Quicksilver and Merry Fisher are both popular lines of recreational boats. Both Quicksilver and Merry Fisher offer quality boats with their own unique features and benefits. Ultimately, the best choice between the two will depend on your specific needs and preferences as a boater. Here’s a brief comparison of the two:
Quicksilver is a brand of recreational powerboats produced by the Brunswick Corporation. They offer a wide range of boats, including fibreglass boats for regular family & friends day (day cruiser) and overnight cruising, fishing trips (pilothouse) or special technical expeditions. Quicksilver boats are known for their quality, durability (really strong hull), and versatility. They are popular with boaters who are looking for a boat that can be used for a variety of activities, from fishing to leisure cruising.
Merry Fisher is a line of recreational boats produced by the French company Jeanneau. They offer a range of boats, including cabin cruiser boats, fishing boats, and motor yachts and sail yachts. Merry Fisher boats are known for their comfort and style, with a focus on liveability and ease of use. They are popular with boaters who are looking for a boat that is comfortable for overnight trips or extended cruises.
All boat’s comparisons in this article regard to the boats that have the same dimensions – boasts belong to the same segment.
Quicksilver 675 Weekend vs Merry Fisher 695
Hull strength and maximum outboard power – 675 Weekend with higher quality and better performance
The main difference between both models is a hull strength:
- Quicksilver 675 Weekend has a maximum outboard power: 225 HP, boat weight without engine: 1642 kg
- Merry Fisher 695 has a maximum outboard power: 175 HP, boat weight without engine: 1625 kg
The “maximum outboard power” informs us about hull strength. There is a really big gap between Merry Fisher 695 Series 2 and Quicksilver 675 Weekend – it’s 50 HP! The boat weight in both cases is similar.
Nevertheless Quicksilver 675 has more more durable hull that can be powered by well tested Mercury 200 – 225 HP V6 outboard – a reliable outboard engine with a great performance and low fuel consumption. Unfortunately we will not find V6 outboard with 175 HP power among Yamaha outboards. Yamaha has a nice Yamaha 200 HP Drive-By-Wire outboard which costs only ca. EUR 1200 net more than Yamaha 175 HP DBW. Unfortunately we will not install 200 HP outboard to Merry Fisher 695 – only Yamaha 150 outboard should be considered to have an attractive price.
Design, features and ease of use – similar rating for Quicksilver and Merry Fisher 695
The first sale of Quicksilver 675 was in 2021 (Merry Fisher 695 Series 2 appeared in 2019). Both boats have similar features: a cockpit and a forward sun lunge, galley with a refrigerator, a stove, 2 berths (double in forward, single / double in saloon), a separate toilet compartment with a door, all electronics and electric devices can be installed (VHF radio, audio, chart plotter / GPS, active trim, zipwake, bow thruster, bow electrical windlass, diesel heating).
Design: everything depends on individual preferences.
Quicksilver 755 Weekend vs Merry Fisher 795
Hull strength and maximum outboard power – much better performance in Activ 755 Weekend
The main difference between both models is a hull strength and cabin / cockpit space:
- Quicksilver 755 Weekend has a maximum outboard power: 300 HP, boat width: 2,85 m
- Merry Fisher 795 has a maximum outboard power: 250 HP, boat width: 2,82 m
The “maximum outboard power” defines the strength of the hull. Quite a significant difference between the Merry Fisher 795 Series 2 and the Quicksilver 755 Weekend makes the Brunswick boat much better in terms of durability – what’s more the strongest Mercury 300 V6 that can be installed brings the Quicksilver 755 boat to amazing speeds while maintaining great manoeuvrability and uncompromising breaking through rough seas.
Visibility from helm station and living space
Both boats have really spacious interior and cockpit area (we will find very comfortable mattresses on them, folded out for comfortable sunbathing for up to 3 people!). In contrast to the shorter models: 795 Series 2 from Jeanneau and 755 from Brunswick have really nice toilet without the claustrophobic feeling. Each of them has 3 berths: a double in the front, a double in the living room and a single under the bunk in the living room.
The 3 cm wider hull makes the Quicksilver Activ 755 Weekend a bit more spacious, which is important in small spaces to live on the water.