Mercury® jet-drive outboards are specifically designed to pilot boats in shallow waters where propeller-driven hulls are unable to operate. Because there's no lower unit extending below the hull, the jet drive permits passage over obstacles that would restrict access to a propeller-driven outboard boat.
The Big Tiller.
The optional center-mounted Big Tiller offers optimal control. A longer tiller grip incorporates a convenient power trim switch, the shift lever is close at hand, and an optional digital troll control adjusts engine speed as low as 700 rpm in 10-rpm increments.
Mercury jet drives providing superior safety
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is upgrading its fleet of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), replacing standard outboards with Mercury jet drives. The club has fitted an 80hp Mercury jet drive to one of its RIBS and is set to follow suit with another three.