Verado 250 - 400hp
4.6L V8 and 2.6L Supercharged L6

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
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. 

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.  

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.

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.

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.

V8 300hp Verado 12-15% More Torque
Competitor 300hp
Acceleration: 20% QUICKER
V8 300hp Verado
Competitor 300hp
V8 300hp Verado
Competitor 300hp
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.

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.

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.

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.

Engine Specifications by Horsepower
SmartCraft. Boating with a Higher IQ.

SmartCraft® is a full suite of digital technologies, fully integrated and totally coordinated. Gauges, sensors, vessel systems, computer-controlled features - one total package, one high level of control. Make your boating experience easier, safer, and a lot more enjoyable. Get smart. 

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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Mercury Digital Throttle and shift (DTS)
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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Mercury Joystick Piloting Outboards

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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Mercury VesselView Display
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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Mercury Active Trim SmartCraft
Time for new Power?

Replacing an old outboard can deliver improved performance, increased fuel economy and better boat handling for a more enjoyable boating experience. The entire family of Verado outboards – both the 4.6-liter V8 and 2.6-liter L6 motors – is not only smooth and quiet but also lightweight and compact, making them perfect for repower on older boats. Work smarter and easier with the latest technologies, improved fuel economy and greater reliability.

Explore Our Other Engine Families

Mercury V8 and V6 Engines deliver what boaters once thought was impossible: Everything.
Learn More About V6/V8 Technology.


4.6L V8 & 3.4L V6 FOURSTROKE


FourStroke is what every outboard wants to be: lightweight, fuel efficient, powerful and reliable. And there’s one to fit everything from pontoons and freshwater fishing to multi-engine offshore vessels.


4.6L V8 & 3.4L V6 PRO XS


The Pro XS has spent more than a decade blurring the line between consumer and high-performance outboards. It delivers unmatched speed, acceleration and reliability to bass, multispecies and sport boats.


4.6L V8 & 3.4L V6 SEAPRO


Purpose built to help you do your job. SeaPro has the displacement, power, efficiency and durability you need to get your work done and get home. Every single day, year in, year out.

Limited Warranty

World-class marine products backed by world-class warranties! We stand behind everything we build, and we go the extra mile to ensure your Mercury experience is the best it can be, on the water and off.

Mercury Product Protection

Mercury Product Protection is an extended service contract for your Mercury engine and MotorGuide trolling motor that covers certain expenses caused by defects in materials and workmanship after the Mercury Limited Warranty expires.


An exclusive Top Cowl Service Door on V8 Verado outboards simplifies routine maintenance by letting you check or add engine oil without removing the top cowl. The Top Cowl Service Door also houses the latch release and a carrying handle.

A graphic, hour-based maintenance schedule decal is conveniently located under the cowl and provides a quick overview of routine maintenance intervals and a QR code to access additional information.

Easy access: All maintenance points are color-coded and accessible by removing only the top cowl.


Take a deeper dive into what makes Mercury Verado outboards stand apart with detailed information on each motor and the features that make them unique.

The Best Products Have the Best Dealers

When you make the best marine products in the world, you want the best dealers behind them. That’s why we ensure that Mercury dealers are the best equipped to sell and service our products. Your Mercury Authorized Dealer is the best place to see and purchase Mercury engines as well as genuine Mercury Precision Parts and Accessories. And with thousands of dealers, you can rest assured we’re always close by and ready to help you go boldly.

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