What type of outboard is right for you?

Just as “cottage” can mean different things to different people—from a rustic cabin on a quiet lake to an architectural marvel on coveted coastal property—boating isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. Whether you use your boat for scooting around the lake with your friends and family or skimming over waves during coastal angling trips, there’s an ideal outboard motor for you. To help you choose the right size, horsepower, maintenance level, and noise level for your needs, we’ve partnered with Honda Marine to identify seven key types of boaters and the engines that will suit them best.