Originally Posted by Polwart
what that Tohatsu offer their dealers better commission/margin
The issue is not about better commissions, it's the dealer's reputation, as an example, the local delaer who sell the same engine as Sail has problems with spare parts availability, so it's his entire responsability. Customers in trouble will not buy that engine again, word of mouth spreads easily, so new boaters will be warned about them.
Don't want to be mean with this brand, but according to yacht owners sailors, fishermens do not last long enough, even have frecuent elecrical problems, some states that even are discard type engines when used commercially. Anyway used on pure recreation basis, will last longer, a matter of counting with spare parts availability, good mechanic and a responsable dealer who backsup what he sells.