We test seven of the latest four-stroke 5hp outboards. Find out which one we rated as the best in the November issue of Motor Boats Monthly
Mariner 5hp outboard – from £975
The Mariner is another outboard that only comes with a remote fuel tank. It has a square-edged front handle with one sharp corner, and there is a cowl recess at the back that is held in place by a hook at the front and swing lever at the back. The gear-lever is set low down at the side.
An oil warning light on the front panel simply shows red or green. It also has an easy to use ergonomic kill-cord clip, with pegs and a clear this way up notice, indicating which way to lay it down.
Pro: The Mariner 5hp ran strongly with two crew and was the fastest engine one-up.
Con: It is another outboard that only comes with a remote fuel tank.