May 14, 2019

Mercury New 400hp VeradoLast month, Mercury Marine has announced the launch of the 400hp Verado outboard engine, the company’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 model.
 
“we have learned that there is an appetite in the marketplace for a 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.”
 
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, 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 400hp Verado is available for order and will begin shipping in the spring.  The MSRP in the United States is $34,135 USD.

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