Yamaha Unveils New Propeller Options
Fall, 2014 — Yamaha Motor Canada announced today it will increase its propeller offerings as part of its ongoing Endless Propeller Solutions initiative, which seeks to provide at least one propeller solution for every Yamaha-powered boating application.
Four new products will join Yamaha’s propeller lineup:
Talon™ SS SDS™
Yamaha’s all-new Talon SS SDS propellers combine quiet, clunk-free shifting and super smooth in-gear operation with high-performance and good looks in a stainless steel SDS propeller. Thanks to Yamaha’s exclusive Shift Dampener System (SDS), Talon SS SDS props provide smooth and quiet in-gear operation, even at very low speeds, as well as greatly reduced “clunk” that is sometimes associated with shifting larger in-line four-stroke mid-range outboards into gear.
Now, medium-sized aluminum and fibreglass fishing boats, pontoons, bay boats and flats boats using Yamaha’s F70 up through the all-new F115 (or the High Thrust T50 and T60 models) can enjoy the unbeatable combination of smooth and quiet operation with great all-around performance. The new props feature a 13 1/8-inch diameter and will be available in 14-inch, 16-inch, 18-inch and 20-inch pitch right- and left-hand rotation models, as well as 19-inch, 22-inch and 24-inch pitch right-hand rotation models.
Saltwater Series XL? SDS
Like the Talon SS SDS, the new Saltwater Series XL SDS – a prop specifically designed for Yamaha’s 5.3-litre V8 F350 outboard – features Yamaha’s Shift Dampener System allowing for quieter, clunk-free shifting and virtually noise-free in-gear operation. However, as an improvement on previous iterations, the updated hub system on the Saltwater Series XL SDS does not require special hardware on the propeller shaft in order to operate. Furthermore, the updated SDS hub system more easily back-fits older F350s that currently do not use the Shift Dampener System.
The updated Saltwater Series XL SDS propellers continue to be available in right- and left-hand rotation, in 15-inch, 17-inch, 19-inch, 21-inch and 23-inch pitches.
Reliance Series propellers are the go-to choice when using Yamaha’s high-power, four-cylinder outboards, which now include the new 2.8-litre F200, F175 and the venerable 2.7-litre F150, Yamaha’s most popular selling outboard of all time.
The new 13-inch right-hand model and 14-inch right- and left-hand rotation models add to the line’s existing 15-inch, 17-inch, 18-inch, 19-inch and 21-inch right- and left-hand rotation models, making Reliance props the ideal solution for a wide variety of boats and boating applications.
Like the Talon SS SDS and Saltwater Series XL SDS, the new Reliance SDS props feature Yamaha’s Shift Dampener System, allowing for a ride that is virtually noise-free while in gear and clunk-free while shifting.
Performance 3, Performance 4 and Performance XT
The Performance line of propellers are a reflection of Yamaha’s continued efforts to add targeted propeller solutions for all outboard applications. To help awaken smaller outboards, Performance 3 three-blade propellers are now available in 10-inch and 11-inch pitches for stronger acceleration and more exciting performance on F30 through F60 four-stroke models, as well as some applications using the High Thrust T25.
Furthermore, Yamaha has added 14-inch and 16-inch pitch models of their Performance 4 four-blade propellers for F70 through F115 four-stroke customers.
Additionally, Yamaha’s Performance XT propellers are available in 17-inch, 19-inch, 21-inch and 22-inch pitches to help modern boats with larger four-stroke outboards (F150 to F300), such as mid- to large-sized triple-log pontoons, perform at their peak.
The new propellers are expected to be available between Fall 2014 and Summer 2015, depending on model.
To see the entire lineup of Yamaha Propellers, visit www.yamaha-motor.ca.