I have the Kipor kge2600ti. It has been going strong in the marine environment
for over 1.5 years now. Not a hiccup yet! I have been using it onboard and on-land for the last 6 months so the environment
may be a little less stressing.
While cruising it is absolutely great. It lets me not only charge my batteries, but it also lets me run my microwave without the oven
making the funny noise
it makes when I am strickly running from batteries and inverter
(Trace Freedom 2500).
I have compared the sound to the honda
1000, my 2600 is a little bit louder, when it is fully loaded. At low loads and idle, can't tell the difference.