NEWS ALERT - Urgent boat safety recall

Marine Power International Pty Ltd has announced an urgent recall of certain Savage and Bermuda boats fitted with incorrect fuel hoses.

Marine Power International Pty Ltd has become aware that certain Savage and Bermuda models with an underfloor fuel tank may have been fitted with incorrectly rated hoses running from the fuel tank to the fuel filter and from the fuel tank to the breather/vent.

It is possible that under some conditions these hoses could degrade. If this happens fuel could leak into the bilge of the boat leading to a risk of fire or explosion which could lead to severe injury or death to the operator, passengers or bystanders.

As a result of this, Marine Power International has implemented a voluntary product recall for the inspection and rectification of all affected boats.

The product recall affects consumers who have bought a Savage forward-steer aluminium or fibreglass boat with an underfloor fuel tank between October 1999 and December 2008 that was manufactured prior to December 2007; or a Bermuda forward-steer aluminium boat purchased with an underfloor fuel tank between January 2005 to December 2008 and manufactured from January 2005 to December 2007.

Please note that boats with a portable fuel tank are not affected.

People with an affected boat should stop using it immediately. They should contact their nearest Mercury or Mariner dealer who will arrange for the boat to be inspected and rectified at the expense of Marine Power International Pty Ltd.

For your nearest dealer location, visit; phone during business hours in Australia on 1800 701 202, in New Zealand phone 0800 688 262; or email


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