Originally Posted by gabilo
On the other hand, I am convinced there are chinese companies already producing smaller ( up to 25 HP) outboards fulfilling all necessary standards for the EU and US. ...This is only my guess, I have no evidence for this without further research
OK - another challenge - another find of "the chinese never fail to amaze me
alibaba outboard motor
says: 826 outboard
engines available. - Count them yourself
Chinese homebrew crap?!
So I did try to count those that could be delivered with certification
...after a while I gave up... a seriously sizeable fraction says: "chinese well-known brand - with CE/VCA/EPA approved"
some of them had a pic with the certification
Go there have a look. Some of them "chinese well-known" look very well known to me too (but I'm no expert).
Finally I wanted to know who else knew:
Mercury Marine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...now it seems "Who doesn't know"