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
Hidea 5hp outboard – from £699
Another Chinese motor with a similar list of features, but the Hidea does have a few stand out features like the soft, rounded carrying handles.
It has one at the front and another at the back they are large enough to get two hands on so two people can carry this outboard between them, which is a real bonus.
Sadly, there is no indication which way down to lay it instead you have to look through the owners manual, and even then it isnt easy to find.
That said, even though it shares the lowest price tag on test, along with the Parsun, this motor is nowhere near as disappointing to use.
Pro: The Hidea has soft, rounded carrying handles on the front and back, large enough so two people can carry this outboard between them.
Con: On the downside, there is no indication which way down to lay it - instead you have to look through the owner’s manual, and even then it isn’t easy to find.