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Honda Marine-powered SJ32 Sportfishing Yacht Packs 500 HP, Matches Your NSX

The orange paint scheme might be inspired by the Honda NSX, but the SJ32 isn’t a hybrid superyacht. San Juan Yachts partnered up with Honda’s marine division for a pair of iST BF250 outboard motors with VTEC, four-stroke engines with 250 horsepower a pop.
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55 miles per hour (88 km/h) is the top speed of the SJ32, which is more than enough for such a compact design. Showcased at the International Boat Builder’s Exhibition, the prototype in the photo gallery “expands the company’s reach beyond the premium pleasure boat category into the segment of luxury sportfishing.”

Penned by yacht architect Ward Setzer with 25 years of know-how under his belt, the fishing vessel boasts a unique hull, beautiful appointments, and functional features for anglers. The Progressive V Form styling is backed up by improved corrosion resistance, streamlined maintenance procedures, and varied choices for rigging options.

As for the V6 engines out the rear, Honda offers long, extra-long, or ultra-long shafts ranging from 20 to 30 inches (50.8 to 76.2 centimeters). Both are backed up by five years of non-declining factory warranty, and the Japanese company designed the outboard motors to meet the rigorous CARB 3-Star emissions standards. In other words, the iST BF250 can be utilized in all 50 states.

“San Juan Yachts had been interested in entering the sportfishing market for some time but didn’t have total confidence to be successful until we collaborated with Honda Marine,”
declared Gilbert Villareal, the chief executive officer of SJY. Available in Aquamarine Silver or Grand Prix, the engines further sweeten the deal with multi-port programmed fuel injection, best-in-class alternator (90 amps), and BLAST for maximum holeshot performance.

Contrary to what the name may lead you into thinking, the iST BF250 displaces 3,583 cubic centimeters or 219 cubic inches. The 60-degree V6 utilizes a SOHC valvetrain and wet-sump lubrication, and full-throttle revolutions per minute range from 5,300 to 6,300 rpm. Not exactly the “VTEC kicked in yo” expected, but then again, a boat engine is different from the 8,800-rpm screamer in the Integra Type R or 9,000-rpm beehive in the S2000 sports car.

 
 
 
 
 

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