8 627HP OUTBOARDS ON THEIR WAY
Seven Marine has gained CE certification for the world’s most powerful production outboard engine, clearing the way for imports to the UK and Europe. The 627hp engine uses a supercharged 6.1-litre V8 block mated to a purpose-built gearbox and propeller to put its power into the water.
The US company, which launched in 2010, was purchased last year by Volvo Penta to give it a foothold in the burgeoning market for big outboard engines. Seven Marine currently produces a range of three outboard motors between 527hp and 627hp built in small numbers and sold at a premium. The most powerful mass-produced outboard engine is the Yamaha 425hp XTO tested on p86.