The company that started the four-stroke outboard revolution, Honda Marine, introduced a concept engine at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show. Designers at Honda’s Advanced Design Group were given a “clean sheet of paper” opportunity to design a concept motor that could be applied to a variety of engines. The group looked across Honda’s product line including current marine outboards, the Acura NSX Supercar and even the Honda jet.
The engine is taller than conventional outboards and designed for aerodynamic efficiency with a sculpted center channel that’s inlaid with a honeycomb mesh trim. The heat ducts feature an interwoven design with black honeycomb mesh reminiscent of the intakes on the 2017 Acura NSX. The most noticeable part of the new engine is the floating wing blade. It helps reduce the overall appearance of the large size, giving the engine a sleeker look. The Nouvelle Blue Pearl color matches the NSX.
The concept engine complements the BF40 and BF50 engines that were redesigned for the Miami boat show.