The Marine Market

The boating season is here and with the popularity of boating and fishing on the rise, premium Amsoil synthetic lubricants keep the customers on the water.

Research into the Marine market reveals boating is on the rise, with the National Marine Manufacturers Association reporting 82% increase in sales of new and used boats between 2008 2012. In addition, 37.8% of the population participated in recreational boating in 2012, a 6% increase from 2011, while the 2012 special report on fishing and boating reports that fishing remains the most popular recreational activity in the country, surpassing running, camping, hiking and biking.

Boat Engine Options

Boat applications can be broken down into three primary methods of propulsion. Available in both two and four stroke designs, outboard motors are self-contained units (engine, gearbox and propeller/ jet drive) that mount outside the hull of the boat;

Inboard motors are enclosed within the hull;

Stern drive (in board/outboard) designs situate the engine forward on the transom, with the drive unit outside the hull. According to the 2012 US Coast Guard recreational boating report, 67% of registered mechanically powerboats are powered by  outboard motors, while 20% feature inboard motors and 13% have stern drive.

Amsoil Products for Marine Applications

A successful day fishing or boating hinges on the reliability of marine engines. Deposits and wear from high rpm operations in all- day trolling can limit  performance and even shorten engine life, especially in  newer engines that run hotter and produce more power. Amsoil synthetic marine lubricants, including Formula 4-Stroke Marine Synthetic Motor Oil and HP Marine Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil are formulated to control harmful deposits and wear in  outboard, inboard and stern drive motors.

Amsoil products are ideal for boaters because they effectively reduced time and money spent on maintenance and increased fuel economy. In fact, research reveals maintenance and fuel costs are foremost on the minds of boaters. The top three reasons ex-boaters cited for giving up their boats are cost of maintenance/storage, cost of fuel and time constraints

 Top Amsoil Products for Marine Applications:


HP MarineHP Marine Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil (HPM)

Excellent for Evinrude E-TEC factory lean setting

–  Helps prevent deposits

– Superior protection against friction, heat and wear

– Low smoke

– Protects against rust and corrosion

– Low aquatic toxicity



Injector-2-stroke    Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil (AIO)

–  Offers the convenience of one oil for all 2-stroke recreational  equipment

– Designed to appeal to cost-conscious customers

– Ideal for outboard motors and snowmobiles

– Reduces wear and maximizes engine life

– Controls deposits

– Protects against rust and corrosion



SaberSABER 2-stroke Outboard 100:1 Pre-Mix Synthetic 2-Cycle Oil (ATO)

– Reduce varnish and Carbon-deposit formation in water-cooled motors

– Ideal for trolling motors

– Designed for pre-mix ratios as lean as 100:1

– Improves throttle response

– Lowers or eliminates smoke

– Minimizes deposit formation



Marine-4-stroke1                                     Formula 4-Stroke Marine Synthetic Motor Oil (10W-40 /10W-30)                                                                                                                                Marine 4-stroke

– Engineered for harsh operating conditions of marine engines

– Excels in high HP applications & all day trolling conditions   

– Certified to meet NMMA FC-W performance specifications

Superior protection against engine wear

– Outstanding viscosity protection

– Excellent anti-rust performance



HHD & Marine Oil15W-40 Synthetic Heavy Duty Diesel and Marine Oil (AME)

Resists heat and breakdown for long-lasting performance and protection

– Controls soot thickening

– Minimizes harmful acids  from combustion

– Extends drain interval

– Retains protective viscosity

– Reduces oil consumption and emissions



Marine Gear LubeUniversal Synthetic Marine Gear Lube (AGM)

Superior protection from shock loading

– Excellent gear and bearing protection, even when contaminated with 10% water

– Reduces friction and wear

– Designed to protect rust and corrosion

– Promotes long seal life

– Resists foam and retains extreme pressure qualities