Mercury Racing has announced a limited production run of the Verado 400 ROS (Race Offshore) competition outboard. Orders for the Verado 400 ROS must be submitted to dealers no later than October 30, accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of 30 percent of the purchase price. Production, based on confirmed orders, will commence approximately 120 days from the order date, according to Mercury Racing. Mercury says that the highly custom nature of competition outboards requires a longer production lead time than consumer models. To be prepared for the 2018 race season, customers must submit orders before the October 30 deadline.
The Verado 400 ROS is specifically designed for offshore competition race boats with catamaran style hulls. It features a shorter midsection designed to reduce the overall center of gravity which significantly improves boat handling and drivability while powering through race course turns at competition speeds. In addition, the ROS midsection boasts solid racing mounts and features a custom carbon fiber rear cowl. The 400 ROS features a Verado 400R powerhead mounted on a custom billet aluminum midsection and the venerable Sport Master gearcase. Mercury Racing has also developed an all-new line of 5-Blade CNC Cleaver propellers specifically for the 400 ROS.
The Verado 400 ROS is available exclusively to competitors repowering an existing race hull or rigging a new one. It is the responsibility of the racer to ensure the 400 ROS is eligible to compete in a given race class or organization.
400 ROS Custom Rigging Requirements:
The electric fuel pump and oil sump for the competition 400 ROS are boat-mounted. As such, Mercury Racing has developed special 400 ROS rigging kits which contain the dry sump oil tank (#8M0115428) and the electric fuel pump kit (#840368A1), and these are required to complete the 400 ROS installation (one of each kit per engine). In addition, the standard dual engine rigging kit (#8M0101415) which contains the DTS Zero Effort system and other necessary harnessing and components is required, and SmartCraft instrumentation must also be ordered separately. Finally, the 400 ROS requires a custom after-market hydraulic steering system and tie bars, and is not compatible with the standard Verado power steering. The remote-mounted 12-volt trim pump (#818377A2) is not included with 200XS or 400 ROS engines.
Mercury Racing competition outboards do not qualify for sales program discounts or warranty. Contact your local Mercury Outboard dealer for a price quote and place your order today!