Incredibly responsive to get you going with little or no prep.
More Thrust: Mercury® ProKicker outboards feature a deeper gearcase and a four-blade, high-thrust propeller with matching gear ratio – the perfect setup for trolling and precise control in all conditions.
Power Tilt: The fastest power tilt in the industry drops a Mercury 9.9 - 15hp ProKicker FourStroke outboard into the water in just five seconds. Exclusive kicker-centering straps align and secure the outboard in full tilt-up position while you’re underway.
Defining Durability: The ProKicker gearcase is engineered to be rugged and durable, with robust gears and bearings and a heavy-duty skeg that’s 55% thicker and twice as strong side-to-side as the previous gearcase.
Command Thrust: Big-time power. With a longer design and bigger components, Mercury Command Thrust was made specifically to deliver the type of power, thrust and control that wider, heavier boats demand. The Command Thrust Difference: 20% larger prop increases control especially at low speeds; Taller gearcase puts the prop deeper, below turbulent water, for improved performance; A low 2.42:1 gear ratio delivers thrust and maneuveraility that big loads demand; Oversized Antiventilation Plate. Oversized design prevents air from being drawn into the prop, which increases efficiency.
Total Single-Handed Tiller Control: Tiller-steered versions feature the exclusive Mercury multifunction tiller that puts shifting, throttle control (with friction for fine-tuned trolling), stopping, tilting and steering in the palm of your hand.
Lightweight: At only 83 pounds, these engines are very portable and improve the performance of lightweight boats.
Convenient and Easy Tilting: Push down on the tiller handle to easily tilt the outboard to any position, made easy with our exclusive ratcheting transom bracket.
Idle Smoothly: The fuel filter on 8, 9.9, 15hp and 20hp Mercury FourStrokes has been moved to keep the carburetor cleaner for reliable starting and smooth idling.
Maintain Your Troll: Slow-speed throttle advance has been improved, making it easier for anglers to find and hold their optimal troll speed.
Richer Idle Air/Fuel Mix: Tiller handle 8, 9.9, 15 and 20hp Mercury FourStrokes have a richer air/fuel mix at idle, making the engines easier to start and providing better idle running quality.
Simplified Start Procedure: Mercury 8 and 9.9 FourStroke outboards come standard with a three-position choke, eliminating the need for a primer button. Starting is easier and warm-ups are faster!
HP / kW: 8 / 5.9
Engine type: Inline 2
Displacement (CID/CC): 12.8 / 208
Full throttle RPM: 5000-6000
Fuel induction system: 2 valves per cylinder, single overhead cam (SOHC)
Purchase a new 2.5hp to 350hp Mercury outboard between January 1 and March 31, 2019 and get a total of five years of Mercury factory-backed limited coverage! In addition to the standard three- year factory warranty, you will also receive a two-year Mercury Product Protection Gold plan!
This promotion applies to all Mercury outboards 2.5hp to 350hp, including Verado, FourStroke, Pro XS and OptiMax families, purchased from participating Mercury dealers or retailers. Mercury Product Protection is a factory-backed extended coverage plan, completely administered and backed by Mercury, for years of worry-free boating.
Exclusions: All Mercury Racing, Government, donations as well as engines sold for commercial, camp or resort applications, guide & outfitter registrations, CPO, SportJet Pumps and sales/registrations outside the United States or Canada. Also excludes any non-U.S. or Canada resident, or address outside of the U.S. or Canada. Two-stroke (non-DFI) engines are excluded. Units have to be manufactured in current calendar year and four immediately preceding years. Excludes sales from non-authorized dealers. Engines on the Angling or Sponsorship program do not qualify.