THE NEW MERCURY 7.6-LITRE V12 600hp Verado – the world’s first V12 outboard – has won another accolade, being recognised by the influential US-based Boating Industry media group in its ‘Top Products of 2021’ listing.

In determining winners of the Top Products designation, the judges gave extra weight to products that have unique features compared to others in their category, create a new product category, or significantly advance an existing category.

“Mercury continues to push the limit of outboard power out on the water and meet trends of larger and larger boats,” said Adam Quandt, managing editor at Boating Industry.

“The innovations on the V12 600hp Verado set a completely new bar for the industry, making it an easy choice for Top Products recognition.”

The new V12 is scheduled to start arriving at Mercury Marine dealers in Australia and New Zealand later this year. It is the highest horsepower outboard ever developed by Mercury Marine and the most powerful outboard engine in production today.