Why You Should Take a Second Look at Mercury Outboard Motors

Published January 21st, 2019 by Bernardo

Mercury makes some of the best outboard motors for boat owners in Florida. The brand is renowned for providing efficient, reliable power that rejuvenates any vessel. The brand produces a wide variety of options to fit any type of boat and your specific desires for engine strength, among other qualities.

Find the Best Outboard Motors for You | Outboard Motor Reviews

Published October 31st, 2018 by Bernardo

The best outboard motor manufacturers in the world are constantly innovating to create the best products available while staying compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is great news for boaters, who can harness powerful performance while also limiting their environmental impact. There are tons of great options when you shop from reliable manufacturers, and we’ve highlighted five of the best to help point you in the right direction.

Inboard Versus Outboard Motors: Which Option Is Best for You?

Published October 11th, 2018 by Bernardo

Choosing a motor for your boat is a big deal because it becomes the heart and soul of every trip to the lake or ocean that you make. Here is what you need to know to make the right choice between Mercury outboard and inboard motors:

5 Tips on Purchasing an Outboard Motor

Published September 24th, 2018 by Bernardo

The difference between outboard and inboard motors is where they’re contained on the boat. Inboard motors are inside the hull and are common on large ships. Outboard engines go directly on the back of the boat to offer propulsion and are the most common solution for small watercraft. Over the course of our long experience with new and used boat sales, service, parts, and rentals, we’ve identified five key tips for anyone who’s searching for a new boat engine.

Mercury Engine Review

Published May 21st, 2018 by Bernardo

Mercury started as a small machine shop in 1939 and has been making world-class engines ever since. This brand gives boaters the best of both worlds. Mercury continues to stand by the main engineering principles that made them successful, but they also know when to leave tradition in their wake. The brand constantly innovates and is always finding ways to increase their already legendary toughness and durability.

DutchTenders -  Modern Affordable Luxury Tenders

Published May 17th, 2017 by Bernardo

DutchTenders, a Holland-based company, was launched in 2006 by brothers Remco and Erik Spek.  Erik and Remco sought to redefine the tender category with a focus on proper handling, modern design, and attractive pricing.  Erik, the companies senior naval architect, carefully designs, inspects and tests each boat, while Remco directs all aspects of marketing and advertising. When designing these boats, the brothers want to keep the very essence of boating at the focus, ensuring all owners will enjoy their time on the water to the fullest degree.

The Best Outboard Engines in one Place.

Published April 11th, 2017 by Bernardo

Nautical Ventures is the place to shop for everything from Kayaks to Cruise Ships. Whether you are a paddle sport hobbyist, a pleasure boater, a large yacht owner, or a megayacht captain, Nautical Ventures provides recreational marine enthusiasts with a full range of outboard engines for your boat, tender, kayak, solo skiff, even for your SUP. Our North Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Dania Beach stores offer top outboard engine brands such as Yamaha, Mercury, Evinrude, Tohatsu and Torqeedo outboard engines.

Century Boats is Making History, Again.

Published November 14th, 2016 by Bernardo

Boating Industry recently recognized Century Boats as a 2016 Industry Mover & Shaker, a recognition given to only six select group of marine professionals for raising the high bar in the marine industry. Of particular note is Bryan Lucius, President of Century Boats, who brought back this company from the edge of extinction. 

Tohatsu’s 4-Stroke Portables – Big Power in a Small Package.

Published June 28th, 2016 by Bernardo

Tohatsu’s first priority when developing these engines was to make them lightweight and compact without compromising reliability or the quality performance associated with the Tohatsu brand name.

Tohatsu’s 4-Stroke Portables – Lightweight & Powerful.

Published June 22nd, 2016 by Bernardo

Tohatsu’s first priority when developing these engines was to make them lightweight and compact without compromising reliability or the quality performance associated with the Tohatsu brand name. They have maintained the durable standard features that Tohatsu owners appreciate while making fuel efficient 4-strokes that are easy to transport. The 20 hp, 15 hp, 9.8 hp, 8 hp, 6 hp, 5 hp, 4 hp, 3.5 hp and 2.5 hp outboard are all lightweight and compact 4-strokes, with exceptional performance. These compact, fuel efficient outboard engines have been manufactured to comply with all US EPA and CARB 3-star Ultra-Low emission regulations and are backed by a 5 year limited warranty. And Nautical Ventures is your Tohatsu 4-Stroke headquarters when it comes to all your engine needs. Repower… Warranty… and Service. Here what we like about the new 4-Stroke Portable Tohatsu models.

Tohatsu’s 4-Stroke 200 Outboard –Power to Take Your Breath Away.

Published June 15th, 2016 by Bernardo

4-Stroke Technology: Dual Stage Induction for improved performance; Lean burn control for better fuel economy at cruising speeds; Boosted low speed torque helps to deliver an exceptional hole shot; Variable valve timing and lift control; 3-Way Cooling System to help protect against overheating; Heavy duty 5” diameter gear case built to withstand extreme conditions; Non-linear rubber mounts provide smoother operation at all engine speeds; A crankshaft-driven trochoid oil pump ensures long-term durability of critical engine components; Multi-port Programmed Fuel Injection delivers the precise amount of fuel/air to each cylinder

Yamaha’s Jet Drives – Big Power for Shallow Water.

Published June 9th, 2016 by Bernardo

The adventure begins the second you start up a Yamaha Jet Drive four stroke. Propeller-free and powerful, these nimble four strokes boldly go where no conventional outboard would dare. Skinnies. Shallows. Rocky-bottom rivers. Sandbars. Shoals. Rapids. Lightweight, versatile and quiet, these jet drive four strokes come in a wide range of horsepower options to fit your boat and application. And Nautical Ventures is your Yamaha Jet Drive headquarters when it comes to all your engine needs. Repower… Warranty… and Service. Here what we like about this new Yamaha Jet Drive models: 

Yamaha’s Midrange Motors – Get More Quality Time on the Water.

Published June 6th, 2016 by Bernardo

Yamaha’s outboard Engine Midrange Motors – Get More Quality Time on the Water.

Operator Comfort. All Yamaha midranges F30~F90 are compatible with their award-winning Multi-Function Tiller Handle. Its ergonomic design features Variable Trolling Speed (VTS™), allowing you to adjust trolling in 50-RPM increments with the touch of a button. For added security, the factory-equipped handle on the F40 tiller model features an LED light that signals overheating or low oil pressure conditions. The F25 also features a factory-equipped handle on tiller models.


Mercury Outboard Engine Pro XS – Go with a Pro.

Published May 31st, 2016 by Bernardo

When it comes to performance, a Pro XS gets you there like no other outboard. Maybe it’s the lightning-quick acceleration, the class-leading top speed, the legendary reliability, the superior fuel efficiency, or all of the above. Pro XS - the most serious outboard on the water for the most serious fishermen on the water. And Nautical Ventures is your Mercury VeradoPro XS headquarters when it comes to all your engine needs. Repower… Warranty… and Service. Here what we like about the new Pro XS models: 

Mercury Outboard Engine OptiMax – Direct Injection Performance.

Published May 27th, 2016 by Bernardo

Some call it a two-stroke. Some call it direct injection. Others simply call it the best-performing outboard on the water. From the rocket hole-shots to the unmatched top end, OptiMax sets the standard for power, acceleration, and fuel economy. And Nautical Ventures is your Mercury OptiMax headquarters when it comes to all your engine needs. Repower… Warranty… and Service. Here what we like about the new OptiMax models: 

Mercury Outboard Engine FourStroke – Technological Marvels.

Published May 25th, 2016 by Bernardo

FourStroke technology and Mercury… They’re always moving forward with boater-driven innovations and technologies. Like electronic fuel injection, on-board digital monitoring that protects your engine, and a total commitment to corrosion protection utilizing hard-coat anodizing and a superior multi-step paint process. Mercury FourStroke engines have consistently set the bar for clean, quiet performance and low fuel consumption. Plus, no one has more models and horsepower to fit your needs.

Mercury Outboard engine Verado – Power, Performance, Plus More.

Published May 26th, 2016 by Bernardo

Verado outboards are creating a whole new set of standards for performance. No matter how you define it, Verado’s offer low noise and vibration, lower fuel consumption, supercharged power and torque, and much more. And Nautical Ventures is your Mercury Verado headquarters when it comes to all your engine needs. Repower… Warranty… and Service. Here what we like about the new Verado models: 


Repower Revolution- Mercury Outboard Engine!

Published May 24th, 2016 by Bernardo

Fall in love with your boat all over again! For a limited time, repower your current boat at Nautical Ventures with a new Mercury outboard and get your choice of a rebate or special retail financing as low as 0 down, 0 interest and 0 payments for six months!


Pontoon Boats offer Barrels of Fun on the Water.

Published May 10th, 2016 by Bernardo

Over the past 15 years, pontoon boats have gained in popularity given the advances in design, construction, amenities and propulsion. Their unique designs offer a fresh alternative to traditional boating, some even have double decks with water slides. It’s a simple concept that’s changed the face of modern-day boating. Build a party platform and they will come. 


Another step in the right direction for protecting recreational saltwater fishing.

Published April 27th, 2016 by Bernardo

Recreational fishing and boating organizations supported a final House bill for including provisions reflective of the recommendations of the Commission on Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management, also known as the Morris-Deal Commission, named after co-chairmen John Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, and Scott Deal, president of Maverick Boats.

Get Your Boat Motors Runnin'

Published April 14th, 2016 by Bernardo

This blog is about outboard repowering. You see, somewhere around 1995 I was involved in a large marketing program involving the conversion of a famous brand of hi-end sportfish yachts from traditional inboard designs to the use of outboard power. 

Putting Customers First

Published February 26th, 2016 by Bernardo

These days, good customer service can be anything but good. However, at Nautical Ventures, putting customers first is our first order of business.

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