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Outboard Engines Market

Outboard Engines Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Engine Type, by Engine Power Type, by Application and, by Fuel Type : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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Outboard engine is a system used for boats, which consist of gearbox, engine, propeller, and jet. Outboard motors are slightly less expensive, allow more flexibility, more seating capacity, and are easier to maintain, hence they are common in recreational use. Emergence in use of outboard engines in fishing boats and shipping activities are projected to raise demand for such engines. The global outboard industry is highly consolidated and competitive with top five players ruling it. Yamaha motors co ltd. being one of the top players holds almost 40% of the market share. These market dominants are expanding their feet in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific to increase overseas sales. Outboard engines market is mainly comprised of three fuel type of engines which include diesel, gasoline, and electrical. Gasoline engines hold largest share of outboard engines.

Market Scope and Structure Analysis

Report Metric


Market Size Available for Years


  Base Year Considered


  Forecast Period


  Forecast Unit

Value (USD)

  Segments Covered

  Engine Type, Fuel type, Power, Application and Region

  Regions Covered

North America (the U.S. and Canada), Europe (Germany, the UK, France, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, and rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East and Africa).

 Companies Covered

Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Brunswick Corporation (Mercury Marine), Suzuki Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Co. Inc., Bombardier Recreational Products Inc, Tohatsu Corporation, AB Volvo, Suzhou Parsun Power Machine Co. Ltd, Hidea Power Machinery Co. Ltd.


COVID-19 Impact analysis

The ongoing COVID-19 has significantly affected boat production in 2020, and despite forced lockdown and boat production halt globally, the boating industry has witnessed significant growth. As per national marine manufacturer association (NMMA), data new powerboat sales in the U.S. has reached over 310 thousand units, which is expected to boost the outboard engine market in next decade. Considering the market decline, the market is expected to gain a speedy recovery in sales of outboard engines across the globe, followed by the outboard engine sales to mark a long-term growth by 2022.

Top Impacting Factors

  • Increasing watersports and boating activities for leisure, coupled with establishment of several water clubs across the globe drives the market growth.
  • High prices of advanced outboard engines and economic slowdown across the globe are leading reasons that restrain the market growth.
  • Manufacturers are developing new technologies to decrease weight and create more reliable, advanced fuel engines.

Market Trends

Growth in demand for small and medium-powered boats to propel the demand

The major factor involved for boosting growth of the outboard engines market is rise in disposable income which resulted to increase in demand for small and medium-powered boats. Europe is one of the leading regions in the global outboard engines market as it has witnessed rapid growth in watercraft industry. Rising participation in several water recreational activities and rising preference for more powerful outboard engine are also responsible for pushing the growth in the outboard engines market in the region. Recreational industry is anticipated to boost with continuous rise in per capita and disposable income across the world.

Rise in demand for fuel efficient engines

Outboard engine market being a highly competitive market with major players of the industry such as Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Honda Motor Co. Inc., Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., Brunswick Corporation (Mercury Marine), Suzhou Parsun Power Machine Co. Ltd, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Hidea Power Machinery Co. Ltd., AB Volvo, Suzhou Parsun Power Machine Co. Ltd developing advanced engine for more fuel efficiency. Cox Powertrain, a leading diesel engine manufacturer has developed a new 300 horsepower, high-power density diesel marine outboard engine recently, specifically to fulfill growing need of high-power recreational boats in the U.S.

Key Segments Covered



  By Engine Type

  • 2-stroke
  • 4-stroke

  By Engine Power Type:

  • 75 kW
  • 75-110
  • 110-150
  • >150 kW

  By Application:

  • Commercial
  • Recreational
  • Special Purposes

  By Fuel Type

  • Diesel
  • Gasoline


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa


Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the outboard engine industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with challenges of the outboard engine market.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed from 2020 to 2030 to highlight the outboard engine market growth scenario.
  • The report provides a detailed outboard engine market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Questions answered in the outboard engine market research report:

  • Which are the leading market players active in the outboard engine market?
  • What would be the detailed impact of COVID-19 on the market?
  • What current trends would influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the outboard engine market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Outboard Engines Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Engine Type
  • 2-stroke
  • 4-stroke
By Engine Power Type
  • 75 kW
  • 75-110 kW
  • 110-150 kW
  • >150 kW
By Application
  • Commercial
  • Recreational
  • Special Purposes
By Fuel Type
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

AB Volvo, Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Suzuki Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Co. Inc., Hidea Power Machinery Co. Ltd., Bombardier Recreational Products Inc, Tohatsu Corporation, Suzhou Parsun Power Machine Co. Ltd, Brunswick Corporation (Mercury Marine)

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Outboard Engines Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032