An outboard motor is mounted on the boatâ€™s transom outside of the hull at the stern, or back of the vessel. An outboardâ€™s gearcase and propeller is submerged during operation but can be tilted out of the water when not in use. This prevents unnecessary corrosion or marine growth and makes them ideal for salt or freshwater use. To steer an outboard, the engine is pivoted on its mount, directing the propellerâ€™s thrust. Today’s outboard motors range in horsepower from 2.5 HP to over 350 HP per engine. But a few are now available boasting over 500 horsepower.
It is important to select a motor that is a good match for the hull in terms of power and shaft length.
At DDZ we supply and fit the following outboards:
Suzuki has a reputation for advanced engineering design and excellent product build â€“ this will be experienced with any Suzuki outboard you purchase. Four-stroke engines are clearly the next big wave in marine power and Suzuki have developed a range which combine the latest 4-stroke innovations with 35 yearsâ€™ experience of the marine engine sector. The goal has been to meet the increasing demands of the boat owner for efficient engines with good performance across the power band, clean economic running and low noise/vibration.
Enjoy the amazing power of todayâ€™s leading edge technology as you choose from Mercuryâ€™s extensive ranges of outboard engines, from 2.5hp right through to 250hp. Mercury offers 4 stroke and direct injection Optimax engines.
Whether your motorboat is brand new or has been around the harbour a few times, powering with an Evinrude E-TEC engine will give you even more time on the water. Plus, you will benefit from Evinrude outboard engines low maintenance requirements â€“ no dealer scheduled maintenance for 3 years or 300 hours â€“ and superior fuel efficiency.