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2009 Mercury Verado 300

The Verado outboard line is most reliable with an advanced propulsion system. With a power range of 200 to 300 horsepower, 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. Best Suited for Deck, Pontoons (Triple Pontoon), Deep V / Multi-Species, Bass Boats, Bay Boats, Center Console, Dual Console  and Walk Arounds.

NOTHING'S QUIETER - The Verado multichambered Intake Sound Attenuator not only reduces overall noise by up to 14 decibels, it also tunes the engine sound to a more pleasing tone. Additionally, acoustic foam lining along the upper cowling and lower cowl absorbs high frequency engine and driveshaft noise, resulting in Verado's best-in-class sound rating.

SMOOTHEST RIDE - Verado inherently runs smoother than conventional V-block outboard engines thanks to its inline design. An inline six-cylinder engine is better balanced because the cylinders are aligned in one row, providing a smoother-running, more compact design.
PRECISE STEERING - Verado's exclusive Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering system eliminates steering torque while delivering a precise steering feel.
VIRTUALLY VIBRATION-FREE - Not only are the Verado Perimeter Engine Mounts twice the size of typical mounts, the innovative positioning around the powerhead virtually eliminates engine-related boat vibration.
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 four years of consumer use make DTS the most rigorously proven control system on the water.
FUEL FLOW CONFIDENCE - SmartCraft delivers excellent control and confidence for marine systems, especially when it comes to Fuel Management. SmartCraft provides up-to-the second information on fuel range, fuel levels and fuel flow, ensuring accurate and dependable fuel information for improved efficiency.

Verado 300 Specifications

Propshaft Rated Horsepower

300HP /224 kW




Straight 6, 24-valve direct acting double overhead cam (DOHC)

Displacement (CID/cc)


Displacement Liter/CID


Bore & Stroke (in)

3.23 x 3.23

Bore & Stroke (mm)

82 x 82

Fuel Induction System

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

Fuel System

Computer controlled Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

Fuel Requirements

Unleaded premium 91 octane recommended for maximum performance / 87 octane minimum (R M/2)

Ignition System

SmartCraft PCM 07 Digital Inductive

Charging System

Fully regulated belt driven 70-amp (882 watt)


Electric (Turn-key)

Exhaust System

Through Prop

Cooling System

Water cooled with thermostat & pressure control

Lubrication System

Integrated dry sump

Oil Requirement

NMMA Certified FCW SAE 25W-40

Oil Capacity - Quarts (qts.)


Oil Capacity - Liters (l)


Engine Management System

SmartCraft PCM 07

Engine Control System

SmartCraft Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS)

Engine Protection System

SmartCraft Engine Guardian

Gear Shift

SmartCraft DTS, F-N-R

Gear Ratio


Shaft Length (inches)


Shaft Length (mm)


Counter Rotation

Available on all models

Trim System

SmartCraft programmable power trim and tilt

Maximum Tilt Range

73 (-6 to 67)

Maximum Trim Range

20 (-6 to 14)


Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering w/Integral Hydraulic Cylinder



Weight (lbs / kg)

635 / 288

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