Honda 150 HP BF150A2LA Outboard Motor
Both motors feature advanced Dual Overhead Cam, in-line four-cylinder architecture, a benefit from decades of Honda automotive and racing experience. Racing experience means more horsepower and instant throttle response. Honda’s exclusive Dual-Stage Induction delivers top performance at every rpm range. And Lean Burn Control automatically adjusts the air-fuel mix to maximize power and fuel efficien
- Engine Type: Honda BF150A2LA Four Stroke
- Horsepower: 150 hp
- Cylinders: 4 cyl
- Shaft Length: 20″
- Steering: Remote Mech
- Starter: Electric
- Weight: 472 lbs
- Full Throttle Range: 5000 – 6000 rpm
- Displacement: 2354cc
- Induction System: EFI
- Warranty: 5 years
The Honda BF150 features Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC), Multi-Port Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), BLAST for acceleration, in a powerful, compact 24-valve DOHC design, with dual-stage induction, 40amp charging, and NMEA compatibility.
Among the long list of features is the patented ‘double sealed’ multi-layered paint process of its Corrosion Protection System, plus added sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, all enhancing corrosion protection.
On a glassy Botany Bay aboard the Fairgraves’ 2800 Platinum, I planted the throttles on the twin 150hp Hondas and the whole package jumped easily to attention with a minimum amount of fuss or noise and very little bow rise.
There is an ever-so-slight harmonic at a fast lure speed of around 8.6kt at 2500rpm where the outboards drink a miserly 8.1L/h per side – and that is the worst I can say of the whole boat-motor combination.
The Sailfish is comfortable at around 4000rpm and 18.5kt, but just feels like a magic carpet ride at its ideal speed of 25kt and 4500rpm, where you can travel comfortably and economically for a long distance drinking well under 50L/h total.
If you want to get silly occasionally (and who doesn’t) the 2800 Platinum reached a speedy 36.7kt at a redline 6100rpm, drinking 50L/h per side, which still gives a 159 nautical mile range, with 10 per cent reserve, for those fast dashes home when things are about to turn for the worst.