INTRODUCTORY STORY

Honda to participate in the FIA Formula One World Championship

McLaren Honda F1-(from left) CEO of McLaren Group Limited Martin Whitmarsh, Honda President & CEO Takanobu Ito

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its decision to participate in the FIA* Formula One (F1) World Championship from the 2015 season under a joint project with McLaren, the UK-based F1 corporation. Honda will be in charge of the development, manufacture and supply of the power unit, including the engine and energy recovery system, while McLaren will be in charge of the development and manufacture of the chassis, as well as the management of the new team, McLaren Honda.

From 2014, new F1 regulations require the introduction of a 1.6 litre direct injection turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems. The opportunity to further develop these powertrain technologies through the challenge of racing is central to Honda’s decision to participate in F1. Throughout its history, Honda has passionately pursued improvements in the efficiency of the internal combustion engine and in more recent years, the development of pioneering energy management technologies such as hybrid systems. Participation in F1 under these new regulations will encourage even further technological progress in both these areas. Furthermore, a new generation of Honda engineers can learn the challenges and the thrills of operating at the pinnacle of motorsport.

Commenting on this exciting development, Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. said:
“Ever since its establishment, Honda has been a company which grows by taking on challenges in racing. Honda has a long history of advancing our technologies and nurturing our people by participating in the world’s most prestigious automobile racing series. The new F1 regulations with their significant environmental focus will inspire even greater development of our own advanced technologies and this is central to our participation in F1.

The late great Ayrton Senna

We have the greatest respect for the FIA’s decision to introduce these new regulations that are both highly challenging but also attractive to manufacturers that pursue environmental technologies and to the Formula One Group*, which has developed F1 into a high value, top car racing category supported by enthusiastic fans. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Jean Todt, the President of FIA and to Mr. Bernie Ecclestone, the CEO of Formula One Group who showed great understanding and cooperation to help realize our participation in F1 racing.

The corporate slogan of Honda is “The Power of Dreams”. This slogan represents our strong desire to pursue and realize our dreams together with our customers and fans. Together with McLaren, one of the most distinguished F1 constructors, Honda will mark a new beginning in our challenges in F1.”

Also, Martin Whitmarsh, CEO of McLaren Group Limited said:
“The names of McLaren and Honda are synonymous with success in Formula One, and, for everyone who works for both companies, the weight of our past achievements together lies heavily on our shoulders. But it’s a mark of the ambition and resolve we both share that we want once again to take McLaren Honda to the very pinnacle of Formula One success. Together we have a great legacy – and we’re utterly committed to maintaining it.”

Jean Todt, President of FIA said:
“I am very happy to hear about Honda’s important decision to return to Formula One with McLaren from 2015. The introduction of the new power train next year, in the form of a 1.6 litre, 6 cylinder engine with direct injection and energy recovery, is a very exciting challenge and demonstrates a vision for the future of the sport. I am sure that Honda will become a strong contender in the years to come.”

Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula One Group said:
It is a great pleasure to see Honda back in Formula One. Their engine technology and passion for motor sports make them a natural Formula One contender.”

*FIA – Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile

*Formula One Group is the collective name for the multiple companies within the organization that manages the overall operation of Formula One racing, including Formula One Administration (FOA) that manages commercial rights and Formula One Management (FOM) that manages promotional and marketing activities.

 

History of Honda Participation in F1 Racing:

Honda has a rich racing pedigree

1964 – 1968: Participated as an “all Honda” factory team manufacturing both their own engine and chassis with infamous drivers such as Richie Ginther, John Surtees and Jo Schlesser winning a number of Grand Prix.
1983 – 1992: Participated as an engine supplier to several Formula One teams, the
highlight being the winning of both the driver’s and constructors’
championship titles for four consecutive years from 1988 through 1991
with McLaren Honda and legendary drivers, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. In total this highly successful relationship won Honda eight world titles, 44 checkered flags, 53 pole positions and 30 fastest laps over a span of 80 races. Honda also won the 1987 Formula One World Driver’s Championship with Nelson Piquet driving a Williams.
2000 – 2005: Participated as an engine supplier and joint developer of the chassis with the BAR Formula One Team.
2006 – 2008: Purchased the BAR Formula One Team and then participated as an “all
Honda” team manufacturing both their own engine and chassis.

1964 - Honda RA271 F1 race car

Alain Prost with Ayrton Senna in pursuit

Nelson Piquet in the Williams Honda

2008 - Honda F1 Earth Car

 

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Exclusive Chaparral and Robalo Boats available for viewing or demonstration NOW!
Come and view or experience a demonstration run in one of the exclusive range of “imported-from-the USA” Chaparral Recreational Sports Boats and Cruisers or Robalo Offshore Fishing and Recreational Watersking Boats either now or during the coming holiday season.

To view or book a demonstration, the Chaparral and Robalo Boats will be based at:

Chaparral 226 SSi is currently at Honda Marine Knysna (Tel: 044 382 4090) and if not sold by the end of December will go to Honda Marine Randburg (Tel: 011 789 4934).

Chaparral 226 SSi


Chaparral 224 Xtreme
is currently at Honda Marine Randburg and if not sold by the end of December will go to Honda Marine Somerset West (Tel: 021 851 7710).

Chaparral 224 Xtreme


Chaparral 287 SSX
is currently at Honda Marine Somerset West and if not sold by the end of December will make its way to Honda Marine Knysna.

Chaparral 287 SSX


Robalo R240
is currently at Honda Marine Somerset West and if not sold by the end of December will make its way to Honda Marine Durban (Tel: 031 305 8735).

Robalo R240 powered by twin Honda BF225HP outboard engines


Robalo R247
powered by twin Honda BF150HP outboards has been sold by Honda Marine Knysna to some very happy new owners, so if you’re down Knysna way over the festive season then keep your eyes open, as you might just see this impressive boat out on the lagoon and navigating the infamous Knysna Heads.

Robalo R247 powered by twin Honda BF150 outboard engines

 

 

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Honda Giveaway Competition Winner from the Cape Town Boat Show gets his Prize

Honwave 2.5m Inflatable with a Honda BF5HP Giveaway PRIZE!

Despite being halfway home to the West Coast, Mr Maartin Avelino who won the Honda Marine lucky draw competition at the Cape Town International Boat Show, quickly turned his car around so that he could collect his 2.5m Honwave inflatable powered by a Honda BF5HP outboard from Jeremy Barnes at Honda Marine Somerset West. What’s ironic is that the day before he’d purchased a Honda BF2HP to power his ageing tender that is nearing retirement anyway. Now he’s got a small fleet and is a very happy fellow!

Maartin Avelino with Jeremy Barnes from Honda Marine Somerset West

 

 

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Get down to the Cape Town International Boat Show (OCTOBER 12-14)
If you’re in the Cape Town area over the weekend of 12-14 October, a visit to the Cape Town International Boat Show taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, is an absolute must! Honda Marine will be there in force with the all-new flagship BF250HP engine, as well as the recently arrived in South Africa, Chaparral and Robalo boats from the USA, together with Avalanche Sports and Pontoon Boats, as well as Linder aluminium boats all being on display.
OVERVIEW – Honda Marine at the Cape Town International Boat Show

Honda Marine SA forms ‘Exclusive Partnership’ with Chaparral and Robalo Boats

Chaparral 226 SSi

Both brands have enjoyed much success with Chaparral leading the way with 13 ‘Boat of the Year’ Awards in the last 23 years alone, the most achieved by any boat builder ever. Certainly Honda Marine SA firmly believes that they’ve partnered with a winning combination and are looking forward to launching their involvement at the Cape Town International Boat Show, where Chaparral 224 Xtreme, 226 SSi, and 287 SSX models, together with a Robalo R247 dual console and a R240 centre console both powered by twin Honda BF150’s, will be on display. They and the Honda Marine dealer network look forward to seeing you there…

Honda Marine is the fastest growing outboard engine brand in SA
In a short timeframe of only 7 years, Honda has become the fastest growing outboard engine brand in South Africa for the second year running. Despite the current tough trading conditions being experienced, particularly in the marine market, Honda is very much a marine brand on the move and surely one to keep a close eye on.

All-new Honda BF250HP

Come and view the all-new Honda BF250 as well as the full range of Honda outboard engines on the Honda Marine stand at the Cape Town International Boat Show. What’s more Honda Marine SA will be running a Competition at the Show where ONE lucky WINNER will walk away with a Honda-manufactured 2.5m Honwave inflatable boat powered by a Honda BF5HP outboard engine. To enter the competition just visit the Honda Marine stand and complete a newsletter subscription form – it’s that easy!

Avalanche Sports Boats to supply Honda Marine Dealers exclusively

Avalanche 170 powered by a Honda BF115HP

Renowned boat manufacturer, Fairide Marine, manufacturers of Avalanche Sports Boats in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg is supplying the Honda Marine dealer network exclusively with a number of dynamic new boat options. These will include 17, 19 and 23 foot Bowriders, as well as the Aqua Lounge range of Pontoon boat that can be built in increments from 20 to 29 foot subject to individual overall spacing needs. What’s most important is that all these boats have been very competitively priced to tackle the current economic downturn head-on, offering an array of affordable, well-designed, dynamic quality boating options.

On display at the Cape Town International Boat Show will be the Honda powered Avalanche 230 Bowrider, as well as the 27’ Aqua Lounge Pontoon boat. Come and view them on the Honda Marine stand and discuss your individual boating requirements with the Honda Marine team.

Honda Marine exclusive Raptor Boats offering dynamic, superbly-crafted Ski Boat options

Raptor 820CC powered by twin Honda BF150's

Honda Marine exclusive Raptor Boats are built by Hayden Barber from his H20 Mechanix/ Honda Marine premises in Ruwa, some 30kms outside of Harare. Raptor 8.2m (27ft) centre console and forward console models are available, as well as the all-new 4.9m (16ft) centre console unit, offering customers a personally crafted, superior design ski boat option to suit their individual offshore fishing boat needs.

Raptor 490CC powered by twin Honda BF50's

LINDER Aluminium Boats sharing Honda’s overriding concern for the environment
Affordable, hassle-free boating enabling you to relax from the pressures of modern day life is increasingly becoming of paramount importance, and one definite solution is the range of Linder aluminium boats which are now exclusively available through both Honda Marine Somerset West and Honda Marine Knysna.
Linder, a Swedish company, manufactures small aluminium boats and canoes. It has an overall philosophy of building ‘smaller, cost-effective craft which are gentle on nature, and which will sustain the original environment for future generations’, a passion that shares much with Honda’s overriding thought process in manfacturing environmentally-friendly engines.

There will be a full range of Linder Boats on display on the Honda Marine stand at the Cape Town International Boat Show, namely the 355 and 400 Sportsman models, as well as the 445 Max, 445 Catch and the 460 Arkiep, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to see these superior-crafted aluminium boats!

 

 

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Chaparral Luxury Sportsboats arriving in South Africa shortly…

Chaparral 224Xtreme

The Chaparral 224Xtreme and 226SSi models will be arriving on South African shores shortly. Initially local boating publications will be reviewing them in the Johannesburg area and then you’ll find them on tour around the country so that everyone gets the opportunity to view these impressive luxury Sportsboats. Keep an eye out at your local Honda Marine Dealer for their impending arrival, they’re ‘must see’ boats…

Chaparral 226SSi

The Specifications, as well as the Standard and Optional Equipment fitted to these two Chaparrals will be as follows:

CHAPARRAL 224XTREME

Specs & Capacities:

Spec/Capacity US Metric
LOA w/ Swim Platform: 22′ 4″ 6.81 m
Beam: 8′ 6″ 2.59 m
Bridge Clearance with Arch Tower: 9′ 5″ 2.87 m
Bridge Clearance with Arch Tower Folded Down: 8′ 4″ 2.54 m
Bridge Clearance with Wakeboard Tower: 9′ 2″ 2.79 m
Bridge Clearance with Wakeboard Tower Folded Down: 7′ 3″ 2.21 m
Deadrise: 18° 18°
Fuel Capacity: 50 gal 189 L
Water Capacity: 10 gal 38 L
Draft Down: 35″ 89 cm
Draft Up: 20″ 51 cm
Max HP: 320 hp 239 kW
Dry Weight: 4150 lbs 1882 kg
Passenger Capacity (NMMA): 12 Persons/ 1750 lbs

Chaparral 224Xtreme

STANDARD EQUIPMENT:

Head
Enclosed Head with Lockable Door
Full Fibreglass Interior Liner
Lighting in Head

Cockpit
U-Slide Platform Seat
Bow Ice Chest (Insulated) with Drain
Carry-On Cooler (25 quart)
Custom Embroidery on all Major Seating
DC Power Plugs
Dura-Flex Suspension Pedestal Seats with Flip-Up Bolster Upholstery
“Dura-Life Max” Premium Expanded Vinyl Cockpit
Interior Colour Packages Include: Black, Blue Ice, Red or Yellow
L-Shaped Aft Lounge Seating
Lighting in Cockpit and Console
Lockable Glovebox with Storage Net
MP3 Holder Located at the Helm Station
Platform Logo Mat
Premium Sound System: Sirius Satellite Ready, AM/FM CD Player, MP3 Jack, Remote
Control and Display
Pressure Water System
Seating – Two Bucket Seats
Ski and Kneeboard Storage in Floor
Stainless Steel Bow Grab Rails
Stainless Steel Cupholders
Stainless Steel Speaker Covers
Stainless Steel Walk-Thru Transom Gate
StarLite Seat Cushion Bases with Flow Foam
Storage Under Stern Seating
Transom Stereo Remote and Tilt Switch Mounted on a Stainless Steel Panel
Walk-Thru Bow with Close Off Door
Wetbar with Solid Surface Countertop, Sink, Trash Receptacle and Storage Below
Wide Tech Bow Lounge Cushions with Storage Underneath
Wraparound Aluminum Walk-Through Windshield with Custom Supports

Chaparral 224Xtreme

Dash
Accessory Panels with Illuminated Switches and Water Resistant DC Breakers
Custom Molded Dash
Digital Hour Meter
Digital Instrumentation with Glass Lenses (Fog Resistant), Brushed Aluminum Faces and Stainless Steel Bezels
Electrical Connectors Triple O-Ring Sealed and Water Tight
Grounding Bars – Engine and Dash
Instrument Dimmer Switch
Loom Wrapped Wiring
Polished Spoke Steering Wheel
Power Steering
Tilt Steering Helm

Utility
Anchor and Rope Locker
Battery Trays
Bilge Blower
Bilge Pump – Automatic
Bow Stainless Steel Four- Step Boarding Ladder Concealed Under Hatch
Brass Threaded Garboard Drain Plug
Compass
Digital Depth
Electric Horn
Kevlar Re-Inforced Hull Keel Strip
Lifetime Limited Hull Warranty
Navigation Lights
NMMA Certified
Polyethylene Fuel Tank with Dual Deck Fill Plates
Premium Hydropel Resin
PVC Rubrail with Stainless Steel Insert
Quad-Radial Lamination
Stainless Steel Hardware, Including Large Bow and Stern Eyes, Stern Rail with Ski Eye, 4
Bolt Cleats (6) and Flush Pull Latches
Stainless Steel Props
Stainless Steel Thru-Hull Fittings (Electro Polished)
Stern Stainless Steel Three-Step Boarding Ladder, Concealed Under Hatch
Two-Tone Gel-Coat Colour Scheme

Chaparral 224Xtreme

Activity
Integral Swim Platform
Wakeboard Tower and Two Fixed Board Holders with Color Coordinated Bimini Top

Colour
Colour Selection for Wide Tech Xtreme (Double Black, Double Rush or Double Red)
Wide Tech Xtreme Graphics

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
224Xtreme w/Mercruiser 5.7 litre 350 Mag DTS B3 Drive 300HP
Icon Silver Splice (Black bottom/ White side/ Silver graphic
Snap-in Carpet
Table with side mount bases in the Cockpit and Bow
Fire Extinguishing system – automatic/ manual
Air Pump
Pro Xtreme Package
Cockpit & Bow Cover with Arch Tower (Sunbrella)

Chaparral 224Xtreme

 

 

CHAPARRAL 226SSi

Specs & Capacities:

Spec/Capacity US Metric
LOA w/ Swim Platform: 22′ 6″ 6.86 m
Beam: 8′ 6″ 2.59 m
Bridge Clearance: 4′ 8″ 1.42 m
Bridge Clearance with Wakeboard Tower: 7′ 3″ 2.21 m
Deadrise: 20° 20°
Fuel Capacity: 55 gal 208 L
Draft Down: 34″ 86 cm
Draft Up: 16″ 41 cm
Max HP: 300 hp 224 kW
Dry Weight: 3900 lbs 1769 kg
Passenger Capacity (NMMA): 12 Persons/ 1650 lbs

Chaparral 226SSi

STANDARD EQUIPMENT:

Cockpit
Bow Ice Chest (Insulated) with Overboard Drain
Bow Walk-Thru Door
Carry-On Cooler with Dedicated Storage Under Fiberglass Hatch – 25 Quart
Cockpit Drainage System (CDS)
Cockpit Layout – Two Bucket Seats with Logo Badging and U-Shape Bench Seat
Custom Molded Fibreglass Side Panels with Full Length Padded Armrests
DC Power Plugs -12v (Helm and in Glovebox)
Diamond Pattern Non-Skid
“quot; Dura-Life Max”quot; 36oz. Premium Expanded Vinyl Cockpit Upholstery
Fibreglass Molded Bowrider Area
Fibreglass Structural Liner
Hinged Bow Backrest to Access Storage
Interior Colour Packages: Black, Blue, Dune, Red or Yellow
LED Lighting in Cockpit – Blue
Lockable Glove Box with Liner
Molded-In Footrest
Oasis™ Sun Lounge with Stainless Steel Grabrails and Custom Hinges
Premium Sound System: Sirius Satellite Ready, AM/FM CD Player and MP3 Jack
Ski and Kneeboard Storage in Floor with Rubber Mat
Stainless Steel Cockpit Grabhandles
Stainless Steel Cupholders (7)
StarLite Seat Bases with Flow Foam
Storage Under Rear Bench
Table with Side Mount Bases in the Cockpit and Bow
Ultra-Comfort Pedestal Seats with Flip-Up Bolster
Water Resistant Speakers (4)
Wide Tech Bow Seating with Storage Underneath
Wraparound Walk-Thru Windshield with Custom Stainless Steel Supports

Chaparral 226SSi

Dash
Accessory Panels with Dual Illuminated LED Switches and Water Resistant DC
Breakers
Custom Molded Dash with Color Coordinated Switch Panels
Digital Hour Meter
Electrical Connectors Triple O-Ring Sealed and Water Tight
Full Analog Instrumentation with Glass Lenses (Fog Resistant), Brushed Aluminum Faces
and Stainless Steel Bezels
Grounding Bars – Engine and Dash
Instrument Dimmer Switch
Loom Wrapped Wiring
Polished Spoke Steering Wheel
Power Steering
Tilt Steering Helm

Chaparral 226SSi

Utility
100% Perma Panel Marine Coring (Lifetime Warranty)
Aluminum Fuel Tank
Anchor and Rope Locker with Molded Lid
Battery On/Off Switch
Battery Tray
Bilge Blower
Bilge Pump – Automatic
Brass Threaded Garboard Drain Plug
Electric Horn
Extended V-Plane Hull
Kevlar Re-Inforced Hull Laminate
Lifetime Limited Hull Warranty
Navigational Lights
NMMA Certified
Polyethylene Fuel Tank with Port and Starboard Deck Fill Plates
Premium Hydropel Resin
PVC Rubrail with Stainless Steel Insert
Stainless Steel Hardware, Including Large Bow and Stern Eyes, Stern Rail w/ Ski Eye, 4-
Bolt
Cleats (6) and Flush Pull Latches
Stainless Steel Thru-Hull Fittings (Electro Polished)
Stainless Steel, Three Step Boarding Ladder Concealed Under Molded Lid
Three Blade Stainless Steel Props

Activity
Integrated Swim Platform

Chaparral 226SSi

Canvas
Colour Coordinated Bimini Top with Windscreen and Boot (Sunbrella) (Black, Blue, or Red)

Colour
All White Premium Gelcoat Hull with Colour Selection Graphics (Black, Blue, Red or Yellow)

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
226SSi w/ Mercruiser 5.7 litre Mag Bravo 3 Drive 300HP
Wide Band Blue Hull
Premium Package
Snap in Carpet
Premium Speaker Upgrade with AMP and Subwoofer
Dual Battery Set-up with Crossover Switch
Air Pump
Convenience Package – Digital Guages
Wide Band Sport Graphic
Arch Tower – white hinged with matching canvas and fixed board racks
Cockpit and Bow Cover with Arch

Chaparral 226SSi