Eliminating model year designations will not affect a consumer's warranty coverage. Warranty coverage will begin at the time an Evinrude outboard engine is warranty registered and according to the date of delivery that is referenced on the engine registration. For example, a 50 HP Evinrude E-TEC engine that is sold and warranty registered in May of 2012 will have a three-year limited, non-declining warranty, regardless of when the engine was manufactured. Therefore, eliminating model year will not have any impact on a consumer's warranty coverage. For more details on warranty coverage, please refer to your factory warranty statement.