Honda Marine Celebrates 50 Years Of Four - Stroke


Honda Marine Celebrates 50 Years of Four-Stroke2014 marks 50 years since the launch of the first Honda marine outboard, the GB30, which brought advanced, more environmentally responsible four-stroke technology to a predominantly two-stroke market. Soichiro Honda, Founder of Honda Motor Co Ltd, was insistent that ‘watercraft should not pollute the waters they ply’ and as such, Honda has only ever produced four-stroke marine engines.


Half a century on, the Honda range continues to deliver class-leading efficiency and fuel economy but with the power and performance that customers expect from Honda. The range starts with the compact BF2.3 through to the most powerful member of the series, the BF250, which delivers best-in-class fuel economy.

Honda is renowned for its proprietary, advanced environmental technologies including BLAST™ and ECOmo™, which now feature on every outboard from the BF40 to BF250. Additionally, several of the larger models incorporate Honda’s exclusive VTEC™ system, providing optimum performance through the operating range, delivering smooth controlled power when it’s needed.

Honda (UK) offers a six year warranty on its entire outboard range to domestic private users, as well as a two year warranty for professional and commercial users.