Less than 10 years after launch of platform, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Mercury Marine has produced its 75,000th Verado L6 outboard engine.
Officially, the milestone engine was completed the evening of September 22 during the company's 75th anniversary celebration in Orlando, Florida.
"It's an incredible milestone to reach 75,000 in our 75th year,' says John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine President. "The Verado name stands for excellence, reliability and dependability, and our customers know that the next 75,000 will have those same qualities. The engine family has been very popular in a wide variety of recreational applications, as well as in the commercial and government spectrums.'
Mercury launched the Verado six-cylinder in 2005, covering the 200 to 275hp range. Today the Verado family includes outboard engines up to 300hp.
The Verado platform is utilized across a wide variety of applications, including multi-engine offshore boats, single-engine freshwater fishing boats and premium pontoons.
Mercury Marine has manufactured more than 15 million engines since the company was founded in 1939.