Working with your Dealer

Choosing an engine is best done in partnership with the dealer you will be working with to perform the installation. However, the best way to help yourself is to have in mind a budget and a list of what you expect a repower to provide. Also your dealer will need some information about your boat. This will help provide a platform for you to work with your dealer. Be sure to tell your dealer about any peculiar issues with your boat (noises, loose or stiff handling, difficult controls) as he may be able to eliminate these issues.

Information to Discuss with Your Dealer:

  • What do you have in mind to spend on a repower?
  • Do you desire any performance gains?
    • Top speed
    • Acceleration
    • Fuel consumption/range enhancement
  • Are there any problems with the boat the dealer should know about?
  • Do you need or desire new rigging and/or gauges?
  • Do you desire any technology enhancements?
    • Fuel Injection
    • Digital Throttle & Shift and/or SmartCraft
    • Emission Control Technology
  • What length of warranty coverage are you interested in?
    • Standard warranty
    • Extended coverage
  • Is this a good time to make repairs to fiberglass, upholstery, carpeting, or upgrade the electronics in your boat: stereo, two-way radio, lights, etc.
  • What timeframe do you want the job completed in?
  • Boat Information
    • Make, Model, & Year of Boat
    • Hull Identification Number
    • Make & Serial number of engine(s) in boat
    • Kits or custom modifications made to boat or engine(s) such as:
  • Hot water heaters
  • Jackplates
  • Switchable exhaust
  • Special props
  • Hourmeter