Mercury Racing receives an innovation award at the Miami Boat Show for their 450R. The 2020 Innovation Award was handed out by the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) and selected the powerful 450R as the top innovation in the outboard category.
The 450R was an instant hit when it first hit the market and despite the motor being released only back in 2019, the number of high performance outboard cats and v-hulls coming out of manufactures these days is big and you’ll be noticing it this summer when your out on the water especially at local poker run.
The motor also certainly opened up doors for performance boat designers being able to achieve desired performance in the larger boats with even only a pair of these outboards on the back. This transitioned into more radical larger setups that can be seen on Mystic Powerboats, MTI, Fountain, Donzi, Adreline Powerboats, Cigarette and even Outerlimits who have all added outboard setups to boats that only options in the past would have been standard big blocks configurations.