FloatRail is an interesting method to protect boats from sinking. It is installed inside a small rail just above the water line or hidden in a recess of the hull during boat manufacture.
The complete system is fully patented. It is manufactured from marine grade materials of modular design with scalable architecture. The system is activated manually or automatically. A patented automatic float switch is installed inside the hull. When a boat takes on water and it reaches a preset level, the hydrostatic pressure of the water trips the mechanical valve, which automatically deploys the system.
The FloatRail electronic control system supplements the basic automatic mechanical system. The electronic control system provides self-diagnostics for reliability assurance. It also allows for multiple and redundant sensors and early warnings...
Mercury Marine officially introduced Verado at the Miami International Boat Show.
The launch is the pinnacle of a five-year, $100 million effort to produce the most sophisticated marine propulsion system in their history.
Verado – formerly known as Mercury’s Project X – offers acceleration, speed and durability never before seen from a four-stroke engine, yet it is nearly silent. Additionally, Verado isn’t simply an outboard – it’s a completely integrated propulsion system with steering and control systems. Also, it offers long-term emission-compliance with a three-star California Air Resources Board (CARB) rating.
During the past two years, selected guests and members of the media have viewed Project X engines at various evolutionary stages through exclusive sneak previews...