Said to be the worlds first supercharged production outboard, Verado comes in 23 different horsepower ratings. Select from FourStroke models with 2 to 275 hp. For instance, 135- to 175-hp. versions power all boats having appropriate transom rating. Come in 20- and 25-in. shaft lengths. Larger models (6-cylinder configurations) have electro-hydraulic power steering (which is optional on 4-cylinder, smaller models). All outboard motors boast 4 valves per cylinder, along with instantaneous torque at virtually any speed. Electronically controlled, multi-port fuel injection ensures fast turn-key starting and smooth operation. Built-in sound dampeners keep motor nearly silent in idle mode. Throttle controls remain responsive in all weather and water conditions.

Mercury Marine, a Div. of Brunswick Corp., Fond du Lac, WI