Miami, Fla., Feb. 9, 2015 – Yamaha Marine Group announced this week the introduction of six new outboards, as well as a host of new rigging, parts, propellers, and updates to Helm Master integrated boat control system, during the Miami International Boat Show®. In addition, Yamaha will further expand its Offshore Demo Tour program at Sea Isle Marina with many Helm Master-equipped boats.
The new outboards support Yamaha Marine’s continued emphasis on providing product that integrates with a wide range of boating applications and boater preferences. Headlining the new product release are four additions to the V MAX SHOR outboard family, all of which are compact, light weight and capable of performance typically associated with two strokes, but with the convenience, fuel efficiency and quiet operation of a four stroke.
The new V MAX SHO 115 (MSRP $11,755), aimed at smaller boats, and the new V MAX SHO 175 (MSRP $16,740), aimed at midsize boats, round out the horsepower offerings of the V MAX SHO family, which already includes V MAX SHO 150, 200, 225 and 250 models. The new V MAX SHO 150 X-Shaft (MSRP $16,490) and V MAX SHO 250 X-Shaft (MSRP $23,150) are the first members of the V MAX SHO family to feature a 25-inch shaft length, making them ideal for boats with large transoms. Each of the new outboards allows Yamaha’s V MAX SHO family to integrate with more boat types, and meet the needs of more boaters.
Yamaha Marine also unveiled an updated version of its most popular outboard model, the 2.7-liter F150. The outboard gets a new pan and cowl styling with an eight-tooth clutch dog that shifts even more smoothly than before. . The updated F150 will be available in models with a 20-inch shaft (MSRP $14,910) and a 25-inch shaft (MSRP $14,990), as well as a 25-inch left-hand-rotating model (MSRP $15,560) and a jet model (MSRP $16,470).
Additionally, Yamaha introduced a refreshed version of its F8 portable outboard with a shortened tiller handle and improved look. The new F8 will be available in models with a 15-inch shaft (MSRP $2,480) and a 20-inch shaft (MSRP $2,510).
Accompanying the new outboards are a host of new propellers, including additions to the following Yamaha propeller series: Performance (MSRP $404.95 - $659.95), Reliance®(MSRP $589.95), Saltwater Series XL® (MSRP $956.95) and Talon™ (MSRP $513.75). The introduction of the new props aligns with Yamaha’s goal to provide Endless Propeller Solutions, meeting the performance needs of every Yamaha outboard.
Finally, Yamaha Marine unveiled Helm Master for Quad* and F200 outboard applications, bringing Yamaha’s fully integrated boat control system to a wider range of boats. (Helm Master MSRP varies by boat builder.)
During this year’s show, Yamaha will continue its Offshore Demo Tour at Sea Isle Marina, a program consisting of high-performance demo rides designed to show the benefits of Yamaha’s line of offshore outboards. Many Demo Tour boats will be equipped with Yamaha’s Helm Master Integrated Boat Control SystemYamaha’s complete line of outboards, control systems and propellers is on display at the Yamaha booth, R100, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com.
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