I'd just look for a low-hour used one.
For example, I recently picked up 1994 Johnson 15 hp 2-stroke, to be used as a kicker
on my 22' fishing
boat. From the original owner, it came with the owners manual, fuel tank
(still has the break-in gas/oil mix!), a deluxe cart, flushing
adapter and deluxe flushing
bag, even the plastic warranty card! For $615.
This was an eBay purchase
that I picked up a 45 minute drive away. But you can find clean 2-stroke motors in your area, if you are diligent.