MerCruiser Bravo 3 Complete Sterndrive


Available for pre-order. Lead time 2-10 weeks depending on availability. To avoid disappointment, it is recommended that you contact us to confirm availability prior to ordering.

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Bravo Three features:

  • Precision shimmed gears for quiet operation
  • XK360 low copper alloy for corrosion resistance
  • Tri-Paint System for durable corrosion resistance
  • Armored trim lines protect hydraulic system
  • Twin props & large rudder ensure handling up to 65 mph
  • Trim limit switch for optimal performance
  • Through-Prop exhaust maximizes power, reduces noise
  • Drive Lube Monitor warns of low lube
  • Permalube® U-Joint requires minimal maintenance
  • Greaseable Drive Coupler for easy maintenance
  • Greaseable Gimbal Bearing for hassle-free service
  • Power Trim XD® for emergency control



The Bravo Three stands out with its twin-prop design, ensuring efficiency and versatility in single or twin configurations. Experience seamless shifting and agile handling, thanks to its counter-rotating propellers. The greaseable gimbal bearing simplifies maintenance, allowing service without drive unit removal. The Bravo Three XR® Diesel drive, standard on our TDI 4.2 engine, boasts exceptional strength and performance.

With their highly efficient counter-rotating twin-prop design, Bravo Three drives offer superior holeshot, acceleration, and maneuverability in both forward and reverse. Whether navigating busy marinas, tight docking spaces, or maximizing performance, Bravo Three drives offer intuitive handling even in larger vessels.

Moreover, maintenance is hassle-free with the greaseable gimbal bearing, reducing costs significantly. Available in single or twin configurations, these drives can reach speeds of up to 65 mph and deliver up to 525hp when paired with petrol engines.


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Gear Ratio

1.81:1, 2.00:1, 2.20:1

Maximum Power Capacity 400 HP (295 kW)
Lower Unit Design Extended Length Strut
Maximum Propeller Diameter 2 X 16″
Water Inlet Location Strut
Clutch Type High-Strength Smooth-Shift Cone Clutch with F-N-R
Available Gear Ratios 1.81, 2.00, 2.20,
Counter-Rotation Twin Prop
Upper Unit Gear Set Precision Shimmed Assembly with Near-Net Forged Helical Gears
Lower Unit Gear Set Precision Shimmed Assembly Forged Bevel Gears with Twin Counter Rotating Propshafts for Bravo Three
Propshaft Material Heat-Treated Stainless Steel
Standard Exhaust Outlet Through Propeller
Required Propeller Hub None for Bravo Three
Recommended Lubricant Mercury High-Performance Gear Lube
Monitoring System Engine-Mounted Lube Monitor w/Audio Warning or Engine Guardian®
Corrosion Warranty 3-Year, Limited
Housing Construction Corrosion Resistant XK 360 Aluminum Low-Copper Alloy
Corrosion Protection Tri-Paint, Anodes & MerCathode® Electronic Corrosion Prevention
Anode Type Ultra-Pure Aluminum Anodes or Magnesium Anode Kit
Speedometer Pick-up Integrated Into Lower Housing, Digital Output Optional
Steering System Single Cylinder Power Steering with Anti-Feedback
Steering Range 56° Range Stop to Stop, Digital Output Optional
U-Joint Type Permalube® Virtually Maintenance-Free
Power Trim System Twin-Cylinder Hydraulic Featuring Power Trim XD® Kick-up Return
Typical Trim Range -2° to 14°
Trim Limit Switch Adjustable Limit Analog or Digital – Engine Dependant
Trailer Limit 51°
Trim Hinge Pin Design Permanently Lubricated – No Maintenance Required
Hydraulic Trim Lines Stainless Steel Braided Armor
Drive Coupler Greaseable From Inside Boat
Drive Weight 148 lbs. (67 kg)


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