60 HP Power Thrust 4-Stroke Midrange Outboard

Model BFTW60

Designed specifically for heavier loads, the BFTW 60 hp “Power Thrust” model has a larger gear case and lower gear ratio that is specifically designed to give additional thrust for pontoon boats, work boats and heavier fiberglass boats.

The BFTW 60hp also features Boosted Low Speed Torque to deliver exceptional hole shots and Lean Burn Control for outstanding fuel economy at cruising speeds. The BFTW60 comes standard with a high output 22 amp alternator that produces nearly twice as many charging amps as other competitors. The BFTW 60 hp Power Thrust model delivers everything you need plus more in an outboard.

Tohatsu 60hp 4-Stroke Benefits:

  • High output 22 amp alternator that produces nearly twice as many charging amps as some competitors
  • A unique gear case designed to give additional power and thrust to push heavier loads such as pontoon boats, work boat or heavier fiberglass boats
  • The BFTW60 hp tiller version offers a full 50 degrees of steering to port and to starboard
  • Double sealed multi-layered paint process to help protect against corrosion
  • Ultra-low 3 star CARB emission approved
  • 5 Year limited warranty

Four Stroke Technology:

  • Lightweight Mikuni® intake helps build low end torque
  • Lean burn control for better fuel economy at cruising speeds
  • Boosted low speed torque helps to delivers an exceptional hole shot
  • Non-linear rubber mounts provide smoother operation at all engine speeds
  • A crankshaft-driven trochoid oil pump ensures long-term durability of critical engine components
  • Multi-port programmed fuel injection delivers the precise amount of fuel/air to each cylinder

Fundamentals for User Convenience and Reliability:

  • Built-in freshwater flushing system for easy routine flushing
  • Through-the-prop exhaust for a quieter ride
  • Low 2.33:1 gear ratio
  • Electronic Control Module protocols allow engine data to be interfaced with on-board systems and systems displays, such as SONAR or GPS
  • Easy access side-mounted oil filter and oil filler ports

Warning & Protection:

  • Low oil pressure warning
  • Overheat warning
  • Start-in-gear protection
  • Over-rev. limiter



Engine Control Unit

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 quickly. This will greatly improve "Hole Shot".

*BLAST® is a registered trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Engine Control Unit

ECOmo® - Superior fuel efficiency

ECOmo® increases fuel efficiency by allowing combustion to operate on a leaner air/fuel mixture. At cruising speed, this engine runs on up to 30% less fuel** than others in its class.

*ECOmo® is a registered trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

**Based on EPA Specific Fuel Consumption Mode.


Three step trolling speed control

Multi-port Programmed Fuel Injection [PGM-FI]® - Powerful Performance

Programmed Fuel Injection delivers the precise amount of fuel/air response with superior fuel efficiency.


Three step trolling speed control

4-front Corrosion Protection System

A patented, "Double Sealed" multi-layered paint process, sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, all enhance corrosion protection.


Three step trolling speed control

Easy Dock Steering® - Exceptional manuverability

Easy Dock Steering® takes the anxiety out of maneuvering your pontoon boat around the marina. The BFTW60 has a full 50 degrees of steering to port and again to starboard.

* Easy Dock Steering® is a registered trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Three step trolling speed control

Multi Function Tiller Handle

Ergonomically designed shift lever offers smooth shifting for convenience and comfort. Throttle friction allows fine-tuning of the tiller for safety. Up front shift lever, PTT switch, and engine alert lamps provide added convenience.


Engine (No. of Cylinder) SOHC 3 Cylinder/12 Valves
Output 60 hp (44.1 kw)
Displacement 998 cc (61.0 cu.in.)
Bore x Stroke 73 x 80 mm (2.9 x 3.1 in)
Starting Electric
Control Type Remote Control
Gear Shift Forward - Neutral - Reverse
Gear Ratio 2.33:1
Ignition System MicroComputer Programmed
Transom Height 20"
Fuel Unleaded Gasoline (87 Octane or higher)
Oil Type NMMA Certified FC-W® 4-stroke oil** SAE 10W-30/40 (SF, SG, SH, SJ)
Oil Capacity 0.7 gal. (2.7L) with filter
Weight* 262 lbs. (119 kg)
Alternator Output 12V, 240W, 22A
Max. RPM Range 5,000 - 6,000
Programmed Fuel Injection S
Digital CD Ignition System S
Start In Gear Protection S
Thermostat Controlled Cooling System S
Through-The-Prop Exhaust S
Overheat Buzzer S
Oil Pressure Warning S
Power Trim and Tilt S
Power Thrust Gear Case S


  • S: Standard Features
  • O: Optional on Certain Models
  • * Weight specification is based on the lightest version.

    ** FC-W® is a registered trademark of the National Marine Manufacturers Assoc. (NMMA)

    Specifications and descriptions are subject to change without notice.



    Parts Book Type Brand Model Book Year Book #
    Download 4-Stroke Tohatsu BFTW60A 2014 002-14ZZ3-0
    Download 4-Stroke Tohatsu BFTW60A 2015 002-14ZZ3-1

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    Prop Type Load* Diameter Pitch Blades Standard Equip. Part # Comments
    aluminum light 13.2 21 3   9999RUBA321M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum light 13.2 19 3   9999RUBA319M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum light 13.25 17 3   9999RUBA317M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum moderate 13.5 15 3   9999RUBA315M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum heavy 13.75 13 3   9999RUBA313M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum heavy 14 11 3   9999RUBA311M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum heavy 14 9 3   9999RUBA309M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    stainless steel  NA 13.25 21 3   PTNRS3R21P  
    stainless steel  NA 13.25 19 3   PTNRS3R19P  
    stainless steel  NA 13.25 17 3   PTNRS3R17P  
    stainless steel  NA 13.75 15 3   PTMQF3R15P  
    stainless steel  NA 13.25 15 3   PTNRS3R15P  
    stainless steel  NA 13.25 14 3   PTNRS3R14P  
    stainless steel  NA 13.75 13 3   PTMQF3R13P  
    stainless steel  NA 14 11 3   PTWBX3R11P  

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