Love when they show the boats that have 4 or 5 bolted on the back
This is aimed at that market but customers can subtract one or two motors from the total and still have plenty of power and blade area in the water. I imagine there will be many lower and higher HP versions eventually, if it's a success.
If you look at all the yachting magazines, it has become evident that many boats in the 30-50' range have gone from inboards or pod drives to outboards, including many cruisers. Other than the additional storage, I personally don't think it would work for me. A twin engine center console in the 30-40' range is a whole different story.
1975 Trojan F36 Convertible, Twin Chrysler 440's 2014 West Marine AL360 Inflatable, 1966 Mercury 6HP, 1992 Mercury 20HP
just to compare-- and Hot Rod magazine put one of these together and got 771 HP out of it-- It's all aluminum and, as ran on the dyno, weighs a whole 527 pounds... Not that many people would put these in a boat (I sure as hell would!) but like the Merc's this is NOT a massed produced motor- yet one can get 3 of them for less than ONE of the Mercs- less $$ for parts to make them run, but even then the savings would likely pay for 3 DP drives--
My main point: $77k seems a bit out there. Not that outboards have ever been cheap