From its humble beginnings in the 1930s, when the Kiekhaefer Corporation refurbished and sold outboard motors as part of a plan to fund a startup dairy equipment business, Mercury Marine outboard motors have garnered a reputation for quality. Mercury specializes in durable, lightweight outboard motors for every occasion, and Defender is proud to offer the quality that Mercury outboard motors represent.
Over the decades, Mercury has built on its reputation as a leading outboard engine manufacturer and still holds records to prove its dependability, fuel economy, and performance. In 1957, two Mercury 90 HP motors set endurance records on a test lake, running 50,000 miles at an average speed of over 30 MPH continuously (stopping only to swap drivers and routine maintenance), and were still well within factory tolerances for wear and performance. This is a record that has never been beaten.
These stories have built on the reputation of one of the most recognizable outboard motors today. Mercury engines today benefit from the quality, craftsmanship, and reliability developed over the last 70 years.
The right outboard for your size of boatChoosing the right outboard motor is important for the job you need the motor to do and the size of your boat. A boat can be highly maneuverable with a smaller, lighter-weight motor, and bigger doesn't always mean better, especially when weight is a concern. A motor that is too large can cause the bow of your boat to ride too high in the water, or even create excessive drag when running at slow speeds. A motor that is too small can be overworked based on the load.
Benefits of buying from Defender IndustriesDefender has been in the outboard motor and marine parts industry for decades. With our trusted team, you can rest assured that you will be introduced to the best equipment to suit your needs, as well as the quality of service, care, and customer satisfaction that makes Defender a leader in the field.