Mercury also has an industry first option for the V10, a fitted, dual-mode 48V/12V alternator. The outboard comes standard with a 150-amp alternator for charging batteries, but the optional alternator is designed to pair with Brunswick’s Navico Group’s Fathom e-Power System, which is an integrated lithium-ion auxiliary power management system. The Fathom system gives an owner the opportunity to eliminate their generator while still powering high-draw systems such as a gyrostabilizer and air conditioning.
Mercury Marine also revealed several other projects in the works for 2023. “Autonomy has been an area we have focused on a lot,” says Aine Denari, president of Brunswick Boat Group. “This is an area around making things more intuitive, helping our consumers in challenging circumstances, making them feel more comfortable.”
Docking is one of those challenging circumstances. “On the electrification side of the house, we plan to have four electric boats in the field by the end of 2023,” she adds. The low-voltage Avator electric outboard and a new surf boat by Heyday are just a tease of what’s to come, all part of Brunswick’s ACES strategy: Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification, and Shared Access.
The Verado V10 utilizes the best of Mercury Marine’s technology to provide a smooth, quiet, and responsive outboard for those looking to power up in the 350- to 400-hp range.
-by Steve Davis