V 39 steering wheel design Exclusively for Mercury
Technical illustration, scale 1:1,
mixed media (not airbrush) on illustration board
As V 37, this V 39 featured a plastic structure and a molded over soft polyurethane lining; built exclusively for Mercury, this wheel entered Quicksilver accessories catalog.
In this project, too, I cared for both aesthetic and technical aspects, including executive design and assistance to dies manufacturing.
Original Quicksilver catalog: V 39 steering wheel
Illustration was used in folder instead of a photograph as molds were still being manufactured at that time.
Mercury Marine is one of the most famous outboard motors manufacturer in the world, and it was interesting to design a wheel that Ultraflex was to produce exclusively for them.
Times later, I used one of these wheels to steer a service boat, at my yacht club, and I was satisfied as an user, too.
Andrea "Dria" Obinu