I spent a lot of time looking at different brands of outboard motors for my fishing boat when I first wanted to get a motor. I knew that some brands of motor would be better than others so I made sure to look at reviews and information online. I was able to find many great brands that I knew would work well on the back of my boat.
I ended up settling on a Yamaha outboard since I had read so many really great things about them. I have had my outboard for many years now which is fine by me since it runs wonderfully and I feel it is still reliable. I believe that using only Yamaha 2M oil in the outboard was what made it so that it still runs so perfectly today.