• Mercury Marine introduces 250 Pro FourStroke

    Anglers who prefer four-stroke technology or those who want a more advanced, refined and enjoyable ride from a performance engine will have their prayers answered by the introduction of Mercury Marine’s Verado 250 Pro FourStroke – the newest addition to the industry’s most comprehensive lineup of performance outboards.

    This engine – equally superb on bass boats, multi-species vessels, saltwater bay boats and performance pontoons – is pleasingly quiet and virtually vibration-free, despite its awesome ability to rocket out of the hole and to provide unequaled mid-range acceleration and top speed. If you’re headed to a specific location and want to get there first, this is your engine – especially if you want to get there in comfort using state-

    The 250 Pro FourStroke is engineered to deliver the enhanced performance (acceleration and top speed) of other Mercury Pro Series engines – including the OptiMax 250 Pro XS, the most successful and most popular engine on the professional bass circuit. And it does so with a sporty new graphics package.

    Verado’s supercharged technology allows precise, programmable control over not only the fueling strategy, but the air intake as well. No competing engine can manage intake with this degree of precision, because no other engine is supercharged with computer-controlled boost.

    The fuel grade for the 250 Pro FourStroke is the same as Mercury’s 300 hp Verado engine (91 recommended for maximum performance under all conditions, but it will run fine on 87 octane without compromising reliability or conflicting with warranty coverage).

    The 250 Pro FourStoke features Digital Throttle and Shift and electro-hydraulic power steering, both of which provide automotive-like ease and precision handling.

    A spectacular benefit for bass anglers is the optional DTS Hot Foot, which provides the ability to transfer throttle control between the foot pedal and the DTS panel control with the push of a button – great for keeping both hands on the wheel during high-speed runs, along with the convenience of conventional panel throttling for docking and loading/offloading.

    The 250 Pro FourStroke is available with a 20-inch shaft (L version) for bass boats 21 feet and longer, and a 25-inch shaft (XL version) for multi-species and salt water bay boats. Performance

    Warranty for this exceptional engine is standard three-year limited for pleasure use. This engine is eligible for Mercury promotional warranties, such as the 5 and Drive.
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. SUPAJAY's Avatar
      SUPAJAY -
      So whats the difference between this and the 250verado?
    1. stokernick's Avatar
      stokernick -
      whats it weigh?
    1. stan merck's Avatar
      stan merck -
      If it aint about 100 lbs lighter no one is going to want one on a bass boat.
    1. VectorPat's Avatar
      VectorPat -
      Its got the new light weight stickers on it.
    1. Bloodfist's Avatar
      Bloodfist -
      Just a counter attack on Yamaha for introducing the VMAX SHO (which are awesome). Except they failed. Why not just put stickers on a 40/50 Tohatsu TLDI and call it an Optimax? They need to step up their game anyways on the smaller 4 strokes. I bought one it sucked balls. More out of the water than in it. Back to a 2 stroke
    1. Dougw's Avatar
      Dougw -
      Ahh hahhh..... After reading this several times I finally unlocked the mystery!!! If you're wondering what the difference between the Verado and the Verado Pro is you can find it in the last sentence of the first paragraph!

      "And it does so with a sporty new graphics package."
    1. stan merck's Avatar
      stan merck -
      From what I've found its just an ecu recalibration, same eng same weight; except it does have the "sporty new graphics package".
    1. John.Vaught's Avatar
      John.Vaught -
      A supercharged motor will always have an advantage over a N/A motor especially at higher elevations.
    1. John.Vaught's Avatar
      John.Vaught -
      Supercharged w/charge air cooling & electronic boost pressure control is the main difference and the engine weighs 635lbs / 288kg
    1. John.Vaught's Avatar
      John.Vaught -
      Oh check out the mercury site and look at prop shaft HP
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