Outboards

Outboards are the most popular type of boat engine. Some center consoles can boast five outboard engines—meaning that the market for these is growing, but so is the upkeep. Be it one outboard or five, Southern Boating provides tips, tricks and general information on this widely used type of engine.

Mercury Marine Unveils V10 Outboards

Mercury Marine introduces the industry’s first V10 outboards — the all-new 350 and 400hp Verado engines FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Nov. 15, 2022) — Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:…

Portable, Powerful, and Compact

Portable, Powerful, and Compact Smaller outboards are the heart and soul of many boaters young and old. Engine power is important on a boat, even for the small ones that tool around in…

OXE Marine makes waves

Diesel Comes Clean Diesel outboards try to break into the mainstream. Diesel outboards have long gotten a bad rap of being smelly and smoky, but a new generation of diesel technology is…

Yamaha Marine unveils its 2021 lineup.

Yamaha Marine has been busy. Newly upgraded engines, battery management systems, analog gauges, controller setups, and propellers kick off a rejuvenated 2021 summer. Engines Inspired by the XTO Offshore engine, the high-performance…

E-Motion 180 E Electric Outboard

Electrically Charged Vision Marine Technologies introduces E-Motion By Bonnie Schultz – Southern Boating With the popularity of electric boats on the rise, Vision Marine Technologies is making waves in the marine industry…

Mercury Marine Debuts V12 600hp Outboard

Mercury Marine Debuts V12 600hp Outboard At an event at Lake X just south of Orlando, Florida, Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, introduced the new 7.6-liter V12 600-hp Verado outboard…

Volvo Penta Ends Sales of Seven Marine Engines

Volvo Penta, as part of the Volvo Group, is making a commitment to be a net-zero emissions company no later than 2050. As a result, sales and marketing of Seven Marine engines…

Yamaha 425-hp XTO

Yamaha 425-hp XTO

Yamaha 425-hp XTO Yamaha’s 425-hp XTO ushers in a new era of power for outboards. More than a dozen years ago, when two-stroke 150-hp and 250-hp outboards were kings, the large center…

Seven Marine and Volvo Penta Partnership

Seven Marine and Volvo Penta Partnership

Seven Marine and Volvo Penta Partnership A Seven Marine and Volvo Penta Partnership means outboards with an IPS joystick and big boat features. When Volvo Penta became the majority owner of Seven Marine in…

improve your prop performance

How To Improve Your Prop Performance

How To Improve Your Prop Performance Check other factors before you blame the prop. Here’s how to improve your prop performance. When a boat runs poorly, propellers often get blamed. If the engines…

The mysterious lake x mercury Marine and the 400 HP outboard

Mercury Debuts 400 HP Outboard

Mercury Debuts 400 HP Outboard A storied history and a technological future lead Mercury Marine to introduce two equally exciting outboards on each end of the power spectrum. Historic Lake X Hidden somewhere…

Elco-Motor-Yachts and electric outboards

Elco Electric Motoryachts

Elco Electric Motoryachts Is There an Electric Outboard in Your Future? Given the dire warnings about climate change, in the National Climate Assessment released last November by the United States Global Change…

Cox Powertrain and the CXO300

Cox Diesel Outboard: CXO300

A new Diesel Outboard from Cox Powertrain is a real game changer. Introducing the Cox Diesel Outboard CXO300. Several years ago, I was touring a superyacht with an enormous tender garage. One…

an image of New outboard models from Seven Marine

New Outboard Models

If the get-up-and-go in your outboards got up and went and never returned, it’s time to consider new power. So check out these new outboard models. In recent years, many builders who…

an image of an engine with tilt and trim troubleshooting

Tilt and Trim Troubleshooting

Tilt and Trim troubles? Here are some top tips for tilt and trim troubleshooting. The time you most appreciate your motor’s tilt and trim feature is when it fails. At that point,…