As lovers of high-performance, high-speed yachts, we could not have been more excited to learn that the new 700 SCi Sterndrive is back. Here’s everything you need to know about this legendary engine’s comeback, it’s innovative design that won thousands of fans, and how your boat will never be the same.
Mercury Racing is set to reintroduce its 700 SCi sterndrive. The supercharged engine was launched 2006 and was a popular offering for single- and twin-engine vee bottom, catamaran and deck boat applications throughout its initial 11-year run. Although production ended at the end of 2017, demand for the 700-hp engine has never waned, according to Mercury Racing.
Designed, developed and manufactured by Mercury Racing, the supercharged engine features a CNC-machined V8, 8.2L cylinder block completed with Mercury Racing-designed and -specified hardware. The 700 SCi comes equipped with the Mercury-exclusive Propulsion Control Module (PCM) microprocessor. Combining the powerful engine management computer with a screw-type supercharger, roller camshaft, and sequential fuel injection results in impeccable idle quality, instant throttle response and unmatched performance throughout the 4800-5200 rpm engine operating range. The PCM computer also enables individual cylinder control. The ability to optimize fuel, spark timing and knock control independently for each cylinder enhances engine running quality, performance, fuel economy and durability.