high performance bass rig needs a matching outboard.
I my Yamaha 225 HP V MAX HPDI outboard that has powered my
boat to the hot spots and everywhere in between flawlessly since the
2004 season. When Yamaha says 'turn the key reliability' they mean it!
Over 130 hours so far with no problems at all!!
loaded with great standard features that include many innovations
– the kinds of special touches any bass angler or boater
expects from a major investment that is critical to our enjoyment of
Some of the great features of the latest
Series 2 include:
ENGINE SENSOR SYSTEM – Sixth Sense
individual sensors constantly provide vital atmospheric and engine
conditions to the Engine Control Mode (ECM), which instantly makes the
precise adjustments for optimum performance and efficiency.
FORWARD-MOUNT WATER INLETS
Water intakes are now front-mounted
and lowered on the big Sixes for increased cooling efficiency,
enhancing durability for today's wide array of bass, bay, and flats
boat setups. The VZ300B models also feature additional, independent
side-mounted water inlets.
SIX INDEPENDENT AIR INTAKES
Six individual throttle intakes feed six individual cylinders, allowing
the precise amount of air to enter each cylinder for any given running
condition. Combined with the equally precise amount of fuel provided by
the High Pressure Direct Injection system, this configuration maximizes
performance while achieving outstanding fuel efficiency.
UNIQUE SHAPED SKEG DESIGN
The unique curved design helps reduce steering torque, enabling the
lower unit to track straighter during acceleration, top end speed, and
decelaration conditions. Straight tracking reduces drag and improves
performance, while reducing operator fatique. The design was
specifically engineered for high performance bass boat hulls.
Stronger is Better
The shape of each forged piston has been redesigned to optimize its
contact with the cylinder sleeve for increased durability. Forged means
that the aluminum alloy is compressed in molds under extreme pressure,
making them much more dense than cast aluminum pistons. Their higher
tensile strength increases resistance to fatigue, high temperatures,
HIGH-OUTPUT 50-AMP ALTERNATOR
With 37 amps at 1,000 rpm and a full 50 amps from 3500 to 6000 rpm, V
MAX® Series 2 engines offer the kind of charging power needed
operate today's wide array of onboard electronic devices.
LARGE WATER SEPARATOR WITH WATER SENSOR – Keep It
All V MAX® Series 2 engines feature a large, on-engine water
separating fuel filter with a water sensor. This sensor provides both
visual and audible warnings should water be detected in the fuel. 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 engine's other filters and fuel injectors.
Yamaha has an extensive and informative website with tons of great
information. I really like the Pro Bass Angler section containing
video and audio tips. I also visit the News page with up-to-date
fishing and tournament news.
Yamaha makes awesome products with
great people behind them. I love my outboard and unlike the other two
brands that 'came off' my transom at unexpected times, I plan on
keeping this one! I'm extremely happy that one of my friends David
Simmons, winner of the first BassFan.com 6th
Man award in 2002 when he was with Yamaha, helped me into the
has taken multiple JD Power & Associates Customer
Satisfaction awards. With
award-winning products, high performance and innovation, Yamaha
should be your power of choice for a lifetime. It is mine!