Mercury Marine recently released an innovative 40-115hp tiller, which enhances the experience of tiller control on boats powered by Mercury 40hp through 115hp four-stroke outboard engines.
Boaters are looking for advanced features to personalize tiller control setup to meet their needs. And in response, Mercury developed a more ergonomic, comfortable, responsive and adaptive tiller to improve boating experiences. The new 40-115hp tiller is much more than a comfortable handle – it is a state of the art control system for the outboard engine.
Mercury’s new tiller handle provides more adjustments than any other tiller. That flexibility allows boaters to comfortably operate the tiller regardless of driving hand preference. The 40-115hp tiller is the only tiller on the market that offers the ability to swap the shift handle to either side of the tiller, and to reverse the throttle grip rotation to the boater’s preference. The tiller handle has side to side adjustments up to 18 degrees port and starboard from center. Boaters can also adjust the handle’s vertical angle through an auto tilt lock system or down stop angle micro adjustment knob.
These adjustments, along with the design of other touch points and controls, work together to provide the most customizable steering and throttle controls that can be adjusted to the boater’s body proportions and positioning.
The Mercury 40-115hp tiller comes standard with Mercury Troll Control, which allows the boater to dial in precise trolling speeds by tapping a button to increase or decrease speed in 10 rpm increments. The competition offers less precise 50 rpm increments.
New for Mercury tiller handles is an integrated Engine Warning Display that includes visual and audible warnings for engine oil, temperature, electrical and other lesser faults, or if the driver’s safety lanyard becomes disconnected.
Sold separately is an industry first heated grip that offers three levels of heat for cold weather conditions.
The Mercury 40-115hp tiller is compatible with the 40hp through 60hp EFI four stroke family of engines built since 2006, and the 75hp through 115hp EFI four stroke family of engines built since 2014.