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Powerful Boat Engines

Make boating a blast with these powerful boat engines.

May 20, 2015
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Powerful Boat Engines

Seven Marine 627

Seven Marine 627 Seven Marine

Seven Marine introduced its new high-performance outboard, the 627, at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. In besting its already impressive 557 by 70 horsepower (while using the same GM LSA 6.2-liter supercharged block), Seven Marine continues to carry the crown of “world’s most powerful outboard.”

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Seven Marine 557

Seven Marine 557 Seven Marine

The previous holder of the “world’s most powerful outboard” title, the 557 had the boating industry abuzz when it was unwrapped at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show. GM’s 6.2 L S/C LSA V8 from the Cadillac CTS-V provides the foundation of the motor that’s rated at 557 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.

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Check out this amazing video of quad 557s screaming across the water!

Mercury Racing Verado 400R
Mercury Racing Verado 400R Mercury Racing

The Mercury Racing 400R outboard is a screamer — wide-open throttle range is 6,400 to 7,000 rpm — aimed at owners who put performance first.

Learn more about the 400R and Verado 350.

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Mercury Racing 1550

Mercury Racing 1550 Mercury Racing

Mercury Racing recently debuted its most powerful consumer engine to date in the 1550. This sterndrive features dual calibration technology where the user can get all 1,550 horsepower by running 112 AKI race fuel, or run 91 octane fuel and have 1,350 horsepower on tap.

See more powerful boat engines from Mercury Racing.

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Kawasaki 310R

Kawasaki 310R Kawasaki

300+ horsepower is fun when it’s hanging off the transom. When it’s installed within the body of Kawasaki’s 310R PWC it’ll have you grinning from ear to ear. The supercharged, inline four-cylinder produces 310 horsepower, and gets the Ultra 310LX and 310R across the water fast.

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Caterpillar C32

Caterpillar C32 Caterpillar

Caterpillar Marine’s C32 is a V-12, four-stroke diesel that’s capable of providing up to 1,900 horsepower. The 32.1 L engine is turbocharged and aftercooled.

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Cummins QSK60

Cummins QSK60 Cummins

Cummins debuted its QSK60 built for recreational use at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. This 60-liter, turbocharged engine offers power ratings between 2,000 and 2,700 horsepower.

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See more powerful boat engines from Cummins.

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Cummins QSM11

Cummins QSM11 Cummins

The QSM11 from Cummins is an inline, six-cylinder diesel with 10.8 L of displacement. It’s capable of producing 300-715 horsepower and 1,160-1,750 pound-feet of torque. You can find the QSM11 on many express cruisers and sportfishing boats today.

See more powerful boat engines from Cummins.

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Volvo Penta D13-900

Volvo Penta D13-900 Volvo Penta

The Volvo Penta D13-900 is an inline, six-cylinder diesel that produces 900 horsepower. It features dual-stage turbo technology, and is currently Volvo Penta’s most powerful engine for pleasure craft.

See more powerful boat engines from Volvo Penta.

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MTU 16V 2000 M96

MTU 16V 2000 M96 MTU

MTU unveiled its new Series 2000 M96 engine at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and show-goers could experience its 2,600 horsepower firsthand aboard a Viking 92EB equipped with twin M96s. The 16-cylinder, 26.9L M96 features sequential turbocharging.

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LEHR LP25

LEHR LP25 LEHR

LEHR’s 25-horsepower LP25 is currently the most powerful propane-powered outboard on the market.

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ReGen Nautic 300

ReGen Nautic 300 ReGen Nautic

A 300-horsepower outboard might not seem too special, but what if it’s electric? ReGen Nautic’s 300 is built uses brushless electric motors and electronic controllers instead of gasoline powerheads.

See more powerful boat engines from ReGen Nautic.

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Yamaha F200

Yamaha F200 Yamaha

Yamaha’s F200 makes our list due to its impressive power-to-weight ratio. The F200 is currently the lightest four-stroke outboard in its class, weighing in at 487 pounds.

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Honda BF2.3

Honda BF2.3 Honda

Another outboard that features impressive performance due to its light weight. The Honda BF2.3 checks in at less than 30 pounds!

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Suzuki DF15A

Suzuki DF15A Suzuki

Another portable outboard with a good power-to-weight ratio, the Suzuki DF15A offers 15-horsepower and weighs less than 100 pounds.

See more powerful boat engines from Suzuki.

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