Mercury Marine Debuts First Propane Engine


Meet Mercury Marine’s first engine run on renewable energy: The 5-hp FourStroke Propane. Starting at 59.5 pounds, the engine is light and easy to carry, ideal for aluminum boats, sailboats and inflatables. The best part: The engine can run on the same conventional propane you use in your backyard grill. Propane produces 30 percent fewer exhaust emissions compared to gasoline. 

“This is Mercury’s first outboard to run on clean- burning propane fuel,” says Jim Hergert, Mercury’s category manager of outboards 60 hp and lower. “Propane doesn’t degrade or contain ethanol, so you don’t need to worry about what type of fuel to run or how fresh it is. The pressurized fuel system eliminates priming, making the outboard easier to start, and the auto shut-off valves are there for safety. In short, it’s a very eco-friendly, easy-to-use, reliable and intuitive outboard.”

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