NSW-based Island Marine is the Australian distributor for Parsun Outboards, a line of two and four-stroke outboards made in China by parent company Genovo Power, said to be the world’s third largest manufacturer of generators.

Parsun Outboards says it is “one of the fastest growing names in the marine industry worldwide” with networks established in North America, Europe, Russia and South Africa. The engines are distributed in Australia through what is said to be a growing network of 19 dealers.

The engines are available as four-strokes from 2.6-25hp, and as two-strokes from 2.5-40hp. A total of 38 models are available in various configurations.

According to Parsun Outboards, every newly developed model is subjected to 500 hours of non-stop running at full throttle. In addition, each individual outboard, once completed, is said to be manually tuned in a test tank and run at low varying revs for one hour.

High grade marine components are used during manufacture and each outboard is apparently hand painted. The outboards come with a two year manufacturer’s warranty (the policy should be read for full details).

Visit www.parsun.com.au for more information.