Check out this sleek custom 29′ Defiant by Active Thunder Boats! This powerful vessel is run by dual Mercury Verado 350HP engines.
About Mercury Verado 350s
The six cylinder 350 and 400hp Verados are Mercury’s response to what it calls a “demand for higher horse power” and will compete directly against Yamaha’s V8 350hp outboards.
The two Verados are based on the proven 2.6 litre straight six block introduced when Mercury launched its Verado range in 2004. Mercury chief technology officer David Foulkes said the 350 and 400hp engines featured cold air induction, water cooled superchargers, upgraded power heads and new fuel injection systems.
The 350, which weighs in at 303kg in the 25 inch shaft variant, revs out to 6400 rpm and is designed primarily for sportfishing boats in single, twin, triple and quad configurations. The American market is dominated by large centre console boats, many of which feature multiple engines on the transom.
As with all six cylinder Verados, the 350s come standard with integrated power steering, digital controls and what Mercury calls its “Advanced Mid-Section”, a mounting system designed to minimise noise and vibration.