The E1 Series was established to create an exciting, competitive racing platform to promote sustainable electric watercraft and reduce the environmental pressures being placed on the ocean, rivers and lakes.
Mercury Racing was established to push the boundaries of innovation. With nearly 50 years of experience developing the world’s most powerful and inventive propulsion systems, we do not shy away from a product development challenge.
The future of racing outboard technology is here. Together, we are leading the way.
Mercury Racing is the official Propulsion and Propeller Partner of the future Union Internationale Motonautique E1 electric powerboat racing championship series, developing an electric powertrain for the hydrofoil-based race boats that will compete on the circuit.
The UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series will see up to 12 teams competing on the water in spectacular global race locations. The pilots will tackle tight and technical circuits, reaching speeds close to 50 knots (93 km/h or 58 mph) behind the wheel of the RaceBird powerboats designed by SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine.
The inaugural season will begin in 2023.
The marine industry continues to explore new technology, like electric propulsion, and our goal is to ensure that we remain at the forefront of this exploration.
Pushing the limits of what can be built and how it can be applied to maximize performance is at the core of our philosophy. Strategic partnerships, like our prototype development partnership with E1 Series, that allow our engineers to expand their imaginations and propose practical solutions.
It is this process that contributes to the growth of the marine industry, building on innovation from our partners to improve the on-water experience for all –not just race teams.
Stuart Halley, General Manager - Mercury Racing
RODI BASSO, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO – E1 SERIES
Mercury Racing has completed work on the first E1-X, a prototype electric outboard for the E1 Series, a new powerboat racing series expected to debut in 2023. Mercury Racing joins the E1 Series as Official Propulsion and Propeller Partner and will contribute to development of the propulsion architecture and propeller.
Mercury Racing completed work on the E1-X, a prototype electric outboard for the E1 Series, a new powerboat racing series expected to debut in 2023.
The 24-foot (7.3 meter) RaceBird powerboat being developed for the E1 Series is a foiling craft, meaning that at speed the boat will lift above the water surface and skim along supported by three hydrofoils...