4.6L V8 and 2.6L Supercharged L6

Verado 250 – 400hp

Mercury Verado® engines represent the pinnacle of superior outboard design and performance. Verado engines boast advanced engineering and refined operation for boat owners who refuse to compromise. Every Verado feature is designed to deliver the ultimate, most satisfying on-water experience.

Intuitive, Innovative Features

 

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Exceptionally Smooth & Quiet

The Advanced MidSection (AMS) moves engine mounts aft and outward to virtually eliminate vibration. Engine noise is minimized by a tuned multi-chamber air intake, fuel-injector covers that decrease high-frequency noise and a highly engineered cowl sealing system.

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Effortless Operation

Verado outboards come standard with SmartCraft® Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) for ultra-smooth shifting, instantaneous throttle response, as well as electro-hydraulic, automotive-style power steering that provides precision handling.

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Joystick Piloting

Joystick Piloting for Outboards offers fingertip control of throttle, shift and steering, so you can dock and maneuver precisely, safely and with confidence. Move sideways, diagonally or spin the boat on its own axis with total control in wind or current.

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Adaptive Speed Control

Adaptive Speed Control on V8 Verado outboards automatically maintains the set rpm even as load or conditions change, with no adjustments to the throttle lever position – a first for the outboard industry.

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Advanced Sound Control

Change the exhaust tone of a V8 Verado outboard with industry-exclusive Advanced Sound Control. The dual muffler system allows users to toggle between an ultra-quiet mode and a deeper, sportier tone.

Verado Performance Data

Refined Power

V8 Verado outboards generate ample torque from class-leading 4.6L displacement. Supercharged power from the 350 and 400hp L6 Verado outboards delivers instant throttle response.

Superior Fuel Economy

Advanced Range Optimization on V8 Verado outboards improves cruise-speed fuel efficiency by automatically adjusting fuel delivery so seamlessly the operator won’t feel or hear it.

Quiet & Smooth

The V8 and L6 Verado outboards, both establish an industry benchmark for smooth and quiet operation. The engines are quiet at idle and cruise with significantly less vibration.

Torque

Torque
Mid-Range Torque (3500-4500 rpm, average)

Acceleration: 20% QUICKER

Acceleration
0-20 mph Acceleration - heavy (in seconds). Test Boat: 24' 5,300 lbs. center console

Fuel Economy: 8% BETTER FUEL ECONOMY

Fuel Economy
Test Boat: 21' 2,300 lbs fiberglass multispecies boat. The result is 8% better fuel economy at cruising speed than leading competitor.

Verado Advantage

Legendary Power: The 2.6L Supercharged L6 torque hits the instant you drop the digital throttle. Tuned to power heavy offshore boats out of the hole and over the swell, these engines have the legs to fly.

Reduced Fuel Cost: Verado outboards deliver superior fuel economy at cruising speed and wide-open throttle. The engine precisely adjusts the fuel mixture and delivers the best possible efficiency at any speed.

Smoother and Quieter: Verado engine designs virtually eliminate transmission of vibration to the boat, and acoustic engineering means the neighbors won’t hear you leave, and the fish won’t hear you coming.

Corrosion Resistance: Not only are Verado outboards designed and built to withstand the rigors of saltwater operation, but also they’re backed by a three-year corrosion warranty.

Digital Throttle & Shift

Verado outboards come standard with SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) for ultra-smooth shifting, instantaneous throttle response, as well as electro-hydraulic, automotive-style power steering that provides precision handling. DTS is standard on 250, 300, 350 and 400hp Verado outboards.

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Joystick Piloting for Outboards

Joystick Piloting for Outboards – designed and personalized for vessels powered by two to six Verado outboards – offers fingertip control of throttle, shift and steering so you can dock and maneuver precisely, safely and with confidence. Move sideways, diagonally or spin the boat on its own axis with total control in wind or current.
Joystick Piloting is optional on 250, 300, 350hp and 400hp Verado outboards.

VesselView

VesselView is a fully integrated, on-board information management system that provides access to more information and data on your boat and engine functions than any other system in the boating industry. The system allows you to control up to six engines from an intuitive LCD screen that displays rpm, speed, fuel flow, fuel efficiency and more.
VesselView is compatible with all SmartCraft-capable Mercury outboards (2004 and newer, 40hp and above).

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Active Trim

Active Trim makes boating easier and more enjoyable by automatically trimming outboard engines. Active Trim simplifies boat operation while improving engine performance and decreasing fuel costs.
Active Trim is compatible with all current SmartCraft-capable Mercury outboards (40hp and above).

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Digital Throttle & Shift

Verado outboards come standard with SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) for ultra-smooth shifting, instantaneous throttle response, as well as electro-hydraulic, automotive-style power steering that provides precision handling. DTS is standard on 250, 300, 350 and 400hp Verado outboards.

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Joystick Piloting for Outboards

Joystick Piloting for Outboards – designed and personalized for vessels powered by two to six Verado outboards – offers fingertip control of throttle, shift and steering so you can dock and maneuver precisely, safely and with confidence. Move sideways, diagonally or spin the boat on its own axis with total control in wind or current.
Joystick Piloting is optional on 250, 300, 350hp and 400hp Verado outboards.

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VesselView

VesselView is a fully integrated, on-board information management system that provides access to more information and data on your boat and engine functions than any other system in the boating industry. The system allows you to control up to six engines from an intuitive LCD screen that displays rpm, speed, fuel flow, fuel efficiency and more.
VesselView is compatible with all SmartCraft-capable Mercury outboards (2004 and newer, 40hp and above).

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Active Trim

Active Trim makes boating easier and more enjoyable by automatically trimming outboard engines. Active Trim simplifies boat operation while improving engine performance and decreasing fuel costs.
Active Trim is compatible with all current SmartCraft-capable Mercury outboards (40hp and above).

The Power of Color Options

Engine Specifications by Horsepower

Horsepower
  • 400
  • 350
  • 300
  • 250
Full throttle RPM
  • 6200-6800
  • 5800-6400
  • 5200-6000
  • 5200-6000
Engine type
  • Inline 6
  • Inline 6
  • V8
  • V8
Displacement (CID/CC)
  • 158.5 CID
  • 279 CID
  • 279 CID
Displacement (L)
  • 2.6L
  • 2.6
  • 4.6L
  • 4.6L
Cylinder Configuration
  • Inline 6 with Dual Overhead Cam [DOHC] and 24-valves
  • V-8 [64 degree] with Dual Overhead Cam [DOHC] and 32-valves
  • V-8 [64 degree] with Dual Overhead Cam [DOHC] and 32-valves
Starting
  • Electric Start with SmartStart Protection
  • Smart Start Electric
  • Electric Start with SmartStart Protection
  • Electric Start with SmartStart Protection
Gearcase ratio
  • 1.75:1
  • 1.75:1
  • 1.75:1 or 1.85:1
  • 1.85:1
Alternator amp / Watt
  • 70 amp / 882 watt (Belt-Driven)
  • 70 amp / 882 watt (Belt-Driven)
  • 115-amp (1449 Watt) with Idle Charge
  • 115-amp (1449 Watt) with Idle Charge
Trim system
  • SmartCraft programmable trim and tilt
  • Power trim and tilt with SmartCraft programmable tilt
  • Power trim and tilt
  • Power trim and tilt
Dry weight *Lightest model available
  • 668 lbs / 303 kg
  • 668 lbs / 303 kg
  • 600 lbs / 272 kgs
  • 600 lbs / 272 kgs
Steering
  • Electro-hydraulic power steering
  • Joystick Piloting for Outboards
  • Electro-hydraulic power steering
  • Electro-hydraulic power steering
  • Joystick Piloting for Outboards
  • Electro-hydraulic power steering
  • Joystick Piloting for Outboards
Shaft length
  • 20″ / 508 mm
  • 25″ / 635 mm
  • 30″ / 762 mm
  • 20″ / 508 mm
  • 25″ / 635 mm
  • 30″ / 762 mm
  • 20″ / 508 mm
  • 25″ / 635 mm
  • 30″ / 762 mm
  • 20″ / 508 mm
  • 25″ / 635 mm
  • 30″ / 762 mm

TIME FOR A NEW OUTBOARD MOTOR?

Is your current boat ready for some new power? Don’t wait until your engine is worn out and not working. Today’s marine engines are more reliable than ever. With many outboard options on the market, it can be daunting to determine exactly what engine might be a right fit for your current boat.