Honda Scratch & Dent Outboards
Boat Specialists is an approved dealer with direct access to Honda's 'Scratch & Dent' outboard program. Typically, an outboard would qualify for the program if there is any apparent damage to the crate or packaging during transport. Honda offers us these engines at a discount that we pass along to our customers based on the amount of damage. On top of that, Honda still applies their 5-year warranty.
Each Scratch & Dent outboard presents an appealing value proposition for customers who do not mind a scratch here or a gouge there. 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.