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Old 19-09-2006, 05:23   #1
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Outboard Purchases in the Bahamas

Has anyone actually bought a new outboad in the Bahamas? How was the price compared to the US? In that 2-strokes are no longer available, I'm thinking that this may be a better option than in the past.

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Old 19-09-2006, 07:48   #2
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We bought our current 15 h.p. Evinrude in the Bahamas 15 yrs ago for about 1/2 the then-U.S. price, and it is still going strong. Last winter a friend's outboard died and he replaced it with another 2-stroke in Georgetown for nearly half the U.S. price. I definitely think it's the way to go.
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Old 19-09-2006, 08:18   #3
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Some of my friends bought 15 hp Yamaha Enduros in the Bahamas. The price was about $500 cheaper than in the US. The Enduros are built for lesser developed countries and only sold there. They are actually tougher than the normal Yamaha 15. No US dealer will touch one if you ever have to take it in for service. The "normal" Yamaha 15 is also available in the Bahamas. I think they sell for about the same price as the "Enduro".
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Old 05-10-2006, 19:14   #4
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We bought our 10 hp Evenrude there and used it as much as possible. Sold it w/ the last boat.

I would suggest that you buy one from the dealer in the area your "going to stay in for awhile". Then you'll get the engine correctly serviced. We did have at first a switch / contact that would short out when the engine was warm. We took it in to our dealer (in White Sound) and the found it and fixed it.
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Where to find an Enduro?

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The price was about $500 cheaper than in the US.
Vasco,

I've checked with a few dealers in the Miami area and have been told that the Enduro series isn't even available for sale in the US. Is there something I'm missing?
To anyone,

Where have you purchased Enduro's? Specific location and information about the dealer/marina would be appreciated. An internet search isn't turning up much about Yamaha dealers in the Bahamas.
I appreciate everyone's help!

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If you read Vasco entire post he says the Enduro is for sale in countries outside the US. Although Miami considers itself another country it is indeed part of the US. I think he may have misspoke when saying it was cheaper that the US. It may be cheaper than the US version of the 15 HP.
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To find a Yamaha outboard dealer call 1-800-88-YAMAHA (day or night, seven days a week)
The “Enduro” (CV - Customer Value) is Yamaha’s “no-frills” economy engine, not sold in the US.
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Old 09-04-2007, 14:11   #8
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I don't know, Chuck . . .

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If you read Vasco entire post he says the Enduro is for sale in countries outside the US. Although Miami considers itself another country it is indeed part of the US. .
You're probably right . . . but it may be more accurate to say that although Miami considers itself a part of the US, it is indeed another country.

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Old 09-04-2007, 14:26   #9
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Someone should give locations. I looked while I was in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Marsh Harbor. I didn't see anything cheaper than I could have found on sail at various discount spots on the internet. I bought mine here in the States. REALLY glad I didn't wait.

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If ya want a Yammy, Abaco Yacht Services on Green Turtle Cay is your best option. I bought my 15 there. Scott is the dealer's name. Old Bahamian family runs that yard (Roberts family) and they are first class folks.


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I agree with IslandFlyer 100% .... Abaaco Yacht Services is the way to go. They are indeed a first class operation. I bought a 15hp Yahama form them in 1996 (It recently died) and as soon as I can get back down there, I plan to buy another. Before I bought the first one, I called ahead to make sure they had one in stock and when I got there they had it out of the box and in the test tank, then hauled it down to the dock and put it on my dingy and they test drove it, did some minor adjustments and then after a few hours of use they checked it again and did some more minor adjustments ..... All with a smile. Yes Sir, FIRST CLASS FOLKS!
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Old 14-05-2008, 10:08   #12
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Yamaha Enduro

I got a 15 HP Yamaha Enduro with my boat in Grenada. It is incredibily reliable, easy to start and relatively light for its size. Being a 2 stroke it is not available in North America. It takes a 100 to 1 oil mixture. It planes with 4 large people on board a 10 ft. RIB.

If you can find one,Grab it.
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Are you sure about that 100:1 fuel/oil mix?

PS: The Yammy dealer here in West Palm said the Enduros aren't sold here due to emissions.

BTW: I've an Enduro 15hp that's mid-90's vintage and cranks on first pull. Running hot now, though. The telltail (pisser) is really strong, which makes me think the water channels might be gunked up.
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Yes, the 100 to 1 mixture is printed on the engine. All small 2 stroke engines are not sold in North America because of emissions. You are right about the ease of starting and it is realatively light fot a 15 HP motor
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Well, that explains all of the smoke!
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