Mercury launches 350hp outboard

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Racing introduced the Verado 350 SCi during the Miami International Boat Show, the company said in a press release yesterday.

The 350hp in-line six-cylinder, 2.6-liter supercharged engine includes electronically controlled sequential multi-port fuel injection, four valves per cylinder, double overhead cam design, a charge-air cooler and electronic boost bypass control.

The new top cowl design, developed by Mercury Racing, uses fresh air intakes at both the top and front of the engine. The custom cool air intake at the cowl top, designed to help maintain consistent engine operating temperatures, draws air into a flywheel-mounted fan. The flywheel fan circulates cool air around the powerhead and associated components. An air scoop, on the cowl front, channels fresh air directly to the supercharger via the air intake attenuator.

Mercury Racing developed a sand-cast driveshaft housing for Verado’s Advanced MidSection for durability. Stainless steel guide plates with fiber wear pads, along with high-performance engine mounts result in engine stability at high speeds.

Mercury Racing also designed a new gearcase to handle the Verado 350 SCi’s high torque and power output. Engineers developed a new hydrodynamic shape and size to accommodate the larger-diameter straight cut gears, heavy-duty 1-1/4” diameter propeller shaft and billet aluminum bearing carrier.

The Verado 350 SCi is equipped with SmartStart: turn the key and release, the engine will automatically start itself. Electro-hydraulic power steering and SmartCraft Digital Throttle Shift provide for a smooth and responsive driving experience.

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