Honda Marine Shows Concept BF250 Outboard

MIAMI — Honda Marine announced Thursday that it will add an all-new flagship outboard engine model to its lineup.

The engine made its debut at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show. The concept BF250 engine provides the first indication of the design direction for the all-new 250 horsepower (hp) outboard, which will be available to boaters in late 2011.

The concept BF250 engine is based upon a unique 3.6 liter engine platform designed to deliver best-in-class fuel economy and high performance. The engine will incorporate a host of Honda exclusive features, including BLAST, VTEC, and Lean Burn Control. The model also will carry National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) 2000 certification. Honda calls the exterior design, “striking, sophisticated and elegant.”

“Honda Marine continues to expand our product line with newly developed engines that provide uncompromised standards of satisfaction and reliability for consumers,” said Alan Simmons, national manager, Honda Marine. “The new BF250 concept signals a new level of quality and refinement to boaters who seek to maximize fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance. We look forward to producing this exciting new product for our customers and boat builder partners.”

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