So how many Mercury Marine Verado 600 horsepower V12 outboards do you think someone will strap to the back of a boat? Nowadays there are tons of boats running 3, 4, 5, and 6 outboards. With 300, 400, 500, and 600 horsepower options, it is possible to put big power on a boat. I’ve never ridden in one of these multi-engine outboards, but I’ve heard folks talk about just how fast they can go even though many are pretty big. But lets talk about the outboard itself. This isn’t the two-stroke outboard that gets clamped to a dingy. This sucker is a bad ass.
With 12 cylinders, 4 valves per cylinder, two speed transmissions, and steering gearboxes, these Verados are not your fathers outboards. Unlike traditional outboards that swing side to side in order to turn the boat, these have a stationary engine sitting above water and a steerable gearcase below it. With electro-hydraulic steering, these engines make maneuvering at any speed easy and more responsive. And because the engine doesn’t swing, and they are narrow, they fit on a 27 inch center and that means you can stack a lot of them on the back of a boat. Can you imagine putting 4 or 5 461 cubic inch engines on the back of your boat?
I know, it sounds awesome doesn’t it! Check out this video, with all the great info on this new offering, and then drool over them while dreaming about the boat to hang them on.