Let’s leave aside “unlicensed” outboards, meaning those from 40 horsepower and below. Among the “big” ones, on the other hand, which ones are the best sellers? They are not the power giants, but the intermediates from 100 to 150 horsepower. Easy to handle, usable in pairs or alone, they are a powerhouse of technology and focus on good responsiveness, low fuel consumption, and sporty performance with a clean, aerodynamic design. To give an accurate reference, we have selected the best-selling 150 hp in the Mediterranean, with a final treat. Weight and other characteristics may vary depending on the shank chosen.
The best-selling outboards in the Mediterranean
SUZUKI DF150 AP
17,500 € www.marine.suzuki.it
This Suzuki engine has four valves per cylinder with a double overhead camshaft
And variable valve timing. Very high torque even in the low and mid-range for good acceleration. Low fuel consumption thanks to Lean Burn, Suzuki’s lean burn system.
Engine: 4 stroke – HP: 150 Weight: 236 kg – CC: 2,867
HONDA BF 150 XU
16,549 € www.marine.hondaitalia.com
This engine from Honda is a four-stroke equipped with VTEC (electronic control of lift and variable valve timing) technology and focuses on performance and low fuel consumption with the ECOmo that adjusts the air-fuel mixture at all times. Four layers of coating protect the engine from UV rays and salt water.
Engine: 4 stroke – HP: 150 Weight: 217 kg – CC: 2,354
MERCURY F150 EFI
14,200 € www.brunswickmarinetalia.it
A simple engine that is easy to operate and manage. The oversized engine block of 3,000 cc displacement for an engine delivers much more power than can be read on the grille. It features a “smart calender” for checking and topping up oil without uncovering everything.
Engine: 4 stroke – HP: 150 Weight: 206 kg – CC: 3,006
SELVA KILLER WHALE 150 EFI XSR
14,469 € www.selvamarine.com
It is a 150-horsepower outboard engine for those who want power and reliability. Cutting-edge technology such as computerized electronics that autonomously manages various engine functions. Its weight is average from a base of about 216 kg dry.
Engine: 4 stroke – HP: 150 Weight: 216 kg – CC: 2,670
EVINRUDE G2 150 HO
15,962 € www.evinrude.com
Evinrude two-strokes such as the G2 150 HO are among the least polluting in the world. How is this possible? Thanks to E-Tec technology, which is basically a computer that manages the engine and injects the exact amount of fuel/oil needed into the cylinder, not air or water.
Engine: 2 stroke – HP: 150 Weight: 225 kg – Cc: 2,743
12,500 € www.tohatsu-italia.it
This model was the Japanese manufacturer’s first 150 hp four-stroke. A good air-fuel mix provides better cruising efficiency, while the “Boosted Low Speed Torque” system improves acceleration at low speeds. With these arrangements you glide faster and more smoothly.
Engine: 4 stroke – HP: 150 – Weight: 220 kg – CC: 2,354
YAMAHA F 150G
16,610 € www.yamaha-motor.eu
A responsive engine with adjustable idle speed that allows better control at low engine speeds. Designed for fishing (low rotation) or high steady performance, it makes quietness a strong point. The double-shaft configuration
overhead cam (DOHC) intake and exhaust systems ensure optimized combustion.
Engine: 4 stroke – HP: 150 – Weight: 226 kg – CC: 2,785
TORQUEDO THE MOST POWERFUL ELECTRIC – A LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF ELECTRIC ENGINES
17,500 – www.torqeedo.com
It is not yet a bestseller, aided by the considerable cost around 20,000 euros, but it is one of the most cutting-edge outboards in the world. Deep Blue is Torqueedo’s electric motor with the power output equivalent to an 80-horsepower internal combustion engine. At about 10 knots it has an average range of 100 km, which varies depending on conditions and the size of the boat. The batteries are BMW i8 (2018), which in just a few years have made great strides in terms of durability and weight reduction.
Engine: Electric – Propulsive power in kW: 32.4 – Weight: 139 kg