Cool Cowlings on Outboard Engines at the 2017 Miami Boat Show

A gallery of colorful custom cowlings seen on transoms at this year’s Miami International Boat Show

Cool cowlings — they seemed to be ubiquitous at this year’s Miami International Boat Show. As I strolled the docks, I was struck by just how many custom cowlings I saw, tricked out with various hues to match the boats on whose transoms these big outboards sat. (As you might figure, these were big boys — 300-hp and larger.) So, strictly for fun and since we all love bling, I snapped some shots just to share.

Mercury Verado 350 engines
Merc Verado 350s on a BlackWater center consoleDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
A quad of Yamaha 350 outboards
Yamaha 350s on a HydraSports Custom 53 SueñosDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Mercury and Yamaha 350 outboards at Miami Boat Show
Merc and Yamaha 350s on transoms of Scout center consolesDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Three Suzuki 300 outboards at MIami Boat Show
Suzuki 300s on a Statement 380 OpenCourtesy Suzuki
Three Seven Marine engines at Miami Boat Show
Seven Marine 627s on an Intrepid 475 PanaceaDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Honda's concept outboard engine at 2017 Miami Boat Show
Honda concept engine — not on any transom, nor likely to be very soon, but this prototype— in the Honda engines booth — was certainly an eye-catcher.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Evinrude 300 outboard engine at Miami Boat Show
Evinrude E-Tec G2 300 — another outboard not on a transom here, but with a unique look out of the box. A variety of side-panel colors, such as red, green or brown, can be ordered from the factory.Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Quad of Yamaha 350 outboards
Yamaha 350s on a HydraSports Custom 42 SiestaDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
A quad of Mercury Verado 350 outboards
Mercury Verado 350sDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Yamaha 350 outboards at the 2017 Miami Boat Show
Yamaha 350sDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Quad of 7 Marine 627 outboard engines
Seven Marine 627s on a HydraSports Custom 53 SueñosDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Mercury Racing 400 outboards on the 2017 Miami Boat Show
Mercury Racing 400s on a Deep ImpactDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Mercury Verado 300 outboards on a Belzona
Mercury Verado 300s on a BelzonaDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Yamaha 350 outboards at the 2017 Miami Boat Show
Yamaha F350sDoug Olander / Sport Fishing
Quad of Mercurcy 400 Verados on an MTI-V 42
Mercury Verado 400s on an MTI-V 42Doug Olander / Sport Fishing
Trio of Merc Verado 350 outboard engines
Mercury Verado 350s on a FormulaDoug Olander / Sport Fishing