225 HP

You have to live it to believe it.

When Mercury set out to engineer the perfect outboard engine, we questioned everything: every number, every scenario, every detail. The result? Verado®, the world’s most reliable and advanced propulsion system. The six-cylinder Verado delivers an amazing driving experience, superior reliability, jaw-dropping power and acceleration, and the quietest, smoothest ride ever produced by an outboard.

 

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

Built Tough

Verado’s unique Long Bolt Engine Design provides ultimate durability by keeping the powerhead in a constant state of compression. The extra-long bolts (which pass through the bedplate, block, and cylinder) are supported by rubber dampening elements to minimize the effects of engine vibration.

Maintenance-Free Valve Train

Unlike many competitors’ four-strokes, Verado’s durable valve train stays maintenance-free for life, thanks to a unique and robust overhead cam design.

Long-Lasting Gearcase

The Verado gearcase was built to withstand high torque and speed, with unmatched impact protection. Also, only Mercury features Dual Water Inlets, including our patented low water pickup located on the front tip of the torpedo, ensuring a consistent flow of cooling water. The location of competitors’ pickups can prevent their engines from receiving a strong flow of cooling water due to weeds or air pockets.

Superior Corrosion Protection

Salt demands more. That’s why Mercury uses more stainless steel components than our competitors, as well as our exclusive low-copper XK 360 aluminum alloy that provides industry-leading protection against saltwater corrosion. The Verado supercharger features a marine-grade anodized aluminum housing. To top it all off, Verado is equipped with protective sacrificial anodes for superior protection at every level.

 

Performance

Awesome Torque

Verado’s Supercharged System delivers the torque big boats need for immediate planing, superior mid-range acceleration, and sustained planing at lower speeds.

Superior Combustion

The unique Verado Charge Air Cooler teams with the supercharger to deliver superior holeshot and acceleration by cooling the compressed air before it enters the combustion chambers. In addition, the Verado injection-molded Intake Manifold increases torque and power by delivering higher levels of airflow. As a result of all this, combustion is more complete, intense, efficient, and powerful.

 

Fuel Efficiency

Economy, Not Compromise

An enhanced power train gives you increased fuel efficiency and power without sacrificing reliability. Its robust design features forged pistons, precision-machined oil dams, eccentric grooved crankshaft main bearings,a unique intake cam profile, and an enhanced PCM (power control module) calibration.

More Air, More Power

The intake cam provides better top-end power by significantly improving airflow, allowing the engine to produce more power while working less.

 

Experience

Ultimate Control

The SmartCraft® Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) System delivers automotive-like control, instant throttle response and smooth shifting by eliminating the hesitation of traditional mechanical cable systems. More than 50,000 hours of testing and nearly a decade of consumer use make DTS the most rigorously proven control system on the water.

Smooth, Precise Handling

The six-cylinder Verado features a unique Cradle-Mount Design with four oversized, calibrated elastomer mounts surrounding the

powerhead to isolate and cancel vibration for an incredibly smooth ride. The advanced midsection (AMS) design incorporates a new steering-to-engine-axis geometry that greatly improves handling at higher speeds by eliminating the “crabbing effect” felt in large displacement fourstroke outboards. In addition, Mercury’s exclusive Power Steering system replaces the steering torque often felt with competitive outboards with a precise steering feel unique to Verado.

Unbelievably Quiet

The Verado multi-chambered Intake Sound Attenuator not only reduces overall noise by up to 14 decibels, it also tunes the engine sound to a more pleasing tone. Acoustic foam lining along the upper cowling and lower cowl absorbs high-frequency engine and driveshaft noise for a best-in-class sound rating.

HP/Kw @ Prop 225 / 168
Full throttle RPM 5800-6400
Cylinder Configuration Inline 6 24-valve direct acting double overhead cam (DOHC)
Displacement (CID / CC) 2.6 / 158
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) or 5.44″ (1.85:1)
Steering Electro-hydraulic power steering
Counter Rotation Available
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)
XXL – 30 in (762 mm)
Dry Weight * Lightest model available 635lbs / 288kg
CARB Star Rating 2

Engine Test

Test Date Title Type Engine HP Range Last Updated
06/2007 200 hp Dual Verado – Boston Whaler 285 Conquest Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 06/03/2008
07/2008 200 hp Dual Verado – Seacraft 26 Master Angler Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 08/14/2008
04/2008 200 hp Verado – Starcraft Limited 2410 I/O Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 08/14/2008
02/2009 225 hp Dual Verado – Mako 264 Center Console Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/05/2009
06/2007 225 hp Verado – Boston Whaler 230 Dauntless Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 06/16/2008
08/2012 225 hp Verado – Crestliner 1950 SuperHawk – Tempest 14 5/8″ Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 10/10/2012
04/2012 225 hp Verado – Duckworth 200 Pacific Navigator – Enertia Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 08/09/2012
07/2010 225 hp Verado – Lund 1975 Pro V / IFS / SE Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 09/20/2010
04/2008 225 hp Verado – Princecraft Versailles 26 LP Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 08/14/2008
08/2011 225 hp Verado – Tahoe 27′ Grand Tahoe Elite – Enertia Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/07/2012
09/2007 225 hp Verado – Triton 220 LTS Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
09/2007 225 hp Verado – Triton 225 CC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
09/2007 225 hp Verado – Triton 225 DC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
09/2007 225 hp Verado – Triton 225 WA Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
08/2012 225 Verado – Bennington 2250 RCW – Enertia 14 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 10/05/2012
04/2012 225 Verado – Duckworth 200 Pacific Navigator – Enertia 14 x 19 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 10/05/2012
07/2010 250 hp dual Verado – Chris Craft Catalina 29 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 09/20/2010
10/2007 250 hp Dual Verado – Intrepid 30 Open Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/17/2007
06/2012 250 hp Dual Verado – Mako 284 CC – Mirage Plus Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 07/16/2012
01/2009 250 hp Dual Verado – SeaCraft SC26 Master Angler Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 01/30/2009
02/2011 250 hp twin Verado – Mako 284CC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/13/2011
05/2010 250 hp Verado – Bennington 2250 RCW-ESP – Enertia Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/07/2012
05/2010 250 hp Verado – Bennington 2250 RCW-ESP – Vensura Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/07/2012
05/2010 250 hp Verado – Crestliner 2150 Sportfish SST Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 09/13/2010
04/2012 250 hp Verado – Duckworth 200 Pacific Navigator – Enertia Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 08/09/2012
08/2010 250 hp Verado – Harris FloteBote 250 Royal Heritage XTR Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 09/13/2010
09/2010 250 hp Verado – Key West 211CC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 09/20/2010
04/2012 250 hp Verado – Robalo R 245 – Revolution 4 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/07/2012
01/2008 250 hp Verado – Scout 222 Sportfish Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/10/2008
01/2008 250 hp Verado – Scout 242 Abaco Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/10/2008
04/2008 250 hp Verado – SeaCraft SC23 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/05/2009
09/2007 250 hp Verado – Triton 220 LTS Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
09/2007 250 hp Verado – Triton 225 CC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
09/2007 250 hp Verado – Triton 225 DC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
09/2007 250 hp Verado – Triton 225 WA Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
09/2007 250 hp Verado – Triton 240 LTS Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/02/2009
04/2012 250 Verado – Duckworth 200 Pacific Navigator – Enertia 14 x 19 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 10/05/2012
06/2012 250 Verado – Malo 212 CC – Mirage Plus Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 07/16/2012
09/2010 250 Verado – Ranger 620 VS Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/28/2011
05/2008 275 hp Dual Verado – SeaCraft SC32 Master Angler Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/05/2009
09/2007 275 hp Verado – Triton 240 LTS Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
06/2007 300 hp Dual Verado Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 10/19/2007
03/2008 300 hp Dual Verado – Albemarle 288 OBXF Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 03/25/2008
05/2008 300 hp Dual Verado – Angler 2800CC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/07/2012
02/2009 300 hp Dual Verado – Boston Whaler 280 Outrage Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/21/2009
11/2008 300 hp Dual Verado – Boston Whaler 280 Outrage Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/18/2008
02/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Boston Whaler 320 Outrage Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/30/2007
06/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Boston Whaler 320 Outrage Cuddy Cabin Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/23/2008
06/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Boston Whaler 345 Conquest Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 06/03/2008
03/2008 300 hp Dual Verado – Fountain 34 Center Console Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/20/2009
10/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Intrepid 32 Open Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/13/2007
10/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Intrepid 323 Center Console Cuddy Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/14/2007
06/2011 300 hp Dual Verado – Intrepid 327 Center Console Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/23/2011
11/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Intrepid 35 Center Console Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
12/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Intrepid 350 Walkaround Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/16/2008
05/2008 300 hp Dual Verado – Mako 284 Express Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/06/2008
08/2008 300 hp Dual Verado – Marlago 35 Sport Cuddy Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 08/14/2008
11/2008 300 hp Dual Verado – Marlago FS 35 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/18/2008
07/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Palmetto 33 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/30/2007
10/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – SeaHunter 35′ Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 01/15/2008
05/2009 300 hp Dual Verado – Spectre Sportfish 34 SCS Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/05/2009
10/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Triton 281 CC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/01/2008
01/2009 300 hp Dual Verado – Triton 301 CC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 01/30/2009
10/2007 300 hp Dual Verado – Triton 301 XD Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 01/15/2008
05/2008 300 hp Dual Verado – Triton 301XD Express Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/15/2008
02/2008 300 hp Dual Verado – Venture 34 Open Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/08/2008
06/2007 300 hp Quad Verado – Sea Vee 390 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/30/2007
09/2007 300 hp Quad Verado – Sea Vee 390B Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 10/23/2007
06/2009 300 hp Quad Verado – Sea Vee 430 Sport Express Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/21/2009
12/2007 300 hp Quad Verado – Yellowfin 42 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 01/18/2008
02/2011 300 hp Triple Verado (HD) – SeaHunter 40 Tournament Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/13/2011
06/2008 300 hp Triple Verado – Bahama 41 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 07/14/2008
11/2008 300 hp Triple Verado – Boston Whaler 345 Conquest Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 01/29/2009
02/2011 300 hp Triple Verado – Boston Whaler 37 Justice Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/13/2011
06/2009 300 hp Triple Verado – Boston Whaler 370 Outrage Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/21/2009
05/2009 300 hp Triple Verado – Concept 4400 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 07/06/2009
01/2009 300 hp Triple Verado – Donzi 38 ZFX Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/19/2009
02/2011 300 hp Triple Verado – Donzi 38 ZFX Open Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/13/2011
07/2008 300 hp Triple Verado – Everglades 35 LX Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 07/16/2008
02/2008 300 hp Triple Verado – Everglades 350 CC Dual Station Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 01/29/2009
08/2007 300 hp Triple Verado – Everglades 350 CC Single Station Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 01/29/2009
02/2009 300 hp Triple Verado – Fountain 38 Sportfish Cruiser OB Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/26/2009
05/2009 300 hp Triple Verado – Fountain 38 Sportfish Luxury Edition Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/05/2009
11/2007 300 hp Triple Verado – Intrepid 37 Center Console Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/04/2007
10/2007 300 hp Triple Verado – Intrepid 39 Sport Yacht Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 12/03/2007
01/2009 300 hp Triple Verado – Triton 351 CC Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 01/30/2009
02/2011 300 hp Twin Verado – Andros 32 Offshore Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/13/2011
04/2012 300 hp Twin Verado – Blackwood 27 – Mirage Plus Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/07/2012
04/2012 300 hp Twin Verado – Blackwood 27 – Revolution 4 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/07/2012
06/2012 300 hp Twin Verado – Northwind Marine 33 Argus Fire Rescue – Mirage Plus Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 07/06/2012
06/2007 300 hp Verado Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 10/19/2007
05/2009 300 hp Verado – Airship R8 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 07/07/2009
08/2011 300 hp Verado – Avalon Ambassador 2785 – Enertia Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/07/2012
11/2010 300 hp Verado – Bennington 2575 RCW w/ ESP – Enertia Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 08/09/2012
01/2009 300 hp Verado – Boston Whaler 220 Outrage Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/03/2009
06/2007 300 hp Verado – Boston Whaler 240 Outrage Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 05/30/2008
06/2007 300 hp Verado – Boston Whaler 255 Conquest Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 06/02/2008
03/2008 300 hp Verado – Harris FloteBote 270 Royal Heritage Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/19/2009
08/2008 300 hp Verado – Lund 208 Pro-V GL Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 07/15/2008
07/2007 300 hp Verado – Palmetto 23 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/30/2007
07/2007 300 hp Verado – Sea Pro 238 WA Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/19/2009
05/2012 300 hp Verado – ShearWater 25LTZ – Tempest Plus Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 08/09/2012
04/2008 300 hp Verado – ShearWater Z2400 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/15/2008
09/2007 300 hp Verado – Triton 240 LTS Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/02/2009
02/2012 300 hp Verado – Weldcraft Maverick 220 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/24/2012
06/2007 300 hp Verado – Yellowfin 24 Bay Boat Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/30/2007
04/2012 300 Verado / Twin / Blackwood 27 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 04/30/2012
11/2010 300 Verado – Bennington 2575 RCW w/ ESP – Enertia 14 3/4″ Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 10/05/2012
11/2011 Triple 300 hp Verado – Deep Impact 360C Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/22/2011
11/2011 Triple 300 hp Verado – Deep Impact 360FS Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 11/22/2011
02/2012 Twin 300 hp Verado – Brunswick Commercial & Government 32′ Sentry Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/13/2012
01/2012 Twin 300 hp Verado – Chris Craft Catalina 29 Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 02/06/2012
06/2012 Twin Verado 300 / Northwind Marine Verado 200 – 300 Six Cylinder 06/22/2012