Repower Your Classic with Quicksilver
If you love your classic boat but wish its engines were more reliable, or more efficient, Quicksilver has a solution: repower your classic with an all-new sterndrive or inboard Quicksilver engine. The repower solution is often more affordable than buying a new boat, and all of the investment in electronics and accessories you’ve made in your boat are preserved. Many boats have been integral to family fun and adventure for many seasons. You can buy a new boat but you can’t replace the memories – a kid’s first fish or the first time up on skis, learning to navigate from a grandparent, those romantic sunsets in a cove. It’s easy to have an emotional attachment to a family boat, and by empowering, you can keep making memories while enjoying a craft that performs better than ever.
With sterndrive and inboard engine choices from 135 horsepower to 425 horsepower, Quicksilver offers options to power almost any classic single- or twin-engine boat. It’s often possible to upgrade displacement and horsepower with a new Quicksilver engine and to convert from a carburetor to an efficient fuel injection. A qualified Quicksilver engine dealer can survey your boat and offer advice about repower options. The best repower candidates are boats that have been well-maintained and were a quality boat to start with. The most common roadblock to an easy repower is a bad transom – typically the wood core is waterlogged – and that will be the first point of inspection made by a dealer. Almost any transom can be repaired, however, and most repower dealers have a transom expert on call. New Quicksilver engines can be paired with new Alpha- or Bravo-style outdrives to give sterndrive boats an entirely new powertrain.
Quicksilver engines are all-new, rather than remanufactured, and these are marine engines from the bottom up, fitted with US Coast Guard-approved components and corrosion-resistant fasteners, and finished with a durable corrosion-resistant paint process. Rather than source an automotive engine block, Quicksilver starts with a custom block featuring thicker castings for quieter operation better durability in saltwater. Cylinder head ports are revised to deliver a smoother idle. Composite stainless steel valves are hardened with an exclusive Black-X plasma Nitriding process, designed to reduce valve wear by 42 percent even when using modern alcohol fuels. These engines are ready to install, complete with an exhaust system and full accessory drive in place. Every Quicksilver engine is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
For Alpha applications, Quicksilver offers the 3.0-liter TKS and fuel-injected 350 MPI. Engines for Bravo applications from 300 to 425 horsepower include the fuel-injected 350 MPI, 383 MPI, 496 and 496 HO. The 383 and 496 models have standard closed cooling.
For inboard repower, Quicksilver offers the 300-horsepower 350 Horizon for inline or V-drive, and the 370-horsepower 8.1 Horizon, also for inline or V-drive, each with closed cooling and multi-port fuel injection.
Repower a classic inboard ski or watersports boat with the 315-horsepower Quicksilver 350 MPI TOW engine and transmission, tuned specifically for tow-boat applications, and enjoy the throttle response, easy starts the improved fuel economy of multi-port fuel injection.