Mercury Marine presents Thunderbolt, the latest propellers line for Volvo Penta Duoprop. From today on the owners of Volvo Penta DPS can navigate their ships with a Quicksilver prop. The Quicksilver props are produced by Mercury Propellers Investments Casting - Foundry in Fond du Lac (Wis).
During the tests, the Quicksilver Thunderbolt surpassed the Volvo F6 propeller increasing its top speed by 5% and reducing the acceleration time. The best performances are guaranteed by a coupling of a frontal 4-blade prop and a posterior 3-blade prop. The Quicksilver Thunderbolt propeller is available on all Volvo type F Duoprops engines. As Dirk Bjornstad, brand manager of Mercury Propellers, said these are 'The 4 frontal blades that make the difference. Thanks to this system, we created a frontal 4-blade prop for better performances and acceleration. All the pleasure-boat owners will appreciate the better performances provided.' Quicksilver Thundebolt is available with a pitch from 19 to 28. The Thunderbolt range is composed of 7 pitches that will help customers to find the right prop for their boats. All the metals used by Mercury are highly resistant to impingements and corrosion.