Optimizing Your Ride: Adaptive Speed Control Explained

Mercury Racing’s new 4.6L V-8 250R and 300R FourStroke outboards are equipped with Adaptive Speed Control (ASC). This Mercury-exclusive feature allows boaters to maintain engine speed (rpm) regardless of load or condition changes – such as rough water, tight turns, tow sports and lower speeds on plane – without having to frequently adjust throttle position, a first for the outboard industry.

Demand for Power Out Paces Supply

Multiple sources say Mercury and Yamaha are having problems meeting demand for outboards above 200 hp. In an email to Trade Only, Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer says, “Demand for the recently launched V-6 and V-8 engines has exceeded our expectations, and the product has been very well accepted in the marketplace.”