Had a 10hp honda with green decals that was 2000, and that was a rounded cowling. Reckon they changed about 1999/2000. £700 isn't outrageous for that engine, but his description is wrong. I would say its a minimum 15 year old engine, that is in below average condition (leg left in water and looks untidy under the cowl) and hasn't been looked after, regardless of whether its done a lot of work or not.
"Honda 15hp outboard engine , electric and pull start.
approx 4 years old, but done no work and very tidy. Excellent starter and runs great
These engines are +£2800 new!
On 04-Mar-14 at 12:56:08 GMT, seller added the following information:
Have now checked and engine is 2008, and has done approx 10 hours work - so runs as new It also has a built in generator to charge battery whilst running"