacy.

Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer.

VIDEO: Mercury Marine rolls out 250-hp sterndrive

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — The new MerCruiser 4.5-liter 250-hp sterndrive unit will be the first in a series of gasoline engines built in-house by Mercury Marine, company president John Pfeifer said Tuesday.

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