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Old 17 May 2011, 07:35   #11
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i was always led to believe that Selva made the 2 strokes but the 4 strokes where re badged yamahas
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Yam will hold its value much better.
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what about tohatsu ever heard of them?
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Old 18 May 2011, 03:55   #14
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Yep, the Marine branch of Nissan.

Quite highly regarded these days, and from what I gather good customer service too.
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Yep, the Marine branch of Nissan.

Quite highly regarded these days, and from what I gather good customer service too.
I thought the only connection was that Tohatsu are rebadged as Nissan in US!
Not bad bits of kit ether way!
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what about tohatsu ever heard of them?
Dejv - my understanding is that Selva and Yamaha 4 strokes are the same under the skin. I think they are also have better market penetration in southern europe than the UK. Whether you will get the same support/warranty etc from Selva may be a different question? It is a little like the difference between a Skoda and an Audi. However whilst Skoda now have widespread market acceptance and reputation - Selva are still just entering the UK market - so do you want to be an early adopter for the Brand? Do you want to risk that when you sell it in 3 yrs time they are still largely an unknown quantity?

The following brands are all "mainstream" in the UK 4stroke outboard market:

Yamaha
Mercury/Mariner
Tohatsu
Honda
Suzuki

Do Etec go as small as 25 HP with their "modern" direct injection 2 stroke stuff? They would also be considered credible - but the traditional weight benefits of 2 stroke won't apply.

For each of those brands I would be comparing price and weight. There isn't really much between most of these in terms of reliability with new engines (and most will be offering 5 yr warranties). The key factor for many people will be who their local dealer is - so if a problem does develop they can get it fixed locally rather than travelling hundreds of miles to the approved service centre.
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expensive paint job

:same lump. there was at one time a big difference in price in the UK but Yammie got Selva to raise the prices folowing on from Polwarts comments power to weight ratio wold be a decision factor for me als0 and smell and noise, sorry I mean music and Aroma :clap
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ic ic. will try and go have a look at the tohatsu this weekend.
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