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Who makes the best outboard?
Barring compelling reasons otherwise, I''ve been advised to buy what everyone else (locally) is using.
You''ll likely find that there are good reasons for an brand''s local popularity (price, service, functionality).
I had a Mercury (from the Great Lakes) when I first entered the Bahamas, and found that parts were only available at one place in Nassau. Because Bahamamians had been using lots of Johnsons, the Island dumps were full of parts that enabled me to repair many of those outboards. Lately, Yamaha has become the Bahamian outboard of choice, and in a few years the dumps will be providing lots of parts for them.