Honda Scratch & Dent Outboards
Inflatable Boat Specialists is an approved dealer to have access to Honda's blemished or 'Scratch & Dent' outboard program. Typically, these outboards were damaged in transport, which cause them to be returned to Honda. For customers who do not mind a scratch here or a gouge there, this program presents an appealing value proposition. Each engine in this section will be labeled with a S&D Level, which typically designates the discount and damage level.
Usually, it is just the shipping crate that is damaged, but on some occasions, the damage is extensive enough that there are cosmetic imperfections on the outboard. In either case, the damage does not affect the performance of the engine, just the appearance. Based on the amount of damage, Honda offers us these engines at a discount that we pass along to our customers. On top of that, Honda still applies their 5 year warranty.