A V-10 Outboard?

Yes, indeed. Meet the Mercury Marine V-10 Verado outboard engine lineup.

Mercury V-10 Verado outboard
The new Mercury V-10 Verado outboards come in 350 and 400 horsepower. Courtesy Mercury Marine

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Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corp., has introduced the marine industry’s first V-10 outboard.

The V-10 Verado is a 5.7-liter engine that comes in 350 and 400 horsepower. According to the manufacturer, the V-10 runs 45 percent quieter than competing outboards at cruise speed.

These new outboards are compatible with Mercury SmartCraft technology and are available with an optional dual-mode 48-volt/12-volt alternator to pair with Navico Group’s Fathom e-power system. It’s a lithium-ion auxiliary power-management setup that lets boaters eliminate the need for an onboard generator.

“The all-new Mercury V-10 Verado outboards are exactly what boaters have been asking for in a 350- and 400-horsepower platform,” Chris Drees, Mercury Marine’s president, stated in a press release. “They are powerful, smooth and quiet. They have many of the same fuel efficiency-enhancing features that are synonymous with our high-horsepower lineup.”

Each of the new engines weighs 695 pounds and has the same 26-inch mount spacing as the company’s V-8 outboards. That means compatibility with current boat designs.

Will these V-10 Verados also be compatible with Mercury’s forthcoming electric steering system? Yes. That steering system for multi-outboard boats is scheduled to start shipping in February 2023.

Take the next step: click over to mercurymarine.com

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