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2022 Tohatsu 9.8hp, 4-Stroke

This outboard comes in a variety of configurations. We have both short 15" and long 20" shafts available, manual start and electric start models that feature a 12V charging system. We even have an ultra long 25" shaft for you sail boaters!

Our best seller! This Tohatsu Outboard 9.8hp four-stroke has received numerous awards, rave reviews, and much praise from the boating community. Unmatched in its class, the Tohatsu 9.8hp 4-stroke Outboard has just set the new standard in portable outboard power! 9.8hp models feature a forward-mounted gear shift selector for added convenience.

This lightweight motor weighs in at just over the 80lb mark and has undeniable characteristics of a true marine champion. Skinny on fuel and your budget, this outboard provides great power while never compromising performance or reliability. It has a ton of features that are usually only found on larger, more expensive outboards. We pack a lot of punch for the buck in this truly unique outboard!


Model          Shaft          Start          Control          Weight                   

MFS9.8BS     15"             Manual     Tiller               81.5 lbs        Call for Pricing

MFS9.8BL      20"            Manual     Tiller               84 lbs           

MFS9.8BEFS 15"             Electric     Tiller               88 lbs            

MFS9.8BEFL  20"            Electric      Tiller               90.4 lbs       

    12 volt charging system

Engine: 9.8HP

Type:4 stroke, 2 Cylinder

Displacement:209cc (12.8 cu. in.)

Saltwater RatedYES

Bore & Stroke:55 x 44mm (2.17 x 1.73in.)

RPM Range:5,000 - 6,500

Fuel Mix:Unleaded Gasoline (87 Octane)

Controls:Tiller Handle OR Remote Control, Optional Parts Available

Starting System:Manual OR Electric w/12v Charging System

Propeller:8.5" SHORT SHAFT; 7.5" LONG SHAFT
Additional pitches available for purchase:
6.5", 7", 7.5", 8.5", 9.5


Gear Ratio:2.08:1

Gear Shift:Forward - Neutral - Reverse


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Specifications subject to change without notice.


  • Light and compact! Only 81.5 lbs.

  • Available in a wide variety of models

  • Greatly reduced vibration for smooth and stable running at all speeds

  • Greatly reduced induction noise for a quieter ride

  • Trim tab reduces steering effort, functioning also as the sacrificial anode that protects the engine from electrolysis

  • Ultra Low emission, EPA and CARB approved

  • 5 Year limited warranty

  • Digital CD ignition for easier engine starting, quicker throttle response and smoother trolling

  • Fast-idle choke system eliminating the need for manual choke operation

  • Recoil starter with larger reel making manual starting fast and easy

  • Shallow water drive

  • 6 trim positions*

  • Adjustable steering friction for reducing steering effort*

  • Through-the-prop exhaust for a quieter ride

  • Thermostatically controlled cooling system for consistent engine temperature

  • Stainless steel water pump liner for outstanding durability

  • High grade marine aluminum alloy that provides the ultimate protection against corrosion

  • Zinc coating on internal water passages for superior corrosion resistance

  • Plastic fuel tank with fuel gauge on the cap

  • Aluminum propeller

  • Low oil pressure indicator

  • Safety lanyard (an essential protection feature standard on all Tohatsu outboards)

  • Start-in-gear protection for safer engine starting

  • Over-rev. limiter

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