Mercury Marine introduces new Verado engine

Mercury Marine has launched its new 7.6 litre V12 600hp Verado outboard engine. Mercury says this engine continues its transformation of the high-horsepower outboard market, as it includes several industry-first features.

“With boats continuing to grow bigger and performance expectations continuing to rise, boaters have been asking for a better, more capable high horsepower solution to meet their needs,” says Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president.

“The V12 Verado outboard is Mercury’s answer. Using our advanced engineering and design capabilities, we completely redefined outboard performance.”

That redefinition comes from features including a naturally aspirated, large displacement, quad cam powerhead that, according to Mercury, ‘generates impressive torque to get heavy boats out of the hole and on plane quickly, and to accelerate up to rated speed rapidly’.

Industry firsts are said to include two speed automatic transmission, steerable gearcase plus contra rotating propellers for better ‘bite’ in the water for docking.

“We’ve dedicated substantial investments and years of effort toward enhancing our ability to turn highly creative ideas into practical, functional and dependable solutions,” says Tim Reid, Mercury Marine vice president of development and engineering.

“That work has positioned us well to anticipate and respond to shifts in the marketplace. We listened carefully to boaters’ needs and wishes, and we created new product capabilities aimed at exceeding their highest expectations.”

“Mercury innovation pushes the boundaries yet again with an outboard that is a real game-changer,” says Ben Allen, general manager of the marine division at Barrus, Mercury Marine’s exclusive distributor in the UK and Eire. “We are excited to see this engine and to experience first hand Mercury’s most powerful outboard and the world’s first V12.”

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