Mercury goes for more power with Verado
New 400hp production outboard will be the most powerful in Verado range.
Mercury Marine has released details of its new 400hp Verado outboard model which builds on the success of its 350hp Verado model and Mercury Racing’s 400R version.
“The acceptance of the 350hp Verado has been incredible and through extensive conversations with our customers around the world, we have learned that there is an appetite in the marketplace for a Verado-branded 400hp four-stroke outboard engine,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president.
“As boats continue to increase in size, so has the need for more power. This gives us an opportunity to provide an even higher horsepower Verado, providing the durability and reliability that the Verado brand is known for around the world.”
Built on Mercury’s L6SC Verado platform, the new engine weighs in at 303kg, the same as the 350hp Verado. It will use the 5.44” 1.75 HD (heavy duty) gearcase and is compatible with Mercury Joystick Piloting for outboards as well as Mercury's Active Trim system.
It will be available in the same model variations as the 350hp Verado with colour options of Phantom Black and Cold Fusion.
The hand-built Mercury Racing 400R engine will continue to be made available through the Mercury Racing dealer network.
“The introduction of the 400hp Verado is another step in the evolution of the proven L6SC platform that has been successful in the market and we expect to be successful for years to come,” said Pfeifer.
“Through extensive consumer research, we have determined that there is a market for both variations of the 400, giving consumers the opportunity to have two extremely reliable outboards to choose from based on their preference.”