With the popularity of boating and fishing on the rise, premium AMSOIL synthetic lubricants keep you on the water.
Research into the marine market reveals boating is on the rise, with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reporting a 2 percent increase in sales of new and used boats between 2008 and 2012. In addition, 37.8 percent of the population participated in recreational boating in 2012, a 6 percent increase from 2011, while the 2012 Special Report on Fishing and Boating reports that fishing remains the most popular recreational activity in the country, surpassing running, camping, hiking and biking.
Boat Engine Options
Boat applications can be broken down into three primary methods of propulsion. Available in both two- and four-stroke designs, outboard motors are self-contained units (engine, gearbox and propeller/jet drive) that mount outside the hull of the boat; inboard motors are enclosed within the hull; and sterndrive (inboard/outboard) designs situate the engine forward of the transom, with the drive unit outside the hull. According to the 2012 U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Report, 67 percent of registered mechanically powered boats are powered by outboard motors, while 20 percent feature inboard motors and 13 percent have sterndrive motors.
AMSOIL Products for Marine Applications
A successful day fishing or boating hinges on the reliability of marine engines. Deposits and wear from high-rpm operation and all-day trolling can limit performance and even shorten engine life, especially in newer engines that run hotter and produce more power. AMSOIL synthetic marine lubricants, including Formula 4-Stroke® Marine Synthetic Motor Oil (WCT, WCF) and HP Marine™ Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil (HPM), are formulated to control harmful deposits and wear in outboard, inboard and sterndrive motors.
AMSOIL products are ideal for boaters because they effectively reduce time and money spent on maintenance and increase fuel economy. In fact, research reveals maintenance and fuel costs are foremost on the minds of boaters. The top three reasons ex-boaters cited for giving up their boats are cost of maintenance/ storage (37.8%), cost of fuel (27.8%) and time constraints (17.8%).