The 23hp Vanguard provides the best value for the price. Significantly lighter than the other larger horsepower engines, the 23hp exhibits the quality and dependability that we have come to know from the Vanguard engines. Equipped with a rope pull start as a standard feature, the 23hp is the largest engine capable of running without a battery. Ideal for 16'-20' boats. Vanguard engines offer the reliability, durability and performance to put them at the top of the commercial engine category.