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"What's the warranty on a new Yanmar diesel or Honda four-stroke outboard? "
You mean, the warranty on proven technology versus something new and unproven? Both Yanmar and Honda have earned their reputations, STI is still something new and risky in comparison.
"At Honda, we believe our warranty is the best in the industry. Independent experts agree. Honda’s three-year, limited factory non-declining warranty was selected "best overall warranty" by both Bass and Walleye and Trailer Boat magazines"
Yanmar pleasure boat marine diesels, " 24 months or 2000 hours"
And one should note, there's a much greater potential for owner abuse in a combustion engine. Fuels, coolants, all sorts of complexities that in theory, the "simple" STI electric wheel just can't suffer from. No lube system, no cooling system, no fuel filters...It has what, only 10% as many parts?