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In-Line Four V MAX SHO® SERIES

Mechanical: 175 hp, 150 hp, 90 hp | Mechanical or Tiller: 115 hp, 90 hp

You live for the weekends. The boat’s hitched, the gear is loaded and you know exactly where you’re headed to fish. Whether there are snook and redfish, bass or walleye on the agenda, the In-Line Four V MAX SHO® is game. Available in 175, 150, 115 and 90 horsepower, this series offers a surprising tech package for maximum efficiency and high performance, and the option of a 25-inch shaft for deeper waters. This makes the In-Line Four V MAX SHOs perfect, no matter what kind of fishing you love.

Meet the Lineup

175 HP

Lean and mean, the In-Line Four V MAX SHO® 175 delivers exhilarating hole shot and class-leading top speed. It clocked in at 62 mph with a tournament load—up to five mph faster than its VF150 sibling.*

  • 2.8L high-output four cylinder
  • 480 lbs. dry weight
  • Shaft lengths available: 20” and 25”
  • 50 amps of charging power
  • Optional Variable Trolling RPM via gauge
*Tests conducted by Yamaha Marine using a Skeeter® ZX190 with a tournament load and two occupants.

150 HP

The IBEX Award-winning In-Line Four V MAX SHO® 150 features an exhilarating top speed and a 7.7-second hole shot. Now that's signature V MAX SHO performance.*

  • 2.8-liter high-output four cylinder
  • 480 lbs. dry weight
  • Shaft lengths available: 20” and 25”
  • 50 amps of charging power
  • Optional Variable Trolling RPM via gauge
*Tests conducted by Yamaha Marine using a Skeeter® ZX190 with a tournament load and two occupants.

115 HP

The In-Line Four V MAX SHO® 115 is Yamaha’s fastest 115-hp four stroke, ever, with a top speed of nearly 51 mph.* On top of its impressive speed, it features tech unheard of in its class, including a long-track intake system, free-flow exhaust and knock sensor.

  • 1.8-liter high-output four cylinder
  • 377 lbs. dry weight
  • Shaft lengths available: 20” and 25”
  • 35 amps of charging power
  • Optional Variable Trolling RPM via gauge
*Tests conducted by Yamaha Marine using a Skeeter® TZX170 with a tournament load and two occupants.

90 HP

The All-New VF90 In-Line Four V MAX SHO. A single-overhead-camshaft design with four valves per cylinder and 1.8-liter displacement makes the In-Line Four V MAX SHO 90 a class leader in torque, top speed and efficiency. Still, it's one of the quietest 90-horsepower outboards on the water. That makes for some pretty stealthy fishing.

  • Only 353 pounds
  • Powerful 35-amp alternator
  • Shaft lengths available: 20” and 25”
  • 35 amps of charging power
  • Optional Variable Trolling RPM via gauge or remote switch
*Tests conducted by Yamaha Marine using a Skeeter® TZX170 with a tournament load and two occupants.

Weight † 218 kg (480 lbs) - 222 kg (489 lbs)
Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 ~ 6000 rpm
Fuel Induction System EFI
Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner's manual)
Engine Type Inline 4
Displacement 2.8L
Bore x Stroke 96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79in)
Prop Shaft Horsepower 175 hp at 5500 rpm
Alternator Output at W.O.T. 50 Amp
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Recommended Fuel Octane 89
Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter (external)
C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
Exhaust Through Propeller
Intake 16
Ignition TCI Microcomputer
Spark Plug LFR6A-11
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Wet Sump
Engine Oil Capacity 4.5L/4.3L w/without filter
Recommended Cooling Thermostatic Control
Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
Gear Ratio 1.86:1
Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Shaft Length 20" - 25"
Degree of Tilt 70°
Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
Mounting Centers N/A
Steering Mechanical Remote
Steering Angle (maximum) 32° from center, either direction
Warranty Limited 3-Year Pleasure, 3-Year Government, 1-Year Commercial

† Weight refers to shortest shaft length, and is measured without motor oil, gearcase oil and propeller (except models 25 hp and under, which include a standard propeller). All Jet model weights include the jet pump assembly (weight estimated).

Weight † 218 kg (480 lbs)
Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 ~ 6000 rpm
Fuel Induction System EFI
Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner's manual)
Engine Type Inline 4
Displacement 2.8L
Bore x Stroke 96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79in)
Prop Shaft Horsepower 150 hp at 5500 rpm
Alternator Output at W.O.T. 50 Amp
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Recommended Fuel Octane 89
Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter (external)
C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
Exhaust Through Propeller
Intake 16
Ignition TCI Microcomputer
Spark Plug LFR6A-11
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Wet Sump
Engine Oil Capacity 4.5L/4.3L
Recommended Cooling Thermostatic Control
Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
Gear Ratio 2.00:1
Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Shaft Length 20" - 25"
Degree of Tilt 70°
Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
Mounting Centers N/A
Steering Mechanical Remote
Steering Angle (maximum) 32° from center, either direction
Warranty Limited 3-Year Pleasure, 3-Year Government, 1-Year Commercial

† Weight refers to shortest shaft length, and is measured without motor oil, gearcase oil and propeller (except models 25 hp and under, which include a standard propeller). All Jet model weights include the jet pump assembly (weight estimated).

Weight † 171 kg (377 lbs) - 175 kg (386 lbs)
Full Throttle RPM Range 5300 ~ 6300
Fuel Induction System EFI
Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner's manual)
Engine Type Inline 4
Displacement 1.8L
Bore x Stroke 81 x 88.9mm (3.19 x 3.5in)
Prop Shaft Horsepower 115hp at 5500 rpm
Alternator Output at W.O.T. 35 Amp
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Recommended Fuel Octane 87
Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter (external)
C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
Exhaust Through Propeller
Intake 16
Ignition TCI Microcomputer
Spark Plug LKR6E
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Wet Sump
Engine Oil Capacity 3.2L/3.0L
Recommended Cooling Thermostatic Control
Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
Gear Ratio 2.15:1
Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Shaft Length 20" - 25"
Degree of Tilt 70°
Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
Mounting Centers N/A
Steering Mechanical Remote
Steering Angle (maximum) 35° from center, either direction
Warranty Limited 3-Year Pleasure, 3-Year Government, 1-Year Commercial

† Weight refers to shortest shaft length, and is measured without motor oil, gearcase oil and propeller (except models 25 hp and under, which include a standard propeller). All Jet model weights include the jet pump assembly (weight estimated).

Weight † 20" 353 lbs, 25" 362 lbs
Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 - 6000 RPM
Fuel Induction System EFI
Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner's manual)
Engine Type Inline 4
Displacement 1.8L
Bore x Stroke 81 x 88.9mm (3.19 x 3.5in)
Prop Shaft Horsepower 90hp @ 5500 RPM
Alternator Output at W.O.T. 35 amp
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Recommended Fuel Regular Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 87)
Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter (external)
C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
Exhaust Through Propeller
Intake 16
Ignition TCI Microcomputer
Spark Plug LFR5A-11
Starting System Electric w/ PTT
Lubrication Wet Sump
Engine Oil Capacity 3.2L / 3.0L (with / without filter)
Recommended Cooling Water, Thermostatic Control
Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
Gear Ratio (28/12) 2.33
Gear Shift F-N-R
Shaft Length L = 20" X = 25"
Degree of Tilt -4° through +66°
Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
Mounting Centers 26"
Steering Mechanical Remote
Steering Angle (maximum) 35° from center, either direction
Warranty Limited Pleasure Three Years, Government Three Years, Commercial One Year

† Weight refers to shortest shaft length, and is measured without motor oil, gearcase oil and propeller (except models 25 hp and under, which include a standard propeller). All Jet model weights include the jet pump assembly (weight estimated).

175 HP

The In-Line Four V MAX SHO® 175 is compatible with mechanical controls, and a range of gauges and props to suit your preference for performance, control and the display of data. Explore compatible components below and contact your dealer for rigging expertise.

Compatible Controls

Helm Master EX N / A
Helm Master® EX
Command Link Plus Digital Controls N / ACommand Link Plus Digital Controls
Mechanical Controls
Multi-Function Tiller Handle N / A
Multi-Function Tiller Handle

Compatible Gauges

CL5 Touchscreen N / A
CL5 Touchscreen Display
Digital and Analog Gauges

Prop Selector

Enter your details. Find the right prop. Easily zero-in on the best propeller options based on your type of craft, horsepower and performance goals with this smart, online tool.

visit yamaha prop selector

150 HP

The In-Line Four V MAX SHO 150 is compatible with mechanical controls, and a range of gauges and props to suit your preference for performance, control and the display of data. Explore compatible components below and contact your dealer for rigging expertise.

Compatible Controls

Helm Master EX N / A
Helm Master® EX
Command Link Plus Digital Controls N / ACommand Link Plus Digital Controls
Mechanical Controls
Multi-Function Tiller Handle N / A
Multi-Function Tiller Handle

Compatible Gauges

CL5 Touchscreen N / A
CL5 Touchscreen Display
Digital and Analog Gauges

Prop Selector

Enter your details. Find the right prop. Easily zero-in on the best propeller options based on your type of craft, horsepower and performance goals with this smart, online tool.

visit yamaha prop selector

115 HP

The In-Line Four V MAX SHO 115 is compatible with mechanical controls, and a range of gauges and props to suit your preference for performance, control and the display of data. Explore compatible components below and contact your dealer for rigging expertise.

Compatible Controls

Helm Master EX N / A
Helm Master® EX
Command Link Plus Digital Controls N / ACommand Link Plus Digital Controls
Mechanical Controls
Multi-Function Tiller Handle

Compatible Gauges

CL5 Touchscreen N / A
CL5 Touchscreen Display
Digital and Analog Gauges

Prop Selector

Enter your details. Find the right prop. Easily zero-in on the best propeller options based on your type of craft, horsepower and performance goals with this smart, online tool.

visit yamaha prop selector

90 HP

The In-Line Four V MAX SHO 90 is compatible with mechanical controls, and a range of gauges and props to suit your preference for performance, control and the display of data. Explore compatible components below and contact your dealer for rigging expertise.

Compatible Controls

Helm Master EX N / A
Helm Master® EX
Command Link Plus Digital Controls N / ACommand Link Plus Digital Controls
Mechanical Controls
Multi-Function Tiller Handle N / A
Multi-Function Tiller Handle

Compatible Gauges

CL5 Touchscreen N / A
CL5 Touchscreen Display
Digital and Analog Gauges

Prop Selector

Enter your details. Find the right prop. Easily zero-in on the best propeller options based on your type of craft, horsepower and performance goals with this smart, online tool.

visit yamaha prop selector
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STREAMLINED POWER

EXTENDED

All In-Line Four V MAX SHO® outboards are now available with 25-inch shafts. This brings V MAX SHO performance to multi-species boats, bay boats, pontoons and other 25-inch transom applications.

Features & Benefits

Quiet Power and Performance

The In-Line Four V MAX SHO® design maximizes combustion efficiency in a way that no two stroke can, delivering clean, quiet power and performance.

Midrange Power and Response

The V MAX SHO® 175 and 150 feature Variable Camshaft Timing, which optimizes the angle of the intake camshaft to increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-RPM ranges.

Fuel Efficient

In-line Four V MAX SHO® designs are up to 40% more fuel efficient than traditional carbureted two strokes.

Optimum Power

Precision Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection and long-track intake system combine to maximize power and fuel efficiency across the line of In-Line Four V MAX SHO® outboards. 

Power Management

An array of advanced sensors constantly provide vital atmospheric and engine conditions to the Engine Control Module (ECM), which instantly makes the precise adjustments for optimum performance.

AMPLE CHARGING POWER

With 50 amps for the In-Line Four V MAX SHO 175 and 150, and 35 amps for the 115 and 90, their alternators produce enough power for battery charging and a range of on-board electronics.

EASY RIGGING

In-Line Four V MAX SHO® outboards feature mechanical controls for easy, convenient rigging with most bass, bay and flats boats, and are compatible with analog, 6Y5 digital or Command Link® gauges.

RELIABILITY & DURABILITY

UNBEATABLE RELIABILITY

The In-Line Four V MAX SHO® 175 and 150 feature a Cowling Drain System and Air Intake Labyrinth System to trap and drain water that enters their cowlings during normal operation.