Warranty Information

Our warranty is the best in the business.  Just like you’d expect from Honda.

  • 5 Years – with No Strings Attached

    Yes, you read that right.  All new Honda Marine outboard motors purchased for recreational use from an authorized Honda Marine dealer will be warranted against defects in material or workmanship for five (5) years from date of purchase.  No catches.  No strings.  It’s that simple.

  • A Real, Factory Direct Warranty

    The True 5 warranty is offered and fully backed by Honda Marine for the life of the warranty.  It’s not a 3rd party “extended service” contract, like most of our competitors offer. 

    There’s a big difference: the third party warranty companies often are more concerned with limiting claim payouts than with satisfying your service needs. 

  • Non-Declining

    True 5 coverage is the same on the last day of coverage as it is on the first. This is not like "pro-rated" warranties that offer decreasing coverage as the warranty approaches its end date.

    With Honda’s True 5 Warranty, your motor is covered from top to bottom – from the first day to the last day of your warranty.

  • Fully Transferable

    Selling your boat? No problem.  The original engine warranty still applies, even if it changes owners.

  • Nationwide Service

    Honda Marine has a network of over 1,000 dealers throughout the U.S. who are highly trained and equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment.  It’s all a part of Honda’s commitment to keeping you on the water and out of the service shop. Isn’t that what it's all about?

Environmental Commitment

Honda has long been recognized as a leader in innovative technologies designed to reduce the environmental impact of its products. With imporoved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, our engines are no exception.

Ever since the introduction of our first outboard in 1964, Honda has pioneered the development and production of 4-stroke outboard engines with low impact on the environment. Our vision is based on the philosophy of our founder that "Watercraft should not pollutte the waters they ply."

Honda Marine believes that ultra-low emission levels are essential to the protection of our global waterways. 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. Honda's full line of 4-stroke outboards meets the latest emissions standards put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Environmental Support

Honda Marine is a proud partner with environmental organizations whose members work and volunteer to protect our planet’s natural resources. We salute the efforts of these organizations:

Honda Launches Redesigned Media Newsroom

Honda North America has launched a newly redesigned Media Newsroom (www.hondanews.com), serving eight divisions in North America, including Honda Corporate, Honda Autos, Acura, Honda Racing, Powersports, Power Equipment, Marine and HondaJet. The substantially revamped media site is designed to make life easier for working media needing fast access to company and product information and assets.

Working with its longtime website service and development partner, Wieck Media, Honda made mobile device compatibility a top priority for the new site using "responsive design" to support mobile phones and tablet computers, devices that have become staples for many working media.

Ease of use was also prioritized and features such as the advanced, upgraded search function with selectable filters helps media find what they're looking for, quickly and easily. Simplified page structure and easy-to-use navigation contained near the top of every page also speeds access, as does the enhanced photo/video viewing, search and browsing capability.

A content-driven aesthetic greets users with hi-resolution images at the top of every home page in a new "featured content" area, with links to the latest news from each division. Scroll down to find an aggregation of the latest photos and videos. On the pan (overall) home page below the photos and videos, there is a new Division Highlights section that brings focus to important news items. The new site also uses larger fonts and cleaner page designs, optimized for easier viewing/reading.

Releases and assets can be easily shared via popular social media channels, and links within each division's primary navigation menus lead to a single page listing of all official channels.

Honda Marine Knysna’s exclusive advanced design boat packages are in great demand

Honda Marine Knysna’s decision to establish their own boat manufacturing division, namely Marine & Powersports, is proving to be a very good one. From the sporty Countess 190 to the multi-purpose Countess 170 centre console and Elf 1350, the fact that all three of these boats are wet decks and fully seaworthy, together with the advantages of the Countesses globally proven 3-mould system, are creating huge interest with both existing and potential boat owners, as well as the boating media.



Brief overview of the new models:

The Elf 1350 can be custom-built to suit your specific needs and comes in either a Standard, Sport or Fishing configuration with the choice of a Jockey or Stand Console, and can be powered by anything from a Honda 20HP up to a 50HP outboard. Certainly exciting times lie ahead as in the near future, 17’, 19’ and 22’ models, will be made available.


Both the Countess 17 Centre Console and the Countess 190 have also been built to a globally proven design that utilizes a 3-mould system where the internal support structure is a separate mould. This replaces all the wooden stringers from the boat, giving it extra rigidity whilst at the same time eliminating the threat of potential wood rot and foam-related problems.

The Countess 17 CC can be powered by a Honda 75HP up to a 135HP with the boat appearing at the show being fitted with a Honda BF100HP. The Countess 190 will come fitted with a Honda 150HP, but can accommodate anything from a 115HP to a 200HP subject to your specific power needs.

Solid Reliability

Our reputation for reliable engines isn't just legendary. It's proven.

Many Honda outboards are designed and built on the same engine blocks used in Honda vehicles like the Accord, Odyssey, Fit, and Pilot - vehicles that have proven themselves over millions of miles

We apply the same exacting standards of quality to our Marine products. We don't skimp on materials, fit, or finish. Which means you can rest easy knowing you've got a dependable motor.

It's no wonder that all Honda outboards are backed by the only 5-year manufacturer's warranty in the Marine industry.

But don't just take our word for it. Honda has won the National Marine Manufacturers Association CSI award for Customer Satisfaction nine years in a row.