VERVIERS, Belgium – Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), and the world leader in the production and distribution of marine engines and accessories, announced its continuing partnership with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli as the team’s official supplier.
Mercury will once again supply outboard propulsion solutions for the chase boats supporting AC75 Luna Rossa during the intense regattas’ program, which started with a preliminary regatta in September and has the second appointment in November to Jeddah (UAE).
Performance, fair and intense competition, taste for challenge and team spirit are values which bring together Mercury and Luna Rossa. Mercury will enable the boats to closely follow the AC75 Luna Rossa at all speeds and above 50Kn.
“We are very pleased to renew our partnership with Mercury Marine,” said Max Sirena, skipper and team director of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. “For us, the support vessels at sea are crucial. Having a partner that guarantees reliability, performance and safety is essential for our daily operations.”
“Mercury Marine is excited to announce the renewal of the partnership with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli as they prepare for the prestigious America’s Cup,” said Will Sangster, Mercury EMEA president. “We are proud to support the team with our market-leading outboard engines, which will ensure that their chase boats are equipped for success. We look forward to cheering them on as they compete against the best in the world.”
Through the partnership, Mercury will supply the award-winning 4.6L V8 Verado 300hp engine, and the recently introduced supercharged Mercury Racing 500R. The architecture of these engines grants compact dimensions, low weight, hole-shot accelerations, and, together with electro-hydraulic steering system, Mercury propellers and Active Trim delivers unmatched performance control and riding comfort. VesselView Mobile, standard across this range, provides additional information to the crew.
The following chase boats and engine configurations will support the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team:
Salthouse Catamaran: 4 x engines V-8 Mercury Racing 500R
RIB Lancer Rib: 2 x engines V-8 Mercury Racing 500R
RIB Fast2000: 2 x engines V-8 Mercury Verado 300
RIB Stinger: 2 x engines Mercury Fourstroke F115
About Mercury Marine
Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $3 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Power Products; Land ’N’ Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at mercurymarine.com.