Nine Must-See Engines at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

If you're in the market for a new motor, here are nine great engines you need to check out in Fort Lauderdale.

Whether you want to repower your old boat or choose the best power option for your new boat, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a great place to comparison shop. Here is a roundup of some of the diesel, sterndrive and outboard engines on display at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Volvo Penta D13

Volvo Penta D13.

Volvo Penta D13 Volvo Penta

The Volvo Penta D13
Volvo Penta’s largest recreational marine offering to date with be front and center at the boat show. It’s an incredibly innovative 1,000 hp unit that Volvo will typically pair with pod drives. Stop by to see it at the show and read our comprehensive review here:


Where: Bahia Mar Tents 1203-1204, and 1225-1226

Ilmor Marine MV-8 7.4L OPS
Ilmor Marine MV-8 7.4L OPS Ilmor Marine

Ilmor Marine
Performance enthusiasts need to check out Ilmor’s display and get a look at the 483-hp MV8 7.4L OPS sterndrive. To read more about the engine, go here:


Where: Bahia Mar Red Zone CD 518

NEW HONDA BF 75-90-100
Honda BF 75-90-100 Outboards Honda Marine

Honda Marine
At the convention center, Honda will be displaying its new BF75, BF90 and BF100 outboards. The new engines boast a sleeker design and easy maintenance features, providing an excellent mid-range power selection for boaters. For a more detailed look at the engines before you hit the show, read this:


Where: Convention Center, booth 2007

Yanmar Marine 4LV
Yanmar Marine 4LV Yanmar

Yanmar Marine
Yanmar is introducing its new 4LV series to the North American market at the show. The common rail diesel engines range from 150-250 mhp, and will be great for smaller recreational boats and yacht tenders looking to match fuel with the mothership. For more information, take a look here:


Where: Bahia Mar, Yellow Zone Engine Tent 1221

Evinrude iDock
Evinrude iDock Evinrude

Evinrude will be showing off its iDock system on a few different boat models at the show. Check out the Shallow Sport with twin G2 300 ETECS and iDock, the Scout Scout with twin G2 200’s and iDock, and the Dusky252 with a G2 250HO.

To read more about iDock, go here:

Where: Fort Lauderdale Hilton, 8-8B.

2017 Yamaha F350 Outboard

2017 Yamaha F350 Outboard

Yamaha F350 Courtesy Yamaha

Big outboards are still the big story, and you don’t want to miss out on Yamaha’s F350 at the show. For more information on the company’s flagship outboard, go here:

Where: Convention Center, booth 2028

Building a Seven Marine Outboard
Seven Marine Anne Russ

Seven Marine
Seven Marine, recently purchased by Volvo Penta, will have on display it’s 627 and 557 outboards, still the largest available on the market.

To get a firsthand look as to how these massive outboards are built, read this:

Where: Bahia Mar, Red Zone CD 209

Mercury Marine
Mercury Marine Bill Doster

Mercury Marine
Mercury will have its 6.7L diesel offerings on display, as well as a range of outboard in sterndrive power. Be sure to check out the 350 Verado outboard, as well as the 115 hp Pro XS, both of which have been surging in popularity in the saltwater market.

For more information on the 350 Verado, go here:

For more information on the 115 Pro XS, read here:

Where: Bahia Mar, Land 1011-1012; Convention Center 2012

Suzuki DF350A
Suzuki Suzuki

Our own Jim Hendricks called the new Suzuki DF350 a game changer. Check out Suzuki’s 4.4L outboard with contra-rotating props at the Convention Center. Read Hendrick’s review at:

Where: Convention Center, booth 2030