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Mercury Marine prepares for American Boating Congress with new video on E15

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (May 7, 2015) – Mercury Marine will join others in the marine industry next week for the annual American Boating Congress, where company executives will meet with politicians from key states to talk about initiatives important to and affecting the marine industry.

One of the primary topics of discussion this year is ethanol and the use of E15 in marine engines. Mercury Marine has teamed up with Wired2Fish to create another video to help educate consumers about the negative impact that E15 has on a marine engines and are hoping to convey this message during Capitol visits next week in Washington.

“It’s bad for outboards,” said Scott Glorvigen, host of Wired2Fish. “You don’t want to use it in your outboards by any means. E15 can ruin engines and void engine warranties.”

“Mercury Marine has done extensive studies about the effect of E15 on marine engines and the results continue to show that using this type of fuel can be destructive to the engine," said Martin Bass, Mercury Marine VP of global product management. “But the bigger issue is safety. Using E15 can be dangerous to the consumer if something happens to your engine.”

In addition to engine failure other issues that E15 could cause include stalling, corrosion leading to oil or fuel leaks, increased emissions, and damaged components, to name a few.

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About Mercury Marine

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ‘N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at mercurymarine.com.