PRODUCT NEWS

Honda’s BF115, BF135 and BF150 deliver world-renowned quality and reliability through advanced engineering
Achieving unparalleled levels of performance, these engines set the standard in innovation featuring advanced inline four-cylinder technology, drawn from Honda’s decades of automotive experience. These engines feature a range of Honda-exclusive technologies that place them in a league of their own.

For more information click on the links below:
Honda BF115HP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Biaplpnj-b0
Honda BF135HP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzp9WW0zDrI
Honda BF150HP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvCVOX_cCVs
Cutting-edge Advantages

Honda’s BF115, BF135 and BF150 deliver seamless performance and optimum 
power for a smooth and enjoyable boating experience. Using proven technology found in Honda’s automotive engines, the BF115, BF135 and BF150 have been manufactured with the world’s most innovative, efficient and reliable technology. Designed for use 
in all environments, these engines feature a unique set of Honda-exclusive technologies to provide increased power across the entire rpm range. Low fuel consumption, exceptional reliability and reduced periodical maintenance requirements all combine to minimise the overall cost of ownership.

Maximum Power
The BF150 features Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC™) developed for Honda’s high-performance sports cars. Introduced in the early 1990s, VTEC™ is the benchmark technology used on every Honda motor vehicle sold today. The system ensures smooth, stable idling, while increased valve lift at high rpm broadens the torque curve and provides incredible top-end power.
 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & SPECIAL FEATURES

Racing Technology – VTEC
VTEC™ delivers more 
power, torque and efficiency at every speed. At 4500rpm, a special high-lift cam engages to provide more air into the combustion chamber to produce more power. VTEC™ and Dual Stage Induction work to produce a longer, flatter torque profile: the ultimate in fine-tuned performance. (VTEC™: BF150 only)

Boosted Low Speed
 Torque (BLAST™)
Hole shot and acceleration
is significantly improved by MBT trace control (ignition timing). MBT – Minimum advance for Best Torque.

Advanced ignition timing develops more horsepower at low rpm to get the hull up on the plane quicker giving super-strong acceleration with rapid advancement of the throttle.

This patented technology pioneers a new age in 4-stroke outboard engines and will be the benchmark for future Honda engine designs.

Lean Burn Control
Inclusion of lean burn
 control offers significantly improved fuel consumption in cruising mode versus comparable 4-strokes and reduced running costs for boat users.

New models are even more fuel-efficient than previous models.

Garmin GMI10 and GPS MAP devices all include Honda’s unique Eco light. This is to indicate Lean Burn mode in operation.
NMEA2000 Compliant

NMEA2000 compliancy allows 
the engine to communicate with 
onboard marine electronics to deliver a wide range of information to head-unit displays. When networked with a Garmin or Lowrance NMEA2000 device, for example, engine data such as speed, rpm, temperature, fuel usage and other data can be displayed on the unit’s screen.

MAIN FEATURES

  • The inclusion of a Trolling Control feature allows adjustments in 50rpm increments between 650-900rpm. Trolling Control is an optional feature, contact your Honda Dealer for further details…
  • Three-Way Cooling. Three separate cooling circuits for more power with long-term durability.
  • 4-Front Corrosion Protection. A patented, ‘double-sealed’ multi-layered paint process. Sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, all enhance corrosion protection.
  • ‘On Demand’ 40amp, belt-driven alternator reduces heat build-up and provides superior battery charging capability – 30amp at 1000rpm and 40amp at 2000rpm.

PRODUCT NEWS

If you’re getting started on the water then Honda Marine’s BF2 and BF5 outboards are the entry-level engines of choice
The smallest engines in the Honda Marine 4-stroke only lineup, the BF2 and BF5 portable outboards deliver easy starting and quiet operation paired with outstanding fuel efficiency, and as a result have established themselves as the engines of choice for anyone wanting to power a small Honwave inflatable, a canoe, a tender or any small boat.

BF2: A Mini Powerhouse
Small and easy to handle, Honda’s BF2 is the lightest four-stroke outboard motor available at just 12 kgs, this low-maintenance, lightweight model is the perfect portable outboard. A fold-down tiller handle allows for easy transportation and storage, while an integral fuel tank facilitates removal and portability as one unit. The motor’s fuel vent may also be closed for transport or extended storage periods.
Like the BF5, the design of the BF2 incorporates a number of innovative features, including Shallow Water Drive, 4-Front Corrosion Protection, Twist-Grip Throttle, and a front-mount carrying handle. A Centrifugal Clutch maintains a smooth idle, automatically engaging the propeller above idle speed when the throttle is advanced. Similar to the neutral position in an automobile, the feature provides outstanding trolling capabilities. Further contributing to the BF2’s ease of use is a 360-degree swivel bracket which provides superior manoeuvrability in tight areas and results in additional reverse thrust. And since it is air-cooled, the BF2 eliminates the need for a water pump and ensures that the cooling system will not become plugged with debris.

BF5: Impressive Portable Power
Weighing just 27kgs, Honda Marine’s BF5 is lightweight, compact, and outfitted with a front-mount carrying handle for easy transport. Its 127cc, (7.8 cubic inch) engine features a water-cooled, single cylinder design for excellent low- to mid-range power, while a Digital CD Ignition delivers high-energy output for quick and easy starts. The motor’s Twist-Grip Throttle allows for precise throttle control, and a unique throttle tensioner further minimizes driver fatigue.
The BF5 incorporates full Forward-Neutral-Reverse (F-N-R) Shifting with in-gear start protection, as well as Honda’s patented 4-Front Corrosion Protection System. This double-sealed, multi-layered paint process serves to extend the life of all Honda outboard models.

A number of other features complete the BF5’s design. A Low Oil Warning System and rev limiter protect the engine from severe damage if the oil reaches a low level, while an innovative Shallow-Water Drive feature allows the engine to be tilted in low water. A full-swivel bracket design enhances the engine’s overall durability by reducing vibration to the tiller handle, and a fold-down tiller handle facilitates easy storage below deck.
Honda Marine’s BF5 and BF2 are available in both Short (15-inch) and Long (20-inch) shaft models. All new Honda outboard engines sold for recreational use offer an industry-best True 3-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, now offering a full line-up of models ranging from 2 to 250 horsepower.

PARTNERSHIPS

Honda Marine SA donates two pairs of Honda outboards to the NSRI, twin BF60’s to Station 4 Mykonos and twin BF90’s to Station 10 Simonstown

Spirit of Surfski II - Simonstown

In support of an ongoing partnership, Honda Marine SA recently donated two pairs of Honda outboard engines to the NSRI. The BF60’s and BF90’s are both four stroke engines that provide improved fuel efficiency, something that is a major cost factor to the NSRI, as well as giving equivalent acceleration compared to two stroke engines, together with overall excellent boat performance.

The BF60’s were retrofitted to the 5,5m Gemini Rescuer for Station 4 Mykonos on the West Coast. The station also operates a rescue runner, Transnet National Ports Authority Rescuer 1, and the 9m Spirit of Masonry. Together with getting the new engines the 5,5m Gemini Rescuer also received a complete overhaul. This has come just in time as Station 4 Mykonos gears up for a busy summer season.
Station 4 is based at the Club Mykonos Marina in Langebaan, which is a popular vacation destination in the summer months, particularly for kite surfers and other water sports enthusiasts.

On 01 October 2014, Casper Frylinck stepped up as the newly appointed Station Commander for Mykonos. Casper has been involved in Sea Rescue for more than 13 years and has been deputy Station Commander for at least half that time. He is supported by a dedicated crew and team of coxswains.

On Friday 03 October the station held their annual crew awards which recognised the achievements of the station in the past year. Following the Friday night celebrations, it was a busy weekend for volunteers as they conducted routine exercises which coincided with the Mykonos Festival and several water sports events.

Gemini Rescuer II at Mykonos

The BF90’s were fitted to the new 6,5m Spirit of Surfski II which arrived at Station 10 at Simonstown on Thursday 09 October. The 6,5m RIB enjoyed its maiden voyage from the Station on the Friday as part of the Class I Coxswains training course that was held in Cape Town over the weekend. The Spirit of Surfski II was sponsored by the local surfski community who are strong supporters of the rescue base. She will go by the call sign of Rescue 10 Alpha and will be the support and fast response vessel to the station’s 10m Breede Spirit of Safmarine III.

There is no doubt that the new Honda 90’s will be put through their paces as Station 10 responds to calls over the coming summer months. 

 

PARTNERSHIPS

The Honda Marine Bass Fishing Team finish an excellent 5th overall out of 57 teams in the prestigious 2014 Elite Bass Alliance Series

Barry Devenish and Chad Anassis

The 8th round of Ebass (Elite Bass Alliance Series) was held in the Toyando area on Nandoni Dam. This is a venue which could make or break a team and with the log jam at the top of the leader board, the need to make wise decisions was imperative.

During Thursday’s practice we found good fish in a small tree shrub area the size of a rugby field. The PS Honda Marine team pulled away first, courtesy of our maiden victory at Rhenosterkop Dam in August. Arriving at our spot first we had high hopes of an excellent day, and with all the top teams around us, we knew that we had chosen the right spot. However, try as we may we just could not gather a decent bag and ended up in a lowly 23rd place, also dropping us down the leader board from second overall to 10th. Upon reflection the mistake I made was not moving from our chosen area the whole day, hoping for the fish to turn on!

The 9th round of the Series was held on the huge Vaal Dam, an impoundment that we have never ever fished before. During Friday’s practice I was not able to get a single bite and sitting with a map at night Barry and I decided to run the boat down to the Oranjeville area. Fishing this area was not good to us but working our way back we were able to lock onto three nice fish. During the course of the afternoon though, I managed to drop four further fish which was heartbreaking as at day’s end Honda Marine ended up 4th with the three fish we’d caught earlier!

Once all had been totaled up, PS Honda Marine ended up 5th overall out of 57 teams over the whole season, showing that we’re getting ever closer to the top! I would like to thank all involved with the Honda team for making this great result possible. A special thanks to all the guys from Honda Marine for giving us the use of such an absolutely superb product. The BF250HP is a gem, one that I will definitely go forward with until the new model arrives. Certainly feedback from all on the opposing teams is that the BF250 is the most awesome sounding outboard on the water. Fuel efficiency of this outboard is great and servicing minimal and simple, so as far as I’m concerned it’s a ten out of ten.

The year-end Bass Classic for the top 25 teams is to be held on 31st October and the 1st November 2014 at Taung Dam in the North West province. This is the big one and we as PS Honda Marine would love to win it. It’s a venue we have not had the pleasure of visiting so hold thumbs everyone, the Honda Revolution is coming.

Many thanks
Chad Anassis