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2005 OUTBOARDS

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MERCURY. The power to move you. THE POWER OF CHOICE. Mercury has been the power of choice of fishing pros, world-class racers and ™

Mercury Marine’s reputation for producing the world’s

weekend warriors for generations. Nothing else delivers the spectacular day-in,

most sophisticated, powerful and reliable engines grows

day-out reliability, durability and performance of a Mercury outboard. And we

in 2005 through a complete line of products that reflect

continually advance the state of the art in marine propulsion technology.

our 65 years of innovative and industry-leading

Nowhere is this more evident than in our line of 2005 model year products.

engineering and manufacturing. We thrive on pushing WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE ... AND WHERE YOU BOAT.

excitement to the limit, implementing the most current and effective technology available. Every boater has

Whether it’s chasing marlin offshore, cruising the lake on your pontoon or screaming across the bay, Mercury understands that your time on the water is not simply a pastime. It’s a passion. We know because it’s the same for us. It’s what drives us to create and develop products and to consistently improve those that already exist.

unique needs, and Mercury® engines are designed to answer every challenge. From awesome hole shots to previously unimagined amenities, Mercury products establish new standards in marine propulsion. Since the earliest Kiekhaefer engines to our revolutionary Verado™ power system, Mercury has remained committed to providing the ultimate experience on the water. Mercury Marine has dominated the world of on-water racing for generations, and that’s not about to change. Power, speed and durability remain synonymous with Mercury. However, we also rule the industry when it comes to clean, quiet and fuel-efficient performance, not to mention parts, accessories, oils and lubricants. At Mercury our mission is simple: To create the finest and most reliable engines on the water. This year, we believe we’ve even surpassed our own goals.

Founder Carl Kiekhaefer built Mercury into a company that would define supreme marine performance and reign for decades as Number One on the Water.

#1 ON O THE WATER Mercury SmartCraft® Digital Throttle & Shift delivers smooth, quiet shifting and precise, instantaneous throttle response by replacing conventional mechanical cables with a lightning-fast digital signal.

Revolutionary Mercury technology such as SmartCraft shares vital information with the operator and makes boating safer and hassle-free.

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Great White® Saltwater Series & Tour Series Trolling Motors from MotorGuide™ feature a digital lower unit and a three-year limited warranty. They’re all designed for maximum thrust, pulling power and reliability, and they’re all built to endure harsh saltwater environments. The Tour Series offers the uncompromising performance that has powered Bassmaster® champions for decades.

DEDICATED MERCURY DEALERS. No one delivers more expertise than the nationwide network of authorized Mercury dealers. Over 5,000 strong, our dedicated dealers and service technicians provide world-class service to Mercury owners.


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VERADO IT’S NOT JUST AN ENGINE. It’s a revolution. Verado not only surpasses other outboards, it renders them obsolete. Suddenly, you don’t have to choose between power and civility or speed and drivability – tradeoffs are a thing of the past. In fact, everything you ever wanted in marine propulsion is here. That’s because Verado isn’t a refinement of an old design. Mercury engineers started with a clean sheet of paper and no preconceived notions – simply a desire to revolutionize boating. They finished with the ultimate outboard propulsion system. Verado not only leaves competitors in its wake, it convinces consumers to leave them back in the showroom.

275 HP 250 HP 225 HP 200 HP

Raw Power. Luxury Amenities.

With awesome power, whisper-quiet operation and technological innovations that could come only from Mercury, Verado marks the beginning of a new era in marine propulsion. In fact, the boating world is already saying that Verado is so advanced, it has no real competition.

TAKE CHARGE.™ The supercharged, intercooled

UNMATCHED POWER. Verado is the world’s only supercharged and intercooled outboard, delivering torque and acceleration unequalled by competitive four-stroke engines and even most two-strokes. Mashing the throttle from dead idle – or for that matter, anywhere in the rpm band – literally pins you back in your seat. From lighter, high-performance rides to heavier, tournament-loaded hulls, Verado moves boats with performance previously unheard of from a four-stroke power plant. And if 250 hp isn’t enough for you, we’re pleased to offer the 275 Verado, the world’s most powerful four-stroke outboard engine.

Mercury Verado FourStroke is not simply a new boat engine – it’s an entirely new approach to marine propulsion technology that sets new standards for performance. With a 2.6L in-line six-cylinder

REDUCED NOISE AND VIBRATION. Many people believe high-performance engines are inherently loud, but Verado emphatically puts that argument to rest. Verado features several noise-canceling systems, such as a patented two-stage supercharger intake resonator, that reduce engine noise at cruising speeds by up to 14 decibels, and a specially designed idle relief exhaust silencer that makes Verado nearly silent at idle. In fact, even at full throttle you’ll hear more wind and water than engine. In addition, engine vibration transmitted to the boat has been reduced by more than 50 percent, thanks to an exclusive mount system that isolates the powerhead from the rest of the engine and the boat.

powerhouse that outperforms virtually every other engine on the water, it’s the strongest, quietest, fastest and most reliable fourstroke outboard ever built. Beyond

FULLY INTEGRATED SYSTEM. Verado was designed from day one as a fully integrated, comprehensive propulsion system rather than just another outboard. That means every Verado is equipped with SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift technology. With more than 75,000 hours of testing to ensure reliability, this control system replaces conventional mechanical throttle and shift cables with a maintenance free data cable from the engine to the System Command Module under the dash. Shifting is remarkably smoother and quieter, and throttle response is unmatched. In addition to DTS, the system features a special electro-hydraulic power steering unit that eliminates undesirable steering torque but still provides the “feel” necessary for high-performance rides.

that, Verado is the world’s only

UNMATCHED RELIABILITY.

Verado delivers incomparably

Verado is the most rigorously tested marine power ever produced. It has been subjected to more than 25,000 hours of testing, not to mention more than 250,000 hours of engineering in design, material development and design analysis. The all-new, state-of-the-art Mercury manufacturing line features numerous in-process validations that every Verado must pass before it can be shipped. Also, specialized training is required of boatbuilders and dealers before they can receive and install Verado. All this has been accomplished to ensure that every Verado runs flawlessly every single day.

responsive, smooth handling.

fully integrated propulsion system. Equipped with Mercury SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift and electro-hydraulic power steering,

Take Charge with Verado!

CONCEIVED, DESIGNED, BUILT AND TESTED TO DELIVER IT ALL.

THE REVOLUTIONARY MERCURY

Unmatched Power and Acceleration • Unparalleled Sound Quality • World’s Only Fully Integrated System • Best-in-Class Shifting & Throttle Control • Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering • Unprecedented Reliability • Industry’s Strongest Gearcase • CARB Three-Star Ultra-Low Emissions Rating • Exceptional Fuel Economy • Three-Year Limited Warranty • Three-Year Limited Corrosion Failure Warranty


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The revolutionary Mercury Verado is the world’s first and

THE ANATOMY OF PERFORMANCE.

only supercharged, in-line six-cylinder four-stroke and features a completely integrated propulsion control system.

SUPERCHARGED AND INTERCOOLED DESIGN. The first supercharged, intercooled induction four-stroke in the history of outboard marine propulsion, the 2.6L Verado delivers best-inclass torque and power levels. The inherently balanced in-line six-cylinder design also gives Verado the best-in-class running quality. And the strong but lightweight 24-valve double overhead cam (DOHC) design is maintenance-free for the life of the engine.

SMARTCRAFT DIGITAL THROTTLE & SHIFT. SmartCraft DTS delivers digital precision to the shift and throttle controls. The action is smooth and instantaneous, with none of the traditional performance lags of mechanical systems. Even a slight movement of the throttle yields an immediate and dramatic result. Response is drastically improved – from hole shot through mid-range and all the way to wide-open throttle. Because the system is entirely digital, you won’t have to adjust cables for the life of your boat. With more than 75,000 hours of testing, SmartCraft DTS is the world’s most proven marine throttle system.

REVOLUTIONARY ADVANCED MIDSECTION. The Verado midsection uses an exclusive four-point, progressive-rate, perimetermount system that decreases vibration by 50 percent. That also makes Verado noticeably more stable and easier to steer at high speeds because mounts automatically stiffen as engine speed and loads increase. In fact, Verado has the besthandling and lowest vibration measurements of any outboard in its class.

ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC POWER STEERING.

THE WORLD’S FIRST FULLY INTEGRATED PROPULSION SYSTEM. From the electro-hydraulic power steering and SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift to the next generation of Engine Guardian self-diagnostic tools, Verado boasts a previously unheard-of whole-boat integration. Instead of a conventional mechanical cable, a data cable controls throttle and shift by conveying information from the System Command Module under the dash to a computer in the engine.

MAKE WAVES, NOT NOISE. Thanks to an insulated and isolated cowl system, patented muffling chambers in the air-induction system and a specially designed idle-relief exhaust silencer, wind and water noise are more audible than engine noise.

Verado-exclusive electro-hydraulic power steering system makes steering effortless, fluid and seamless – even in adverse conditions. And while steering wheel torque is eliminated, the feel remains and you’re free to make minor steering corrections. This feature is most appreciated when running performance-oriented hulls.


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CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON. Verado is available in four horsepower configurations suitable for a wide range of boating applications – from bass and walleye boats to single, dual or triple offshore fishing rigs. The 200, 225, 250 and

All models are available in 20-inch (L) and 25-inch (XL) shaft lengths. Also, 30-inch (XXL) configurations are available in 225, 250 and 275 hp models.

275 hp models utilize the 2.6L in-line six-cylinder power plants.

The 25-inch and 30-inch models are available in both right-hand and left-hand propeller rotations.

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Eco-adventurers Manny Puig and Mark Rackley go to free-diving extremes to offer a better understanding of predatory species. The power of choice for their Trophy® sportfishing boat? Twin 250 hp Verado engines.

“When I was 18 years old I bought a TR-3 Ranger with a 115 Mercury on it. The feeling I had the first time I took it out was the best feeling in the world. Since that day I’d never had an experience anywhere close to that, until I ran Verado for the first time. It’s unbelievable. It met and exceeded all of my expectations to the point I can’t even explain it. It’s awesome.” –Hank Parker Two-time Bassmaster Classic® Champion & Host of Hank Parker’s Outdoor Magazine

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MERCURY SYNTHETIC BLEND 4-STROKE OIL. Specifically formulated to withstand the high temperatures and extreme running speeds of marine engines, it is the recommended oil for Verado and can be used in all Mercury FourStroke outboards.

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ULTRA CLEAN.

WE’RE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY.

Every Verado is three-star rated by the California Air Resources Board, ranking them among the cleanest in the world.

Verado has been tested to extremes to ensure it is the most reliable engine system in the world. Mercury is so confident in Verado, we give it a three-year factory-backed limited warranty and our exclusive three-year corrosion failure limited warranty.


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VERADO 275 VS. YAMAHA 300 HPDI.

The 275 hp Verado was tested against the Yamaha® 300 HPDI® on both a Ranger® bass boat and a Fountain® offshore boat. Verado consistently outperformed the Yamaha in speed, acceleration and fuel economy.

LEAVE THE COMPETITION IN YOUR WAKE.

SINGLE-ENGINE TEST ON RANGER 522 COMANCHE® BASS BOAT. MAX FUEL ECONOMY ON PLANE LEVEL TRIM 19% MORE FUEL EFFICIENT MERCURY 275 VERADO

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MAX FUEL ECONOMY ON PLANE LEVEL TRIM

ACCELERATION 0 – 30 (LIGHT)

14% MORE FUEL EFFICIENT MERCURY 275 VERADO

VERADO

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VERADO: 25P TEMPEST® PLUS PROPELLER† YAMAHA: 27P YAMAHA VX MAX SERIES PROPELLER†

VERADO ENGINE OPERATING RANGE IS 5800 – 6400 RPM. YAMAHA ENGINE OPERATING RANGE IS 4500 – 5500 RPM.

VERADO ENGINE OPERATING RANGE IS 5800 – 6400 RPM. YAMAHA ENGINE OPERATING RANGE IS 4500 – 5500 RPM.

†PROPELLERS USED DURING TESTING WERE BASED ON THE RECOMMENDED OPERATING RANGE OF EACH ENGINE.

†PROPELLERS USED DURING TESTING WERE BASED ON THE RECOMMENDED OPERATING RANGE OF EACH ENGINE.

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THE OPTIMAX EDGE.

OPTIMAX. Raw power. Pure efficiency.

BETTER VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY.

A decade ago Mercury pioneered direct-fuel-injection technology with OptiMax.® Ever since, OptiMax has set

OptiMax gives you the power, performance and efficiency you want without compromising. It also costs less than a

the standard as the low-emission, high-performance leader.

comparably powered four-stroke.

The OptiMax series of engines has been proven in the

FUEL EFFICIENT.

world’s most challenging pro tournament stages – from

OptiMax is not only more fuel-efficient than conventional two-strokes, it also beats most four-strokes. Thanks to exclusive, two-stage direct-injection technology, OptiMax provides an average of 45 percent greater range than conventional two-strokes. The OptiMax 135 exceeds the cruising range of a competitive four-stroke by nearly 25 percent.

B.A.S.S.® and Professional Walleye Trail® to Southern SM

Kingfish Association – as well as on the world’s toughest racecourses. And no other engine has won as consistently as OptiMax. For clean, reliable, fuel-efficient power, nothing comes close. Last year the OptiMax family added three mid-range engines to the ranks – in 115,

FASTER ACCELERATION THAN FOUR-STROKES.

90 and 75 hp configurations – providing boaters more

Testing against comparably sized four-strokes showed that OptiMax accelerates faster and has higher top-end speed. In head-to-head tests, an OptiMax 150 went from 0 to 20 mph 22 percent faster than the Yamaha 150 Four-stroke. The two-stage direct-fuel-injection ACCELERATION 0 –20 (LIGHT) process delivers unbeatable throttle OPTIMAX 0 – 20 IN 2.5 SEC. response and the quickest time to YAMAHA 0 – 20 IN 3.2 SEC. plane of any outboard in its class.

ways to experience the proven power of OptiMax.

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Mercury spends thousands of hours designing, testing and refining components that consistently deliver smooth and quiet performance. Our exclusive air bypass silencer dramatically reduces engine noise and makes OptiMax, at idle, run nearly as quiet as a four-stroke.

OptiMax 135, 115, 90 and 75 hp models get the stringent CARB three-star ultra-low emissions rating.

MotorGuide Trolling Motors combine reliability and durability with power and efficiency. The Great White Saltwater Series is built for long days cruising the flats and is designed to resist the corrosive effects of saltwater. The Tour Series is the choice of pros everywhere and features MotorGuide-exclusive Digital Advantage, stainless steel shafts and metal pedals and heads.

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LIGHTER THAN FOUR-STROKES.

MERCURY SMARTCRAFT. The SC5000 System View LCD display provides instant information on all critical engine, boat and environmental conditions. You can also customize your boat by adding SC100 System Link gauges.

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The lighter weight of the OptiMax models makes them better-suited for smaller and narrow beam boats than comparable but heavier four-strokes. Your boat handles better at all speeds.

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OPTIMAX TECHNOLOGY. A legacy of innovation. OptiMax features a compact block design with impressive, high-power output.

Dual water pickups on the 3.0L OptiMax outboards are designed to maximize engine performance and deliver added reliability by providing added protection against overheat damage, especially when navigating shallow or weed-filled waters. The Motorola-designed PCM control module is the heart of Mercury SmartCraft technology. Working in conjunction with SmartCraft, our exclusive Engine Guardian System constantly monitors a variety of sensors to give you advance warning of possible problems and takes action to minimize their potential impact. All Mercury OptiMax engines use an exclusive XK-360 low-copper aluminum alloy, as well as a multistep painting process and stainless steel, to provide unparalleled corrosion resistance above and below the waterline.

OptiMax is the culmination of years of technological innovation focused on maximizing efficiency and power and providing easy, reliable starts and smoke-free, quiet operation. From the outset our goal was to provide boaters the superior acceleration and top-end speed they’ve come to expect from a two-stroke engine, while also giving them the clean, quiet, durable and fuel-efficient qualities of a four-stroke. OptiMax was the first to use a two-stage direct-injection design that atomizes the fuel prior to combustion for optimum efficiency and

The OptiMax Cooling System features thermostats and thermostat housings that allow debris to flow through – so the engine remains at optimum temperatures for maximum efficiency and reliability.

maximum performance. Mercury also was first to incorporate the advanced Motorola PCM Technology in configuring SmartCraft to OptiMax engines. This state-of-the-art microprocessor enables SmartCraft to provide constant, real-time data on critical engine and environmental conditions. The 200 and 225 OptiMax engines are also available with the Mercury-exclusive Digital Throttle & Shift, which brings digital precision and an unprecedented level of smoothness and control to throttle and shift functions.

All OptiMax models feature a self-contained, automotive-style 60-amp/756-watt beltdriven alternator for more output, increased durability and easier service.

THE OPTIMAX TWO-STAGE INJECTION SYSTEM. Our exclusive two-stage direct-injection system discharges fuel into a holding cavity before a burst of pressurized air shoots it into the cylinder. This disperses the fuel in an extremely fine mist so it is more completely burned when ignited in the cylinder. The result is smoother,, more consistent running quality, lower emissions and better fuel economy.

MERCURY CASTINGS. Our state-of-the-art High-Pressure Lost Foam Foundry is one of only two in the world. This unique casting process enables us to create an engine that requires fewer added-on parts. This results in unmatched durability and reliability.

“In the last 55 years I’ve used just about every outboard ever built. And nothing has ever performed better than OptiMax.” –Bill Curtis Legendary Guide and Saltwater Angler


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MERCURY RACING OPTIMAX 2.5XS. MORE MUSCLE, LESS BULK.

V-6 PUNCH. OPTIMAX EFFICIENCY.

Designed and developed

250 HP

OptiMax six-cylinder models give you the

225 HP

legendary Mercury V-6 power, along with

compact 2.5L V-6 OptiMax

200 HP

fuel efficiency that rivals comparably sized

2.5XS spins up to 6,800 rpm

175 HP

four-strokes. In fact, no other outboard

150 HP

comes close to offering such exceptional

of the OptiMax have won endurance powerboat

range and fuel economy with such

races, and stock OptiMax XS outboards hold

135 HP

by Mercury Racing,® the

to produce awesome hole shot and remarkable top-end speed. Race versions

APBA Pro Stock Bass World Kilo Speed SM

consistently smooth, reliable power.

Records. This proven durability is backed by

That’s why OptiMax powers more top

a two-year limited factory warranty. For

fishing pros than any other engine.

maximum versatility, Torque Master or Sport Master gearcases are available for a variety of applications from high-performance sport boats to bass boats and flats boats.

“I’m on the water 300 days a year, so I need to know I’m backed by the best.” –Brian Sanders Professional Fishing Guide and Tournament Angler

OPTIMAX/DFI OUTBOARD OIL.

MIRAGE PLUS.

Our synthetic blend OptiMax Oil has been specifically formulated for

Three-blade stainless steel

maximum protection of DFI outboards under even the most extreme

construction provides faster

saltwater conditions. It helps minimize carbon buildup and

acceleration and unparalleled speed when moving large,

corrosion so your outboard’s performance and economy

heavy loads. The higher rake and bigger cup deliver better

are never compromised. It also ensures limited warranty

handling and lift, making Mirage Plus perfect for larger,

protection for Mercury OptiMax outboards.

V-6 outboard-powered center-console boats.


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OPTIMAX 1.5L. Big performance for midsized boats. 115 HP

The mid-range line of Mercury OptiMax engines is designed to deliver the

90 HP

legendary punch of OptiMax to smaller aluminum bass and flats boats. Like their

75 HP

big brothers, the 115, 90 and 75 hp OptiMax outboards offer the clean, quiet fuel efficiency of four-stroke outboards, along with the advantages of high-intensity two-stroke power sources. In fact, the 115 hp and 90 hp OptiMax not only outperform comparably sized two-strokes in acceleration and power, they also top comparable four-strokes on fuel economy. Designed, tested and retested to ensure maximum reliability and durability, the 1.5L OptiMax Series is the power of choice for boaters who want to take their boats’ performance to the Max.

THE MERCURY COMMITMENT TO CLEAN POWER. Mercury was the first to offer directfuel-injected engines that meet the CARB three-star ultra-low emissions rating with our 135, 115, 90 and 75 hp OptiMax outboards. All other OptiMax

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MERCURY FOURSTROKES. Workhorse reliability, thoroughbred performance. The benefits of four-stroke engines appeal to all kinds of boaters. Durability, quiet operation, low emissions and fuel efficiency are typically the factors that motivate a decision to run a four-stroke. But Mercury wasn’t content to produce conventional four-strokes. We pioneered and patented electronic fuel injection and integrated it into our proven FourStroke workhorses, bringing an entirely new level of

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RUNS CLEANER.

RUNS SMARTER.

RUNS FARTHER.

RUNS QUIETER.

LASTS LONGER.

Mercury FourStroke technology exceeds EPA emissions standards for 2008, and we have more CARB three-star ultra-low emissions-rated outboards than any other manufacturer.

Mercury 30 – 60 horsepower EFI FourStrokes are equipped with SmartCraft – the most advanced integrated engine-management system on the water.

Mercury FourStrokes get up to 39 percent better fuel economy than comparable conventional two-strokes.

An already quiet combustion process augmented by special sound-dampening cowls makes Mercury FourStrokes among the quietest outboards on the water – even at full throttle.

Every Mercury FourStroke carries a threeyear nondeclining factory-backed limited warranty and our exclusive three-year limited warranty against corrosion failure.


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TAKING FOUR-STROKE TECHNOLOGY FURTHER. For more than 40 years, Mercury has been the

MERCURY-EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY.

world’s premier producer of four-stroke power. Our patented electronic fuel injection brought to

Mercury pioneered electronic fuel-injection

four-strokes the kind of performance associated

technology for marine propulsion more than

with higher-horsepower engines, as well as

40 years ago.

consistent, turn-key starts; smooth-running quality; and trouble-free reliability. Mercury

Mercury 30 – 60 hp EFI FourStrokes

continually looks for ways to improve upon an

feature a tuned, flexible injection system

already proven line of four-strokes. You see it in

that provides an injector for each cylinder for

the use of long intake runners for increased low-

outstanding fuel efficiency and performance.

speed torque and improved hole shot, in the throttle-position sensor we developed to make

Many of our EFI FourStroke outboards

acceleration smoother, and in our innovative

feature an intake manifold system that

technology that reduces noise and emission levels.

boosts performance and reliability. The thermoplastic long intake runners increase low-speed torque while adding only minimal extra weight. Mercury 75 – 115 hp FourStrokes feature a Desmodromic Shift System that provides smooth, reliable shifting and years of troublefree operation. Mercury 30 – 60 horsepower EFI FourStroke outboards feature an electronic control module. This engine-management system is the heart of our SmartCraft technology, which offers the operator an array of information about critical engine functions, including fuel consumption. The exclusive Engine Guardian System alerts the driver of any problems. An idle air valve controlled by the ECM provides smooth, consistent run quality from idle to redline.


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MERCURY FOURSTROKE. A comprehensive lineup for every type of boater. 275 HP

No one offers a more advanced or more powerful array of four-

250 HP

stroke outboards than Mercury. No matter what kind of boating

225 HP

you do – from trophy fishing miles offshore to rough-water

200 HP 115 HP

walleye fishing or even just taking the family out on a pontoon –

90 HP

Mercury has a clean, fuel-efficient FourStroke that will allow

75 HP

you to make the most of your time on the water.

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR MERCURY.

60 HP

Mercury offers a complete line of

50 HP

parts and accessories specifically

40 HP

designed to enhance the

30 HP

performance of your FourStroke.

25 HP 15 HP

MERCURY SMARTCRAFT.® The user-friendly SC1000 System Monitor compiles data on key boat and engine functions and displays it on a single, compact digital monitor. No other system displays as much critical information in such a small space.

9.9 HP 8 HP 6 HP 5 HP 4 HP

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4-STROKE OUTBOARD OIL. Mercury offers a proven line of oils specifically formulated to provide long-lasting lubrication and superior protection against corrosion and wear.

MERCURY PROPELLERS.®

The perfect companion to Mercury power, MotorGuide trolling motors are always ready when you are. The heavy-duty Great White Saltwater Series is built to perform even in the most adverse conditions. The Tour Series lives up to its name with professional-level performance, reliability and durability. And no one comes close to the MotorGuide Gator™ mounts for rocksteady performance in all thrust ranges.

Aluminum and stainless steel propellers are designed to maximize the four-stroke torque curve, providing unmatched hole shot, mid-range cruising speed and top-end performance.


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MORE CONTROL.

BIGFOOT. A giant step forward in pontoon power.

The V-shaped hull of a conventional boat slices through the surface and lets the engine work in fairly undisturbed water. But the twin tubes of a pontoon force turbulent water toward the engine. BigFoot uses a larger gearcase and propeller to overcome this challenge and provide better handling, maneuverability and performance.

For years pontoon owners had to make do with engines designed for conventional V-hulled boats. As a result, performance and handling were compromised. Pontoons are different from conventional boats. From the way they sit in the water to the way they move, pontoons present unique challenges that call for something extra. That’s where BigFoot makes its mark. It’s the only outboard in the world specifically designed to give pontoons the added push and maneuverability they need. Whether you entertain family and friends or move heavy loads with your pontoon, a Mercury BigFoot will give you a huge step up in power and handling.

GREATER DURABILITY. BigFoot features larger individual components for extra strength. The gears, for example, are 33 percent larger than those found in competitive outboards.

DUAL WATER PICKUPS. The 25 hp BigFoot features dual water pickups to maximize engine performance and enhance reliability. They provide added protection against overheat damage – especially when navigating shallow or weed-infested water.

MERCURY BLACK MAX PONTOON PROPELLER. The Black Max® has a larger diameter and blade area to hold in turns and minimize ventilation. This provides more thrust for stopping and makes docking easier.

BETTER HANDLING.

Competition

Mercury

If a conventional outboard is mounted on a pontoon, the propeller sits too close to the surface, and the small antiventilation plate allows surface air to be drawn into the prop. BigFoot’s taller gearcase means the prop sits lower in the water, and its oversized antiventilation plate keeps air away from the prop for greater thrust and improved maneuverability.


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MERCURY 8 AND 9.9 HP FOURSTROKES. Portable and powerful. Mercury defined the four-stroke performance category. With the new 8 and 9.9 hp FourStrokes, Mercury takes it even further. These new FourStrokes deliver the smooth, clean, fuel-efficient power you want for an inflatable or small aluminum boat – without the weight. At just 84 pounds, they’re light enough to be truly portable. They’re also ideal for use as a kicker on a full-size fishing boat. And with a longer, multifunction tiller handle that allows single-handed operation – not to mention extra comfort and convenience – they’re exceptionally easy to operate.

NEW 9.9 BIGFOOT AND PRO KICKER.

The Pro Kicker is designed for the professional fisherman. It features a BigFoot gearcase, power tilt and a metallic silver four-blade low-vibration prop. The tiller handle model is equipped with locking straps that automatically straighten and secure the engine when it is tilted up. The heavy-duty clamp bracket and midsection mean the Pro Kicker is poised to handle even the roughest conditions. This engine has power to spare but also throttles back to a virtual crawl – in fact, the slowest trolling speed in its class – to fit the whole spectrum of baits and conditions.

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The BigFoot gearcase, available on the 9.9 FourStroke, features larger bearings, gears and propshaft for superior durability. The 2.42:1 gear ratio and high-thrust four-blade prop delivers outstanding thrust and low-speed handling. BigFoot models are ideal for pontoon and heavy fishing rigs.

R LT

E

LONGER TILLER WITH TILTUP/FOLD-DOWN FEATURE.

MULTIFUNCTION TILLER HANDLE.

The tiller handle tilts up for additional comfort and folds down for more compact storage.

Shift, steering, throttle, throttle friction, and stop controls all on one easy-to-use handle for the convenience of one-hand operation.

A•LO

W

N M I S S I O

CLEAN.

LIGHTWEIGHT.

Both engines exceed the EPA emissions standards for 2008 and have received a CARB three-star ultra-low emissions rating. Clean and efficient, but with plenty of torque to keep it fun.

Weighing in at only 84 pounds, these engines are among the lightest in their class. A convenient carrying handle makes moving them around even easier.


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TWO-STROKE EFI. Pro-level performance.

3.0L 250 HP

Whether your fishing takes you miles offshore

3.0L 225 HP

or just across the lake, Mercury EFI outboards

3.0L 200 HP 2.5L 200 HP 2.5L 150 HP

3.0L TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT. • Ultrafast hole shot, strong mid-range and exhilarating top-end speed.

deliver power and performance that has made

• Dual water pickups and a high-flow water pump for a steady flow of cooling water at all times.

them the choice of top anglers and professional racers. But you don’t have to be either to appreciate their gutsy torque and missile-force

• Electronically controlled oil pump for precisely metered oil delivery based on engine load and rpm.

acceleration. Or their untiring workhorse reliability. Mercury created EFI technology

• 60-amp/756-watt belt-driven alternator provides unmatched charging capability.

for marine engines, and our two-stroke EFI

• Lightweight thermoform construction keeps the cowling looking great.

powerhouses remain the standard against which all others are compared.

BACKED BETTER. All Mercury V-6 EFIs come with a twoyear nondeclining factory-backed limited warranty and the industry’s only threeyear corrosion failure limited warranty.

RUNS FASTER. Mercury EFI outboards consistently dominate the pro fishing and racing circuits with more wins than any other engine.

The four-bladed Mercury Trophy Plus propeller provides unbelievably quick planing and bow lift and holds better in tight turns – all without compromising top-end speed.

Mercury Premium Plus 2-Cycle Oil has a higher-concentration marine additive to stand up to the most demanding operating conditions.

The 3.0L 200 EFI, 225 EFI and 250 EFI deliver off-the-chart torque for moving big boats and the high-performance features every serious angler or enthusiast dreams about.

RUNS SMARTER. The 150, 200, 225 and 250 horsepower two-stroke EFI outboards are equipped with SmartCraft, the most advanced and powerful integrated engine-management system in the world.

®


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SPECIFICATIONS Propshaft Rated Horsepower

Full-Throttle RPM Range

Cylinders Displacement

Bore/Stroke

Ignition

SPECIFICATIONS Starting

Gear Ratio

Steering

Alternator System

Trim System

Dry Weight1

Recommended Boat Transom Height

Induction System

20" (508 mm)† 25" (635 mm)†CR 30" (762 mm)†CR

SmartCraft DTS electronic throttle, supercharged with charge air cooling and electronic boost pressure control SmartCraft DTS electronic throttle, supercharged with charge air cooling and electronic boost pressure control

CARB* Star Rating

VERADO

Verado 275

Verado 250

Verado 225

Full-Throttle RPM Range

Cylinders Displacement

Bore/Stroke

Ignition

Starting

Gear Ratio

Steering

Alternator System

Trim System

Dry Weight1

Recommended Boat Transom Height

Induction System

CARB* Star Rating

Recommended Outboard Oil

15 15 BigFoot

15 hp (11.1 kW)

4500 – 5500

2 (in-line) 19.7 cu in (323 cc)

2.32" x 2.32" (59 mm x 59 mm)

CDI w/electric spark advance

Electric or manual

2.00:1 2.42:1 (BigFoot)

Remote or tiller

Manual 6 amp (76 watt) Electric 10 amp (126 watt)

5 & shallowwater drive

111 lb (50 kg) 128 lb (58 kg) BigFoot

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

2-valve single overhead cam design

2

Mercury 4-Stroke

9.9

9.9 hp (7.3 kW)

5000 – 6000

2 (in-line) 12.75 cu in (209 cc)

2.16" x 1.73" (55 mm x 44 mm)

CDI w/electric spark advance

Electric or manual

2.08:1

Remote or tiller

6 amp (76 watt) on electricstart model

5 & shallowwater drive

84 lb (38 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)• 25" (635 mm)•

2-valve single overhead cam design

3

Mercury 4-Stroke

9.9 BigFoot 9.9 Pro Kicker

9.9 hp (7.3 kW)

5000 – 6000

2 (in-line) 12.75 cu in (209 cc)

2.16" x 1.73" (55 mm x 44 mm)

CDI w/electric spark advance

Electric or manual

2.42:1

Remote or tiller

6 amp (76 watt) on electricstart model

5 & shallowwater drive (BF); Power tilt (PK)

96 lb (44 kg) – BF 107 lb (49 kg) – PK

20" (508 mm)• 25" (635 mm)•

2-valve single overhead cam design

3

Mercury 4-Stroke

8

8 hp (5.9 kW)

5000 – 6000

2 (in-line) 12.75 cu in (209 cc)

2.16" x 1.73" (55 mm x 44 mm)

CDI w/electric spark advance

Electric or manual

2.08:1

Tiller

6 amp (76 watt) on electricstart model

5 & shallowwater drive

84 lb (38 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

2-valve single overhead cam design

3

Mercury 4-Stroke

6

6 hp (4.4 kW)

5000 – 6000

1 7.5 cu in (123 cc)

2.32" x 1.77" (59 mm x 45 mm)

CDI

Manual

2.15:1

Tiller

6 & shallowwater drive

55 lb (25 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

2-valve pushrod

2

Mercury 4-Stroke

5

5 hp (3.7 kW)

4500 – 5500

1 7.5 cu in (123 cc)

2.32" x 1.77" (59 mm x 45 mm)

CDI

Manual

2.15:1

Tiller

6 & shallowwater drive

55 lb (25 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

2-valve pushrod

2

Mercury 4-Stroke

4

4 hp (2.9 kW)

4500 – 5500

1 7.5 cu in (123 cc)

2.32" x 1.77" (59 mm x 45 mm)

CDI

Manual

2.15:1

Tiller

6 & shallowwater drive

55 lb (25 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

2-valve pushrod

2

Mercury 4-Stroke

PCM 038

Electric

1.75:1

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

479 lb (218 kg)

25" (635 mm)••CR Loop-charged EFI 30" (762 mm)•CR

N/A

Mercury Premium Plus 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

Loop-charged EFI

N/A

Mercury Premium Plus 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

20" (508 mm)• Loop-charged 25" (635 mm)•CR EFI 30" (762 mm)•CR

N/A

Mercury Premium Plus 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

Loop-charged EFI

N/A

Mercury Premium Plus 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

FOURSTROKE 275 hp (205 kW)

250 hp (186 kW)

225 hp (168 kW)

5800 – 6400

6 (in-line) DOHC 158.5 cu in (2598 cc)

5800 – 6400

6 (in-line) DOHC 158.5 cu in (2598 cc)

5800 – 6400

6 (in-line) DOHC 158.5 cu in (2598 cc)

SmartCraft PCM 03 3.23" x 3.23" (82 mm x 82 mm) Digital Inductive

SmartCraft PCM 03 3.23" x 3.23" (82 mm x 82 mm) Digital Inductive

SmartCraft PCM 03 3.23" x 3.23" (82 mm x 82 mm) Digital Inductive

Electric (turn-key)

Electric (turn-key)

Electric (turn-key)

1.85:1

Electro-Hydraulic Fully regulated, Power Steering belt-driven 70 w/Integral Hydraulic amp (882 watts) Cylinder

SmartCraft 635 lb (288 kg) programmable 649 lb (294 kg) power trim and tilt 667 lb (302 kg)

1.85:1

Electro-Hydraulic Fully regulated, Power Steering belt-driven 70 w/Integral Hydraulic amp (882 watts) Cylinder

SmartCraft 635 lb (288 kg) programmable 649 lb (294 kg) power trim and tilt 667 lb (302 kg)

20" (508 mm) 25" (635 mm)†CR 30" (762 mm)†CR

1.85:1

Electro-Hydraulic Fully regulated, Power Steering belt-driven 70 w/Integral Hydraulic amp (882 watts) Cylinder

SmartCraft 635 lb (288 kg) programmable 649 lb (294 kg) power trim and tilt 667 lb (302 kg)

20" (508 mm)† supercharged with 25" (635 mm)†CR charge air cooling 30" (762 mm)†CR and electronic boost



3

3

Mercury Synthetic Blend 4-Stroke

Mercury Synthetic Blend 4-Stroke

SmartCraft DTS electronic throttle,

3

Mercury Synthetic Blend 4-Stroke

pressure control

Verado 200

Propshaft Rated Horsepower

Recommended Outboard Oil

200 hp (149 kW)

5800 – 6400

6 (in-line) DOHC 158.5 cu in (2598 cc)

SmartCraft PCM 03 3.23" x 3.23" (82 mm x 82 mm) Digital Inductive

Electric (turn-key)

1.85:1

Electro-Hydraulic Fully regulated, Power Steering belt-driven 70 w/Integral Hydraulic amp (882 watts) Cylinder

SmartCraft  programmable 635 lb (288 kg) power trim and tilt 649 lb (294 kg)

SmartCraft DTS electronic throttle, supercharged with charge air cooling and electronic boost pressure control

3

20" (508 mm)• 2-stage direct 25" (635 mm)••CR fuel injection 30" (762 mm)•CR

2

2-stage direct fuel injection

2

20" (508 mm)† 25" (635 mm)†CR

Mercury Synthetic Blend 4-Stroke

OPTIMAX OptiMax 225

OptiMax 200

225 hp (165 kW) 200 hp (147 kW)

5000 – 5750

5000 – 5750

OptiMax 175

175 hp (128 kW)

OptiMax 150

150 hp (110 kW)

5250 – 5750

OptiMax 135

135 hp (99.2 kW)

5000 – 5600

OptiMax 115

115 hp (84.5 kW)

5000 – 5750

OptiMax 90

90 hp (66.2 kW)

OptiMax 75

75 hp (55.1 kW)

V6 (60° vee) 185.9 cu in (3032 cc) V6 (60° vee) 185.9 cu in (3032 cc) V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc) V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc) V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc)

3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm) 3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm)

PCM 038

Electric (turn-key) Electric (turn-key)

PCM 038

Electric (turn-key)

3.50" x 2.65" (89 mm x 67 mm)

PCM 038

Electric (turn-key)

3.50" x 2.65" (89 mm x 67 mm)

PCM 038

I-3 92.96 cu in (1526 cc)

3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm)

5000 – 5750

I-3 92.96 cu in (1526 cc)

5000 – 5750

I-3 92.96 cu in (1526 cc)

5250 – 5750

3.50" x 2.65" (89 mm x 67 mm)

PCM 038

1.75:1

1.75:1

Remote

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt) Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

Power trim

497 lb (225 kg)

497 lb (225 kg)

20" (508 mm)• 25" (635 mm)••CR

EFI TWO-STROKE Mercury OptiMax/DFI

20" (508 mm)• 25" (635 mm)••CR

2-stage direct fuel injection

Power trim

431 lb (195 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• 25" (635 mm)••CR

2-stage direct fuel injection

2

Mercury OptiMax/DFI

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

431 lb (195 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• 25" (635 mm)••CR

2-stage direct fuel injection

3

Mercury OptiMax/DFI

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

375 lb (170 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• 25" (635 mm)••

2-stage direct fuel injection

3

Mercury OptiMax/DFI

2.33:1

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

375 lb (170 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• 25" (635 mm)•

2-stage direct fuel injection

3

Mercury OptiMax/DFI

2.33:1

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

375 lb (170 kg)

20" (508 mm)•

2-stage direct fuel injection

3

Mercury OptiMax/DFI

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

1.87:1

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Electric (turn-key)

2.00:1

Remote

PCM 038

Electric (turn-key)

2.07:1

3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm)

PCM 038

Electric (turn-key)

3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm)

PCM 038

Electric (turn-key)

Power trim

2

250 hp (183 kW)

5000 – 5800

3.0L 250 EFI

250 hp (183 kW)

5000 – 5800

V6 (60° vee) 185 cu in (3032 cc)

3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm)

PCM 038

Electric

1.75:1

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

479 lb (218 kg)

3.0L 225 EFI

225 hp (165 kW)

5000 – 5800

V6 (60° vee) 185 cu in (3032 cc)

3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm)

PCM 038

Electric

1.75:1

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

479 lb (218 kg)

3.0L 200 EFI

200 hp (147 kW)

4500 – 5500

V6 (60° vee) 185 cu in (3032 cc)

3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm)

PCM 038

Electric

1.75:1

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

472 lb (218 kg)

2.5L 200 EFI

200 hp (147 kW)

5000 – 5800

2.5L V6 (60° vee) 3.50" x 2.65" 153 cu in (89 mm x 67 mm) (2507 cc)

PCM 038

Electric

1.87:1

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

425 lb (193 kg)

20" (508 mm)• Loop-charged EFI 25" (635 mm)•CR

N/A

Mercury Premium Plus 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

150 EFI

150 hp (110 kW)

5000 – 6000

PCM 038

Electric

1.87:1

Remote

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt)

Power trim

425 lb (193 kg)

20" (508 mm)••

Loop-charged EFI

N/A

Mercury Premium Plus 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

Modular CDI

Electric

1.87:1

Remote

40 amp (504 watt)

Power trim

406 lb (184 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• Loop-charged 25" (635 mm)•CR

N/A

Mercury Premium Plus 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

Mercury OptiMax/DFI

225 hp (167 kW)

5000 – 6000

115 EFI

115 hp (84.5 kW)

5000 – 6000

90

90 hp (66.1 kW)

5000 – 6000

75 hp (55.1 kW)

4500 – 5000

75 60 EFI 60 EFI BigFoot

60 hp (44.1 kW)

5500 – 6000

50 EFI 50 EFI BigFoot

50 hp (36.7 kW)

5500 – 6000

40 EFI BigFoot

40 hp (29.4 kW)

5500 – 6000

40 EFI 40 (Carb.)✱ 30 EFI 30 (Carb.)✱

25 BigFoot

40 hp (29.4 kW)

5500 – 6000

30 hp (22.1 kW)

5500 – 6000

25 hp (18.4 kW)

5500 – 6000

V6 (60° vee) 204.6 cu in (3352 cc) 4 (in-line) 106.2 cu in (1741 cc) 4 (in-line) 97.4 cu in (1596 cc) 4 (in-line) 97.4 cu in (1596 cc) 4 (in-line) 60.8 cu in (995 cc) 4 (in-line) 60.8 cu in (995 cc) 4 (in-line) 60.8 cu in (995 cc) 3 (in-line) 45.6 cu in (747 cc)

3.70" x 3.17" Inductive electronic (94 mm x 80.5 mm)

Electric (turn-key)

2.00:1

Remote

45 amps (564 watt)

Power trim

583 lb (265 kg)

25" (635 mm)•CR 30" (762 mm)•CR

3.11" x 3.495" (79 mm x 89 mm)

CDI w/electric spark advance

Electric (turn-key)

2.07:1

Remote

25 amp (315 watt)

Power trim

386 lb (175 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• 25" (635 mm)•

3.11" x 3.20" (79 mm x 81 mm)

CDI w/electric spark advance

Electric (turn-key)

2.33:1

Remote

20 amp (252 watt)

Power trim

386 lb (175 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• 25" (635 mm)•

3.11" x 3.20" (79 mm x 81 mm)

CDI w/electric spark advance

Electric (turn-key)

2.33:1

20 amp (252 watt)

Power trim

2.56" x 2.95" (65 mm x 75 mm)

ECM 555 Digital inductive

Electric (turn-key)

2.56" x 2.95" (65 mm x 75 mm)

ECM 555 Digital inductive

Electric (turn-key)

1.83:1 2.33:1 (BigFoot) 1.83:1 2.33:1 (BigFoot)

2.56" x 2.95" (65 mm x 75 mm)

ECM 555 Digital inductive

Electric (turn-key)

2.33:1

2.56" x 2.95" (65 mm x 75 mm)

3 (in-line) 45.6 cu in (747 cc)

2.56" x 2.95" (65 mm x 75 mm)

2 (in-line) 30.4 cu in (498 cc)

2.56" x 2.95" (65 mm x 75 mm)

Electric: ECM 555 Digital inductive Manual: CDI w/electric spark advance Electric: ECM 555 Digital inductive Manual: CDI w/electric spark advance CDI w/electric spark advance

Electric (turn-key) or manual

2.00:1

Electric (turn-key) or manual

2.00:1

Electric (turn-key) or manual

2.42:1

• Standard Model Available(Red Graphics) • SaltWater Model Available(Blue Graphics) CR Counter-Rotation SaltWater Model Available(Blue Graphics) 1. Dry weight specification is for lightest-version model. † All Verado models are made for freshwater and saltwater and have the same graphics package.  Comparative weights. This refers to base engine without oil, propeller or integral steering cylinder. *California Air Resources Board

Remote

Remote or tiller

Remote or tiller

Remote

Remote or tiller

Remote or tiller

Remote or tiller

18 amp (223 watt)

Power trim

18 amp (223 watt)

Power trim

18 amp (223 watt)

Power trim

18 amp (226 watt) EFI 6 amp (76 watt) (Carb.)

Gas assist & power trim models available

386 lb (175 kg)

20" (508 mm)•

248 lb (112 kg) EFI 20" (508 mm)• 264 lb (120 kg) Opt 25" (635 mm)• BigFoot 248 lb (112 kg) EFI 20" (508 mm)• 264 lb (120 kg) Opt 25" (635 mm)• BigFoot 264 lb (120 kg)

216 lb (98 kg) EFI 204 lb (93 kg) (Carb.)

20" (508 mm)• Opt 25" (635 mm)•

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

4-valve dual overhead cam design 4-valve dual overhead cam design 4-valve dual overhead cam design 4-valve dual overhead cam design 2-valve single overhead cam design 2-valve single overhead cam design 2-valve single overhead cam design 2-valve single overhead cam design

3

Mercury 4-Stroke

3

Mercury 4-Stroke

3

Mercury 4-Stroke

3

3

3

3

3

18 amp (223 watt) EFI 6 amp (76 watt) (Carb.)

Gas assist & power trim models available

216 lb (98 kg) EFI 204 lb (93 kg) (Carb.)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

2-valve single overhead cam design

3

Manual 6 amp (76 watt) Electric 15 amp (189 watt)

Mechanical, gas assist & power trim models available

175 lb (80 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

2-valve single overhead cam design

3

SmartCraft Integrated Marine technology standard. ✱ SmartCraft Integrated Marine technology not available.

V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc)

3.50" x 2.65" (89 mm x 67 mm)

20" (508 mm)•

20" (508 mm)•

CLASSIC CARBURETED TWO-STROKE 200 hp (147 kW)

5000 – 5600

150 XR6 Classic

150 hp (110 kW)

5000 – 6000

V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc)

3.50" x 2.65" (89 mm x 67 mm)

Modular CDI

Electric

1.87:1

Remote

40 amp (504 watt)

Power trim

406 lb (184 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• Loop-charged 25" (635 mm)•CR

N/A

Mercury Premium Plus 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

125 Classic

125 hp (91.9 kW)

4750 – 5250

4 (in-line) 113 cu in (1848 cc)

3.50" x 2.93" (89 mm x 75 mm)

Modular CDI

Electric

2.07:1

Remote

18 amp (227 watt)

Power trim

348 lb (158 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• Loop-charged 25" (635 mm)• (4 carburetors)

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

115 Classic

115 hp (84.5 kW)

4750 – 5250

4 (in-line) 113 cu in (1848 cc)

3.50" x 2.93" (89 mm x 75 mm)

Modular CDI

Electric

2.07:1

Remote

18 amp (227 watt)

Power trim

348 lb (158 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• Loop-charged 25" (635 mm)• (4 carburetors)

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

90 Classic

90 hp (66.2 kW)

5000 – 5500

3 (in-line) 84.6 cu in (1386 cc)

3.50" x 2.93" (89 mm x 75 mm)

Modular CDI

Electric

2.33:1

Remote

18 amp (227 watt)

Power trim

303 lb (137 kg)

20" (508 mm)•• Loop-charged 25" (635 mm)• (3 carburetors)

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

75 Classic

75 hp (55.1 kW)

4750 – 5250

3 (in-line) 84.6 cu in (1386 cc)

3.50" x 2.93" (89 mm x 75 mm)

Modular CDI

Electric

2.33:1

Remote

18 amp (227 watt)

Power trim

303 lb (137 kg)

20" (508 mm)•

Loop-charged (3 carburetors)

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

60 hp (44.1 kW) 50 hp (36.8 kW)

5000 – 5500

Modular CDI

Electric

1.64:1 2.33:1

Remote

Power trim

219 lb (100 kg) 239 lb (109 kg)

20" (508 mm)•

Modular CDI

Electric

1.83:1

Remote or tiller

16 amp (201 watt) 16 amp (201 watt)

Power trim

204 lb (93 kg)

20" (508 mm)•

Loop-charged (3 carburetors) Loop-charged (3 carburetors)

Gas assist or power trim

204 lb (93 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

5 & shallowwater drive

114 lb (52 kg)

3 & 3 shallowwater drive 3 & 3 shallowwater drive

Mercury 4-Stroke

Mercury 4-Stroke

Mercury 4-Stroke

Mercury 4-Stroke

60 Classic 60 BigFoot Classic 50 Classic

5000 – 5500

40 Classic

40 hp (29.4 kW)

5000 – 5500

25 Classic

25 hp (18.4 kW)

5000 – 6000

15 Classic

15 hp (11 kW)

9.9 Classic

9.9 hp (7.3 kW)

Mercury 4-Stroke

Mercury 4-Stroke

Mercury 4-Stroke

2.5L V6 (60° vee) 3.50" x 2.65" 153 cu in (89 mm x 67 mm) (2507 cc)

200 Classic

FOURSTROKE 225 EFI

3.0L V6 (60° vee) 3.63" x 3.00" 185 cu in (92 mm x 76 mm) (3032 cc)

250 EFI SW Mercury OptiMax/DFI

431 lb (195 kg)

Remote

1.87:1

Opt 4 amp (50 watt) lighting 2 amp (25 watt) charging Opt 4 amp (50 watt) lighting 2 amp (25 watt) charging Opt 4 amp (50 watt) lighting 2 amp (25 watt) charging

3 (in-line) 2.99" x 2.80" 59 cu in (967 cc) (76 mm x 71 mm) 3 (in-line) 2.99" x 2.80" 59 cu in (967 cc) (76 mm x 71 mm) 3 (in-line) 2.99" x 2.80" 59 cu in (967 cc) (76 mm x 71 mm)

Modular CDI

Electric or manual

1.83:1

Remote or tiller

2.56" x 2.38" (65 mm x 60 mm)

CDI

Electric or manual

2.25:1

Remote or tiller

5000 – 6000

2 (in-line) 2.38" x 1.80" 16 cu in (262 cc) (60 mm x 46 mm)

CDI

Electric or manual

2.00:1

Tiller

5000 – 6000

2 (in-line) 2.38" x 1.80" 16 cu in (262 cc) (60 mm x 46 mm)

CDI

Electric or manual

2.00:1

Remote or tiller

2 (in-line) 24.4 cu in (400 cc)

Electric 16 amp (201 watt) Manual 10 amp (126 watt) Electric 6 amp (76 watt) Manual opt: 6 amp (76 watt) Electric 6 amp (76 watt) Manual opt: 6 amp (76 watt) Electric 6 amp (76 watt) Manual opt: 6 amp (76 watt)

Note: Due to our constant efforts to offer the finest products available, we reserve the right to change specifications without notice. See your Mercury dealer for optional gearcase styles and gear ratios and for more information on the propeller that is right for you.

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

Loop-charged (3 carburetors)

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

Loop-charged (3 carburetors)

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

77 lb (35 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)• Opt 25" (635 mm)•

Cross flow

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

77 lb (35 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)• Opt 25" (635 mm)•

Cross flow

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

N/A


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SPECIFICATIONS Propshaft Rated Horsepower

Full-Throttle RPM Range

Cylinders Displacement

Bore/Stroke

Ignition

Starting

Gear Ratio

Steering

Alternator System

Trim System

Dry Weight1

Recommended Boat Transom Height

Induction System

CARB* Star Rating

Recommended Outboard Oil

2.13" x 1.77" (54 mm x 45 mm)

CDI

Manual

2.00:1

Tiller

Opt 6 amp (76 watt)

3 & 3 shallowwater drive

73 lb (33 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)• Opt 25" (635 mm)•

Cross flow

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

6 & shallowwater drive

45 lb (20 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

Loop-charged

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

6 & shallowwater drive

45 lb (20 kg)

15" (381 mm)• 20" (508 mm)•

Loop-charged

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

CLASSIC CARBURETED TWO-STROKE 2 (in-line) 12.8 cu in (210 cc)

8 Classic

8 hp (5.9 kW)

4500 – 5500

5 Classic

5 hp (3.7 kW)

4000 – 5000

1 2.16" x 1.69" 6.2 cu in (102 cc) (55 mm x 43 mm)

CDI

Manual

2.15:1

Tiller (360°)

4 Classic

4 hp (2.9 kW)

4500 – 5500

1 2.16" x 1.69" 6.2 cu in (102 cc) (55 mm x 43 mm)

CDI

Manual

2.15:1

Tiller (360°)

3.3 Classic

3.3 hp (2.4 kW)

4500 – 5500

1 1.85" x 1.69" 4.6 cu in (74.6 cc) (47 mm x 43 mm)

CDI

Manual

2.15:1

Tiller (360°)

N/A

4

29 lb (13 kg)

15" (381 mm)•

Loop-charged

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

2.5 Classic

2.5 hp (1.8 kW)

4200 – 5200

1 1.85" x 1.69" 4.6 cu in (74.6 cc) (47 mm x 43 mm)

CDI

Manual

1.85:1

Tiller (360°)

N/A

4

28 lb (13 kg)

15" (381 mm)•

Loop-charged

N/A

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

Propshaft Full-Throttle Cylinders Rated RPM Range Displacement Horsepower

Bore/Stroke

Ignition

Starting

Gear Ratio

Opt 4 amp (50 watt) lighting 2 amp (25 watt) charging Opt 4 amp (50 watt) lighting 2 amp (25 watt) charging

Recommended Induction CARB* Recommended Fuel Limited 1 Steering Alternator Outboard Oil Requirements Warranty System Trim System Dry Weight Boat Transom System Star Rating Height

RACING Pro Max 300X

300 hp (224 kW)

6100 – 6800

V6 (60° vee) 185 cu in (3032 cc)

3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm)

PCM 03 Digital Inductive

Electric

1.75:1 (TM)** or (FM) 1.62:1 (SM)**

Remote

60 amp (756 watt) w/voltage regulator

Power trim

480 lb (208 kg)

20" (508 mm) 25" (635 mm)

Electronic fuel injection

N/A

Mercury Premium 91 octane minimum Plus (TC-W3) (R + M)/2 or 96 RON 1 year 

OptiMax 250XS

250 hp (187 kW)

5300 – 5800

V6 (60° vee) 185 cu in (3032 cc)

3.63" x 3.00" (92 mm x 76 mm)

PCM 03 Digital Inductive

Electric

1.62:1 or 1.75:1 (TM)** (SM)** 1.75:1 (TM), (SM) or (FM)

Remote

60 amp (756 watt) w/voltage regulator

Power trim

505 lb (229 kg)

20" (508 mm) 25" (635 mm) 30" (762 mm)

2-stage direct fuel injection

2

Mercury Premium 91 octane minimum Plus (TC-W3) (R + M)/2 or 96 RON 2 year 

OptiMax 2.5XS

225 hp (168 kW)

6100 – 6800

V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc)

3.50" x 2.65" (89 mm x 67 mm)

PCM 03 Digital Inductive

Electric

1.87:1 (SM) or 2.0:1 (TM)**

Remote

60 amp (756 watt) w/voltage regulator

Power trim

450 lb (203 kg)

20" (508 mm)

2-stage direct fuel injection

2

Mercury Premium 91 octane minimum Plus (TC-W3) (R + M)/2 or 96 RON 2 year 

OptiMax 200XS

200 hp (149 kW)

6000 – 6500

V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc)

3.50" x 2.65" (89 mm x 67 mm)

PCM 03 Digital Inductive

Electric

1.87:1 (SM) or (TM)**

Remote

60 amp (756 watt) w/voltage regulator

Power trim

434 lb (197 kg)

15" (381 mm) 20" (508 mm)

2-stage direct fuel injection

2

Mercury Premium 91 octane minimum Plus (TC-W3) (R + M)/2 or 96 RON 2 year 

2.5 EFI Sport

280 hp (205 kW)

7200 – 7500

V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc)

Inductive coil 3.50" x 2.65" w/ computer (89 mm x 67.3 mm) control

Electric

1.87:1 (SM)

Remote

Power trim

397 lb (180 kg)

20" (508 mm)

Electronic fuel injection

N/A

Mercury Performance minimum Outboard Blend (R91+octane M)/2 or 98 RON 2-cycle

1 year 

2.5 EFI SS

280 hp (209 kW)

7200 – 7500

V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc)

3.50" x 2.65" (89 mm x 67 mm)

Inductive coil w/ computer control

Electric

1.87:1 (SM)

Remote

Power trim

401 lb (182 kg)

15" (381 mm)

Electronic fuel injection

N/A

Mercury Performance minimum Outboard Blend (R91+octane M)/2 or 98 RON 2-cycle

1 year 

2.5 EFI Offshore

280 hp (209 kW)

7200 – 7500

V6 (60° vee) 153 cu in (2507 cc)

3.50" x 2.65" (89 mm x 67 mm)

Inductive coil w/ computer control

Electric

1.87:1 (SM)

Remote

Power trim

412 lb (187 kg)

20" (508 mm)

Electronic fuel injection

N/A

Mercury Performance minimum Outboard Blend (R91+octane M)/2 or 98 RON 2-cycle

1 year 

Ignition

Starting

Steering

Modular CDI

Electric

Remote

Modular CDI

Electric

Remote

Modular CDI

Electric

CDI

Manual

Jet Power

Engine Rated Horsepower

Full-Throttle RPM Range

Cylinders Displacement

Bore/Stroke

115 hp (85.8 kW) 90 hp (67.1 kW) 60 hp (44.7 kW) 25 hp (18.6 kW)

4750 – 5250

4 (in-line) 113 cu in (1848 cc) 3 84.6 cu in (1386 cc) 3 59 cu in (967 cc) 2 24.4 cu in (400 cc)

3.50" x 2.93" (89 mm x 75 mm) 3.50" x 2.93" (89 mm x 75 mm) 2.99" x 2.80" (76 mm x 71 mm) 2.56" x 2.38" (65 mm x 60 mm)

Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt) w/voltage regulator Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt) w/voltage regulator Belt-driven 60 amp (756 watt) w/voltage regulator

Alternator System

Trim System

Dry Weight1

Recommended Boat Transom Height

Induction System

Recommended Outboard Oil

Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil Mercury Premium 2-Cycle Outboard Oil

JET OUTBOARDS Jet 80

80

Jet 65

65

Jet 40

40

Jet 20

20

5000 – 5500 5000 – 5500 5000 – 6000

Power trim

357 lb (162 kg)

20" (508 mm)

Loop-charged

Power trim

315 lb (143 kg)

20" (508 mm)

Loop-charged

Remote

18 amp (227 watt) w/voltage regulator 18 amp (227 watt) w/voltage regulator 16 amp (201 watt) w/voltage regulator

Gas assist

233 lb (106 kg)

15" (381 mm)

Loop-charged

Tiller

6 amp (76 watt)

5 positions

124 lb (56 kg)

15" (381 mm)

Loop-charged

Note: Due to our constant efforts to offer the finest products available, we reserve the right to change specifications without notice.  Limited warranty for recreational boating and three-year limited corrosion warranty.  One-year limited Mercury Product Protection Plan available. ** Available on 20" models only.


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