2018 Mercury 200 hp OptiMax® Sport Jet®

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200 hp OptiMax® Sport Jet®



Get Where You Need, Worry-free

Engineered for maximum maneuverability.

  • Your Best Running Buddy: The Mercury SportJet features award-winning technology. Instant turn-key starting. Smoke-free operation. Outstanding fuel economy and engine power. Mercury offers three different grate options. Customize your jet outboard for your individual boating experience. From weedy areas to rocky river bottoms, Mercury has you covered. Less work at the dock. More fun on the water.
  • Jet Advantages: Water is drawn into the unit through the intake grill by an impeller, driven directly by the engine driveshaft. The water is then forced at high pressure through an outlet nozzle, creating thrust that drives the boat forward. To obtain reverse, a gate lifts into position over the outlet re-directing the pressure stream in the opposite direction.
  • SportJet power: The Mercury® SportJet® drive features a 200hp V6 Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) OptiMax engine for instant turnkey starting, no-smoke operation, outstanding fuel economy and excellent power. The Mercury SportJet has a self-draining cooling system for ease of maintenance.
  • Go Where Others Can’t: The Mercury SportJet is the perfect power option for getting into the shallows. Uniquely engineered for unparalleled maneuverability. No props. No skegs. No snags on underwater obstructions. Move easily into areas that other boats can't get near. And with various horsepower options, it can take you a lot farther than secluded fishing holes. Skiing, tubing, wakeboarding. These jets can do it all. The ultimate blend of power, simplicity, and fun.
  • HP / kW: 200 / 147
  • Engine type: V-6
  • Displacement (L): 2.5
  • Full throttle RPM: 5150 - 5650
  • Alternator amp / Watt: 60 amp / 756 watt (Belt-Driven)
  • Engine protection operator warning system: Low battery voltage; Low oil level; Low water pressure; Oil system failure; Over-rev; Overheat; Sensor failure; SmartCraft Engine Guardian; Water in fuel
  • Compatible with SmartCraft digital technology: Yes
  • Starting: Computer-controlled, electric with auto-primer and turn-key
  • Gearcase ratio: 1.25:1
  • Dry weight: 367 lb. / 166 kg
  • Bore and stroke: 3.50 x 2.65 in. / 89 x 67 mm
  • Ignition: PCM Digital Inductive
  • Fuel system: 2-stage Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)
  • Cooling system: Self-draining
  • Gear shift: F-N-R with high-thrust dual outlet reverse gate
  • Gearcase options: Jet Drive
  • Trim system: Adjustable plate
  • Exhaust system: Tuned through-transom with dual mufflers
  • Color: Phantom Black
  • Flush system: Yes
  • Pump type: Mixed flow / high volume
  • Impeller diameter: 7.25 in. x 184 mm
  • Impeller type: 4-blade progressive pitch stainless steel
Dry Weight based on lightest model available.



Engine Type
Bore x Stroke
3.50 x 2.65 in. (89 x 67 mm)
2.5 L
Computer-controlled, electric with auto-primer and turn-key


367 lb. (166 kg)


Trim Method
Adjustable plate
Propshaft Horsepower
200 hp (147 kW)
Full Throttle Operating Range
5150 - 5650 rpm
Gear Ratio / Shift
1.25:1 / F-N-R with high-thrust dual outlet reverse gate
Fuel Induction
2-stage Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)
60 amp / 756 watt
3 Year Corrosion, 3 Year Limited

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