2017 Mercury Verado® Six-Cylinder 225 HP - 20 in. Shaft

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Verado® Six-Cylinder 225 HP - 20 in. Shaft



Outrageous Power. Refined Experience.

A perfect balance of performance, fuel economy and driving experience.

  • Offshore and Heavy Duty Gearcases: The ultra-robust 5.44-inch-diameter Offshore gearcase is designed and built to handle offshore seas and provide extra lift for longer, heavier center-consoles and walkarounds. It features larger, stronger gears and heavy-duty bearings and components that are five times stronger than those in a standard gearcase. Companion engines: Standard on Verado® 300 hp, 250 hp and 225 hp. The Heavy Duty gearcase is perfect for more aggressive go-fast boats and commercial offshore applications that operate in rough seas or want that extra mile per hour. We pair our Offshore 5.44-inch gearcase with a 1.75 gear ratio and 1.25-inch prop shaft for added durability. Companion engines: Standard on Verado 350 hp and optional on Verado 300 hp. For boats equipped with Mercury Joystick Piloting that exceed 60 mph, a specially designed "cambered" skeg option results in the best driving experience and overall engine performance.
  • World-Class Design: Our long-bolt design anchors the block and cylinder head to the bedplate and eliminates the effects of expansion and contraction. An exclusive oil cooler maintains optimal oil temperature to extend the life of the engine. In addition, the Verado valve train is maintenance-free for the life of the engine
  • Smoothest, quietest: The inherently balanced in-line six-cylinder engine and our Advanced Mid Section (AMS) with perimeter mounts virtually eliminate vibration in the boat. Perfect for sneaking up on fish or cruising on luxury pontoons.
  • Driving Experience: SmartCraft® Digital Throttle & Shift provides smooth, instantaneous, predictable and quiet shifting, as well as ultra-responsive throttle control, while true Power Steering (standard on six-cylinder models) delivers precision steering without undesirable steering torque. Mercury “shadow technology” eliminates the hassle of grappling with multiple engine levers when running with triple or quadruple outboards. Shadow mode controls up to four engines with just two levers from as many as two helm stations.
  • HP / kW: 225 / 168
  • Engine type: Inline 6
  • Displacement (L): 2.6
  • Full throttle RPM: 5800-6400
  • Air induction: Supercharged with charge air cooling and electronic boost pressure control
  • Fuel induction system: Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection (EFI)
  • Alternator amp / Watt: 70 amp / 882 watt (Belt-Driven)
  • Recommended fuel: Unleaded Regular 87 Octane Minimum (R+M)/2 or 91 RON 10% Ethanol Maximum
  • Recommended oil: Mercury FourStroke 25W40 Marine Oil
  • Engine protection operator warning system: SmartCraft Engine Guardian
  • Compatible with SmartCraft digital technology: Yes
  • Starting: Smart Start Electric
  • Controls: SmartCraft Digital
  • Steering: Electro-hydraulic power steering
  • Shaft length: 20 in. / 508 mm
  • Gearcase ratio: 1.85:1
  • Dry Weight: 635 lb. / 288 kg
  • CARB star rating: 2
  • Gearcase options: 4.8 in.; 5.44 in.
  • Counter rotation: Available
  • Color: Phantom Black
Dry weight based on lightest model available.



Engine Type
Inline 6
2.6 L
Smart Start Electric


Shaft Length
20 in. (508 mm)
635 lb. (288 kg)


Shaft Rotation
Counter rotation available
Propshaft Horsepower
225 hp (168 kW)
Full Throttle Operating Range
5800-6400 rpm
Gear Ratio / Shift
Fuel Induction
Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection (EFI)
70 amp / 882 watt (Belt-Driven)
Supercharged with charge air cooling and electronic boost pressure control
Electro-hydraulic power steering
3 Year Corrosion, 3 Year Limited

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