by Dom Wiseman

Mercury Marine have announced a new six-year warranty for all their recreational outboards but there are rules in place to allow you to claim that warranty should you ever need to.

“We’re so confident in the reliability of our outboard engines we’re extending our warranty to six years. Simple.”

Said Nicholas Webb, Mercury’s Senior Director of Engine Products (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific) neatly summed it up, following Mercury’s announcement of a new extended six-year warranty for all recreational outboards.

The warranty extends from the lightest 2.5hp model all the way through to the powerful 350hp Verado outboards.

To qualify, you need to have your Mercury engine serviced at an Authorised Service Centre at the recommended servicing intervals and you’re covered by an additional three-year factory-backed warranty that’s on top of the first three years of coverage.

That’s a full six years of warranty coverage and, importantly, it’s non-declining. The coverage is the same on the last day as it is on the first.

The new warranty is also transferable so it follows the engine, not the initial owner. That means if the outboard is sold during the warranty period, the second (or any subsequent) owner also gets to enjoy the peace of mind of the 3+3 = 6 year factory-backed warranty.

Servicing your engine according to the recommended schedule and using genuine Mercury parts will improve engine durability and help maintain performance.

Mercury’s new 3+3 = 6 year warranty automatically applies for new outboards purchased in 2018. It applies to Verado, FourStroke, OptiMax and TwoStroke outboard engines.