Reliable engines and service
As Petrov wrote earlier on. Its very important with fast and reliable service. I had a crashed gearhouse in begining of July. After 550 hours. (the other gerahouse broke down at 320 hours, when the boat still was in UK)
Anyway the workshop orderd the parts from Europe central storage and got the reply that they had the parts on shelf. After 5-6 days the parts had,nt shown so they contact the storage agian. Now they got a different reply the had no parts in Europe they should order it from USA. Delivery from USA was delayed a few times so I ended up with no oprerational boat for 1 month during high seasson.
I know that it was pretty much the same story in UK with the other gearbox.
Other than that I like the E-tec. It has real good acceleration and seems to take reasonable with fuel. BUT THE SPAREPART SUPPLY is an important issue. When it is time to buy new motors I am not sure that it will be Evinrude again.
In Sweden Suzuki have a good reputation of service and parts as well as Mercury. BRP have a new agent for Scandinavia who is operated from Norway and they have to shape
up in my opinion.