RRP: £2,595. BOSUNS price: £2,295. inc VAT.
These light 4-stroke engines are easy to get going, and feature Programmed Ignition (PGM IG) so when you start your Honda even from cold it will never let you down.
They've got power
With electric start engines it's so important to keep your battery in good condition so that they stay reliable. And if you have electrically powered instruments on board, the high-output charging coil maintains top level charging to keep everything working even at trolling speeds. The standard four-blade propeller transfers the power through a slim hydrodynamic gear case straight into the water.
Both engines have a decompression system for easy starting. This makes the engine much easier to turn over with that initial pull if you have the manual recoil type, and less of a drain on your battery if you have an electric starter.
Fixed to the back of the boat and in the water, it looks great as the surrounding colours are reflected in the finish. Sleek design and sculpted lines run all the way down to the super-slim hydrodynamic gear case, meaning less drag and better fuel economy when you're really going for it.
The BF8 and BF10 have foldaway handles built-in, positioned exactly on the point of balance to make them really easy to transport even carrying them around they look fantastic.
The history of the 4-stroke outboard is synonymous with the history of the Honda marine engine. The Unesco Biosphere at Lake Schall, Germany, picked Honda to be their partner in 2004; and chose our products to help them protect and restore the natural lake environment.
Quietly does it
The BF10 outboard engines are used by the lake Rangers to take their small boats out on the lake to conduct their early morning bird count; so they not only have to be clean, but quiet too. Up until now they haven't scared any of the wildlife away!
The reason is clear: better salt water protection through better anti-corrosion technology and better servicing with specially trained Honda technicians. Every Honda Marine customer has the support of a domestic or professional warranty, as long as you stick to the service schedule. It will maintain the same value throughout its warranty period. That means your last day of cover is as good as your first. We think that's pretty unbeatable too.
Four lines of defence
We first anodise the aluminium casing with our patented Double Seal' process. Then an epoxy primer is applied before the shimmering silver paint and for further protection from UV rays, we apply a clear resin topcoat to finish. Just to make double sure, a sacrificial anode is fitted and all connectors are waterproof. Corrosion doesn't stand a chance.
|Engine Type||4-stroke Outboard|