May 1, 2017 – ALPHARETTA, GA
Boating Industry magazine, a publication serving all segments of the international, professional and recreational boating industry—including dealers, marina owners, distributors, representatives and manufacturers—has named the all-new Honda Marine BF6 portable outboard motor as a recipient of a Top Products of 2017 award.

The Boating Industry accolade recognizes the best products for the marine industry, ranging from boats to engines to accessories.  This year’s selections, chosen from hundreds of products introduced or significantly updated since January 1, 2016, were evaluated and judged for their innovation, impact on the marine industry, and how they advance their category overall.  

The Honda BF6 is a lightweight, six horsepower outboard engine designed to power small jon boats, tenders, inflatables and sailboats. This all-new model incorporates technology that contributes to superior performance, reliability and ease of use. The compact BF6 provides four class-leading characteristics: user friendliness, easy start, one-touch stop and portability.

User Friendliness: New innovative rubber engine mounts reduce vibration and noise, while producing a smoother ride and more comfortable operation at the tiller handle. The largest internal fuel tank (1.5-liters) in the class delivers more than 40 minutes of run time at wide open throttle while adding convenience and reducing clutter. The BF6 also can connect to an external fuel tank for longer runs. In the unlikely event of an oil pressure drop, a new oil alert system provides a warning and reduces RPMs to protect the engine.

Easy start: The BF6 is easy to start and has minimal recoil due to the new decompression mechanism that bleeds off cylinder pressure and reduces the pulling force required to start the engine.

One-touch stop: the BF6 is equipped with a class-exclusive, one-touch stop button that completely stops the engine with one push of the button.
Portability: Among the lightest in its class, its weight and new ergonomic handle design make the BF6 easy to carry to and from a boat. The new engine features a streamlined, wedge-shaped cowl and a fold-down tiller handle for easy storage.

“Receiving a 2017 Top Products Award from Boating Industry magazine is a tremendous honor—one that underscores the Honda Marine hallmarks of portability, performance and reliability for our smaller outboard motors,” said Will Walton, assistant vice president, Honda Marine.  “The all-new Honda BF6 model integrates superior performance, smart design, advanced technology, and innovative features our customers appreciate and value.  Lightweight and easy to start and stop, and with a new internal fuel tank and new motor mounts, the Honda BF6 runs quietly and smoothly while delivering the longest continuous running time in its class.”

With a starting U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2,213, the BF6 is a compact, lightweight engine with excellent low- to mid-range power and is available at Honda Marine dealers nationwide.