Mercury Marine has introduced the new 7.6‑liter V12 600hp Verado outboard engine that delivers extraordinary range and performance to take your boating adventures to new destinations. This high-powered model is the brand’s most powerful and capable outboard engine, which includes several industry‑first features for a wide variety of applications.
“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. The V12 Verado outboard is Mercury’s answer,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president. “Using our advanced engineering and design capabilities, we completely redefined outboard performance. The V12 Verado outboard delivers boaters unrivaled freedom, luxury, and power to pursue their passions on the water. This is a remarkable engine that will change the future of boating.“
The world’s first V12 outboard, the 600hp Verado engine features a naturally aspirated, large‑displacement, quad‑cam powerhead that generates impressive torque to get heavy boats out of the hole and glide and accelerate quickly up to rated speed. It is combined with two-speed automatic transmission for an outboard that optimizes engine RPM based on workload, facilitating powerful acceleration and highly efficient cruising performance.
In addition, the design of the assembly allows the upper part of the motor to be fixed and the lower part to act, freeing up a large amount of space. The industry’s first steerable gearbox in an outboard pivots independently underwater, while the engine powerhead remains in a fixed, space-saving position. This provides more room for multi-engine configurations and a wider steering angle for agile handling.
The newest Verado has been calibrated to deliver full performance on 87-octane fuel, and features like the dual contra-rotating propellers and hydrodynamic design help to optimize fuel economy and vessel range. It also has a better grip in the water when you have to dock and maneuver where it is crowded.
The Advanced Range Optimization (ARO) system helps out by adjusting fuel delivery to maximize fuel economy. In one boat test, dual V12 Verado outboards delivered 20% better fuel economy at cruise than triple competitive 425hp outboards. The new engine has a minimum dry weight of 572 kg.
“The V12 Verado outboard delivers everything boaters want and more in a high-horsepower outboard. This engine makes boats easy to maneuver near the dock and provides superior handling at all speeds. It’s incredibly fuel-efficient, so boaters can go farther and stay out longer. It’s so smooth and quiet that you can have a conversation while the engines are running. It’s durable, reliable, and easy to maintain. There’s nothing else like the V12 Verado in the marketplace today,” Drees said.
The V12 Verado outboard establishes new standards for smooth and quiet operation. Even at 600hp, noise and vibration are on par with the V8 300hp Verado outboard – and superior to the competition.
This new Mercury V12 Verado outboard will be available by mid-year 2021 in the United States market.