What is a inboard boat engine?
An inboard is a four-stroke automotive engine adapted for marine use. Inboard engines are mounted inside the hull’s midsection or in front of the transom. The engine turns a drive shaft that runs through the bottom of the hull and is attached to a propeller at the other end.
Is inboard or outboard engine better?
Inboard motors generally last longer than their outboard counterparts. You can squeeze roughly 1,500 hours out of an inboard before necessary maintenance. Outboards, on the other hand, last about 750 hours on average. So, the inboard option means less maintenance (nearly half) even though they cost more initially.
What are the advantages of an inboard motor?
ADVANTAGES OF INBOARD ENGINES
Inboard engines are favorites for water sports like wakeboarding and waterskiing, especially with multiple skiers, as they have better wake control, major towing power and a clear transom for tow ropes. A lower center of gravity also helps to cut through heavy ocean waves.