Choosing Between Yamaha and Honda Outboard Motors

Maybe you recently bought a new boat in Palm Beach County and need to now add a motor, or maybe you have decided to replace your old motor. ARG Marine can help! We are an Authorized Dealer For Yamaha and Honda Four Stroke Outboard Motors and one of the largest dealers in the world for used outboard motors.

When looking for a new or used outboard motor, you’ll likely want to look at some of the top brands like Yamaha and Honda. Which one is right for you? Let’s take a look.

Options For Outboard Engines

Yamaha and Honda outboard motors are among the most popular brands of outboard engines. When you buy an outboard motor, you’ll have to decide between two-stroke and four-stroke. Yamaha makes both, while Honda only makes four-stroke engines. Two-stroke engines tend to be lighter and simpler. For example, they don’t require oil changes. However, four-stroke motors are usually more efficient, cleaner and more powerful. Recreational boaters often chose four-stroke engines for their boats.

There are other factors to consider when you compare the two motors. For example, Honda outboards are a bit noisier than Yamaha outboards. On the other hand, Honda outboards tend to be lighter. Both Honda and Yamaha have warranties for their engines, which gives you peace of mind in protecting your investment. Honda’s warranty only applies to engines used for recreational boating. If you plan to use your boat in a commercial application, then their warranty won’t apply.

Honda Or Yamaha?

Yamaha has long brand recognition as they’ve been making outboard motors since 1960. There’s no doubt that Yamaha is one of the leading manufacturers of outboard motors. Honda has been in the game for some time as well. Even if they haven’t been in the outboard motor business as long, Honda is still a very recognizable name to most everyone. For example, many people see Honda as one of the top trusted car brands.

In the end, choosing between the two brands might be mostly about personal preference. Both Honda and Yamaha offer excellent engines with great specifications.

A Trusted Dealer Can Help

If you’re new to boating in Palm Beach County or just need more input on making a decision, a trusted dealer like ARG Marine can help. We have a wide variety of both new and used outboard engines, including Honda outboard motors, and we can ship anywhere in the world. It might turn out that neither Honda nor Yamaha is right for you. ARG Marine is an authorized dealer for Evinrude E-TEC motors as well as an authorized service center for Johnson and Suzuki motors. You will definitely find the perfect outboard motor for your boat at ARG Marine!