Honda Marine Recognized By J.D. Power And Associates

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Honda Marine today announced that its EFI outboard engines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Four-Stroke Engines" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Marine Engine Competitive Information Study(SM). The study reports Honda Marine engines scoring 913 out of a possible 1,000 points. Presented Thursday during a special ceremony at the Miami International Boat Show, the event marks the second consecutive year that Honda Marine has secured this honor.

The study also indicates that boat owners are increasingly aware that higher-technology engines deliver a superior overall boating experience, and that there is an increased demand for quiet, efficient, clean-running engines.

"J.D. Power and Associates' recognition is a testament to Honda Marine's commitment to customer service, dealer excellence and superior product performance," said John Fulcher, senior manager, Honda Marine. "From automobiles to outboard engines, Honda extends its proud legacy of technological innovation and leadership."

Best known for its work in the automotive industry, J.D. Power and Associates has, in recent years, expanded to serve a number of other industries, including marine engines.

Editor's Note:

Hondas were the highest ranked EFI four-stroke engines in the J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2006 Marine Engine Competitive Information Studiessm. 2006 study based on responses from a total of 12,255 owners of 2004 and 2005 model year boats registered between June 1, 2004 and May 31, 2005. www.jdpower.com/cc

Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., manufactures and markets a complete range of outboard marine engines. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by environmentally advanced 4-stroke engines.

Information for media regarding Honda Marine's products is available at www.hondanews.com.

Consumer information, including model overviews and updates, video clips, and complete specifications regarding Honda products, is available at www.honda.com.

For product inquiries and dealer locations, please call 800-426-7701.

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