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Yamaha’s New 3.3L F200/F225 Gets New Powerhead for Better Low and Mid-Range Punch

Posted 5/25/2011


Kennesaw, Ga., May 25, 2011 — Yamaha Marine Group today announced new “mechanical” F200 and F225 outboard models within its 3.3-liter V6 outboard family. These newly re-designed models now use the same powerhead that drives the legendary 3.3-liter V6 F250.

“It’s our goal to continue to evolve our 3.3-liter V6 outboards to meet the needs of boaters who prefer large, powerful outboards that use mechanical control boxes,” said Ben Speciale, Yamaha Marine Group President. “The new F200 and F225 are extremely powerful and now have great low- and mid-range punch. They also provide even more flexibility for re-powers or applications in which drive-by-wire technology is not desired.”

Both the new 3.3L F200 and F225 are now equipped with Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT), which allows the Engine Control Module to direct the Variable Camshaft Actuator to advance and retard camshaft timing based on the engine rpm. This increases the intake and exhaust efficiency in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. The result is an increase in torque in the 2,000 to 3,500 rpm range, making these new outboards even more powerful than their predecessors.

To achieve greater fuel efficiency, the new F200 and F225 models have a single throttle valve that precisely controls the airflow through the long tube intake tracks. In addition, the long tube intake tracks are tuned to increase airflow, which also boosts low- and mid-range torque, giving the outboards better acceleration.

The flywheel on the new F200 and F225 has a rubber dampener to reduce engine vibration, and Shift Dampener System (SDS™) propellers are also now available for these new outboards. The result is a much smoother, quieter boating experience.

Finally, the new 3.3L F200 and F225 outboards have a bold new look that complements the latest boat designs and brings Yamaha’s entire line together.

Yamaha Marine products are marketing throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and OEM partners 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

Contact: Martin Peters 
Manager, Communications 
Yamaha Marine Group 
(770) 420-5829

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