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Honda Marine introduces new concept engine at the Miami International Boat Show


HONDA Marine has broken the mould for marine engines at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show with a bold new concept engine that could power the future of boating.

With inspiration from across Honda’s line-up – including automotive, marine and aeronautical – the design concept engine is a blue sky vision for what future marine engines could look like.

Designers at Honda’s Advanced Design Group in the U.S were given a “clean sheet of paper” opportunity to design a concept motor that could be applied to a variety of engines. For design inspiration, the group looked across the portfolio of Honda’s varied product line-up, from current marine outboard motors to automotive products like the Honda NSX Supercar, to the Honda Jet.

Honda said to be truly imaginative and forward thinking, its designers created a concept engine that was taller than conventional marine engines. The sculpted lines tie the concept engine to the traditional marine engine shape and functionality, but promise creativity with regards to what could power the concept engine.

“The inspiration for the design of this engine was driven by the feeling you get when at the helm of a powerful boat on the water – the rush of excitement, the exhilaration and freedom, the feeling that hits you immediately with the boat at full throttle and the water and air around you,” said Will Walton, Assistant Vice President – Honda Marine America.

For exceptional aerodynamics, the tailored packaging of the Honda Marine concept engine includes a sculpted centre channel inlaid with a honeycomb mesh trim. The heat ducts feature an interwoven design with black honeycomb mesh reminiscent of the intakes on the 2017 Honda NSX.

While there is currently no production intent for the Honda Marine engine design concept, Honda says it speaks of the innovation and opportunity in multiple marine engine markets.

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