Sunday, February 25

Mercury Launches First V10 Outboards

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Mercury Marine just introduced two new 350-hp and 400-hp 5.7L Verados, the industry’s first V10 outboards. They’re powerful, smooth and quiet, and they’re designed for a wide range of applications.

The new  V10s weigh just 695 pounds, and have 26-inch mount spacing, the same as Mercury’s V8 outboards  They are compatible with most boat designs, either  for OEM applications or for repowering.

Mercury now makes outboards in V6, V8, V10 and V12 configurations. The heart of the new V10 is its naturally aspirated powerhead with a quad-cam design. It has a standard 150-amp alternator, capable of charging the boat’s batteries. And it also has an optional dual-mode 48V/12V alternator that works with Navico’s Fathom e-power system, an integrated lithium-ion auxiliary power system that eliminates the need for a genset.

The new V10 has exceptional acceleration and speed, like the V12 that’s now on several brands of larger boats. “They are powerful, smooth and quiet,” said Chris Drees, Mercury’s president. Mercury says the V10s are 45 percent quieter than competing outboards at a cruising speed.

The new Verados are designed with a hydrodynamic gearcase to maximize performance, durability and fuel efficiency. They also have new props with a larger diameter and wider blades that combine with a new gearcase for optimal handling and efficiency from low speeds to wide-open throttle. And they run on 87 octane fuel.

The V10 Verados are scheduled to start shipping in February. Read more at and see the video below:


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