VF250 Vmax SHO X-SHAFT

Conquer Water

The Yamaha V MAX SHO. Quicker, stronger, smarter and lighter - outperforming two strokes on hole shot, displacement, fuel economy and weight. The addition of a five-inch longer shaft means multi-species boaters can now enjoy the benefits that have made the V MAX SHO famous. These models are also perfect for a variety of other applications that require a 25-inch shaft length.

Displacement

By using a highly advanced thermally applied plasma fusion process on the cylinder walls, the V MAX SHO has no conventional steel cylinder sleeves, yet the cylinder walls are 60% harder than steel. That means larger cylinder bores for increased displacement, resulting in more power and torque, without increasing outer cylinder dimensions.

Fastest HoleShot

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing system advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps provide awesome holeshot and midrange acceleration you have to feel to believe.

Outstanding Fuel Efficiency

Averaging 12% better fuel economy throughout the RPM range than our venerable 3.3-litre direct-injected 250 hp V MAX Series 2 two-stroke. Air entering the engine is routed through a single 75 mm electronically controlled throttle valve. Working in concert with the Precision Multi-Point Fuel Injection System, they ensure the precise amount of air and fuel necessary for optimum power and fuel efficiency.

4.2 Litre Big Bore Displacement

By using a highly-advanced thermally-applied plasma fusion process on the cylinder walls, the V MAX SHO has no conventional steel cylinder sleeves, yet the cylinder walls are 60% harder than steel. That means larger cylinder bores for increased displacement, resulting in more power and torque, without increasing outer cylinder dimensions. It also results in dramatically lighter weight, better cooling, and the "micro-textured" cylinder walls help reduce friction loss, further increasing performance and enhancing reliability.

Responsive Power

4.2 litres of class-leading displacement teams with individual intake and exhaust camshafts to provide more precise valve timing control with fewer moving parts than conventional rocker arm systems for increased reliability. This superior design also allows for use of 4 valves per cylinder which exchange intake and exhaust gases more efficiently for responsive power and increased fuel economy. Intake valves are 14% larger and exhaust valves are 10% larger than our 3.3L DOHC system.

Fastest Holeshot and Acceleration

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing system advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps Yamaha's new 4.2-litre big-bore V MAX SHO four stroke provide awesome hole shot and mid-range acceleration you have to feel to believe.

Top Speed

The Yamaha V MAX SHO is faster than even the vaunted V MAX Series 2 that it replaces. This means four stroke smoothness, convenience, and reliability; with top speed better than that of our direct-injected two-stroke of comparable horsepower.

Smooth and Quiet

Engine exhaust is routed through a maze before exiting above the waterline through the idle exhaust relief outlet, for unbelievably smooth and quiet operation. A mufflerless design creates a more direct exhaust flow and a pleasing sound of power at idle.

Outstanding Fuel Economy

Averaging 12% better fuel economy throughout the RPM range than our venerable 3.3-litre direct-injected V MAX Series 2 two stroke. All air entering the engine block of the V MAX SHO is routed through a single 75mm electronically controlled throttle valve. Working in concert with the Precision Multi-Point Fuel Injection System, they together help ensure the precise amount of air and fuel necessary for optimum power and fuel efficiency.

Powerful Yet Compact

Yamaha's exclusive "In-Bank" exhaust system exits downward through the center of the engine between the "V" of the cylinders, rather than on the exterior side. This increases combustion efficiency for more power and torque, and also provides for a more compact shape.

Lightest Weight in Class

The Yamaha V MAX SHO is 34 pounds lighter than the V MAX Series 2 it replaces. In fact, no other equivalent horsepower production V6 bass outboard is lighter, including two strokes. From the specially re-designed engine bracket to the new lightweight cowling, every ounce of weight savings has been realized without sacrificing durability.

Better Cooling and Straighter Tracking

The specially contoured high performance lower unit features a unique curved skeg design for straighter tracking, while forward-mounted water inlets are 81% larger than V MAX Series 2 for increased cooling capacity. Inside are specially heat-treated gears for increased durability.

Powerful Charging

With 46 amps of total alternator power at 1000 rpm and a full 50 amps from 2000 ~ 6000 rpm, V MAX SHO outboards offer the kind of charging power needed to help operate today's wide array of on-board electronic devices.

Protection From The Elements

The V MAX SHO features an advanced cowling drain system, to easily and efficiently drain away any water that enters the cowling during normal engine operation. Incoming air is routed through a labyrinth of passages that trap and drain water before it enters the engine's intake, for maximum reliability.

Protection and Power

V MAX SHO outboards have an exhaust pressure reduction system, which not only helps keep the propeller hub cooled from hot exhaust gases, it also helps provide power by "forcing" those gases out of the engine during the critical hole shot and acceleration phases.

Cleaner Fuel

All V MAX SHO outboards utilize a large, on-engine water separating fuel filter with a water sensor. Used in conjunction with Yamaha's 10-Micron Water Separating Fuel Filter, it helps separate water and contaminants from the fuel before they can reach the outboard's other filters and fuel injectors.

Reliability and Efficiency

A multitude 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, durability and efficiency.

Mechanical Control

Yamaha V MAX SHO outboards are cable-actuated, allowing use of our 6X3 flush side-mount remote control. You can even add your own foot-operated throttle for additional convenience.

Clean and Efficient

Yamaha V MAX SHO outboards feature a Blow-by Gas Re-Burning System. This separates any unburned combustion gases and re-routes them to the air intake system where they are burned again, helping maximize fuel efficiency and earn a CARB 3-Star emissions rating. 

Engine Type
Four stroke, V6 60°
Displacement
4,169cc (254.4 ci)
Bore & Stroke
96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
RPM Range
5,000-6,000
Compression Ratio
10.3
Induction System
DOHC / 24 valves direct action with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Alternator Output
50 Amps
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point electronic fuel injection
Starting
Electric
Ignition
TCI Microcomputer
Lubrication
Wet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt
-4° through +16°/66° w/PTT
Exhaust
Through Propeller. Water-cooled, Labyrinth
Cooling
Raw water, Thermostatic Control
Gear Shift
F/N/R
Gear Ratio
21/12 (1.75:1)
Recommended Fuel
Unleaded Gasoline (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
Recommended Oil
Yamalube 4-M FC-W 10W-30
Oil Capacity
6.7L (with filter)
Shaft Length
25"
Dry Weight
252 kg (555lb)


VF250 Vmax SHO

Conquer Water

The Yamaha V MAX SHO.
Quicker, stronger, smarter and lighter...outperforming two strokes on hole shot, displacement, fuel economy and weight.

Displacement

By using a highly advanced thermally applied plasma fusion process on the cylinder walls, the V MAX SHO has no conventional steel cylinder sleeves, yet the cylinder walls are 60% harder than steel. That means larger cylinder bores for increased displacement, resulting in more power and torque, without increasing outer cylinder dimensions.

Fastest HoleShot

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing system advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps provide awesome holeshot and midrange acceleration you have to feel to believe.

Outstanding Fuel Efficiency

Averaging 12% better fuel economy throughout the RPM range than our venerable 3.3-litre direct-injected 250 hp V MAX Series 2 two-stroke. Air entering the engine is routed through a single 75 mm electronically controlled throttle valve. Working in concert with the Precision Multi-Point Fuel Injection System, they ensure the precise amount of air and fuel necessary for optimum power and fuel efficiency.

4.2 Litre Big Bore Displacement

By using a highly-advanced thermally-applied plasma fusion process on the cylinder walls, the V MAX SHO has no conventional steel cylinder sleeves, yet the cylinder walls are 60% harder than steel. That means larger cylinder bores for increased displacement, resulting in more power and torque, without increasing outer cylinder dimensions. It also results in dramatically lighter weight, better cooling, and the "micro-textured" cylinder walls help reduce friction loss, further increasing performance and enhancing reliability.

Responsive Power

4.2 litres of class-leading displacement teams with individual intake and exhaust camshafts to provide more precise valve timing control with fewer moving parts than conventional rocker arm systems for increased reliability. This superior design also allows for use of 4 valves per cylinder which exchange intake and exhaust gases more efficiently for responsive power and increased fuel economy. Intake valves are 14% larger and exhaust valves are 10% larger than our 3.3L DOHC system.

Fastest Holeshot and Acceleration

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing system advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps Yamaha's new 4.2-litre big-bore V MAX SHO four stroke provide awesome hole shot and mid-range acceleration you have to feel to believe.

Top Speed

The Yamaha V MAX SHO is faster than even the vaunted V MAX Series 2 that it replaces. This means four stroke smoothness, convenience, and reliability; with top speed better than that of our direct-injected two-stroke of comparable horsepower.

Smooth and Quiet

Engine exhaust is routed through a maze before exiting above the waterline through the idle exhaust relief outlet, for unbelievably smooth and quiet operation. A mufflerless design creates a more direct exhaust flow and a pleasing sound of power at idle.

Outstanding Fuel Economy

Averaging 12% better fuel economy throughout the RPM range than our venerable 3.3-litre direct-injected V MAX Series 2 two stroke. All air entering the engine block of the V MAX SHO is routed through a single 75mm electronically controlled throttle valve. Working in concert with the Precision Multi-Point Fuel Injection System, they together help ensure the precise amount of air and fuel necessary for optimum power and fuel efficiency.

Powerful Yet Compact

Yamaha's exclusive "In-Bank" exhaust system exits downward through the center of the engine between the "V" of the cylinders, rather than on the exterior side. This increases combustion efficiency for more power and torque, and also provides for a more compact shape.

Lightest Weight in Class

The Yamaha V MAX SHO is 34 pounds lighter than the V MAX Series 2 it replaces. In fact, no other equivalent horsepower production V6 bass outboard is lighter, including two strokes. From the specially re-designed engine bracket to the new lightweight cowling, every ounce of weight savings has been realized without sacrificing durability.

Better Cooling and Straighter Tracking

The specially contoured high performance lower unit features a unique curved skeg design for straighter tracking, while forward-mounted water inlets are 81% larger than V MAX Series 2 for increased cooling capacity. Inside are specially heat-treated gears for increased durability.

Powerful Charging

With 46 amps of total alternator power at 1000 rpm and a full 50 amps from 2000 ~ 6000 rpm, V MAX SHO outboards offer the kind of charging power needed to help operate today's wide array of on-board electronic devices.

Protection From The Elements

The V MAX SHO features an advanced cowling drain system, to easily and efficiently drain away any water that enters the cowling during normal engine operation. Incoming air is routed through a labyrinth of passages that trap and drain water before it enters the engine's intake, for maximum reliability.

Protection and Power

V MAX SHO outboards have an exhaust pressure reduction system, which not only helps keep the propeller hub cooled from hot exhaust gases, it also helps provide power by "forcing" those gases out of the engine during the critical hole shot and acceleration phases.

Cleaner Fuel

All V MAX SHO outboards utilize a large, on-engine water separating fuel filter with a water sensor. Used in conjunction with Yamaha's 10-Micron Water Separating Fuel Filter, it helps separate water and contaminants from the fuel before they can reach the outboard's other filters and fuel injectors.

Reliability and Efficiency

A multitude 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, durability and efficiency.

Mechanical Control

Yamaha V MAX SHO outboards are cable-actuated, allowing use of our 6X3 flush side-mount remote control. You can even add your own foot-operated throttle for additional convenience.

Variable Trolling RPM

By just pressing a button on the optional Command Link® tachometer, the operator can adjust the engine's trolling speed from 600 ~ 1,000 rpm, in 50-rpm increments. This helps provide precise and consistent trolling speeds in a wide array of conditions

Clean and Efficient

Yamaha V MAX SHO outboards feature a Blow-by Gas Re-Burning System. This separates any unburned combustion gases and re-routes them to the air intake system where they are burned again, helping maximize fuel efficiency and earn a CARB 3-Star emissions rating. 

Engine Type
Four stroke, V6 60°
Displacement
4,169cc (254.4 ci)
Bore & Stroke
96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
RPM Range
5,000-6,000
Compression Ratio
10.3
Induction System
DOHC / 24 valves direct action with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Alternator Output
50 Amps
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point electronic fuel injection
Starting
Electric
Ignition
TCI Microcomputer
Lubrication
Wet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt
-4° through +16°/66° w/PTT
Exhaust
Through Propeller. Water-cooled, Labyrinth
Cooling
Raw water, Thermostatic Control
Gear Shift
F/N/R
Gear Ratio
21/12 (1.75:1)
Recommended Fuel
Unleaded Gasoline (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
Recommended Oil
Yamalube 4-M FC-W 10W-30
Oil Capacity
6.7L (with filter)
Shaft Length
20''
Dry Weight
229kg (505lb)


VF225 Vmax SHO

Conquer Water

The Yamaha V MAX SHO.
Quicker, stronger, smarter and lighter...outperforming two strokes on hole shot, displacement, fuel economy and weight.

Displacement

By using a highly advanced thermally applied plasma fusion process on the cylinder walls, the V MAX SHO has no conventional steel cylinder sleeves, yet the cylinder walls are 60% harder than steel. That means larger cylinder bores for increased displacement, resulting in more power and torque, without increasing outer cylinder dimensions.

Fastest HoleShot

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing system advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps provide awesome holeshot and midrange acceleration you have to feel to believe.

Outstanding Fuel Efficiency

Averaging 12% better fuel economy throughout the RPM range than our venerable 3.3-litre direct-injected 250 hp V MAX Series 2 two-stroke. Air entering the engine is routed through a single 75 mm electronically controlled throttle valve. Working in concert with the Precision Multi-Point Fuel Injection System, they ensure the precise amount of air and fuel necessary for optimum power and fuel efficiency.

4.2 Litre Big Bore Displacement

By using a highly-advanced thermally-applied plasma fusion process on the cylinder walls, the V MAX SHO has no conventional steel cylinder sleeves, yet the cylinder walls are 60% harder than steel. That means larger cylinder bores for increased displacement, resulting in more power and torque, without increasing outer cylinder dimensions. It also results in dramatically lighter weight, better cooling, and the "micro-textured" cylinder walls help reduce friction loss, further increasing performance and enhancing reliability.

Responsive Power

4.2 litres of class-leading displacement teams with individual intake and exhaust camshafts to provide more precise valve timing control with fewer moving parts than conventional rocker arm systems for increased reliability. This superior design also allows for use of 4 valves per cylinder which exchange intake and exhaust gases more efficiently for responsive power and increased fuel economy. Intake valves are 14% larger and exhaust valves are 10% larger than our 3.3L DOHC system.

Fastest Holeshot and Acceleration

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing system advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps Yamaha's new 4.2-litre big-bore V MAX SHO four stroke provide awesome hole shot and mid-range acceleration you have to feel to believe.

Top Speed

The Yamaha V MAX SHO is faster than even the vaunted V MAX Series 2 that it replaces. This means four stroke smoothness, convenience, and reliability; with top speed better than that of our direct-injected two-stroke of comparable horsepower.

Smooth and Quiet

Engine exhaust is routed through a maze before exiting above the waterline through the idle exhaust relief outlet, for unbelievably smooth and quiet operation. A mufflerless design creates a more direct exhaust flow and a pleasing sound of power at idle.

Outstanding Fuel Economy

Averaging 12% better fuel economy throughout the RPM range than our venerable 3.3-litre direct-injected V MAX Series 2 two stroke. All air entering the engine block of the V MAX SHO is routed through a single 75mm electronically controlled throttle valve. Working in concert with the Precision Multi-Point Fuel Injection System, they together help ensure the precise amount of air and fuel necessary for optimum power and fuel efficiency.

Powerful Yet Compact

Yamaha's exclusive "In-Bank" exhaust system exits downward through the center of the engine between the "V" of the cylinders, rather than on the exterior side. This increases combustion efficiency for more power and torque, and also provides for a more compact shape.

Lightest Weight in Class

The Yamaha V MAX SHO is 34 pounds lighter than the V MAX Series 2 it replaces. In fact, no other equivalent horsepower production V6 bass outboard is lighter, including two strokes. From the specially re-designed engine bracket to the new lightweight cowling, every ounce of weight savings has been realized without sacrificing durability.

Better Cooling and Straighter Tracking

The specially contoured high performance lower unit features a unique curved skeg design for straighter tracking, while forward-mounted water inlets are 81% larger than V MAX Series 2 for increased cooling capacity. Inside are specially heat-treated gears for increased durability.

Powerful Charging

With 46 amps of total alternator power at 1000 rpm and a full 50 amps from 2000 ~ 6000 rpm, V MAX SHO outboards offer the kind of charging power needed to help operate today's wide array of on-board electronic devices.

Protection From The Elements

The V MAX SHO features an advanced cowling drain system, to easily and efficiently drain away any water that enters the cowling during normal engine operation. Incoming air is routed through a labyrinth of passages that trap and drain water before it enters the engine's intake, for maximum reliability.

Protection and Power

V MAX SHO outboards have an exhaust pressure reduction system, which not only helps keep the propeller hub cooled from hot exhaust gases, it also helps provide power by "forcing" those gases out of the engine during the critical hole shot and acceleration phases.

Cleaner Fuel

All V MAX SHO outboards utilize a large, on-engine water separating fuel filter with a water sensor. Used in conjunction with Yamaha's 10-Micron Water Separating Fuel Filter, it helps separate water and contaminants from the fuel before they can reach the outboard's other filters and fuel injectors.

Reliability and Efficiency

A multitude 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, durability and efficiency.

Mechanical Control

Yamaha V MAX SHO outboards are cable-actuated, allowing use of our 6X3 flush side-mount remote control. You can even add your own foot-operated throttle for additional convenience.

Variable Trolling RPM

By just pressing a button on the optional Command Link® tachometer, the operator can adjust the engine's trolling speed from 600 ~ 1,000 rpm, in 50-rpm increments. This helps provide precise and consistent trolling speeds in a wide array of conditions.

Clean and Efficient

Yamaha V MAX SHO outboards feature a Blow-by Gas Re-Burning System. This separates any unburned combustion gases and re-routes them to the air intake system where they are burned again, helping maximize fuel efficiency and earn a CARB 3-Star emissions rating. 

Engine Type
Four stroke, V6 60°
Displacement
4,169cc (254.4 ci)
Bore & Stroke
96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
RPM Range
5,000-6,000
Compression Ratio
10.3
Induction System
DOHC / 24 valves direct action with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Alternator Output
50 Amps
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point electronic fuel injection
Starting
Electric
Ignition
TCI Microcomputer
Lubrication
Wet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt
-4° through +16°/66° w/PTT
Exhaust
Through Propeller. Water-cooled, Labyrinth
Cooling
Raw water, Thermostatic Control
Gear Shift
F/N/R
Gear Ratio
21/12 (1.75:1)
Recommended Fuel
Unleaded Gasoline (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
Recommended Oil
Yamalube 4-M FC-W 10W-30
Oil Capacity
6.7L (with filter)
Shaft Length
20''
Dry Weight
229kg (505lb)

VF200 Vmax SHO

Conquer Water

The Yamaha V MAX SHO.
Quicker, stronger, smarter and lighter...outperforming two strokes on hole shot, displacement, fuel economy and weight.

Displacement

By using a highly advanced thermally applied plasma fusion process on the cylinder walls, the V MAX SHO has no conventional steel cylinder sleeves, yet the cylinder walls are 60% harder than steel. That means larger cylinder bores for increased displacement, resulting in more power and torque, without increasing outer cylinder dimensions.

Fastest HoleShot

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing system advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps provide awesome holeshot and midrange acceleration you have to feel to believe.

Outstanding Fuel Efficiency

Averaging 12% better fuel economy throughout the RPM range than our venerable 3.3-litre direct-injected 250 hp V MAX Series 2 two-stroke. Air entering the engine is routed through a single 75 mm electronically controlled throttle valve. Working in concert with the Precision Multi-Point Fuel Injection System, they ensure the precise amount of air and fuel necessary for optimum power and fuel efficiency.

4.2 Litre Big Bore Displacement

By using a highly-advanced thermally-applied plasma fusion process on the cylinder walls, the V MAX SHO has no conventional steel cylinder sleeves, yet the cylinder walls are 60% harder than steel. That means larger cylinder bores for increased displacement, resulting in more power and torque, without increasing outer cylinder dimensions. It also results in dramatically lighter weight, better cooling, and the "micro-textured" cylinder walls help reduce friction loss, further increasing performance and enhancing reliability.

Responsive Power

4.2 litres of class-leading displacement teams with individual intake and exhaust camshafts to provide more precise valve timing control with fewer moving parts than conventional rocker arm systems for increased reliability. This superior design also allows for use of 4 valves per cylinder which exchange intake and exhaust gases more efficiently for responsive power and increased fuel economy. Intake valves are 14% larger and exhaust valves are 10% larger than our 3.3L DOHC system.

Fastest Holeshot and Acceleration

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing system advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps Yamaha's new 4.2-litre big-bore V MAX SHO four stroke provide awesome hole shot and mid-range acceleration you have to feel to believe.

Top Speed

The Yamaha V MAX SHO is faster than even the vaunted V MAX Series 2 that it replaces. This means four stroke smoothness, convenience, and reliability; with top speed better than that of our direct-injected two-stroke of comparable horsepower.

Smooth and Quiet

Engine exhaust is routed through a maze before exiting above the waterline through the idle exhaust relief outlet, for unbelievably smooth and quiet operation. A mufflerless design creates a more direct exhaust flow and a pleasing sound of power at idle.

Outstanding Fuel Economy

Averaging 12% better fuel economy throughout the RPM range than our venerable 3.3-litre direct-injected V MAX Series 2 two stroke. All air entering the engine block of the V MAX SHO is routed through a single 75mm electronically controlled throttle valve. Working in concert with the Precision Multi-Point Fuel Injection System, they together help ensure the precise amount of air and fuel necessary for optimum power and fuel efficiency.

Powerful Yet Compact

Yamaha's exclusive "In-Bank" exhaust system exits downward through the center of the engine between the "V" of the cylinders, rather than on the exterior side. This increases combustion efficiency for more power and torque, and also provides for a more compact shape.

Lightest Weight in Class

The Yamaha V MAX SHO is 34 pounds lighter than the V MAX Series 2 it replaces. In fact, no other equivalent horsepower production V6 bass outboard is lighter, including two strokes. From the specially re-designed engine bracket to the new lightweight cowling, every ounce of weight savings has been realized without sacrificing durability.

Better Cooling and Straighter Tracking

The specially contoured high performance lower unit features a unique curved skeg design for straighter tracking, while forward-mounted water inlets are 81% larger than V MAX Series 2 for increased cooling capacity. Inside are specially heat-treated gears for increased durability.

Powerful Charging

With 46 amps of total alternator power at 1000 rpm and a full 50 amps from 2000 ~ 6000 rpm, V MAX SHO outboards offer the kind of charging power needed to help operate today's wide array of on-board electronic devices.

Protection From The Elements

The V MAX SHO features an advanced cowling drain system, to easily and efficiently drain away any water that enters the cowling during normal engine operation. Incoming air is routed through a labyrinth of passages that trap and drain water before it enters the engine's intake, for maximum reliability.

Protection and Power

V MAX SHO outboards have an exhaust pressure reduction system, which not only helps keep the propeller hub cooled from hot exhaust gases, it also helps provide power by "forcing" those gases out of the engine during the critical hole shot and acceleration phases.

Cleaner Fuel

All V MAX SHO outboards utilize a large, on-engine water separating fuel filter with a water sensor. Used in conjunction with Yamaha's 10-Micron Water Separating Fuel Filter, it helps separate water and contaminants from the fuel before they can reach the outboard's other filters and fuel injectors.

Reliability and Efficiency

A multitude 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, durability and efficiency.

Mechanical Control

Yamaha V MAX SHO outboards are cable-actuated, allowing use of our 6X3 flush side-mount remote control. You can even add your own foot-operated throttle for additional convenience.

Variable Trolling RPM

By just pressing a button on the optional Command Link® tachometer, the operator can adjust the engine's trolling speed from 600 ~ 1,000 rpm, in 50-rpm increments. This helps provide precise and consistent trolling speeds in a wide array of conditions.

Clean and Efficient

Yamaha V MAX SHO outboards feature a Blow-by Gas Re-Burning System. This separates any unburned combustion gases and re-routes them to the air intake system where they are burned again, helping maximize fuel efficiency and earn a CARB 3-Star emissions rating. 

Engine Type
Four stroke, V6 60°
Displacement
4,169cc (254.4 ci)
Bore & Stroke
96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
RPM Range
5,000-6,000
Compression Ratio
10.3
Induction System
DOHC / 24 valves direct action with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Alternator Output
50 Amps
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point electronic fuel injection
Starting
Electric
Ignition
TCI Microcomputer
Lubrication
Wet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt
-4° through +16°/66° w/PTT
Exhaust
Through Propeller. Water-cooled, Labyrinth
Cooling
Raw water, Thermostatic Control
Gear Shift
F/N/R
Gear Ratio
21/12 (1.75:1)
Recommended Fuel
Unleaded Gasoline (Minimum Pump Octane 87)
Recommended Oil
Yamalube 4-M FC-W 10W-30
Oil Capacity
6.7L (with filter)
Shaft Length
20''
Dry Weight
229kg (505 )

VF175 Vmax SHO

Conquer Water

Need to power something with a 20-inch transom and need more than 150 horsepower? Do you need very high performance and light weight along with all the benefits of four-stroke power, including clean, quiet operation and great fuel efficiency? The Yamaha V MAX SHO 175 is the solution with all the benefits you need!

POWERFUL & FAST

Great overall performance and class-leading top speed come courtesy of Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing System (VCTTM), which helps the 2.8-litre in-line four develop lots of power in the midrange where it counts.

  

OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE

A multitude 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. 

SMOOTH & EFFICIENT

The VF175 is super smooth and powerful, thanks to advanced double overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and counterbalance shafts. It's also extremely fuel efficient, delivering 30-to-40 per cent better fuel efficiency than a carbureted two stroke.

ADDITIONAL SPACE

Efficient use of space is another benefit. The V MAX SHO 175 does not require carrying two-stroke oil. There's no need for an oil tank, which means more room for batteries, tackle or storage in the boat.

EASY RIGGING

Thanks to mechanical control, the outboard offers easy rigging. You can equip it with your choice of analog, 6Y5 digital or Command Link® gauges.

RELIABILITY

With proven, Yamaha four-stroke, marine-specific architecture, the V MAX SHO 175 will provide years of reliability.

SLEEK DESIGN

Like its siblings - the V MAX SHO 115, V MAX SHO 150, V MAX SHO 200, V MAX SHO 225 and V MAX SHO 250 - the V MAX SHO 175 has powerful good looks with a paint scheme that looks like nothing else on the water.

EASIER FISHING

The V MAX SHO 175 is compatible with Yamaha's variable trolling RPM switch (VTS), which allows anglers to adjust the trolling speed in 50 RPM increments from 650 to 900 RPM using a Yamaha Command Link® gauge. 

Engine Type
In-Line Four-Cylinder
Displacement
2785cc (170 ci)
Bore & Stroke
96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79 in)
RPM Range
5,000-6,000
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
Induction System
EFI (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Alternator Output
50 Amps
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point electronic fuel injection
Starting
Electric w/PTT
Ignition
TCI Microcomputer
Lubrication
Wet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt
-4° through +16°
Exhaust
Through Propeller
Cooling
Thermostatic Control
Gear Shift
F/N/R
Gear Ratio
26/14 (1.86:1)
Recommended Fuel
Regular Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
Recommended Oil
Yamalube 4-M
Oil Capacity
4.5L/4.3L w/without filter
Shaft Length
20''
Dry Weight
218kg (480lbs)

VF150 Vmax SHO X-SHAFT

Conquer Water

The Yamaha V MAX SHO. Quicker, stronger, smarter and lighter - outperforming two strokes on hole shot, displacement, fuel economy and weight. The addition of a five-inch longer shaft means multi-species boaters can now enjoy the benefits that have made the V MAX SHO famous. These models are also perfect for a variety of other applications that require a 25-inch shaft length.

Unbeatable Reliability

The V MAX SHO® VF 150?s Cowling Drain System and Air Intake Labyrinth System trap and drain water that enters the cowling during normal operation.

Quiet Power and Performance

The four-stroke, four-valve-per-cylinder V MAX SHO® 150 is able to maximize combustion efficiency in a way that no two stroke can, delivering clean, quite power and performance.

Tournament Toughness

The four-stroke V MAX SHO® VF 150 has a gearcase featuring specially hardened pinion, forward and reverse gears for increased reliability.

Great Hole Shot, acceleration and Top Speed

The new V MAX SHO® 150 uses Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing System (VCT) for hole shot and acceleration that is noticeably quicker than that of the F150 and equal to that of the two-stroke VZ 150 HPDI.

Smooth

The 2.8-liter, four-cylinder powerhead employs double-overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and counterbalance shafts for extra smooth performance.

Fuel Efficient

The four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 offers fuel consumption that is 30 to 40 percent better than that of traditional carbureted two strokes.

Extra Space

Because it's a four-stroke, there's no need for an external oil tank with the V MAX SHO® 150. That's a savings of approximately 23 pounds - that means less weight and more storage room in the boat for tackle and other items.

Easy Rigging

The new four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 has mechanical control for easy, convenient rigging with most bass, bay and flats boats; with a choice of analog, 6Y5 digital or Command Link® gauges.

Propping flexibility

Uses Yamaha's new V MAX SHO® Series of propellers, which now offer single-inch pitches for more "dialed in" performance. new 22-inch and 23-inch pitches available soon.

Better charging

A powerful 50-amp alternator offers 11 percent more power than that of the VZ150 HPDI.

Powerful Good Looks

The V MAX SHO® looks every bit the part of V MAX,® with a special paint scheme and exhaust that sets it apart from lesser outboards.

Reliability

Based on proven Yamaha four-stroke, marine-specific architecture and years of solid performance.

Weight

At 480 pounds,
  • the four-stroke V MAX SHO®150 weighs just 12 pounds more than Yamaha's two-stroke VZ150. That, alone, is amazing. Once you consider the weight of the oil tank, the V MAX SHO®150 weighs about the same on the boat as the VZ150. What's more, not having an oil tank frees up space in the boat.

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing

System advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps the four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 generate the kind of performance that you expect from traditional two-stroke outboards. 

Engine Type
In-Line Four-Cylinder
Displacement
2785cc (170 ci)
Bore & Stroke
96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79 in)
RPM Range
5,000-6,000
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
Induction System
EFI (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Alternator Output
50 Amps
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point electronic fuel injection
Starting
Electric w/PTT
Ignition
TCI Microcomputer
Lubrication
Wet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt
-4° through +16°
Exhaust
Through Propeller
Cooling
Thermostatic Control
Gear Shift
F/N/R
Gear Ratio
28/14 (2.0:1)
Recommended Fuel
Midgrade Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
Recommended Oil
Yamalube 4-M
Oil Capacity
4.5L/4.3L w/without filter
Shaft Length
25''
Dry Weight
222 kg (489lb)

VF150 Vmax SHO

Conquer Water

Introducing the all-new 2013 2.8L four-stroke VF150 VMAX SHO. Weighing in at just 480 pounds this compact high-performance powerhouse boasts an amazing hole shot while maintaining incredible fuel efficiency.

Unbeatable Reliability

The V MAX SHO® VF 150's Cowling Drain System and Air Intake Labyrinth System trap and drain water that enters the cowling during normal operation.

Quiet Power and Performance

The four-stroke, four-valve-per-cylinder V MAX SHO® 150 is able to maximize combustion efficiency in a way that no two stroke can, delivering clean, quite power and performance.

Tournament Toughness

The four-stroke V MAX SHO® VF 150 has a gearcase featuring specially hardened pinion, forward and reverse gears for increased reliability.

Great Hole Shot, acceleration and Top Speed

The new V MAX SHO® 150 uses Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing System (VCT) for hole shot and acceleration that is noticeably quicker than that of the F150 and equal to that of the two-stroke VZ 150 HPDI.

Smooth

The 2.8-liter, four-cylinder powerhead employs double-overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and counterbalance shafts for extra smooth performance.

Fuel Efficient

The four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 offers fuel consumption that is 30 to 40 percent better than that of traditional carbureted two strokes.

Extra Space

Because it's a four-stroke, there's no need for an external oil tank with the V MAX SHO® 150. That's a savings of approximately 23 pounds - that means less weight and more storage room in the boat for tackle and other items.

Easy Rigging

The new four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 has mechanical control for easy, convenient rigging with most bass, bay and flats boats; with a choice of analog, 6Y5 digital or Command Link® gauges.

Propping flexibility

Uses Yamaha's new V MAX SHO® Series of propellers, which now offer single-inch pitches for more "dialed in" performance. new 22-inch and 23-inch pitches available soon.

Better charging

A powerful 50-amp alternator offers 11 percent more power than that of the VZ150 HPDI.

Powerful Good Looks

The V MAX SHO® looks every bit the part of V MAX,® with a special paint scheme and exhaust that sets it apart from lesser outboards.

Reliability

Based on proven Yamaha four-stroke, marine-specific architecture and years of solid performance.

Weight

At 480 pounds,
  • the four-stroke V MAX SHO®150 weighs just 12 pounds more than Yamaha's two-stroke VZ150. That, alone, is amazing. Once you consider the weight of the oil tank, the V MAX SHO®150 weighs about the same on the boat as the VZ150. What's more, not having an oil tank frees up space in the boat.

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing

System advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps the four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 generate the kind of performance that you expect from traditional two-stroke outboards. 

Engine Type
In-Line Four-Cylinder
Displacement
2785cc (170 ci)
Bore & Stroke
96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79 in)
RPM Range
5,000-6,000
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
Induction System
EFI (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Alternator Output
50 Amps
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point electronic fuel injection
Starting
Electric w/PTT
Ignition
TCI Microcomputer
Lubrication
Wet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt
-4° through +16°
Exhaust
Through Propeller
Cooling
Thermostatic Control
Gear Shift
F/N/R
Gear Ratio
28/14 (2.0:1)
Recommended Fuel
Midgrade Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
Recommended Oil
Yamalube 4-M
Oil Capacity
4.5L/4.3L w/without filter
Shaft Length
20''
Dry Weight
218kg (480lbs)

VF115 Vmax SHO

Conquer Water

Yamaha expands the successful V MAX SHO family to include the 115-horsepower segment - where smaller boats and other craft play. And it's every bit a V MAX SHO, compact, lightweight and capable of performance typically associated with two strokes, but with the convenience and quiet of a four stroke. Who could want more?

POWERFUL & FAST

The 1.8-litre V MAX SHO 115 features Yamaha's advanced 16-valve double-overhead cam (DOHC), four-cylinder design, which means better breathing for better performance. Those sixteen large intake and exhaust valves make more power and midrange torque. They are fed by a large (60mm) single throttle body with Yamaha's long-track intake system and a free-flow exhaust. Full-throttle rpm range is 6,300, which means Yamaha can better tailor the gear ratio for low speed thrust and still deliver great top end. A knock sensor, an unexpected feature in this class of outboard, allows the engine to operate constantly at peak output. The result is great top speed, 3.65 miles per hour faster than that of the Yamaha F115.

EASIER FISHING

The V MAX SHO 115 is compatible with Yamaha's variable trolling RPM switch (VTS), which allows anglers to adjust the trolling speed in 50 RPM increments from 600 to 1000 RPM using a Yamaha Command Link® gauge. 

LIGHT WEIGHT

The four-stroke V MAX SHO 115 weighs 377 pounds, and it has the added benefit of not needing two-stroke oil or an oil tank (or the added weight). A competitor's two-stroke weighs 390 pounds. The V MAX SHO 115 is the lightest four-stroke DOHC 115-horsepower outboard on the water. It uses a lightweight composite lower pan and cowling, a single-ram power trim and tilt mechanism and a lightweight mounting bracket.

SMOOTH & QUIET

Remember, this is a four stroke, so it's quiet by nature. On top of that, Yamaha has harmonized all the inertial mass components and added large rubber engine mounts. The result is smoothness and quiet that will impress.

YAMAHA RELIABILITY

The V MAX SHO 115 powerhead design is based on proven Yamaha four-stroke technology. It also uses Yamaha's Phaze Five? paint system, which includes the electro-deposition of anti-corrosive paint on both the inside and outside passages of the engine block. Inside the engine, dimpled cylinder sleeves, like those used on the Yamaha F350, reduce weight and add strength. They also aid in heat transfer and help to keep the engine reliably cooler. 

Engine Type
In-Line Four-Cylinder
Displacement
1832cc (112 ci)
Bore & Stroke
96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79 in)
RPM Range
5,300-6,300
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Induction System
EFI (DOHC)
Alternator Output
35 Amps
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point electronic fuel injection
Starting
Electric w/PTT
Ignition
TCI Microcomputer
Lubrication
Wet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt
-4° through +16°
Exhaust
Through Propeller
Cooling
Thermostatic Control
Gear Shift
F/N/R
Gear Ratio
28/13 (2.15:1)
Recommended Fuel
Regular Unleaded - up to 10 percent ethanol (Minimum Pump Octane 87)
Recommended Oil
Yamalube 4-M
Oil Capacity
3.2L/3.0L w/without filter
Shaft Length
20''
Dry Weight
171kg (377lbs)

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