2018 Honda Marine 40 Jet

Honda reliability with the flexibility of a jet drive.

The 40 Jet is perfect for boating in locations where normal prop driven boats can’t operate. Rocky bottom shallows, white river rapids, and even over sandbars – your Honda can take you there. The low-profile foot design allows a boater to maneuver in minimal depths without the fear of getting a propeller caught or damaged on rocky, rough bottoms, shallows, or other underwater obstacles.

Based on the BF60’s proven platform, the 40 Jet takes everything you love about the BF60 and adds the versatility of a Jet. The best maneuverability. Best in class high output charging. And of course, the best time out on the water.

Add in features like BLAST, Programmable Fuel Injection, a high performance heavy-duty gear case, Lean Burn Control, and variable speed trolling, and you’ve got a legendary motor that’s truly best in class.


  • THE BEST CHOICE FOR NAVIGATING IN SHALLOW WATERS: The 40 Jet goes where props can't. Shallow lakes, rocky rivers, rapids, sandbars - our Jet outboards are ready to explore.
  • RELIABLE, EFFICIENT 4-STROKE DESIGN: World-renowned Honda quality combines proven reliability and superior fuel efficiency, with no oil mixing.
  • BLAST® SYSTEM - IMPROVES ACCELERATION AT LOW SPEEDS: Boosted Low Speed Torque, or BLAST, improves acceleration at low speeds. A quick movement of the throttle control activates the BLAST®system, advancing the ignition curve aggressively. "Hole Shot" is vastly improved as more horsepower gets the hull up on plane quicker.
  • LEAN BURN CONTROL® - SUPERIOR FUEL EFFICIENCY: Lean Burn Control® increases fuel efficiency by allowing combustion to operate on a leaner air/fuel mixture. At cruising speed, this engine runs on up to 10% less fuel* than others in its class. *Based on EPA Specific Fuel Consumption Mode.
  • PROGRAMMED FUEL INJECTION - POWERFUL PERFORMANCE: Programmed Fuel Injection delivers the precise amount of fuel/air to each cylinder. The result is easy starts and instant throttle response with superior fuel efficiency.
  • SUPERIOR BATTERY CHARGING - MORE USABLE POWER: There's always plenty of electric power with the 40 Jet. Honda's exclusive neodymium magnet flywheel enables these engines to produce nearly twice as many charging amps as some competitors. The high output helps keep battery banks charged all day, even when running multiple accessories. The 40 Jet develops a total 22 amps and 17 charging amps.
  • TRUE 5 WARRANTY: Honda's True 5 Warranty is the best in the business. This transferable, non-declining warranty is the same on the last day as it is on the first.
  • ENGINE ALERT SYSTEM - KEEPS YOU INFORMED: The Engine Alert System uses visual, audio and RPM reduction circuits to alert the operator of over-heating, low oil PSI and over-revving. This helps to prevent engine damage.
  • MEETS NMEA 2000 STANDARDS - ON-BOARD CONNECTIVITY: NMEA 2000 protocols allow engine data to be displayed on NMEA 2000 compliant dashboard electronics, like sonar and GPS.
  • 4-FRONT CORROSION PROTECTION SYSTEM - FIGHTS THE ELEMENTS: The Corrosion Protection System is a pateted "Double Sealed" multi-layered paint process. Sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, internally painted cooling passages, and a freshwater flushing device, all enhance corrosion protection.
  • ULTRA LOW 3 STAR CARB EMISSIONS: Environmentally conscious technology. All Honda Marine engines exceed the highest CARB 3-Star rating to meet the rigorous California Air Resource Board's standards.
  • MIKUNI® INTAKE SYSTEM: The lightweight Mikuni® long tube intake track system helps build low end torque.
  • EASY MAINTENANCE: Easy access side-mounted oil filter and oil fillers simplify maintenance, while "screw-type" valve adjusters reduce maintenance costs
  • VARIABLE SPEED TROLLING - AVAILABLE ON OPTIONAL TILLER MODEL: For fisherman who want to slow troll, Honda's variable speed control is available on an optional tiller. The system adjusts in 50 RPM increments between 750 RPM and 1000 RPM.
  • NON-LINEAR MOUNTING SYSTEM - SMOOTHER OPERATION: Patented non-linear rubber mounts provide smoother operation at all engine speeds.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda Marine
Model Year 2018
Model 40 Jet
Model Code 40JET
Color Aquamarine Silver


Alternator Electric start - 22A
Alternator Output Charging Power - 17A


Cylinders 3
Engine Type 4-Stroke SOHC / 12 Valves
Ignition Microcomputer programmed
Starting Electric
Exhaust Through Hub


Power 40 Horsepower
Displacement 998 Cubic Centimeter
Bore x Stroke 2.9 x 3.1 in. (73 x 79.5 mm)
Width 1' 4"
Transom Height 25 in. (648 mm)
Dry Weight 268 lbs


Fuel Type Unleaded
Full Throttle RPM Range 5,000 - 6,000 RPM
Fuel Induction Programmed fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet Sump
Cooling Water
Gear Ratio Direct Drive
Gear Shift F-N-R
Trim System -4° to +16°
Propeller N/A


Warranty 5 year transferable, non-declining