The silver bullet


With a unique blend of automotive and marine engine technologies, the BF250 is a showcase of Honda’s engineering and technical excellence. If you’re looking for the ultimate on-water experience, you’ve just found it.

At a Glance:

A 250 horsepower, 4-stroke six-cylinder, 24 valve outboard engine with VTEC™

Available in long to extra long shaft sizes

Long shaft: 635mm

Extra Long shaft: 762mm

2.00 gear ratio

Electric start

BF250A XCU: €21,899.00
BF250A XU: €21,899.00
BF250A XXCU: €22,299.00
BF250A XXU: €22,299.00


V6 Power with VTEC Technology

The BF250 comes with our V6 engine coupled with Honda VTEC technology (Variable Valve Timing and Lift electronic Control), providing superb performance and fully optimised power delivery throughout the rev range.

Up, up and away

Honda BLAST™ hole shot technology with PGM-Fi electronic fuel injection delivers instant acceleration to get you up on to the plane as quickly as possible. It does this by using improved accurate ignition timing, which develops more torque at low rpm so you can rapidly reach cruising speed.

Charging ahead

The High Output alternator delivers a solid 90A, which will keep a battery with a 60A charging capacity in top condition; and it’ll keep all your on board electronic equipment powered up too.

Honda iST (Intelligent Shift & Throttle)

The BF250 is available with Honda’s exclusive iST Intelligent Shift & Throttle, giving effortless control of your outboard. It offers fine tuning of throttle settings at any speed, including a ‘slow’ mode for manoeuvring at low speed. Easy to install and simple to use, the iST provides complete control at your fingertips.

Plug and play

The engine is NMEA2000® compliant, which makes it compatible with all other compliant electronic devices – like navigation and fishfinder systems. Engine data like rpm, temperature and fuel consumption can be displayed through multi-functional gauges.

Cruise more, spend less

Our unique lean-burn control ECOmo system adjusts the fuel to air ratio depending on load and speed to improve your fuel consumption when cruising. When your boat is up on the plane and cruising you’ll be saving up to 20% of your fuel by making the mixture leaner – saving you money.

Engine protection and security

Honda outboard alert systems monitor critical engine functions including engine temperature, oil pressure, fuel injection and charging, and will alert the boat user to abnormal operating conditions.

It's not all about knots

The BF250 is without doubt the flagship model for more reasons than just horsepower. This incredible outboard provides a host of exclusive technologies that make it the best for both recreational and commercial use. NMEA 2000® compliant and featuring a host of racing innovations, the BF250 is a sleek and versatile motor that gives you exactly what you need, when you need it. Long-term reliability is important too, especially if you depend on the water to make a living. Remember, if your engine isn’t working – then neither are you.

Exceptional performance

A PGM-Fi fuel injected, 24 valve, SOHC, 3.5 litre, V6 engine – you better hold on to your hat.
If it sounds to you like an engine that should be in a fast car, then you would be half right. Most of our engineering ideas and creations are born out of the vast knowledge and commitment to developing power – and race winning performance – for over 60 years. VTEC™, for example, was first used commercially in the awesome Honda NSX sports car. With innovative additions especially for marine like BLAST™ and ECOmo, this engine with its unique dual air-intake system is the very best in class for economy – and low emissions too.

Worth a good luck

You’re always in the know with the multi-functional Honda Speedometer and Tachometer gauges. These gauges are fully NMEA2000® compliant; just plug them in, set them up and you’re on your way. They give you engine information like temperature, how much fuel has been used and tank level – it’s all there, right in front of you. So no excuses for forgetting to fill up your tank now…

It’s never idle: Modern onboard electronic equipment needs a high level of electrical support. So we’ve built a high-output alternator into these engines, so you’ll never be short of power with the BF250.

Hauls fast

The slim and sleek hydrodynamic design isn’t just about good looks. The Honda gear case efficiently transfers all that horsepower straight into the water. When you combine the innovative technology of the stronger transmission inside the motor with the low drag, you’ll find you’ve got a high-performing and economical engine to hang on the back of your boat.

Geared for speed: The hydrodynamic gear case – slim for a big motor – has a super-low drag coefficient, and the gears within are machined and honed to ultra-fine tolerances. Working together, they reduce friction at high speed.

It can haul heavy too: You’ll be very happy with improved fuel economy at any speed; and with a gear ratio of 2:1, it will push you along with ease. The BF250 is also very versatile, allowing you to attach a bigger 16-inch propeller for more thrust if you have a larger, heavier boat.


NMEA 2000 Y
Engine Type 4st Water Cooled
Valves SOHC V6
Displacement (cc) 3583
Bore X Stroke (mm) 89 x 96
Full Throttle Range (RPM) 5,300-6300
Rated Power (kW (PS)) 183.9 (250)
Cooling System Water Cooled (with Thermostat)
Fuel Delivery PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection)
Ignition System Electronic PGM-IG
Starting System Electric starter
Exhaust System Propeller boss
Gear Ratio 2
Propeller Rotation Standard
Engine Trim and Tilt Power Trim & Tilt
Electric Starter Y
Alternator Output (AMP.) 90A
Battery Charging Capacity (AMP.) 60A
Transom Height (mm) 635/762
Dry Weight (kg) 293/297
Overall Length (mm) 920
Overall Width (mm) 625
Overall Height (mm) 1887/2014
BF 250 XU With VTEC™, a 635mm shaft, 60A battery charge and power trim and tilt.
BF 250 XXU With VTEC™, a 762mm shaft, 60A battery charge and power trim and tilt.
BF 250 XCU With VTEC™, a 635mm shaft, 60A battery charge, counter rotating rotors and power trim and tilt.
BF 250 XXCU With VTEC™, a 762mm shaft, 60A battery charge, counter rotating rotors and power trim and tilt.