"Retail price for 525's NXT is $73,790.
Retail price for 700's NXT is $87,421.
You can substitute the drive portion with a SSM VI. That adds another $27,000 to the retail list price. However you still have the NXT transom assy w/ the integrated dry sump transmssion. That's basically a large cone clutch.
Mercury does not offer the 700 w/ a complete SSM VI package.
Just the facts Ma'am."
$87,421 is a long way from $50,000-$55,000. Even if the OEM gets 25% off of list, that's still $65,566. In the end, I suspect the pricing between a 725/Indy and a 700/NXTwill be pretty close. However - I'll bet the 725/Indy will be several mph faster.