Product News Yamaha Marine Group Unveils New 2.5-Horsepower Portable Outboard Posted 1/6/2016 YAMAHA’S LIGHTEST PORTABLE IS CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Kennesaw, GA – Jan. 6, 2016 – Yamaha Marine Group announced today the introduction of a new 2.5-horsepower four-stroke portable outboard. The new Yamaha F2.5 is now certified with three stars from the California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board (C.A.R.B.) for “ultra-low emissions,” due to internal improvements that make combustion cleaner and more efficient. “With the C.A.R.B. certification, Yamaha’s new F2.5 is now available in all 50 states,” said Ben Speciale, Yamaha Marine Group President. “Not only is it cleaner and more efficient than its predecessor, it’s also easier to store, handle and use thanks to several important design changes.” New Yamaha F2.5 clean-burning features include a new intake manifold, new combustion chamber design, a four-degree cylinder offset, an enlarged water jacket for more consistent engine temperature control and a two-stage exhaust gas recirculation system. The new Yamaha F2.5 is easier to carry. Its new ergonomic carrying handle can also be used for assistance in steering when in reverse. In addition, boaters can store the F2.5 virtually anywhere. A new oil leak prevention system allows the outboard to lie flat on one of three sides or it can be stored vertically. Yamaha’s unique decompression system makes the new F2.5 easy to start, while even more convenient operation results from F-N shift and 360-degree steering for reverse. Similar to other Yamaha portable outboards, the F2.5 has a large, twist-throttle grip, and the starter knob, gearshift and choke all fall readily into hand for the operator. The new portable also has smoother, crisper throttle operation, thanks to a unique two-cable control system. The updated F2.5 portable sports a modern, sleek look courtesy of a new cowling and split-bottom pan. Yamaha’s new F2.5, in both short and long shaft configurations, will be available nationwide in March 2016. 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. This document contains many of Yamaha's valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement.