Tohatsu America Corporation, which distributes both Tohatsu and Nissan Marine outboards, is introducing new 15/20-horsepower power-tilt engines for 2009. Designed for the johnboat and tender market, these portable outboards have a displacement of 21.42 cubic inches and a gear ratio of 13:28. The power-tilt feature and compact bracket are sized to fit small fishing boats. Both are available in 15- and 20-inch shaft lengths. "Green" as well, the ultra-low emissions from these engines meet EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards. They are backed by a three-year limited warranty.
Nissan 20 Power Tilt
TYPE: Four-stroke, two-cylinder outboard
DISPLACEMENT: 21.42 cubic inches
ALTERNATOR: 11 amps WEIGHT: 134 lbs.
PRICE: $3,990 ? www.nissanmarine.com