Mercury Marine has announced the all-new 400hp Verado outboard engine, the Mercury’s highest horsepower Verado branded outboard engine in its portfolio. Since the launch of the 350hp Verado and the Mercury Racing 400R four years ago, consumers have been requesting a higher horsepower Verado engine, and today, boaters will have the opportunity to repower thanks to this extension of Mercury’s L6SC Verado platform.
The 400hp Verado share the same base as the 350 hp Verado which is a 2,6 Liters 6 cylinders 24 valves with a supercharged induction system.
“The acceptance of the 350hp Verado in the marketplace has been incredible and through extensive conversations with our global customers, 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 in the market, providing the durability and reliability that the Verado brand is known for around the world.”
The Lightest Outboard in the 400+ HP Category
The 400hp Verado is suitable for a wide range of applications, including center consoles, pontoons, bay boats, and larger sport boats. Weighing just 668 pounds (303 kg), same as the 350hp Verado, the 400hp Verado is also the lightest outboard in the 400+ HP category by nearly 300 pounds.
The 400hp Verado will be available in all the same model variations as the 350hp Verado. It will exclusively use the 5.44” 1.75 HD (heavy duty) gearcase and will be available in Phantom Black and all three shades of white: Warm Fusion, Cold Fusion, and Pearl Fusion. It is also compatible with Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO).
Mercury Racing will continue to offer the 400R in two different gearcase configurations: the 5.44” 1.75 HD, which is appropriate for lighter, faster (<80 MPH) hulls that would benefit from a 7000 RPM red line; and the SportMaster 1.75, which is intended for high-speed (>80 MPH) applications.
“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.”
The 400hp Verado comes with 3 years warranty and it is available for order now and will begin shipping in the spring. MSRP is $34,135.
|Full Throttle RPM||6200 – 6800|
|Engine Type||L6-24 Valves, DOHC|
|Displacement||158.5 cu in (2,6 Liters)|
|Induction System||Supercharged with charge air cooling|
|Starting||Smart Start Electric|
|Alternator Output||70 amp (882 Watts)|
|Trim System||SmarCraft Programmable trim and tilt|
|Dry Weight||668 lbs (303 kg)|
|Shaft Length||20 in (508 mm)|
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