Eight Must-See Engines at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show

From gasoline and diesel to electric, the future of marine power is on display in Miami.

The 2023 Miami International Boat Show will have a ton of great new boats and products on display when it opens on February 15th. Here are eight great choices in marine engines to check out at the show.

Mercury Racing
Mercury Racing 450R Courtesy Mercury Racing

Mercury Racing

The company known for building the fastest gasoline outboards on the planet will have plenty of power on display, including the flagship 450R. Sea trials will be available through reservation via its boat-building partners.

Location: Convention Center, Herald Plaza


Yamaha 450 XTO
Yamaha 450 XTO Courtesy Yamaha


Everyone into outboards will want to check out the new 450 XTO, the latest generation in Yamaha’s V8 Offshore series, designed to power the giant center consoles that have become so popular. The new version not only upgrades horsepower, it also increases charging power to meet the electrical demands of today’s high-tech boats.

Location: Convention Center booth MB 2200, Herald Plaza, booth ST132, Yamaha Dock, Venetian Marina


OXE Diesel Outboard
OXE Diesel Outboard Courtesy OXE Marine

Oxe Marine

Oxe will be unveiling its latest diesel outboard, which it says will be a game-changer in the compression engine market.

Location: Convention Center booth MB209


Indmar Marine Engines
Indmar 6.2L Raptor + Pavati Courtesy Indmar


Indmar Marine Engines, which builds high-end gasoline inboards, is announcing a partnership with Roush Performance and Pavati Boats. The new Pavati will be powered by an Indmar 6.2L Raptor.

Location: Convention Center Booth MB2090


Suzuki DF350 Courtesy Suzuki


Suzuki will have their full array of outboards on display, including the flagship DF350, which has contra-rotating props to offer precise handling around the docks and in tight spaces.

Location: Convention Center booth MB1914, Herald Plaza booth HP319


Volvo Penta Assisted Docking Technology
Volvo Penta Assisted Docking Technology Courtesy Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta

Volvo with have plenty to look at both at the booth and in the water, including its award-winning Assisted Docking Technology. Also see what’s going on with their innovations in sterndrive, diesel and electric power.

Location: Convention Center booth MB2414, Miami Yachting Center, Herald Plaza HP4A


Yanmar electric engines
Yanmar Green Challenge 2050 Courtesy Yanmar


The venerated diesel engine builder is announcing its first foray into electric at the Miami Boat Show. Though targeted at sail boats, the new E-Sail drive concept is worth checking out as it shows the future direction of marine propulsion.

Location: Convention Center Booth MB1514


Mercury Marine
Mercury 600 Verado Courtesy Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine

Check out the full range of Mercury power, from the Avator 7.5e electric outboard to the Mercury 600 Verado that features an independently-moving lower unit.

Location: Convention Center Booth MB 1700, Herald Plaza MercDU2, Venetian Marina