MERCURY Marine is introducing an all-new 400hp Verado outboard – the most powerful Verado on the water.
Since the launch of Mercury’s 350hp Verado and Mercury Racing’s 400R four years ago, boat owners have been asking for a higher-horsepower Verado engine. Now, those requests have been answered. Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer said, “The acceptance of the 350hp Verado has been incredible and through extensive conversations with our customers around the world, we have learnt there is an appetite in the marketplace for a Verado-branded 400hp four-stroke outboard engine.”
“As boats continue to increase in size, so has the need for more power. “This gives us an opportunity to supply an even higher-horsepower Verado, providing the durability and reliability the Verado brand is known for around the world.” The new 400hp engine – built on Mercury’s proven L6SC Verado platform – is suitable for a wide range of applications including bluewater fishing boats, larger sports boats, centre consoles and pontoons.
Boat lovers will appreciate the new engine’s added power while enjoying the smooth and quiet operation for which Verado outboards are widely known. Weighing just 303kg, the same as the 350hp Verado, the newest Verado is the lightest outboard in the 400hp-plus category by more than 130kg. The 400hp Verado will exclusively use the 5.44” 1.75 heavy-duty gearcase and is compatible with Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards.
It will be available in the same model variations as the 350hp Verado, with colour options of Phantom Black and Cold Fusion. Mercury’s belief in the all-new 400hp Verado is clearly reflected in its 3+3=6 year outboard warranty, providing engine owners with an additional three years of factory-backed protection against failures caused by defects in material or production.
“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,” Mr Pfeifer said. “Through extensive consumer research, we have determined 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 Mercury Racing 400R, for high-speed applications, will continue to be available through the dedicated Mercury Racing dealer network.
Visit mercurymarine.com.au for more information.