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11/10/2010 Mercury Sport Jet Optimax 200 is now EU certified

The Mercury Sport Jet is the perfect power option when you need to get into the shallows. Thanks to its unique engineering, the Mercury Sport Jet offers you unparalleled maneuverability. Without props or skegs to get snagged on underwater obstructions, your boat can move easily into areas that outboard- or sterndrive-powered boats can’t get near.

And at 200 horsepower, the Mercury Sport Jet can do more than take you to the secluded fishing holes. It’s got power to spare for water activities like skiing or tubing.

The Mercury Sport Jet features award-winning OptiMax Direct Injection technology – providing instant turn-key starting, no-smoke operation, outstanding fuel economy and excellent power. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to use and maintain. Mercury offers three different grate options that allow you to customize your jet outboard based on how you use your boat. From weedy areas to rocky river bottoms, Mercury has you covered. The Mercury Sport Jet also features a self-draining cooling system – which means less work at the dock and more fun on the water.

DEPENDABLE POWER -  Proven 2.5L Optimax Technolgy
CLEAN and GREEN POWER  - Europe EU Certified / US - 3 – Star Emissions

14 pin engine wire harness / 4 pin diagnostic capability SmartCraft compatible.

In a class all its own.
Mercury Jet Drives feature the award-winning Optimax two-stroke Direct Injection technology. These integrated compact, high-power jets are designed to provide excellent acceleration, with world-class reliability and durability. The 200 OptiMax Sport Jet offers Mercury’s award-winning two-stage Direct Injection fuel system. OptiMax provides instant turn-key starting, no-smoke operation, outstanding fuel economy and excellent power.



The Mercury 200 Sportjet is standard equipped with 4 blade impeller, (optional high skew impeller).

The standard impeller provides overall good performance in most hulls.   The High Skew offers a slightly better hole shot, less cavitation in frothy water, and a longer service life.

Note: Unlike a propeller drive, a jet system can develop full HP at a standstill, the impeller used in the Mercury Sportjet gives rated RPM at full throttle, a Jet system can theoretically develop up to maximum rated RPM even when the boat is tied to the dock. It is not possible to use a different pitch size impeller for heavy or light loads; the impeller pitch chosen will provide rated RPM at full throttle regardless of the weight of the boat. RPM hardly varies between a heavy load and running fast with a light load.

The Mercury Sportjet will perform best in light boat applications varying between 18 & 21 Feet.

Click below on the Excel file ‘Sport Jet Rigging Components.xls’ for an overview of Rigging components.


HP/Kw @ Prop 200 / 147
Full throttle RPM 5150-5650
Cylinder Configuration V-6 (60 degree vee)
Displacement (L / CID) 153 / 2507
Bore and Stroke (in / mm) 3.50 x 2.65in
89 x 67mm
Ignition PCM Digital Inductive
Fuel System 2-stage Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)
Alternator Amp 60 amp / 756 watt (Belt-Driven)
Cooling System Self-draining
Starting Computer-controlled, electric with auto-primer and turn-key
Gearcase Ratio 1.25:1
Gear Shift F-N-R with high-thrust dual outlet reverse gate
Gearcase Options Jet
Trim System Adjustable Plate
Exhaust System Tuned through-transom with dual mufflers, 3" outlets
Engine Protection Operator Warning System Engine sensor failure
Low battery voltage
Low oil level
Low water pressure
Oil system failure
SmartCraft Engine Guardian
Water in fuel
Compatible with Smartcraft Digital Technology Yes
Dry Weight * Lightest model available 367lbs / 166kg
Flush System Yes
Pump Type Mixed flow / high volume
Impeller Type 4-blade progressive pitch stainless steel

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 excel icon Sport Jet Rigging Components (.xls)

PDF IconMercury Sport Jet sellsheet (.pdf)