What does repowering your boat mean? This term is industry-wide for simply putting a new engine, or engines, on your boat. There are a few things to consider before repowering, as well as some benefits for your boat. Some people think once your engine has had its run, it’s time for a new boat, but that isn’t always the most cost-effective option. With boat prices increasing, repowering your boat could be much more affordable.
Repowering is going to require an investment, but comparing it to a new boat package, it is considerably less expensive. When you take into account accessories on your current boat, buying new would require repurchasing those accessories. Accessories such as sound systems, power poles, outriggers, etc. can seriously add up.
When thinking about repowering your boat, a large consideration would be increasing the performance of your boat. Modern outboard motors are increasing innovation each year. Mercury is steadily coming out with new technologies and lighter weights to increase the performance of their outboard motors. A fresh new motor can provide these performance factors such as speed, a smoother ride, fuel efficiency, better handling.
With a new motor comes new warranty coverage. For Mercury, new motors come with a standard 3-year limited warranty. This covers any repair for a defective part, and potential refund of the Mercury product if necessary. To utilize the warranty, the product must be registered with Mercury Marine. The warranty also extends to the controls and rigging to the repower process, providing more peace of mind for your repower.
Other things to consider are power to weight ratios, transom strength, etc. The specifics on what motor and power needed for your boat, is a conversation meant for our technicians. If you’re seriously considering a new engine for your boat, our team can confidently point you in the right direction.