Tournament Pro.
Weekend Warrior.

If you're looking for a more advanced, refined, and enjoyable ride from a performance engine, you'll love the Mercury 200, 250 and 300 hp Pro FourStroke. Pleasingly quiet and virtually vibration-free, they rocket out of the hole and provide unequalled mid-range acceleration and top speed - with style, comfort, and state-of-the-art technology.

Performance

Supercharged Fishing

The 200, 250 and 300 Pro FourStroke engines are engineered to deliver the enhanced performance (acceleration and top speed) of other Mercury Pro Series engines - including the 250hp OptiMax Pro XS, the most successful and most popular engine on the professional bass circuit. With Verado's supercharged technology delivering unbelievable torque, these FourStrokes provide astounding holeshots and punchy mid-range acceleration, all with outstanding fuel economy.

They're perfect for:

  • Bass boats
  • Multi-species boats
  • Saltwater bay boats
  • Performance pontoon and tritoon boats
Shaft Length Options

Available in 20" and 25" shaft lengths, the 20" shaft option is perfect for 21-foot-plus bass boats, while the 25" option performs handsomely on multi-species or saltwater bay boats.

Experience

Fight the Fish, Not the Wheel

Unlike standard hydraulic steering systems, the 200, 250 and 300 hp Pro FourStrokes come with true automotive-like power steering, which eliminates the steering torque you can experience with other outboard engines. That lack of steering torque means less driver fatigue, allowing you to save your energy for finishing and not fighting the wheel.

Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS)

The 200, 250 and 300 hp Pro FourStrokes feature Mercury’s exclusive DTS, which provides an unparalleled level of control and precision. This digital technology also enables Mercury to offer the optional DTS Hot Foot, which allows you to transfer throttle control between a foot pedal and the DTS panel control with a simple push of a button – great for keeping both hands on the wheel during high-speed runs.

Reliability

Gearcase Durability

Mercury Marine's commitment to testing and continual product improvement never stops. The most recent examples of this commitment are found in the new range of Verado gearcase offerings.

The new 5.44-inch gearcase - with strengthened internal components - is a larger, more robust version of the current 4.8-inch gearcase. The 5.44-inch gearcase is best suited for saltwater offshore boats that are run more aggressively, or in rough seas where the propellers frequently ventilate. Additionally, 23-foot or larger single-engine boats that weigh more than 5,000 pounds fully loaded will significantly benefit from this larger gearcase.

Lastly, the current 4.8-inch Verado gearcase continues to be the best choice for single-engine boat applications – including bass, freshwater multispecies, inshore flats and bay and pontoon boats. The 4.8" gearcase has a smaller hydrodynamic profile to ensure top performance on these boat types. This gearcase is available in right-hand rotation exclusively on a 20-inch and 25-inch 225 hp Verados as well as the new 250 and 300 Pro FourStrokes

Run With Confidence

Mercury backs the 200, 250 hp and 300 hp Pro FourStroke with its standard three-year limited factory-backed warranty. With the protection of the Mercury warranty, you can hit the water with confidence that you're fishing the best-made engine on the water.

HP/kW 250 / 186
Full throttle RPM 5800-6400
Cylinder Configuration I-6
Displacement (L) 2.6
Air Induction System Supercharged with charge air cooling and electronic boost pressure control
Fuel Induction System Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection (EFI)
Alternator Amp 70 amp / 882 watt (Belt-Driven)
Starting Smart Start Electric
Gearcase Ratio 4.8" (1.85:1)
Steering Electro-hydraulic power steering
Recommended Oil Mercury Verado Oil 25W-50
Recommended Fuel 92 octane recommended; 87 octane compatible (up to 10% ethanol)
Engine Protection Operator Warning System SmartCraft Engine Guardian
Compatible with Smartcraft Digital Technology Yes
Shaft Length L - 20 in (508 mm)
XL - 25 in (635 mm)
Dry Weight * Lightest model available 635lbs / 288kg
CARB Star Rating 2

Pro FourStroke Engine Tests

There are currently no engine tests for this product line.

Pro FourStroke Resources

Buy the Books

You can order all available Mercury literature online or through any authorized Mercury dealer. Please have your outboard or sterndrive serial number before placing the order.

  • Operation, Maintenance and Warranty Manuals
  • Parts Manual
  • Service Manual
Purchase a Manual
Request a Brochure

Request printed brochures by mail or download as an electronic PDF.

Request a Brochure

Pro FourStroke Boat Brands

Now that you've seen why the Mercury Verado is the outboard of choice for thousands of weekend boaters and anglers, visit these boat builder partners who agree and offer Mercury engine packages on their boat offerings.

Airship RIBsVisit website
AlumaweldVisit website
Aqua PatioVisit website
Avalon PontoonsVisit website
BackwaterVisit website
Baha CruiserVisit website
Bahama Boat WorksVisit website
BerkshireVisit website
Bluewater Sportfishing BoatsVisit website
Boston WhalerVisit website
Boulton PowerboatsVisit website
Chris CraftVisit website
Cigarette Racing TeamVisit website
ContenderVisit website
Crest PontoonsVisit website
CrestlinerVisit website
Cypress CayVisit website
Deep ImpactVisit website
DuckworthVisit website
Encore Bentley PontoonsVisit website
Fiesta PontoonsVisit website
GlasstreamVisit website
Hampton PontoonsVisit website
Harris FloteBoteVisit website
HurricaneVisit website
Intrepid PowerboatsVisit website
InvincibleVisit website
Jefferson YachtsVisit website
Lake & BayVisit website
Manitou Pontoon BoatsVisit website
Midnight ExpressVisit website
Motion MarineVisit website
Onslow BayVisit website
PartiKraftVisit website
PlaycraftVisit website
PolarKraftVisit website
Premier PontoonsVisit website
Renegade PowerboatsVisit website
River HawkVisit website
Sea HunterVisit website
ShearWaterVisit website
Sonic PowerboatsVisit website
SouthwindVisit website
StatementVisit website
Sunset Bay PontoonsVisit website
SunTrackerVisit website
SweetwaterVisit website
Tahoe PontoonsVisit website
TideWaterVisit website
WeldcraftVisit website
Yar-CraftVisit website
Yellow Fin YachtsVisit website
Young BoatsVisit website
fishing trolling motors Mercury Racing Sustainability Report Fuel Care Verado Altitude Calculator Repower Sellathon