250 HP

3.0L 250 HP

Fuel Your Competitive Spirit

Reliable, versatile, and a great value.

  • Engine type V-6
  • Displacement (L) 3.0
  • Full throttle RPM 5500-6000
  • Steering Big Tiller Compatible, Remote
  • Dry weight *Lightest model available 505 lbs / 229 kg

Key Features

Proven Technology.

More than a decade of reliable Mercury® OptiMax® performance is testimony to a great design. Low-pressure Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) delivery, corrosion-resistant alloys and finishes, and rugged components keep Mercury OptiMax outboards on the water, season upon season.

Fuel Economy.

Atomized fuel is injected directly into each combustion chamber, backed by a precise charge of compressed air, and the fuel / air mixture is directed toward the spark plug by a uniquely shaped piston. The result is more-complete combustion for outstanding economy and smoke-free emissions.


No outboard in its class weighs less than the Mercury® 250hp OptiMax®. That helps create amazing hole-shot acceleration, increased top speed and overall efficiency. Its compact 60-degree V6 engine delivers brawn without the bulk.

The Big Tiller.

The optional center-mounted Big Tiller offers optimal control. A longer tiller grip incorporates a convenient power trim switch, the shift lever is close at hand, and an optional digital troll control adjusts engine speed as low as 700 rpm in 10-rpm increments.

Accessory Power.

A 60-amp (756-watt) belt-driven alternator keeps batteries charged to power electronics, lights, livewells and audio equipment.

Geared to Win.

The Torque Master II gearcase, available on select 225hp and 250hp Pro XS™ outboards, is designed specifically for performance bass boats. Its stout 1.25-inch prop shaft can handle the strain of running at an elevated mounting height. Patented front water pickups keep the engine running cool regardless of engine height. A cambered skeg improves handling and drivability.

  • Category:
  • HP / kW:
    250 / 184
  • Engine Type:
  • Displacement (L):
  • Full Throttle RPM:
  • Fuel Induction System:
    2-stage Direct Fuel Injection (DFI)
  • Alternator amp / Watt:
    60 amp / 756 watt (Belt-Driven)
  • Recommended Fuel:
    87% octane / up to 10% ethanol
  • Recommended Oil:
    Mercury OptiMax/DFI Outboard Oil
  • Engine Protection Operator Warning System:
    Low oil level, Over-rev, Overheat, SmartCraft Engine Guardian
  • Compatible with SmartCraft Digital Technology:
  • Controls:
    Remote Mechanical
  • Steering:
    Big Tiller Compatible, Remote
  • Shaft Length:
    25" / 635 mm, 30" / 762 mm
  • Gearcase Ratio:
  • Dry Weight *Lightest Model Available:
    505 lbs / 229 kg
  • CARB Star Rating:
  • Gearcase Options:
  • Counter Rotation:
  • Color:
    Phantom Black

Rockdale Boat Mart has a large number of new and used boats and outboard motors in stock, and they provide repair services to keep your engine and motor running. If you have any questions about their services or the products they offer, don’t hesitate to give them a call.

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