Liberator Boats a Perfect Match for Mercury Racing’s 300R

Liberator Boats of Florida owner Randy Corson is fast becoming a fan of Mercury Racing’s 300R outboard. He received his first 300R in June, after building up extensive experience with the manufacturer’s V-6 300XS two-stroke. 

Corson rigged his first 300R in anticipation of its performance and he was not disappointed.

The 300R has 44 percent more displacement compared to the 300XS and it produces 40 percent more bottom-end torque and provides 25 percent quicker acceleration.

“The  V-8 four-stroke produces so much torque that it demands a larger diameter prop,” said Corson in the Mercury Racing blog.

“We saw 1-1/2 to 2 mph faster top-end speeds with the 300R compared to the 300XS with comparable props,” said Corson in the blog. “The boat topped out at  106 mph; 5-6 mph faster than the 300XS when running a 15-1/4-inch diameter – 34-inch pitch Mercury Racing 5-blade CNC outboard cleaver.”

The MAX5, a Mercury Racing sterndrive prop that is finding success in select outboard cat and vee applications, also ran well with 9.7 percent slip and a top speed of 103 mph at 6200 rpm.

Liberator Boats of Florida sales have soared with the release of the 300R.

“The engine has an awesome sound from outside of boat, yet is uncommonly quiet inside,” said Corson. “It’s really the best of both worlds for the modern-day outboard performance boater.”