“The Mercury Racing 450R set a new benchmark for outboard performance and design,” said Stuart Halley, Mercury Racing general manager. “Its inclusion as a Boating Industry Top Product acknowledges the creative talent and the engineering and manufacturing prowess of the entire staff at Mercury Racing, where we always run Wide Open.”
In February the Mercury Racing 450R earned 2020 Innovation Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The 450R impressed judges from Boating Writers International with its combination of unrelenting performance, technology features and styling, each intended to enhance the performance boating experience.
Launched in June, 2019, the Mercury Racing 450R writes a power prescription that combines unprecedented acceleration and top-speed potential with rugged reliability and the latest technology from Mercury Marine.
“We have now rigged more than 20 Nor-Tech boats with the Mercury Racing 450R, and it’s the motor’s mid-range torque that really gets our customers excited,” said Trond Schou, President of Nor-Tech Boats. “You can punch these motors at 60 mph and they just take off. On our bigger boat models the power of the 450R really makes a performance difference.”