Miami Boat Show, we are off and running! First up is the launch of Mercury‘s new Verado, a 400-horsepower outboard that immediately earns the title of the most powerful house in the Verado line. After the Mercury 400R Racing comes an equally powerful engine for boaters.
More powerful outboards for bigger boats
One of the trends of recent times is outboard motoring even for large powerboats. This trend has also seen a corresponding increase in the power of the engines that now have to propel heavy boats. With this in mind, Mercury has upgraded its range by making a 400-horsepower outboard under the Verado brand.
How much does the Verado 400 horsepower weigh?
This Mercury outboard weighs about 303 kg (668 lb.), which is the same weight as its smaller brother, the Verado 350 hp. With these numbers, the Verado 400 is the lightest outboard for the “400+” category.
The 400-hp Verado is suitable for a wide range of applications, including center consoles and larger sport boats. It will be available in all the same model variants as the 350-horsepower Verado. It will exclusively use the 5.44″1.75 HD and will be available in Phantom Black. It is compatible with the Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO).
“The introduction of the 400-hp Verado is another step in the evolution of the proven L6SC platform, which has been successful in the marketplace, and we expect it to be successful in the years to come,” said John Pfeifer, president of Mercury Marine. “Through extensive owner research we have determined that there is a market for both variants of the 400 (Verado and Racing), which gives consumers the opportunity to have two extremely reliable outboards to choose from based on their preferences.”
Mercury Racing will continue to offer the 400R in two different configurations: the 5.44″ 1.75 HD, which is suitable for lighter, faster hulls (<70 knots) that would benefit from a red line at 7000 RPM; and the SportMaster 1.75, intended for high-speed (>70 knots) applications.
The 400-hp Verado is available for order today and will begin shipping in the spring. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $34,135.
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