Last Mercury Racing 1075s Going into Outerlimits 44 SL

The Mercury Racing 1075SCi was introduced in 2004.The Mercury Racing 1075SCi was introduced in 2004.

The final pair of new 1075SCi engines from Mercury Racing is being installed in a 44-foot V-bottom—dubbed the 44 SL—from Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, R.I.

“It was a good product for us,” said Fred Kiekhaefer, the president of the Fond du Lac, Wis., high-performance marine engine company. “It wasn’t our first ‘big-power’ engine for consumers, but it was our first one with manners.”

The 1075-hp, supercharged, fuel-injected, computer-controlled and Mercury SmartCraft-equipped engine was introduced in the 2004. The discontinuation of the engine was announced shortly after the introduction of the quad-overhead-cam, turbocharged Mercury Racing 1350 at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show.

Editor’ Note: A feature on the history and impact of the Mercury Racing1075SCi engine with run on in December.