Please select your home edition
Edition
Lancer Not Equal

NSW Water Police gain performance with Verado

by Jonathan Revitt on 12 Feb 2013
already ’the boat of preference’ Mercury Marine
It was fast and furious to start with – now it’s even better. NSW Police has repowered one of its high-speed pursuit craft with a pair of Mercury 200hp L4 Verado outboards.

The engines haven’t only given the aluminium-hulled inflatable boat better low-to-midrange performance, they’ve also made it more manoeuvrable.

'The craft was powered by two Mercury 3-litre 250hp TwoStroke engines which could push it fully-loaded to the 45 knot mark,' said Darren Whitfield, Mercury’s Regional Manager for NSW.

'Even though we’ve reduced the overall engine power by 100hp, the boat is still just as quick – hitting 47 knots the other day,' he said.

'The newer, more technically advanced Verado FourStrokes get more power into the water, particularly for mid-range performance, while still providing a better hot-shot and improved responsiveness in the 10-20 knot range which is critical for this application.'

The previous engines had each notched three years of service and were ready to be replaced with the ‘greener’ Verado engines.



One of the features of the Verado is the Digital Throttle and Shift (DTS) system which comes standard, providing instantaneous gear changes and throttle control for greater manoeuvrability and control.

Darren said: 'With this police craft the two motors are synchronised so the driver can control both engines with just one lever which makes driving much easier, from high-speed manoeuvring to docking, especially when the water is rough.'
'The feedback from the crew has been extremely positive. They clocked up 27 hours in the four days since it was first commissioned, and it is already the boat of preference.'

Mercury’s SmartCraft gauges were also installed during the repower. Mercury’s exclusive SmartCraft engine-management system automatically adjust engines for optimum performance in all conditions, and provides continuous information to the helm including fuel consumption, estimated range, remaining fuel, trim level and much more.

It adds up to superior real time information, all at a touch of a button.

More at www.mercurymarine.com.au

Bakewell-White Yacht DesignMake Fast MooringsBavaria R40 660x82

Related Articles

Twin Disc redefines Marine Power Steering
Redefining power steering, Twin Disc offers its next-generation E-STEER™. Redefining power steering, Twin Disc offers its next-generation E-STEER™. This state-of-the-art control solution connects the helm to hydraulic-powered rudder(s) electronically and delivers a whole new driving experience.
Posted on 3 Dec
New VicEmergency app launched
The new VicEmergency app provides Victorians with access to warnings and incidents for fires, floods and water safety. The new VicEmergency app provides Victorians with access to warnings and incidents for fires, floods, storms, earthquake, tsunamis and water safety.
Posted on 2 Dec
Princess to pay largest ever criminal penalty for vessel pollution
Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from deliberate pollution of the seas Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up. Princess will pay a $40 million penalty– the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution – and plead guilty to charges related to illegal dumping of oil contaminated waste from the cruise ship.
Posted on 2 Dec
Kiwi technicians top Yamaha Oceania Technician Grand Prix 2016
Kiwi technicians took out the top two spots at the recent Yamaha Oceania Technician Grand Prix 2016 The Yamaha Marine Technician Grand Prix, which took place on the 16th of November 2016, is a technical knowledge and skills based contest, held at Yamaha’s National Marine Training facility in Brisbane. The event brings together the very best Yamaha Marine Technicians from Yamaha dealerships all over Australia and New Zealand.
Posted on 30 Nov
Boat owners - a good insurance policy and broker can be your savior
Neil Bailey gives some sound advice from both a broker's and boatie's perspective. Too frequently boat-owners only find out how good their insurance policy is, and their insurer, after they make a claim. Neil Bailey is the principal of an Insurance Brokerage that bears his name. He is also a boat owner and life-long sailor and boat-owner. Here he gives some sound advice from both a broker's and boatie's perspective.
Posted on 30 Nov
Boat owners - a good insurance policy and broker can be your savior
Neil Bailey gives some sound advice from both a broker's and boatie's perspective. Too frequently boat-owners only find out how good their insurance policy is, and their insurer, after they make a claim. Neil Bailey is the principal of an Insurance Brokerage that bears his name. He is also a boat owner and life-long sailor and boat-owner. Here he gives some sound advice from both a broker's and boatie's perspective.
Posted on 30 Nov
Big boats booming at Maritimo
In the world of Maritimo it seems that big boats are all the go with 2016 seeing a significant lift in number of sales In the world of Maritimo it seems that big boats are all the go with 2016 seeing a significant lift in the number of sales of the company's largest models.
Posted on 25 Nov
Ensign want to sell your boat!
Ensign have had such a successful sales year that they are now looking for more pre-used stock to sell. Ensign, one of Australia’s largest yacht brokers, have had such a successful sales year that they are now looking for more pre-used stock to sell. At their head office location at Main Beach, Queensland, they can offer amazing rates on berthing while the boat is on sale at their Marinas Cove Marina and that means great exposure.
Posted on 24 Nov
Marine Resources job updates
The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer.
Posted on 18 Nov
Announcing new Simrad® NSS EVO3 multifunction displays
Next generation Simrad® NSS Evo3 multifunction displays were announced today, featuring new SolarMAX™ HD screens Next generation Simrad® NSS Evo3 multifunction displays were announced today, featuring new SolarMAX™ HD screens, Dual Channel CHIRP sounder compatibility and an expanded keypad, plus a host of premium features that make the NSS Evo3 Series the choice of power boaters and sport fishermen around the globe.
Posted on 16 Nov