Quicksilver Alpha Sterndrives & Transoms

Quicksilver® Alpha Sterndrives and Transom (Gimbal) Assemblies


All new Quicksilver Alpha sterndrives & Transoms! Built for the most popular sterndrive engines in the world...Mercruiser engines. These drives are basically identical to Mercruiser branded Alpha 1 Gen 2 drives (1990 and newer).

Nothing beats the Alpha drives for low maintenance, value and fun keeping your family on the water year after year. 1 year limited warranty! Easily serviced anywhere in the world. 

Benefits of Quicksilver Alpha Drive:


•Power Trim XD® Automatically Returns the Drive to the Water to Maintain Full Control of Boat in Case of an Emergency.

•Available MerCathode® kit monitors the galvanic potential of the drive and counteracts corrosion with a metered electrical charge providing continuous cathodic protection.

•Engine Guardian System® with MPI engines protects the drive from damage from low lubricant levels.

Ease of Ownership

•Drive Lube Monitor – Alarm warns if drive lube is low. Engine mounting allows easy inspection and fill without the cost to pull a boat from the water.

•Permalube® U-Joint – Virtually no maintenance required.

•Maintenance Free Hinge Pins – No added cost to pull a boat from the water.

•Greaseable Drive Coupler – No added cost to pull a boat from the water.

•Greaseable Gimbal Bearing – Do not need to remove the drive for service.


•Hydrodynamic lower unit produces little drag to slice through the water efficiently.

•Trim limit switch sets drive angle for maximum performance every time.

•Through-Prop exhaust maximizes power and reduces noise levels.

•Wide range of 3-, 4-, and 5-blade propellers available in aluminum and stainless steel to maximize pulling power and top speed for any application.


•Spiral-cut steel bevel gears for quiet operation and durability.

•XK360 low copper alloy for corrosion resistance.

•Tri-Paint System creates a tough, durable corrosion resistant barrier.

•Armored trim lines protect hydraulic system from debris.

•Flow-Torq II Propeller Hub – The “Weekend Saver” protects the entire drive from damage, not just the lower unit.


Quicksilver Alpha Gen 2 Drive Specs:

Maximum Power Capacity 2.00:1 Drive 135 HP (99 kW)
Lower Unit Design Low-Drag Hydrodynamic Torpedo
Max Prop Diameter 15”
Water Inlet Location Strut
Clutch Type Compact Dog Clutch with F-N-R
Drive Gear Ratios 2.00:1
Counter-Rotation N/A
Upper Unit Gear Set Precision Shimmed, Spiral Bevel Gear
Lower Unit Gear Set Precision Shimmed, Spiral Bevel Gear
Propshaft Material Heat-Treated Stainless Steel
Standard Exhaust Outlet Through Propeller
Propeller Hub Type Flo-Torq II Hub
Recommended Lubricant Quicksilver High-Performance Gear Lube: 92-858064K01
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® as a Kit
Anode Type Ultra-Pure Aluminum Anodes or Magnesium Anode Kit
Speedometer Pick-up Integrated Into Lower Housing
Steering System Single Cylinder Power Steering with Anti-Feedback
Steering Range 56° Range Stop to Stop
U-Joint Type Permalube® Virtually Maintenance-Free
Power Trim System Twin-Cylinder Hydraulic Featuring Power Trim XD® Kick-up Return
Typical Trim Range -5° to 15°
Trim Limit Switch Standard - Adjustable
 Trailer Limit 53°
 Trim Hinge Pin Design Permanently Lubricated – No Maintenance Required
 Hydraulic Trim Lines Stainless Steel Braided Armor
 Drive Coupler Greaseable From Inside Boat
 Weight 85 lbs. (38 kg)


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