Dean Harris Named Rayglass Boats' President

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has named Dean Harris President, Rayglass Boats. Harris will officially begin his role on October 1, 2023.

Harris joined Brunswick in 2002 and most recently served as the Regional Manager for Mercury Marine in New Zealand for the last 16 years. Harris has more than two decades of marine sales experience and previously served as a national sales manager for MAC boats prior to joining Brunswick. His experience leading various teams throughout his tenure will be an asset for continued multi-brand coordination among Rayglass, Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, Navico Group and all Brunswick brands in the Asia Pacific region.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the Brunswick Boat Group division and lead the team at Rayglass,” said Dean Harris, President of Rayglass. “I am confident my experience working directly with customers for so long gives me a unique perspective into the wants and needs of boaters. I am excited to lean into that as we continue the legacy of excellence in design and performance Rayglass is known for.”

“Dean’s promotion to President of Rayglass speaks to the level of talent we are fortunate to foster and the growth opportunities across the Brunswick enterprise,” said Lenn Scholz, President of Boston Whaler.  “I know Dean’s extensive product development and direct-to-consumer experience will propel Rayglass into the next era of growth and innovation.”


About Rayglass

Since 1985, Rayglass Boats have been recognized as leading designers and manufacturers of high-quality, award-winning power boats. Pride in product, innovation and commitment to quality is the formula for the success behind our globally recognized brand. Our reputation for excellence in design, construction and performance is the result of a total commitment by everyone at Rayglass to producing world class vessels of the highest standard. 

About Brunswick
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) is the global leader in marine recreation, delivering innovation that transforms experiences on the water and beyond.  Our unique, technology-driven solutions are informed and inspired by deep consumer insights and powered by our belief that “Next Never Rests™”. Brunswick is dedicated to industry leadership, to being the best and most trusted partner to our many customers, and to building synergies and ecosystems that enable us to challenge convention and define the future. Brunswick is home to more than 60 industry-leading brands. In the category of Marine Propulsion, these brands include, Mercury Marine, Mercury Racing and MerCruiser. Brunswick’s comprehensive collection of parts, accessories, distribution, and technology brands includes Mercury Parts & Accessories, Land ‘N’ Sea, Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, Mastervolt, RELiON, Attwood and Whale. Our boat brands are some of the best known in the world, including Boston Whaler, Lund, Sea Ray, Bayliner, Harris Pontoons, Princecraft and Quicksilver. Our service, digital and shared-access businesses include Freedom Boat Club, Boateka and a range of financing, insurance, and extended warranty businesses. While focused primarily on the marine industry, Brunswick also successfully leverages its portfolio of advanced technologies to deliver an exceptional suite of solutions in mobile and industrial applications. Headquartered in Mettawa, IL, Brunswick has more than 18,500 employees operating in 29 countries. In 2022, Brunswick was named by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, both for the third consecutive year.


Mercury Marine has introduced the 5.7L V10 350hp SeaPro™ outboard. Engineered for commercial applications, this outboard combines the latest innovations and advanced technologies from Mercury’s all-new V10 outboard platform. 

The V10 SeaPro outboard features an all-new rugged gearcase with advanced hydrodynamics for control, efficiency and durability. The gearcase is validated at three times the lifespan of recreational gearcases.

Mercury has also launched an advanced Electric Steering system. Instead of hydraulics, the system utilises a compact electric steering actuator, freeing up space in the boat while allowing for cleaner transom rigging.

In addition, it consumes less than half the electrical power as electro-hydraulic steering, leaving more power for running other onboard accessories. The system is compatible with all Mercury V10 and V8 Verado® and SeaPro™ outboards with the Advanced MidSection (AMS), as well as Mercury Racing® 450R and 300R outboards with Racing AMS.

Mercury Electric Steering is available for multi-engine boats with compatible engines in April and will be available for single-engine boats in late 2023.

The V10 SeaPro outboard will be available in the second half of 2023.

Mercury savings

Mercury Marine is offering savings specials on select four-stroke outboards.

Up to 20 April 2023, the GO FURTHER, GO FASTER sale is offering savings on 20hp, 40hp, 50hp and 60hp Four Stroke outboards.

With prices ranging from $5,147 for the 20hp MH EFI to $13,245 for the 60hp ELPT EFI Command Thrust motor, savings start at $450 for 20hp outboards, $750 for 40hp products, $800 for 50hp engines and $950 on the range of 60hp outboards.

All engines must be installed and register by no later than 22 June 2023.


Mercury Marine is offering savings specials on select four stroke outboards.

Up to 20 April 2023, the GO FURTHER, GO FASTER sale is offering savings on 20hp, 40hp, 50hp and 60hp four stroke outboards.

With prices ranging from $5,147 for the 20hp MH EFI to $13,245 for the 60hp ELPT EFI Command Thrust motor, savings start at $450 for 20hp outboards, $750 for 40hp products, $800 for 50hp engines and $950 on the range of 60hp outboards.

All engines must be installed and register by no later than 22 June 2023.

2022 Mercury Technician of the Year

The 2022 Mercury Marine Technician of the Year competition returned to pre-covid conditions, with highly skilled technicians from across Australia and New Zealand competing for the crown.

Technicians had to complete a written exam featuring more than 160 questions, where they were given just 18 seconds to answer each question.

Six finalists were then chosen, with the top technicians invited to Mercury’s headquarters in Dandenong to compete in a practical test to determine who would win the national title.

The winner was James Taylor from Trev Terry Marine in Napier, New Zealand, who went one better than his runner-up finish in 2021.

In the grand final the finalists were given three engines with different problems and were asked to diagnose and repair with 45 minutes provided to complete each scenario. Scan the QR code for a video of the final.

The competition has been running since 2017 and is part of Mercury’s commitment to showcase the exceptional technicians who operate, repair, and sell Mercury engines.

2022 Technician of the Year – Mercury Marine

1st Place – James Taylor, Trev Terry Marine, New Zealand

Finalist – Aiden Riddle, Sugar City Marine, Queensland State Winner

Finalist – Timothy Pettit, Endeavour Marine, New South Wales State Winner

Finalist – Craig Bell, Hodge Marine, South Australia State Winner (last year’s winner)

Finalist – Nathan Reid, Powermaster Marine, Victoria and Tasmania State Winner

Finalist – Garry Watson, Midway Marine, Western Australia State Winner

All the finalists received a Mercury FourStroke 6hp outboard valued at over $2,000, while James took home a Mercury 60hp FourStroke outboard valued at over $10,000.

Mercury Verado V10

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has introduced the industry’s first ever V10 outboard with the official launch of its all-new 5.7L 350 and 400hp Verado® outboard engines.

Consistent with the award-winning Verado brand, the new V10 engines are the quietest and smoothest in their class, running 45 percent quieter than a leading competitor at cruise. In addition to noise vibration harshness (NVH), the new Verados are compatible with the latest Mercury SmartCraft® technologies.

“The all-new Mercury V10 Verado outboards are exactly what boaters have been asking for in a 350 and 400hp platform,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine President.

“They are powerful, smooth and quiet. They have many of the same fuel efficiency-enhancing features that are synonymous with our high-horsepower line-up.

“They also deliver the same kind of premium boating experience that has made Verado outboards legendary. The V10 Verado outboards solidify Mercury’s leadership position in the high-horsepower outboard market.”

The V10 Verado outboards leverage many of the same market-leading features and technologies boaters love about the company’s popular V12, V8 and V6 platforms. The new V10 includes premium refinements and versatility for a wide range of applications, from large saltwater centre consoles to single-engine freshwater fishing boats to pontoons and smaller centre-consoles.

Weighing only 316 kilograms and with the same industry-leading 26-inch mount spacing as the V8 outboards, the V10 engines maximise compatibility with current boat designs. This lightweight, compact design provides the performance boaters are looking for and makes them perfect for multi-engine applications or repowering vessels.

Mercury Australia and New Zealand will introduce the new V10 Verado in the region from April 2023.

The full story and pictures of the launch, will appear in Boating NZ's January 2023 edition.


MERCURY MARINE has launched a savings special just in time for summer on portable outboard engines.

Mercury is offering discounts on selected 3.3hp two-stroke, 6hp four-stroke, 9.9hp FourStroke and 15hp two-stroke manual start and manual start long shaft tiller engines.

Ranging from $999 for the 3.3hp to $3,199 for the 9.9hp motor, these affordable motors provide the versatility needed to tackle all water adventures.

Great for aluminium tiller, inflatable and sail boats, these compact outboard motors take you to the fun, the fish, or whatever floats your boat – quickly and reliably.

Easy to install and operate, with reliable starting, low vibration and instant throttle response, it's worry-free boating at its best.

All offers will run  until 2 December 2022.


MERCURY MARINE has announced promotions within its global leadership team. 

Will Sangster is promoted to president, Mercury for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sangster has been general manager of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific since 2014 and added responsibility for the Asia region in 2019. Under his leadership, Mercury Asia-Pacific  (APAC) has continued to grow revenue and market share. Sangster will relocate to Mercury’s European headquarters in Petit-Rechain, Belgium.

Marty Bass who has been the president of Mercury’s EMEA business for the past five years, will be moving back to the USA to take on a future role within the company that will be announced shortly. Bass has been with the company for 15 years in leadership positions, including vice president of category management for Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA.

Replacing Sangster in APAC will be Brad Zoelle who has been promoted to general manager, APAC Region. Zoelle joined Mercury from Brunswick Boat Group as general manager of Canada in 2020 after spending more than five years with Sea Ray in several leadership positions. Replacing Zoelle as general manager Mercury Canada will be Jonathan Levine. He  most recently served as vice president, strategy and finance, business acceleration, and worked closely with Brunswick leadership across all divisions.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Sangster, Bass and Zoelle will transition to their new locations over the next few months.


THE NEW MERCURY 7.6-LITRE V12 600hp Verado – the world’s first V12 outboard – has won another accolade, being recognised by the influential US-based Boating Industry media group in its ‘Top Products of 2021’ listing.

In determining winners of the Top Products designation, the judges gave extra weight to products that have unique features compared to others in their category, create a new product category, or significantly advance an existing category.

“Mercury continues to push the limit of outboard power out on the water and meet trends of larger and larger boats,” said Adam Quandt, managing editor at Boating Industry.

“The innovations on the V12 600hp Verado set a completely new bar for the industry, making it an easy choice for Top Products recognition.”

The new V12 is scheduled to start arriving at Mercury Marine dealers in Australia and New Zealand later this year. It is the highest horsepower outboard ever developed by Mercury Marine and the most powerful outboard engine in production today.