Yamaha has announced a whole slew of new products that should of great interest to pontoon owners. First up is their new F90 four-stroke outboard engine. Lighter and quicker than its predecessor, the F90 debuts alongside a new F75 in the same family.
“The improvements made to the new Yamaha F90 and F75 make them terrific choices for a variety of boats, particularly for the inshore fisherman,” says Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group. “Not only is the F90 quieter, it has the quickest four-stroke 90-horsepower acceleration available – period.”
The F90 is also quieter than the competition. It and the F75 are compatible with Yamaha’s new propellers that are equipped with their Shift Dampener System. The Talon Pontoon and Talon GP Aluminum propellers greatly reduce or eliminate the “clunk” that comes with shifting in-line four-stroke outboards.
“Given their wide array of applications and uses, midrange-powered boats frequently need specific propeller designs for maximum performance and efficiency,” says Speciale. “The new Talon Pontoon Propeller and the lighter, general purpose Talon Aluminum GP propeller suit a variety of needs for midrange-powered boats with the quiet convenience of SDS technology.”
Finally, they have unveiled new V MAX SHO 115 and 175 25-inch shaft models. This new shaft length is designed to fill a very specific spot in Yamaha’s product line.
“The addition of these two outboards to the V MAX SHO family really helps round out the product line,” says Speciale. “A 25-inch shaft for these models means that users of some pontoon applications–and aluminum fishing boats in particular– can now enjoy the benefits for which the V MAX SHO has become famous. These X-Shaft models are also ideal for a variety of bay boats, center console boats and multi-species boats that require a 25-inch shaft length.”
For more information, visit www.yamahaoutboards.com.