The BF30 combines Honda’s world-renowned reliability with instant throttle response and extraordinarily smooth and quiet operation.

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Honda's BF30 boasts a host of innovative features, allowing you, your passengers, and the environment to breathe a little easier.

As 4-Stroke engines run on regular unleaded petrol, there's no need to mix oil and petrol. As a result, even at idle there's no need to worry about unpleasant fumes that are common to inferior two-stroke engines.

On electric start models, the BF30's Auto Start Enrichment automatically adjusts the air/fuel mixture for quick, easy starting and warm-up - just like fuel injection.

VERSATILITY AND POWER

The BF30 is a compact and lightweight powerplant that combines Honda's world-renowned reliability with instant throttle response and extraordinarily smooth, stable and quiet operation.

This engine incorporates a number of user-friendly features that enable maximum on-water enjoyment, whether trolling in the shallows or motoring across open water.

With a compact three-cylinder, three-carburetor design utilising one carburetor per cylinder, the BF30 is more responsive than competitive throttle bodies with long intake runners.

CENTRE MOUNT TILLER

The ergonomically-designed tiller handle is longer for improved handling. Adjustments for throttle and steering friction allow easier control. Up front shift lever, PTT switch, and engine alert lamps provide added convenience.

The BF30 also features Dual Action Power Trim and Tilt. That means you'll get better hull manoeuvrability and performance with a Trim Range of -4 to +12 degrees and a Tilt range of 67 degrees.

And to keep your boat in top notch condition, a built-in pilot tube in the gear case eliminates the need to drill holes in your boat for installation.

THE LIST OF FEATURES GOES ON AND ON

For one, a patented 'double sealed' multi-layered paint process, sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, all enhance corrosion protection.

A 3 Inlet Cooling System provides plenty of water to maintain optimum engine temperature in all conditions, and the Fresh Water Flushpoint flushes debris and saltwater out of the engine, extending the life of the outboard.

Of course, the BF30 is also simple to keep in ship shape. An easy 'screw-type' valve adjuster system requires no shims and reduces maintenance costs. The front-mounted oil filter and oil filler make for easy maintenance.

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

TYPE4-stroke SOHC 3-cylinders / 6-valves
DISPLACEMENT552cc
BORE & STROKE61 x 63 mm
FULL THROTTLE RPM RANGE5,000-6,000 RPM
RATED POWER30HP @ 6,000 RPM
COOLING SYSTEMWater Cooled
INDUCTION3 carburetors
IGNITION SYSTEMPGM-IG
STARTING SYSTEMRecoil / Electric
EXHAUSTThrough prop
ALTERNATOR10-Amp (Electric) / 4-Amp (Manual)
POWER TRIM & TILTAvailable
GAS-ASSISTED TILTAvailable
TRIM RANGE-4° to +12°
TILT RANGE64°


SAFETY FEATURES

EMERGENCY STOP SWITCH  Standard
OIL PRESSURE ALERT  Standard
TEMPERATURE ALERT  Standard
REV-LIMITER  Standard
SPEEDOMETER PICKUP  Standard


DRIVE

GEAR RATIO  2.08:1
GEAR SHIFT  F-N-R
PROPELLER  3-blade aluminium
DIAMETER X PITCH (S-TYPE)  9-1/4 x 12 inches
DIAMETER X PITCH (L-TYPE)  9-1/4 x 12 inches
DIAMETER X PITCH (X-TYPE)  n/a


DIMENSIONS

OVERALL LENGTH WITH
TILLER HANDLE
  720mm
OVERALL LENGTH WITH R/C  640mm
OVERALL WIDTH  375mm
OVERALL HEIGHT (S-TYPE)  1,195mm
OVERALL HEIGHT (L-TYPE)  1,320mm
OVERALL HEIGHT (X-TYPE)  n/a
TRANSOM HEIGHT (S-TYPE)  431mm
TRANSOM HEIGHT (L-TYPE)  552mm
TRANSOM HEIGHT (X-TYPE)  n/a
DRY WEIGHTS (L-TYPE)  72.5kg
DRY WEIGHTS (X-TYPE)  n/a