Welcome to Raider Outboards

Multi-Fuel Submersible Electric Start Outboard Engines – Built for the Warfighter


The Raider 40 outboard (National Stock Number (NSN)  3H 2805-01-652-3067)  is primarily a gasoline Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) outboard engine modified to operate on other fuels as “emergency” fuels.  These fuels include JP-5/8; diesel #2, and kerosene.  Significant other modifications that make the Raider consistent with military standards is submersibility. The ability to withstand air drops; remain in the water at 66 feet for 18 hours and start within five minutes.  Handling – the Raider is easier to handle and move than other outboards as it is lightweight; supports special handles for movement; skid plates to allow easy on transom even in high sea states.  Dewatering – levers are well placed for convenience and allows for quick starting after submersion.  Raider developed and patented a transom plate that is centered and fixed onto the RIB transom prior the mission.  This transom plate insures the motor is  centered and provides a safety for the motor if the motor turnbuckles loosen up.

The Raider continues the tradition of simplicity similar to the Improved Military Amphibious Reconnaissance System (I-MARS) outboard engine.  The Raider 40 has exceptional power (40 hp) to weight (145 lbs.) ratio.  To minimize movement and stress in the Rubber Inflatable Boat (RIB) we added an electric start feature with a small battery located under the cowling.

Raider 50 outboard (National Stock Number (NSN)  3H 2805-01-652-3076) is also a COTS outboard with the same modifications/features as the Raider 40. The Raider 50 was designed for over-the-horizon missions and additional performance.

Both Raiders can be fully submersed – without bagging.  Raiders are air drop certified by the U.S. military in multiple configurations including RAMZ and T-Duck. The Raiders and parts are supported by Raider, Defense Logistics Agency  and  Tohatsu dealers worldwide.

Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS)

Raider 40hp Submersible Motor

The COTS motor that becomes the Raider 40 has been in production for over 15 years. It has the exceptional reliability with the higher power to weight ratio of any outboard. The Raider 40 is a two cylinder, two stroke outboard motor that weighs 145 pounds that includes electric start, internal battery, special transom skids, easy to grip handle and simple de-watering system for the operator after submersion.

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Raider 50hp Submersible Motor

The Raider 50 is a three cylinder, two -stroke weighing 175 lbs.  Can be used in single or dual motor configuration.COTS benefit to the military supports a solid life cycle sustainment on parts, manuals and training. Parts are available from Raider or through a worldwide Tohatsu, Mercury or Nissan dealer system.

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Peace of Mind for Manuals; Parts and Training

Raider’s baseline is Tohatsu’s Manuals (Owners; Parts; Service) augmented by changes made by Raider to the outboard.  Parts availability is through Raider; Tohatsu or the United States Defense Logistics Agency.  Training is provided by Raider either at Titusville, FL or at customer’s site.  Raider also offers training to local Tohatsu/Mercury dealers to support Raider outboard motors worldwide.

why Choose Us

Raider builds and supports reliable outboard motors for the warfighter. Outboards designed for missions by simplicity. Complete the mission and come home. We design features in the outboards to provide redundancy; minimize electronics; increase reliability; support human factors and utilize designs that have been proven in the field. We are about service to our customers.

  •  Multi-Fuel  Gasoline is primary; Diesel #2; kerosene; JP5 and JP8 are emergency fuels
  •  Fully Submersible
  •  Weight to Power ratio – best in industry
  •  Rugged, Durable & Reliable
  •  Pull Start & Electric Start
  •  No Battery Required for Pull Start
  •  Fits through Submarine Hatch
  •  Lightweight
  •  Convenient Grab Handle
  •  COTS based – support in manuals/parts
  •  Transom Plate for Easy Replacement
  •  Available with Safety Jet

Life Cycle Sustainment Plan

Raider has developed and integrated sustainment into our system design, development, testing, deployment. Our vision of sustainment is supporting the product in the field for the warfighter over the life of the product.

Raider is in the production cycle but we recognized early in development the importance of sustainment. It began with the selection of the COTS manufacturer which was a key part of selecting the COTS product that would become a Raider. The backbone of our “sustainment” program is supported by the manufacturer with a guarantees parts for the COTS motor will be available at a minimum of five years after completion of manufacturing.

Raider has initiated services with training professionals making available individual and digital training support with full certifications for user and maintenance personnel who pass our courses.

Raider implemented a mobile service center for service and on site training. Providing contractor logistics support to achieve the sustainment committed to Key Performance Parameter (KPP) and Key System Attributes (KSAs) sustainment.

Raider works with our customers to make certain their requirements for sustainment is met. Raider interfaces with our COTS engine provider insuring the military has total worldwide support with parts, manuals and training for optimal sustainment of Raider outboards.