Originally Posted by joakimhansson
If you want this kind of hull and a fast rib. Do i have to go for a race merc? Is the 250 e-tec or 250-300 4-stroke good for fast speeds?
Or must i have the merc on a light boat like this?
As per my PM, the Mercury Offshore leg (actually the mid section) comes in a 15", and to my knowledge is unique, having the powerhead and the centre of gravity so low helps with the handling of a boat. The next option I would consider would be the lightest possible 20" engines such as the Merc XS250 or XS300, and after that the heavier engines which I assume would be the 4 strokes.
The engine I would therefore recomend would be the 280hp 2.5EFI with a 15" mid section.