Honda Marine used this year’s Melbourne International Boat Show to take the worldwide wraps off a posse of new outboards – the BF75, BF80, BF90 and BF100. With their sleek silver styling and swept-back “crouching” appearance, they look the business and have the mechanical muscle to back it up. The grunt factor is taken care of by Honda’s boosted low speed torque (BLAST™) technology, which increases engine torque at low RPM when you crank it, delivering strong holeshot performance to get the hull up on plane faster than a politician’s u-turn.

It gets better. The updated BF90 and BF100 both feature VTEC™ tech, born out of Honda motor-racing. And you won’t be burning too much gas in cruise mode thanks to advanced electronic fuel injection (EFI) and lean burn control (ECOmo). NMEA2000 connectivity is standard, and a 44-amp alternator means you can charge the battery quicker and power more accessories – which means more onboard tech, gotta love that. Add dealer network support and a seven-year warranty to back it all up.

Get more Honda Marine info at honda.com.au