Southampton Boat Show 2016
Published on: 26/09/2016
Barrus again had a huge presence at Southampton Boat Show 2016 showcasing the latest marine products across four stands.
Barrus Stand E050
A representative range of Mariner FourStroke outboard engines were on display. With a wide power range from 2.5 to 300hp to choose from, Mariner offers the renowned reliability and durability that you can trust in.
Ranging from 2.20 to 3.49m in length, the boats can carry up to 5 persons and can be powered by Mariner outboards up to 15hp. These go-anywhere, value for money boats are easy to store without taking up a lot of valuable space as well as being easy to transport and launch.
AB Inflatable boats are suitable for both the leisure and professional user. All AB hulls are constructed from either double-moulded, hand-laid fibreglass or high quality marine grade aluminium. From practical, small lightweight tenders to beautifully crafted, luxury console versions, there is something to suit all customer requirements.
Powerful, reliable and economical, Yanmar inboard diesel engines are the choice of both leisure and professional users. Smooth and quiet, innovative and built to last, the reputation of these engines is second-to-none. Yanmar has been building diesel engines for 100 years, always with the philosophy of developing more power for less weight.
Mercury/Mercruiser Stand E069
The Mercury Verado 350hp and the Mercury Racing Verado 400R made their UK debuts at Southampton Boat Show last year and were again exhibited this year. The Mercury Verado 350hp joins Mercury’s class-leading family of four and six-cylinder supercharged FourStroke outboards. Built on Mercury’s proven supercharged inline, six-cylinder Verado outboard engine, the Verado 350 delivers unsurpassed speed and overall performance without sacrificing durability and cruise fuel economy. True to the Verado brand, the new 350 provides class-leading performance. The engine has superior torque across the operating range, creating rocket like holeshot, faster top-end speed and superb cruising performance.
The Mercury Racing Verado 400R is Mercury’s most powerful consumer outboard ever produced guaranteed to provide a real adrenaline rush. This incredible achievement in power and efficiency was achieved through a number of advancements to the proven 2.6L Verado platform. This powerhouse is designed to complement the latest generation of high-performance hulls.
Making its debut at the show was the new Mercury 115 Pro XS Fourstroke outboard. Delivering significantly better performance that any other high out-put 115hp outboard on the market today. In fact, the new 115 Pro XS is 16 pounds lighter than the two-stroke engine it replaces and 18 pounds lighter than the nearest competing 115hp engine. Its 2.1L displacement is higher than that of any competing 115hp engine. This unbeatable combination delivers higher torque, better performance and greater durability. Building on its Pro XS heritage, the new 115 Pro XS was intelligently designed to provide consumers exactly what they’ve been asking for – an outboard that is light and second to none in performance.
Mercury MerCruiser’s new 6.2 litre, V8, 300hp and 350hp sterndrive engines, deliver increased power and torque while providing a remarkably quiet and smooth ride. Mercury has designed and built the MerCruiser 6.2L engine specifically for marine use rather than adapting and marinising an automotive engine. The 6.2L is not burdened with automotive restrictions and unnecessary technologies that result in additional cost and complexity without adding value. The result is a perfect balance of power, easy maintenance, superior corrosion-resistance and a quiet, pleasurable ride.
Mercury Inflatables were also on display, they are the perfect choice when you want portable affordable fun. Quick and easy to set up they can fit into a car boot or boat locker thanks to their lightweight construction.
OutboardWarden is a new, innovative, digital security system for outboard engines and watercraft. It uses the latest digital, wireless and GPS technology to protect, detect and track an outboard anywhere in the world, updating the owner with a mobile app. With the beacon under the cowl and a base inside the cabin, the patented OutboardWarden is like no other security system, Cleverly designed anti-tamper features and an excellent set-up of batteries means you will even get a message when it's time to re-charge. Inventor, Kevin Hennessy was on the Mercury Stand E069 demonstrating the OutBoardWarden system.
Quicksilver Stand F020
Quicksilver will be showcasing their impressive series of award-winning boats including the functional, elegant Activ 855 Cruiser. The complete range of Quicksilver Captur Pilothouse boats will be on show at Southampton including the 755 Pilothouse, 675 Pilothouse, 605 Pilothouse, the 555 Pilothouse and the 905 Pilothouse that made it's debut at the show last year.
The Pro Fish 560 and 660 from Admiral Boats will also be on display. These boats have been designed for the demands of real fishermen with everything you need for a good days fishing.
Barrus/Shire Workboats J358
Barrus displayed its range of 7 Shire workboat engines from 15hp to 130hp. Representing outstanding value for money; the Shire workboat range complements John Deere marine specification engines offering the commercial user an even greater engine choice. Barrus will also be exhibiting hybrid technology that can be fitted to all Shire and Yanmar marine engines. A Yanmar 4JH common rail 57hp hybrid and Shire 40hp workboat hybrid will be displayed on the stand.
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