Marine Power Innovation Awards 2022: Rotax S Outboard Engine

New Rotax S combines easier maintenance with new layout possibilities.

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This new outboard marries the high power-to-weight ratio of a traditional outboard while creating a wide-open aft deck that enhances access to water. Configured horizontally, instead of vertically, these new Rotax S outboards are available in 115- and 150-hp ratings.

Another advantage of the Rotax outboard is its designed and engineered with many features that allow it to go several seasons without needing regular service. This is a great boon to new boaters, many of whom lack the DIY skills (or desire) of more experienced boaters. Additionally, as seen aboard Alumacraft boats and Manitou pontoons, entirely new layout possibilities are created as a result of the Rotax outboard. We cannot foresee where this innovation will lead boat design and recreational boat use, but we honor it for the courage and dedication required to push the envelope and reimagine boat propulsion.

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