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The Great SVB Outboard Motor Test – Petrol & Electric Outboards Tested and Compared

Outboard motors are popular types of boat drives and are used by both amateur as well as professional boaters in a range of activities on the water. Most outboards are petrol engines. However, electric outboards are becoming increasingly more popular, and are improving all the time. But not only are they ideal for use on small boats. Electric outboards can also be used to drive larger motorboats or sailboats. The range of both petrol and electric outboard motors on the market is growing, and it is becoming all the more difficult to find the best outboard to suit any individual requirements, with numerous differences in terms of features, performance and price. This is why we have created this guide, in which we compare the best petrol and electric outboard motors and examine the various outboard tests that have been done by various expert publications.

We have compared our electric and petrol outboard top sellers for you!

The great SVB outboard test 2021 - the best outboards under 5 HP in comparison

februari 2024
1
Bestseller
Rating: very good
2
Test winner/comparison winner
Rating: very good
3
Green aspect
Rating: very good
4
Rating: very good
5
Price / performance winner
Rating: very good
6
Rating: gut
7
Rating: gut
8
Rating: gut
9
Rating: gut
10
Rating: gut
Art.nr.
38532
21208
33092
38504
60938
21224
60941
61071
60442
60936
Beoordelingen en meningen van klanten
(30)

(38)

(16)

Nog geen beoordeling
(17)

(5)

(3)

(4)

(10)

(1)

Type aandrijving
Benzine
Benzine
Elektrisch
Benzine
Benzine
Benzine
Benzine
Benzine
Benzine
Benzine
Type besturing
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Startmodus
Handmatig
Handmatig
 
Handmatig
Handmatig
Handmatig
Handmatig
Handmatig
Handmatig
Handmatig
Gewicht
13.5 kg
18 kg
17.3 kg
27.8 kg
18 kg
25 kg
25 kg
26 kg
13.5 kg
23.5 kg
Toepassingsgebied
 
 
Zout water, Zoet water, Brak water / Gemengde werking
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snelheidsniveaus
 
 
Continu variabel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schachtlengte
Korte as
Korte as
Korte as
Korte as
Lange as
Korte as
Lange as
Lange as
Korte as
Korte as
Tankinhoud
1.1 l
1.1 l
 
1.1 l
1.1 l
1.1 l
1.1 l
1.1 l
1 l
1 l
Trim
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Oplaadspoel
Nee
Nee
 
Nee
Nee
Nee
Nee
Nee
Nee
Stroom
2.3 HP
3.5 HP
3 HP
5 HP
3.5 HP
5 HP
5 HP
5 HP
2.5 HP
5 HP
Watt
 
 
1100 W
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max. stuwkracht
 
 
30 kg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geïntegreerde batterij
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
met boordcomputer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beschikbaarheid / Prijs
meer dan 15 op voorraad
enkel 965 92 €
Nu kopen
Beschikbaar op 06.03.2024
enkel 940 50 €
Nu kopen
meer dan 6 op voorraad
enkel 2.337 64 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 1.728 52 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 940 50 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 1.423 48 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 1.423 48 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 1.545 50 €
Nu kopen
Beschikbaar binnen 4-6 dagen
enkel 915 08 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 1.504 82 €
Nu kopen

How did we do our comparison and test?

For the best comparison of our outboard motors, various factors are taken into consideration in the evaluations. This includes the features of the respective product, the many years of experience of our SVB experts as well as our customer comments and reviews.

Our assessment categories

  1. Test winner / comparison winner: (best overall result, regardless of price)
  2. Price/performance winner (lowest price with best results)
  3. Best-seller (bought and recommended by customers the most)
  4. Green aspect (better for the environment than other outboards)

The great SVB outboard test 2021 - the best outboards from 5 to 10 HP in comparison

februari 2024
1
Bestseller
Rating: very good
2
Price / performance winner
Rating: very good
3
Test winner/ comparison winner
Rating: very good
4
Rating: good
5
Rating: good
6
Rating: good
7
Rating: ggood
8
Rating: good
9
Rating: good
10
Rating: ggood
Art.nr.
38510
60942
38511
38535
38514
60950
60947
60943
60444
60587
Beoordelingen en meningen van klanten
(2)

(2)

Nog geen beoordeling
(3)

(1)

Nog geen beoordeling
Nog geen beoordeling
Nog geen beoordeling
(4)

(1)

Startmodus
Handmatig
Handmatig
Elektrisch
Handmatig
Elektrisch
Elektrisch
Elektrisch
Handmatig
Handmatig
Handmatig
Tankinhoud
12 l
1.1 l
12 l
1.1 l
12 l
12 l
12 l
1.1 l
1 l
12 l
Gewicht
42 kg
25 kg
44.5 kg
27.8 kg
42 kg
38 kg
38 kg
25 kg
23.5 kg
44 kg
Type besturing
Tiller
Tiller
Op afstand
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Trim
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Oplaadspoel
Nee
Nee
Nee
Stroom
10 HP
6 HP
10 HP
6 HP
10 HP
9.9 HP
8 HP
6 HP
6 HP
9.9 HP
Schachtlengte
Korte as
Korte as
Lange as
Korte as
Korte as
Korte as
Lange as
Lange as
Korte as
Korte as
Beschikbaarheid / Prijs
Alleen 4 op voorraad
enkel 2.847 01 €
Nu kopen
Beschikbaar op 04.03.2024
enkel 1.586 17 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 3.762 13 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 2 op voorraad
enkel 1.830 20 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 3.335 08 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 3 op voorraad
enkel 3.304 57 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 3 op voorraad
enkel 2.796 17 €
Nu kopen
Beschikbaar op 04.03.2024
enkel 1.586 17 €
Nu kopen
Beschikbaar binnen 1-2 weken
enkel 1.667 51 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 2.908 02 €
Nu kopen

Outboard motors 5 to 10 HP compared

Petrol outboards that are between 5 and 10 HP will get you from A to B and have quick acceleration. These low powered motors are often used to power small dinghies, or to get from a mooring to the jetty, for example. In most cases, they can be driven without the user requiring a special licence, making them perfect for anyone starting out in boating.

The great SVB outboard test 2021 - the best outboards 10 to 20 HP in comparison

februari 2024
1
Bestseller
Rating: very good
2
Price / performance winner
Rating: very good
3
Rating: very good
4
Test winner/ comparison winner
Rating: very good
5
Rating: good
6
Rating: good
7
Rating: good
8
Rating: good
9
Rating: good
10
Rating: good
Art.nr.
66310
38515
38516
38542
66317
66311
60953
60954
60952
60446
Beoordelingen en meningen van klanten
(3)

(2)

(1)

Nog geen beoordeling
Nog geen beoordeling
(1)

(1)

Nog geen beoordeling
(1)

(3)

Startmodus
Elektrisch
Handmatig
Elektrisch
Elektrisch
Handmatig
Elektrisch
Handmatig
Elektrisch
Handmatig
Handmatig
Tankinhoud
12 l
12 l
12 l
12 l
12 l
12 l
12 l
12 l
12 l
12 l
Gewicht
49 kg
46 kg
52 kg
58.5 kg
46.5 kg
52 kg
45 kg
45 kg
45 kg
44 kg
Type besturing
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Op afstand
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Trim
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Elektrisch
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Électrique
Oplaadspoel
Nee
Nee
Stroom
20 HP
15 HP
15 HP
15 HP
20 HP
20 HP
15 HP
15 HP
15 HP
15 HP
Schachtlengte
Korte as
Korte as
Lange as
Lange as
Korte as
Lange as
Lange as
Korte as
Korte as
Korte as
Beschikbaarheid / Prijs
meer dan 3 op voorraad
enkel 3.558 77 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 2.796 17 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 3.640 12 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 4.189 19 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 3.538 44 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 4.006 17 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 3.253 73 €
Nu kopen
Beschikbaar op 04.03.2024
enkel 3.660 45 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 3.253 73 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 3.091 04 €
Nu kopen

Outboard motors 10 to 20 HP compared

Petrol outboards between 10 and 20 HP have plenty of torque and fast acceleration. They are perfect for larger inflatable boats, tenders and sailing dinghies, among others, and as "pushers" for fishing and sailing boats.

The great SVB outboard test 2021 - the best electric outboards in comparison

februari 2024
1
Newcomer
Rating: very good
2
Price / performance winner
Rating: very good
3
Comparison winner / test winner
Rating: very good
4
Rating: good
5
Rating: good
6
Rating: good
7
Rating: good
8
Rating: good
9
Rating: good
10
Rating: good
Art.nr.
33180
33173
33092
33093
32984
32988
32983
32985
33037
33044
Beoordelingen en meningen van klanten
(6)

(7)

(16)

(4)

Nog geen beoordeling
Nog geen beoordeling
Nog geen beoordeling
Nog geen beoordeling
(2)

Nog geen beoordeling
Watt
450 W
600 W
1100 W
1100 W
6000 W
6000 W
6000 W
3000 W
384 W
554 W
Max. stuwkracht
12 kg
20 kg
30 kg
30 kg
85 kg
85 kg
85 kg
52 kg
15.42 kg
24.95 kg
Geïntegreerde batterij
Nee
Nee
Nee
Nee
Nee
Nee
met boordcomputer
Nee
Nee
Nee
Nee
Nee
Type besturing
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Tiller
Op afstand
Tiller
Op afstand
Tiller
Tiller
GPS
Nee
Nee
Nee
Toepassingsgebied
Zout water, Zoet water
Zout water, Zoet water, Brak water / Gemengde werking
Zout water, Zoet water, Brak water / Gemengde werking
Zout water, Zoet water, Brak water / Gemengde werking
Zout water, Zoet water, Brak water / Gemengde werking
Zout water, Zoet water, Brak water / Gemengde werking
Zout water, Zoet water, Brak water / Gemengde werking
Zout water, Zoet water, Brak water / Gemengde werking
Zoet water
Zoet water
Gewicht
4.9 kg
15.5 kg
17.3 kg
17.7 kg
21.8 kg
21 kg
21.3 kg
18.9 kg
7 kg
10.6 kg
Beschikbaarheid / Prijs
8 nog op voorraad
enkel 1.616 67 €
Nu kopen
Nog maar 2 op voorraad
enkel 1.829 23 €
Nu kopen
meer dan 6 op voorraad
enkel 2.337 64 €
Nu kopen
meer dan 6 op voorraad
enkel 2.388 48 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 4.930 50 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 4.828 82 €
Nu kopen
Levertijd op aanvraag
enkel 4.727 13 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 3.862 85 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 2 op voorraad
enkel 222 17 €
Nu kopen
Alleen 1 op voorraad
enkel 517 05 €
Nu kopen

Electric outboards compared

We have compared electric motors of various manufacturers to give you an overview of the different e-outboards from Temo, Minn Kota and Torqeedo. The outboards compared are designed for different purposes and differ accordingly. Minn Kota outboards are particularly popular with anglers, Temo for cruising or recreational use and larger outboards from Torqeedo can even compete with some petrol outboards in terms of performance.

Which outboard is the best?

As is the case with most things, there is no 'one size fits all' answer to the question of the best outboard. Individual requirements will always determine greatly which is the most suitable. Constant innovations in the outboard sector, whether petrol or electric, mean that performance, and in particular the range of electric outboards, is always improving.

In our online shop you will find the best electric outboards from popular names such as Torqeedo, Minn Kota and Temo. We also havethe best petrol outboards from brands such as Honda, Mercury and Suzuki.

Here too, the best outboard manufacturer depends on your own requirements and what you want your motor to be able to do.

For short trips, the best electric outboard is the Temo e-outboard. It’s compact, can be carried around by hand and used in a wide range of applications. It's great for small inflatable boats and paddle boats, as well as for mini dinghies and jolly boats.

According to our customers, the best electric outboards for fishing are made by Minn Kota. As an auxiliary motor, the powerful outboard from Torqeedo is particularly suitable.

Outboard motors compared

Comparing one electric outboard with another is difficult, as is comparing electric outboards with petrol outboards. The reason for this is that, apart from differences in the way key features of different types of motor can be evaluated, there will also be advantages and disadvantages of individual motors depending on the intended use. For example, petrol outboards usually indicate HP for performance. For electric outboards, this is given in lbs of thrust. This alone makes a straight comparison of the engine types difficult, as different parameters are evaluated.

In our outboard comparison, we provide you with an overview of outboards with different performance levels.

Outboard motors under 5 HP compared

Petrol and electric outboards under 5 HP are great for dinghies, jolly boats and yacht tenders. They are generally easy to transport and even if you don't have a boating licence, you are mostly allowed to use them in Germany. Use our outboard comparison to find the right one for you and make your boating experience the best fun you can have on the water!

Our Newcomer among the electric outboards is the Temo outboard. Temo won the DAME Award 2020 at METS Trade Amsterdam. This is the highest accolade in Europe in the boating industry. An international jury singled out the Temo electric outboard for its innovation (portable electric motor for small watercraft). It's perfect if you're looking for a portable, practical outboard without needing too much power.

Range comparison of petrol & electric outboards

The energy density of electric outboard batteries is much lower than that of petrol engines. For this reason, the range of electric outboards is also less than that of petrol outboards. However, range can be increased by using a solar panel or spare batteries.

You can find out more about the range of electric outboards in our guide to „How to find the right electric outboard“.

For more information about individual electric outboards, see the product descriptions, product manuals and data sheets.

Which is better, a petrol or electric outboard?

Whether it's better to buy an electric or petrol outboard depends on individual needs and requirements. Factors to consider include the type of boat, intended use and location. For larger boats and especially for use in salt water, petrol outboards are the best option right now in respect of current levels of research and technology.

If you need further guidance and help in choosing the best electric boat drive for your boat, read our guide „How to find the right electric outboard“ or take a look at our category texts. There we give important tips on how to find the right outboard. Of course, our customer service team will also be happy to give you individual advice.

Outboard Test

'Yacht', Europe's biggest sailing magazine, tested a number of 5 HP outboards for its 13/2018 issue. Six models suitable for dinghies and as auxiliary engines on smaller sailboats were selected for the test. Among them were outboards from the brands Mercury, Suzuki and Honda, which are available from SVB.

The practical part of the test was a comparison of how the motors performed in operation. This included a close examination of various performance aspects to see how the motors would fare in practice on the Dove-Elbe River.

In terms of tiller operation, the Honda came out on top, closely followed by the Suzuki DF5A outboard. In addition, all the engines tested, including the Suzuki DF5A and Mercury F5MLH, were deemed to be more than suitable as an auxiliary engine on a larger boat up to seven metres in length and a displacement of up to 1.7 tonnes.

Overall, all the petrol engines tested performed to the same high level.

Outboard Test

Torqeedo motor under water

Electric outboard test

German magazine 'Segeln' carried out a test of electric outboard motors with three different engines for its July 2020 issue. The test focused on speed, power and noise level of electric outboard motors. In the test, noise output, pulling power, top speed and acceleration were measured for the electric motors. The Torqeedo Travel 1103 C emerged as the winner of the electric outboard test. This motor, the Travel 1103 C, has by far the highest pulling force (340 N), is very quiet in comparison (78 dB backwards & 96 dB forwards on land) and has the most features.

The magazine 'Yacht' also conducted an electric outboard test in its issue 19 (2.9.2020). It gave the Torqeedo Travel 1103 C the best score in terms of range and autonomy. It was also the quietest motor in their electric outboard motor test. Compared to combustion engines with 100 decibels, all electric motors in the yacht test are quiet at just 61 to 85 decibels.

What is the cost of an outboard engine?

The cost of buying a new outboard motor varies widely. Energy source, i.e., petrol or electricity, plays a decisive role.

What is the cost of a petrol outboard engine?

The costs of a petrol outboard motor also vary greatly, depending on make, model and power output. At SVB, we sell a range of outboards that cost between 860 € and 6,200 €. Petrol outboards are sometimes cheaper to buy than electric motors, but you will have to pay more for fuel and annual maintenance.

What is the cost of an electric outboard engine?

In terms of price, electric outboards are different depending on brand and model. Costs in our online shop are approximately between € 200 and € 3,600. Always check the delivery contents and features, because additional costs could occur if spare batteries, chargers and other accessories are needed, such as carrying bags and solar panels. Electric outboards, including batteries, are usually more expensive to purchase than petrol outboards, but cheaper to run (on electricity). Maintenance costs are also often cheaper with e-motors than petrol, in fact virtually non-existent. If you were to compare the actual running costs of an electric motor with a petrol motor over a long period of time, you would probably see that you've saved a lot of money in the long run.

Conclusion - Standard vs. Electric Outboards

  • Electric motors are a more sustainable type of boat drive. They are lighter, quieter and kinder to the environment.
  • Performance, range, purchasing costs etc differ greatly in some cases. Petrol engines are usually more powerful than e-motors.
  • If you mainly sail in salt water and are planning longer trips, you're better off with a petrol outboard, at least at the moment.
  • Electric outboards are for many boat owners a good alternative to petrol outboards.

Do your research before buying a petrol or electric outboard. Plenty of useful information can be found in our category texts, product descriptions and guides. If you have any further questions, our customer service team will be happy to help.