Outboard Motors: How to Choose the Right Motor for You

Choosing outboard motors can be a daunting task for any boater, new or experienced. The motor you choose will impact many aspects of your time spent on the water and is make or break to maritime activities like tubing, trolling, and water skiing.

At the same time, you also have to make practical consideration about your motor. You’ll have to ask yourself questions like:

  • How much money am I willing to spend?
  • How often will I be using my boat?
  • Where do I want to take my boat? What will I do with it?

By this point, you might be feeling overwhelmed. We don’t blame you—like we said before, choosing outboard motors can feel tough. However, it doesn’t have to be.

In this month’s blog post, we’re discussing how you can choose which outboard motor is right for you.

The Benefits of Brand-New Yamaha Outboards

If you’ve been searching for outboard motors for any length of time, then you’ve come across Yamaha. Yamaha’s motors are some of the best motors available on the mass market. But is a Yamaha right for you? We’ve prepared a couple questions that will help answer this question.

How Important is Fuel Economy?

Yamahas are famous for having superior fuel efficiency on the water. This is even more important for boats than cars, since fueling boats is generally more expensive per gallon. On top of that, fueling boats can also be more of a hassle, since it’s not quite as easy as when you fill up a car. So, all in all, Yamaha will save you money and hassle when fueling.

Are You Willing to Pay More for Reliability?

One of Yamaha’s best traits is their unparalleled reliability. In fact, surveys done by consumer reports rank Yamaha as one of the most reliable brands on the market. So, if you’re willing to spend a little more money, Yamaha is one of the safest options out there.

The Benefits of Used Outboard Motors

Though we certainly love our Yamaha outboards here at Kooper’s Marine, don’t let us persuade you against giving used motors a fair shake. Used motors can not only be powerful, but also shockingly cost-effective. However, you need to make sure of a couple things first.

First, you should double-check to make sure that any motors you’re interested in are compatible with your boat. Then, do some research into the motor’s history. With older motors, there’s usually a wealth of information you can find about them.

With the help of an expert, you can find an affordable outboard motor for your boat that you can rely on. For more information on our Yamaha outboards or our used outboard motors, click here to contact us today.