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450hp outboard: Mercury Racing releases most powerful model yet

Outboard specialist EP Barrus has pushed the envelope with its latest launch, the 450hp Mercury Racing 450R. Built around a supercharged 4.6-litre four-stroke V8, this model is the most powerful outboard engine you can buy today (Seven Marine’s 650hp unit remains a rarity). But it’s not just power that it…

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V6 outboards: Six of the best from Mercury Marine

The Mercury Verado range of supercharged 175-225hp outboard motors has been replaced by an all-new family of naturally aspirated 3.4-litre V6 outboards. The move marks a major change in direction for one of the world’s leading outboard engine manufacturers. Until now, the company has relied on belt-driven superchargers to boost…

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Yamaha 425hp outboard: Most powerful V8 set-up tested

While Yamaha is not a company to shout about power, most of us already know how extraordinary the specs for the new XTO are. Taking the mantle as Yamaha’s flagship motor from the established F350, this naturally aspirated direct injection 5.6-litre V8 generates an output of 425hp, making it the…

Honda BF6

Honda BF6 Outboard Engine

Re-engineered and vastly improving on its BF5 predecessor, this nippy outboard boasts a 1.5-litre fuel tank (the biggest in its class) resulting in a very respectable range without the need for a remote tank. The engine itself is still based on a 127cc block but with countless refinements to reduce…

Torqeedo Travel 1003-CS

Torqeedo Travel 1003-CS

Though we may not be deftly filming pink river dolphins, jaguars or elusive jungle animals from the water’s edge, Torqeedo’s electric outboards are just as useful for mere recreational boat owners and offer easy, almost silent cruising and cheap running costs. Owners of electric engines never have to wrestle with…