Verado 250 - 300hp
4.6L V8

For boaters who refuse to compromise, Mercury V8 250 and 300hp Verado® outboards represent the pinnacle of superior outboard design and performance. They deliver exhilarating acceleration and top speed, with the power and reliability to make runs over long distances and choppy water. The Mercury-exclusive Advanced MidSection (AMS) and under-cowl noise management set the standard for smooth, quiet operation, for the ultimate, most satisfying on-water experience.

Intuitive, Innovative Features
Exceptionally Smooth & Quiet

The rugged Advanced MidSection (AMS) mounting system cradles the powerhead to isolate vibration, while expert tuning minimizes engine noise and optimizes the sound quality for a more enjoyable boating experience.

Effortless Operation

Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) controls deliver smooth, quiet shifting and instant throttle response, with zero hesitation. You can further enhance handling and performance with available Electric Steering for multi-engine boats. Whisper-quiet and ultra-responsive, the system consumes less than half the electrical power as electro-hydraulic steering. (Single-engine Electric Steering coming later this year.)

Joystick Piloting for Outboards

The industry’s most advanced Joystick Piloting system makes maneuvering in tight spaces as simple as nudging the joystick whichever direction you want the boat to go. The SmartCraft system takes it from there, providing unparalleled low-speed control for easy, confident docking.

Adaptive Speed Control

The Adaptive Speed Control (ASC) feature lets you maintain engine rpm despite changes in load or conditions. Climbing large swells is easier. Cruising at low speeds is smoother. Carving out tight turns is effortless. You just point the bow toward your destination, and Verado takes it from there.

Advanced Sound Control

Choose the sound that moves you with the industry-exclusive Advanced Sound Control feature. It lets you toggle between a whisper-quiet exhaust tone or a throatier growl at startup and idle, for those times you truly want to hear the horsepower.

V8 Verado Performance Data
Refined Power

V8 Verado outboards generate ample torque from class-leading 4.6L displacement, making easy work of powering your boat out of the hole and on plane, while delivering instant throttle response.

Quiet & Smooth

Industry-leading technologies that minimize noise, vibration and harshness ensure that all Verado outboards deliver an unsurpassed boating experience that delights the senses without overpowering them. From idle to cruise to wide-open throttle, V8 Verado outboards are quieter than all other outboards in class.

Exceptional Fuel Economy

Verado outboards are calibrated to deliver full performance on 87-octane fuel, with a host of efficiency-enhancing features such as a hydrodynamic gearcase, closed-loop fuel system and Advanced Range Optimization (ARO) that help extend your range on the water.

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: Even with heavy loads or in tough conditions, V8 Verado outboards barely break a sweat. Their impressive 4.6 liters of displacement make easy work of powering boats out of the hole and up to speed.

Extended Range: Make the joy last longer. Advanced Range Optimization (ARO) calibration enables you to go farther on every outing by precisely adjusting fuel delivery for the best possible efficiency at cruise.

Smoother and Quieter: Verado engine designs virtually eliminate transmission of vibration to the boat, while acoustic engineering not only prevents harsh noises, but it also tunes the engine for an optimal, pleasant boating experience.

Corrosion Resistance: Advanced alloys. Durable coatings. Sealed electronics. Easy-to-use freshwater flush system. Verado outboards come packed with premium corrosion-preventive technology that enables them to stand up to the most demanding marine environments.

Engine Specifications by Horsepower
SmartCraft. The Power To Do More.

Mercury® SmartCraft® digital technologies refine the entire boating experience to ensure every day on the water reaches its full potential. From intelligent gauges and displays to advanced systems that make boat control easy, SmartCraft gives you the power to do more with your time on the water.

Digital Throttle & Shift

Verado outboards come standard with Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) controls that deliver smooth, quiet shifting and instant throttle response, with zero hesitation. With integrated SmartCraft technologies and an intuitive user interface, DTS puts you in complete command of your adventures.

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Joystick Piloting for Outboards

Available for multi-engine, Verado-powered boats, 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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VesselView® displays transform the helm of the boat into the ultimate command center by linking together the Mercury propulsion system with compatible onboard accessories. You can monitor engine data, control SmartCraft digital technologies, view charts and sonar, and even operate onboard entertainment systems all from one intuitive touchscreen interface.

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Active Trim

Active Trim makes boating easier and more enjoyable by automatically trimming outboard engines. It simplifies boat operation while improving engine performance and decreasing fuel costs.

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Time for New Power?

Replacing an old outboard can deliver improved performance and better boat handling for a more enjoyable boating experience. V8 250 and 300hp Verado outboards are perfect for repowering your favorite boat. They deliver exceptional speeds, reliability and quiet performance, all in a lightweight, compact package. With a range of available SmartCraft technologies and advanced controls, they can add years of fun and adventure on the water.

Limited Warranty

Mercury makes 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 that covers certain expenses caused by defects in materials and workmanship for up to five additional years after the Mercury Limited Warranty expires.


Mercury Verado outboards are thoughtfully designed to minimize maintenance and ensure you get the most joy from your time on the water. An electronic oil sensor handles routine engine oil checks for you, automatically verifying the oil level and notifying you on a connected multi-function display. When oil is needed, the industry-exclusive access door on the top cowl takes the hassle out of the job, allowing you to top off without removing the engine cowl. Color-coded touch points inside further speed up the process to get you underway faster.


Learn more about the technology behind every Verado outboard with our in-depth Verado family brochure

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 other accessories. And with thousands of dealers around the world, you can rest assured we’re always close by and ready to help you Go Boldly®.