New VMAX SHO 115 to 250hp
When it comes to exhilarating performance, no other engine matches the speed, weight and smarts of Yamaha’s VMAX SHO (Super High Output) four-stroke engines. The VMAX SHO high performance range was recently expanded to include the VF115, allowing smaller horsepower rated boats to take advantage of this high performance platform. This in-line four cylinder, 1.8 litre outboard is tuned to deliver additional top-end performance for high performance sports such as bass fishing, skiing and racing. The VF115 has achieved significant weight reductions, by utilising a lightweight composite lower pan and cowling, a single-ram power trim and tilt mechanism, and a lightweight mounting bracket, delivering an exceptional power-to-weight performance. This compact, lightweight and capable engine delivers a performance typically associated with a two stroke, but with the convenience, reliability and whisper quietness of a four-stroke.
Yamaha’s VMAX SHO (Super High Output) four-stroke engines have been designed to be the lightest, fastest and smartest high performance engines on the market. Originally developed for the US Tournament Bass Boat market, these extremely powerful motors are ideally suited skiing, boat racing and a whole range of other shallow-hull water sports. The 2.8 litre VF150 engine not only achieves exceptional power outputs, but delivers an incredibly efficient, clean and quiet performance that uses up to 40 percent less fuel than traditional carburetted two-stroke engines. Their streamlined design conceals a 16-valve double-overhead cam, variable camshaft timing and electronic fuel injection, delivering the exhilarating hole shot and top speed of a two-stroke, with the efficient advantages of a four-stroke. For a low weight and incredibly powerful all-round high performance platform, look no further than the VF150.
The VF175 VMAX Super High Output four-stroke outboard is lighter, faster and smarter then any other outboard in its class. This exceptional piece of machinery has been purpose built to meet the needs of the high performance and competition market, and is ideally suited to smaller bass boats, flats boats, skit boats, bay boats and other performance hulls. This powerful 2.8 litre, 16-valve double-overhead cam engine utilises variable camshaft timing and electronic fuel injection, to deliver an exhilarating hole shot and top-end speed, while producing a incredibly efficient, clean and quiet performance. The VF175 VMAX comes with the option of a long and extra long shaft length and includes variable trollingto achieve that perfect lure presentation. For competition winning performance, don’t go past the VF175 VMAX.
With its awesome power, lightweight design and compact casing, the VF200 SHO (Super High Output) is the perfect weapon for those looking for that winning edge in their boating performance. Through innovative engineering Yamaha has managed to significantly reduce the engines weight while increasing its overall displacement. This enables the VF200 to achieve an unbelievable power-to-weight ratio, that leaves all other four-stroke as well as two-stroke competitors in its wake. This exceptional outboard is also smart, incorporating variable camshaft timing, an electronic throttle valve and multipoint fuel injection system which work together to achieve excellent fuel economy, quiet operation and improved all-round performance. Whether you compete in fishing tournaments, race or simply use your boat for high speed recreational purposes, the VF200 will deliver every time.
The VF225 VMAX SHO (Super High Output) has redefined the high-performance outboard market with its ground breaking blend of low weight, incredible power and high-end speed. Purpose-built for the competitive bass fishing market, this 4.6 litre, V6, 24-valve outboard, is also the engine of choice for high-speed adrenalin junkies, skiers and shallow-hull performance enthusiasts. With its great fuel economy, whisper quiet operation and exceptional reliability, this extraordinary engine has made the old two-stroke vs four-stroke argument completely redundant. The VF225 comes with a high-output alternator to run all the necessary electronic accessories and includes Yamaha’s variable trolling control, which allows you to adjust the engine speed up or down in 50 RPM increments to achieve perfect lure presentation speeds. If speed and high-end performance is your thing, then look no further than the VF225.
For sheer unbridled power, speed and performance, Yamaha’s VF250 Vmax SHO (Super High Output) four-stroke outboards deliver where no other four-stroke or two-stroke can. This race bred outboard has been purposely designed to meet the competitive needs of bass boat fishing, skiing, racing and other adrenalin packed boating activities. The 4.2 litre, 24-valve, double overhead cam engine is not only extremely compact, but is lighter than another equivalent four-stroke on the market. The secret to its performance is the plasma-fused sleeveless cylinders which significantly reduce the overall weight while increasing the engine capacity. If speed is your thing, then there is no better option.