The SmartCraft® Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS) System delivers automotive-like control, instant throttle response and smooth shifting by eliminating the hesitation of traditional mechanical cable systems. More than 50,000 hours of testing and nearly a decade of consumer use make DTS the most rigorously proven control system on the water.
Smooth, Precise Handling
The six-cylinder Verado features a unique Cradle-Mount Design with four oversized, calibrated elastomer mounts surrounding the powerhead to isolate and cancel vibration for an incredibly smooth ride. The advanced midsection (AMS) design incorporates a new steering-to-engine-axis geometry that greatly improves handling at higher speeds by eliminating the "crabbing effect” felt in large displacement fourstroke outboards. In addition, Mercury’s exclusive Power Steering system replaces the steering torque often felt with competitive outboards with a precise steering feel unique to Verado.
The Verado multi-chambered Intake Sound Attenuator not only reduces overall noise by up to 14 decibels, it also tunes the engine sound to a more pleasing tone. Acoustic foam lining along the upper cowling and lower cowl absorbs high-frequency engine and driveshaft noise for a best-in-class sound rating.