TORONTO, ON., February 16, 2017 – Yamaha continues to head full throttle into 2017 with a host of innovative new product releases aimed at expanding the brand and offering boaters more options to enjoy their time on the water.
“We’re excited to launch into 2017 with lots of new products that are key to meeting the unique needs of the Canadian market,” said Jean-Francois Rioux, National Manager, Marine, Yamaha Motor Canada. “After our January roll out, Yamaha now adds several Digital Electronic Control models to make our lineup even more comprehensive. DEC is the new standard in boating so we are pleased to offer this for a wider variety of applications, along with the simplicity of installing and rigging an all-Yamaha system.”
January Release Highlights
Yamaha Motor Canada launched several new outboards in January, just in time to wow boaters for the winter boat show season.
The all-new Yamaha F25 is 25 percent lighter than its predecessor and now has the best power-to-weight ratio of all 25 horsepower outboards. The F25 comes packed with powerful benefits and even outperforms the traditional Yamaha 25-horsepower two stroke, making it a great repower option.
Yamaha’s next-generation F90 four-stroke outboard is lighter and quicker than its predecessor, leading its class in torque and acceleration. Along with the new F90, Yamaha introduces a new F75 in the same engine family, which is the lightest 75hp four-stroke model on the market.
Yamaha has added two new models to its V MAX SHO family: the V MAX SHO 115 X-Shaft and the V MAX SHO 175 X-Shaft. The 25-inch shaft opens up the benefits of the high-performance V MAX SHO product line to a wider variety of applications, particularly deep-V boats.
Digital Electronic Control for Three High-Horsepower Outboards
Yamaha is bringing the precision of digital throttle and shift to a greater number of boat packages with the announcement that its best-selling F150, as well as its F175 and F200, are now available with digital electronic control (DEC).
All three new DEC models boast even better convenience and control with easy rigging capabilities. When paired with the smooth shifting and quiet operation of Yamaha’s Shift Dampener System™, it’s the perfect combination for an on-water experience that’s second-to-none. All DEC outboards are also compatible with Yamaha’s Variable Trolling Speed (VTS®) switch, which allows anglers to adjust the trolling speed in 50 RPM increments from 650 to 900 RPM using a Yamaha Command Link Plus® compatible display.
Notably, the F175 DEC will now be available in left-hand rotation for twin applications, while DEC on the F200 adds the 20-inch L-Shaft spec to the already available 25-inch F200 X-Shaft.
Yamaha’s new CL7™ touchscreen display and a newly-designed, more robust Command Link Plus® gateway are designed to improve the consumer boating experience. In 2010, Yamaha introduced an industry-leading five-inch full-colour display for use with Command Link Plus®. The new CL7 display takes that technology even further, boasting a seven-inch touch panel screen with full multi-function display (MFD) capability and connectivity. This display offers enhanced features for ease of use and a more controlled, convenient experience on the water.
Yamaha specified and designed software to facilitate the capabilities of its various systems and selected industry-leader Garmin® to provide the platform to meet these needs.
The new CL7 touchscreen display becomes the primary display for the Command Link Plus system. It offers precise and user-customizable engine and boat systems data for up to four outboards on one screen, along with a host of other MFD functions, such as maps, fish finder and graphing capabilities.
The CL7 additionally features a robust NMEA 2000® internal gateway, allowing displayed data to be output to approved MFD models and brands including Garmin®, Furuno®, Simrad® and Lowrance®.
These capabilities are also now available in a new stand-alone NMEA 2000® gateway unit for boaters using Yamaha’s Command Link and Command Link Plus platforms.
For more information about Yamaha Motor Canada and its products, visit www.yamaha-motor.ca.