Tohatsu rethinks the outboard with propane technology

WELL known in the industry for its product development, technological advances and reliability, Tohatsu has stepped well out of the norm by introducing the ‘Propane’ LPG outboard to its range.

After due consideration of the market, Tohatsu felt a 5hp four-stroke would be a good entry model, with tender operators and travellers the primary target. These operators generally have an existing fuel source on board, alleviating the need to carry petrol.

The Propane outboard is not the first of its kind to hit the market, however what Tohatsu has done is develop the system to make it a very user friendly and viable product.

Based on the current four-stroke petrol engine, Tohatsu developed this outboard with the necessary features such as shut-off valves, fuel regulators and suitable LPG fittings to not only meet safety requirements but make it an easy starting and smooth running engine.

Feature benefits of the Propane MFS5C include very low emissions, great fuel economy, reduced maintenance time and easy portability. The standard features of the petrol variant have been retained such as through-propeller exhaust, stainless steel water pump housing, high-grade aluminium multi-coat paint corrosion system, steering throttle friction control and convenient carry handles, to name a few.

At this stage, the Propane models are in tiller control only, available with transom lengths of 15”, 20” and 25”.
More information on the Propane outboard, availability and prices will be available soon from Tohatsu dealers and online at

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