ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Honda Marine launched a special consumer stimulus package for the summer boating season, offering 4.99 percent APR re-power financing rates throughout the summer.

Offered by Honda Financial Services through participating Honda Marine dealers, the program is available to boaters re-powering their vessels with new, unregistered Honda outboards (2-225hp) through July 31, 2009.

Consumers have the additional option of deferring payments for 90 days while accruing zero interest for the first 60 days, while customers wishing to finance complete boat, motor, and trailer packages (including accessories) have the option to do so at rates starting as low as 6.99 percent APR.

In addition to great rates, all Honda Marine outboards sold for recreational use offer Honda's standard, True 5-year, factory-backed, non-declining limited warranty. Coverage under the program is the same on the last day as it is on the first.

"Combining great interest rates with Honda's five-year warranty is the perfect incentive to get people out on the water this summer," said John Fulcher, senior manager for Honda Marine. "It's imperative that Honda Marine shows support for our customers, dealers, and boat builder partners alike, and these financing options offer an outstanding stimulus package."