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Triple vs Quad Outboards
Are four outboards always better than three? We answer this and other key questions to help you decide between trips and quads.
OK, this isn’t exactly a performance category, but some boat buyers today place value on bling. They like to show off. And with this thinking, more is definitely better. So if you’re out to impress your friends, family, dock mates and passersby, four of a kind pays off.
When deciding between triple or quadruple outboards, remember that the biggest differences are in purchase price and maintenance costs, and in each case, trips are less expensive. In close-quarters handling and fuel efficiency, it’s a push. If you run them right, trips and quads are about equal in both categories. But if money is no object and you have the need for speed, acceleration and the ego boost that comes with showing off an impressive array of big engines, quadruple outboards definitely beat trips.