Honda Marine has unveiled three new outboard engines with jet propulsion technology for shallow waters – the Honda 40 Jet, 65 Jet and 105 Jet.
The new line of motors pairs Honda powerheads with jet drives to provide an exceptional boating experience in ultra-shallow waters. All three new models offer the same dependable, quiet and fuel-efficient operation as the Honda BF Series of propeller-driven models, with the super manoeuvrability and added benefits of a jet-propulsion system.
“The launch of the new Honda 40 Jet, 65 Jet and 105 Jet will power boaters to shallows where prop engines can’t go,” says Will Walton, assistant vice president of Honda Marine. “These engines mark Honda’s entry into a new segment of the market. The combination of powerful jet pump technology with Honda’s legendary marine powerheads gives our customers a wider choice of Honda marine outboard motors to meet all their boating needs.”
Honda Marine outboard jet models have no gear-case or propeller extending below the hull. The low-profile foot design allows a boater to manoeuvre in minimal depths without the fear of getting a propeller caught or damaged on rocky, rough bottoms, shallows, underwater obstacles or other low-water conditions that would challenge a prop-driven outboard.
All three models include overhead camshaft design; electric starting; Multi-Port Programmed Fuel Injection for quick starts; water cooled systems; and a Freshwater Flush Port. The jet models are covered by the best-in-class Honda True five-year non-declining warranty for both powerheads and jet pumps. The transferrable warranty is the same on the last day as the first.
The Honda Marine 40 Jet and 65 Jet models are available at Honda Marine dealers with a starting US Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $11,360 and $13,357, respectively. The 105 Jet outboard will be available by the end of 2017 and pricing will be announced at that time.