New products for powerboaters

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Two venerable manufacturers have announced new products in their lineups.

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Boston Whaler is expanding its Montauk selection with the release of the new 210 Montauk. The new model enters the lineup as Whaler’s largest Montauk yet.

It’s a hassle-free, hose-and-go boating experience with Whaler quality and Whaler safety in all materials and construction,” Ron Berman, Boston Whaler’s vice president of product development and engineering, said in a statement. “You get more room, more storage, an enclosed head compartment below the center console, and it’s a Montauk that will go more places because of its size and larger fuel capacity.

The 210 Montauk comes in a standard boat-motor-trailer package that includes a 150-hp Mercury FourStroke; owners can opt for a 200-hp Mercury FourStroke for more power.

Meanwhile, Honda Marine introduced the new BF250 horsepower, four-stroke engine, the most powerful outboard to join the Honda Marine lineup and now the company’s flagship model.

The Honda BF250 marine outboard engine incorporates a host of Honda-exclusive technologies that provide increased value and benefit to consumers, the company said.

“The all-new Honda BF250 marine engine demonstrates the Honda commitment to engineering a product line with unparalleled performance, power and fuel economy,” national manager Alan Simmons said in a statement.

With a full-throttle RPM range of 5,300-6,300, the Honda BF250 is a high-performance 3.6 L engine that incorporates an all-new gear case and advancements from Honda’s automotive and marine outboard engine lines.

Beginning in 2012, the BF250 outboard engine will be available at Honda marine dealers nationwide.