Honda Marine BF225 Named Pacific Coast Sportfishing's "Best Outboard of 2009"

Pacific Coast Sportfishing magazine has named the Honda Marine BF225 horsepower (hp) outboard its "Best Outboard Engine of 2009." Unveiled in the publication's July issue, the "Best Of" list reveals the editorial team's favorite boats, motors, tackle, and anglers. "Unlike [consumer research company] J.D. Power & Associates, the PCS 'Best Of' list is more of a shoot-from-the-hip approach," said Drew Lawler, President and Editorial Director, Pacific Coast Sportfishing. "We went with what we knew and what we liked."

The award is an exceptional honor for Honda Marine. "On the heels of our fourth receipt of the J.D. Power award, being recognized by our peers in the boating industry is further testament to Honda Marine's commitment to producing an outstanding, high-quality outboard," said John Fulcher, senior manager, Honda Marine. "Our flagship BF225 has long been the crown jewel in Honda Marine's stable of award-winning four-stroke outboards, and we're grateful to the Pacific Coast Sportfishing family for this honor."

Ideal for pontoons, large sport fishing and cruising boats, and commercial applications, the advanced technology of these high-horsepower (hp) engines delivers a perfect balance of power, torque, and fuel economy in any environment. Honda-exclusive technologies such as VTEC™, BLAST, and Lean Burn Control contribute to the engines' outstanding performance and fuel efficiency, while a best-in-class 90-amp alternator provides ample battery charging (60 amps) for multiple electronic accessories.

The BF225 is available in 20-, 25- and 30-inch shaft models, while the BF200 is offered in 20-inch and 25-inch shaft lengths. All new Honda outboard engines sold for recreational use offer an industry-best True 5-year, non-declining limited factory warranty that is the same on the last day as it is on the first.

Honda Marine pioneered four-stroke engine technology, setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency, quiet operation, and low emissions. Honda's outboards share the same unparalleled durability, quality, and reliability of its legendary automobiles. With models ranging from 2 to 225 horsepower, Honda Marine's full line of current production models meets rigorous California Air Resources Board (CARB) 3-Star standards, ensuring their availability and regulatory compliance in all 50 states.

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