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Old 23 August 2004, 14:04   #31
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Mercury engineers teamed with some of the top engineering design houses in the world - Lotus, Motorola, Cosworth and Porsche to develop the ultimate supercharged outboard engines.
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I think the head design guy was Claus Bruestle who works for Porsche!! So I'm guessing its probably Porsche derived, no bad thing at all!!

Here's what the Mariner Verado will look like, nice!!
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Old 23 August 2004, 15:13   #32
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Of course you did. You were practically asking me to, in your special way.

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I knew Matt was gonna ask this. Jasper informed me and he read it in some mag or the other. Let's hope it is a skyline block cos those babies are tough
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Old 24 August 2004, 04:59   #33
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Verado tech spec

The Verado project was undertaken over a 5 year period.
Its actually a totally new design and really neither Porsche or Nissan
Mercury Employed a Porsche Guy to develope the engine but it has been done from scratch.There is proprably Porsche thinking in the design but apart from that its all new. Our MD in Poland has trialed these engines both in the USA and last week in Helsinki.............he rated them at 101% perfect and simply outstanding. Parker as some of you are aware are Mercury Distributors ( not dealers ) and as such we already have these engines in stock. It is our intention to fit out one of our "RS" Hulls 7. 5 mt with a 250 Verado to use as a demo craft. I am sure there are many of you we might be able to tempt to our demo days to trial both the Rib and Verado combination.We hope to have this craft on the water in the UK for late 2004 early 2005.
I believe that a full write up on these engines exsists in a past issue of Rib International for those of you who want to know more.
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Old 24 August 2004, 05:12   #34
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David out of interest @ what price VERADOs retail in Europe?
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Retail price Verados

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David out of interest @ what price VERADOs retail in Europe?
I am about to find out today as we are awaiting the final prices.
We cannot sell the engines in the UK though by themselves as we are only able to sell them attached to a craft.We have to abide by Mercurys sales conditions in Europe.I can however supply to the UK market with the engines pre rigged on one of our craft only.

Have you tried dare i say it ! the Barrus web site, i would have thought that they as mercury distrubtors for the UK would have also by now set the selling price. I guess the larger ones ie 250s complete with the new steering system would be Circa 25000 euros , but please do not take this as gospel

Sorry cannot give more information at the time of writing.


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Old 24 August 2004, 05:37   #36
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Except we all know the cost of a verado alone will be a lot more than the cost of a verado attached to the back of a boat.
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Old 24 August 2004, 05:40   #37
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25000 euros is a shit load of money for a clip-on innit!
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Old 24 August 2004, 08:06   #38
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25000 euros is a shit load of money for a clip-on innit!
BLOODY HELL IT IS!!
Say even if you get the normal 20% discount on that price (the distributors get 30%) is still Euro 20,000. You buy two NIVAs for that

Now the serious question is WHY SHOULD ONE BUY A VERADO?

Unless of course you have spare 20-25K and instead of throwing it in the toilet or set it on fire or buy condoms or something you get an engine for the fun of it
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Old 19 October 2004, 16:14   #39
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[QUOTE=Manos] BLOODY HELL IT IS!!
Say even if you get the normal 20% discount on that price (the distributors get 30%) is still Euro 20,000. You buy two NIVAs for that

Hi Manos
Question - what should one do with two NIVA's??

Serious - just looked at two brand new Verados on a Boston Whaler 27 this afternoon. They're huge - and the "have the looks..." (great). Run great too.

But I also heard that two of the first Verados here in Norway went
BANG.... so what should we do... my Yamahas (250 - 300HPDI) go BANG, BANG every 35-40 hours. FICHT's have their problems (bang bang bang - but no capital letters). And I don't like "heavy" 4-strokes..

Go Optimax??
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Old 19 October 2004, 16:26   #40
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Question - what should one do with two NIVA's??


You could tie one to either side of the boat. fit the whells with big tread tyres and emulat a paddle steamer



Go Optimax??


yeah
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