8 627HP OUTBOARDS ON THEIR WAY

Motorboat & Yachting - - THE 10 -

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.

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