Introducing the all-new Mercury Diesel Spark Ignited Outboard
By Dave Hagen
We’re excited to share with you some information regarding a second “stealth” outboard that will be rarely seen: the DSI (Diesel Spark Ignited) Outboard. Mercury’s latest military engine was released 10 a.m. Eastern time on May 19, 2015, in conjunction with the start of the 2015 SOFIC (Special Operation Forces Industry Conference), May 19-21, in Tampa. The engine, displayed in a booth we shared with our OEM boat builder partner MAPC (Maritime Applied Physics Corporation), was the talk of the show.
Developed for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), this exclusive spark ignited, direct fuel injected 2-stroke runs on ultralow sulfur diesel fuel, which is readily available around the globe. Mercury Government Accounts Manager Tony Nahitchevansky explains the history behind the development of our latest military engine.