Yamaha Marine will display its latest F350C offshore outboard, as well as its new 225- and 250-hp mechanical control 4.2-liter V6 offshore outboards at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show beginning Thursday.
The new F350C, which now provides five full years of limited warranty coverage, is the only outboard available with 5.3 liters of displacement capable of the raw thrust necessary for pushing larger and heavier offshore boats.
According to the company, the case for Yamaha’s big-bore displacement was made by Neal Foster, leader of Yamaha’s “Team Intense” Pro Fishing team since the mid-nineties. At last year’s Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin, Foster’s crew ran over 1,100 miles during the course of the three-day competition, which included running his boat 12 hours from the launch in Destin, Florida, on Day 1 almost to the Texas line in the hopes of boating some winning wahoo.
“In order to make the weigh-in, we had to run the boat for four hours straight at wide open throttle – that’s 68-70 mph the whole way,” he said. “I just don’t know of anything that can hang in like that other than a Yamaha.”
“The inclusion of five years of limited warranty coverage with the F350C underscores the reliability of the F350,” said Ben Speciale, president, Yamaha Marine Group. “We are confident that this benefit for our 5.3-liter V8 customers builds in exceptional value for Yamaha’s most powerful outboard on the market.”
4.2-liter F225 and F250 V6 offshore outboards
Yamaha’s all-new mechanical control versions of 225- and 250-horsepower 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboards are also on display in Fort Lauderdale. The new models, available as the F250XB in both left and right-hand rotation and the F225XB in right-hand rotation, offer a solution for boaters who prefer traditional mechanical controls, or wish to repower with their existing control box.
“Boaters who need mechanical control can now enjoy all of the legendary 4.2-liter V6 offshore benefits,” said Speciale. “These outboards are great repower solutions for boats that don’t need digital electronic control, yet can benefit from Yamaha’s light weight, high efficiency 4.2-liter offshore platform.”
For a limited time, these V6 F225 and F250 mechanical outboards are eligible for Yamaha’s “Why Wait for Spring” sales event. This promotion offers V6 Offshore purchasing consumers the opportunity to add three years of Yamaha Extended Service to their three-year Yamaha Limited Warranty for a total of six years of coverage at no additional cost.