DOHC design with 4 valves per cylinder
The V MAX SHO 150hp features Yamaha's advanced 2.8 litre, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke engine, with 16-valves, double-overhead cam (DOHC) layout and counter-balance shafts. The result is better breathing for better performance across the power spectrum. The V MAX SHO 150hp powerhead design is based on Yamaha’s well proven four-stroke technology, so quiet reliability is assured.
VCT and multi-point EFI
VCT (Variable Camshaft Timing) allows for perfect adjustment of air intake and exhaust timing to deliver optimum performance across the whole RPM range. The EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) system ensures quick starts and consistent power, with optimum fuel efficiency and ultra-low emissions.
Lighter weight pays dividends
Yamaha’s engineering team has been focusing on reducing weight – not only by reducing all unnecessary metal on the V MAX SHO engines, but also by developing a lighter lower pan and cowling in composite materials, a single-ram power trim and tilt mechanism and a lighter mounting bracket.
Unique Yamaha ‘V MAX SHO’ cowling design
Featuring Yamaha's already famous 'V MAX SHO' metallic black and red cowling, the new range shows off its heritage strongly, but the latest cowl design features a dynamic, aggressive and sporty new graphics scheme that makes a real statement. On the transom of your boat it clearly says “This is no ordinary outboard” – and it isn’t!
High-power 50 Amp alternator
We want to make sure you never lack power for starting, battery charging or running accessories when you’re out on the water, which is why we equip the V MAX SHO 150hp with a three-phase alternator. With its 50 Amp capacity, it even has the power to charge your batteries at trolling speed. That’s called peace of mind – and you can expect it when you own a Yamaha.
Compatibility with a wide range of gauges
The very latest technology is incorporated in our models, so the V MAX SHO 150hp is compatible with a very wide range of Yamaha’s exclusive digital control systems and gauges, from 6Y8 up to the newest CL5/CL7 gauges and displays. So when it comes to having clear, accurate engine data and performance information to help you run the boat, Yamaha systems are unmatched.
Variable Trolling RPM (option)
Trolling speed adjustment from 550-1000 RPM in 50 RPM increments. Ideal for fishing or when navigating waterways, marinas or speed limit areas. Trolling speed can be set to 200 RPM below idle speed. This function is only available when the engine is equipped with Yamaha's Multi-Function Tiller Handle, the 6Y8 or CL5/7 digital display or the new remote switch.
Wide range of SDS propellers
This dedicated range of propellers has been developed to complement the wide-ranging Yamaha outboards family and to help you fine-tune the engine/boat performance to fit your personal preferences. Many propellers within the range feature Yamaha’s exclusive Shift Dampener System (SDS®) which considerably reduces the normal noise and brings smoother, quieter shifting.
Optional Y-COP® security
The V MAX SHO models are compatible with our exclusive Y-COP® (Yamaha Customer Outboard Protection) security system. It’s a simple, easy-to-use and highly effective option – the neat remote control unit locks and unlocks the engine at the push of a button, preventing your boat being taken for a joyride – and offering you peace of mind when leaving it unattended.
Technical SpecificationsDownload Factsheet
- Engine type
- No. of cylinders/Configuration
- 4/in-line, 16-valve, DOHC with VCT
- Bore x stroke
- 96,0 x 96,2 mm
- Prop shaft output at mid range
- 110.3kW / 150 HP
- Full Throttle Operating Range
- 5000 - 6000 r/min
- Lubrication system
- Wet sump
- Fuel Induction System
- Ignition / advance system
- Starter system
- Electric with Prime Start™
- Gear ratio
- 2.0 (28/14)
- Transom height
- L: 516mm / X: 643 mm
- Oil pan capacity
- 4.5L / 4.3L
- Weight without propeller
- Remote Control
- Trim & Tilt method
- Power Trim & Tilt
- Light coil / Alternator Output
- 12V - 50A w. rectifier / regulator
- Engine immobilizer
- YCOP optional
- Variable Trolling Speed
- With DN Gauges or m-f tiller handle
- Shallow Water Drive
- Tilt limitter
- Digital Network Gauge (6Y8/6YC)
- Shift Dampener System (SDS)