I like the fresh water
flush port on the Suzuki - that's a handy thing if you'll be flushing
as you should be on occasions depending on usage. I didn't see if the others had this.
Don't be concerned about the Suzuki being 30hp versus the others 25, you would likely not be able to tell the difference, however it would be well worth while checking with the dealer to see if you can get the Yammy or Honda
upgraded to 30hp. They are usually the exact same engine
, you'll just need to have the ECU changed by them. Older models with a carby come with a flow restricter which is easily removed. The 25 and 30 are the same due to vessel manufacturers HP recommendations. You might find that the 30 is the same price
anyway or perhaps within $50-$100.
The Suzuki definitely looks good though with its electric start and trim and the manual start is good if things go bad... good if you're out on a 2 week charter
and the battery
I note that the Suzuki says that it has a battery-less fuel
injection system, however it specifically doesn't say that it is electronic.. so I wonder how it works.
I'm guessing in the Caribbean that there would be more experience working on carburetors at any old mechanics, however with your EFI you'll have to find the authorised dealer.
2 year charter? Not likely to die on you in that amount of time, but it will need a few oil
changes in that time. A 2-stroke doesn't need oil
changes like a 4-stroke, but the gearbox
needs the oil changing anyway, so no benefit in the 2 stroke
in that regard.
So many things to think about... In terms of brand name, Yamaha or Honda
, over the Suzuki, but Suzuki is definitely offering good value and features.
Good luck with your decision!