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renoduckman posted 06-01-2015 12:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for renoduckman   Send Email to renoduckman  
What times during the year are the best to buy new engines? Thanks--Joe
tedious posted 06-01-2015 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for tedious  Send Email to tedious     
Many brands seem to have deals at the same time every year - early to mid fall is good for Yamaha, for example.


msirof2001 posted 06-01-2015 12:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for msirof2001  Send Email to msirof2001     
I can only speak about my own personal experience with Yamaha. I watched their promotion behavior for several years before repowering my 1995 Outrage 21 with a Yamaha F200 XB. They typically have two promotions. One in the late Summer/Fall and one in the boat-show-season. Their fall promotion consists of offering three extra years of warranty to make a total of six years. Their boat-show promotion (Jan-March) has a trade-off of either an additional three years of warranty for a total of six years, or cash discount off the price of the engine. The cash discount varies by horsepower. I personally went for the cash discount when I did my own repower. My past experience with Yamahas was that nothing went wrong with the engine until 10 to 15-years. That was after the three years or six years. So I took the cash discount which had an immediate benefit.
jimh posted 06-01-2015 01:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Promotions offering discounts or added warranty or bundled accessories when purchasing a new outboard engine are often best around December to April.
contender posted 06-01-2015 10:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
Back in May when I visited my dealer (Ft Lauderdale Fla) to look at the new evinrudes, the owner told me to wait for the boat show in Feb for purchasing a new engine, they told me they usually give an extended warr[anty] with the best price and even finance if needed.

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