Special gear ratios for higher thrust
The FT engines are purpose designed to deliver greater thrust and torque than a conventional engine and their special gear ratios help prevent cavitation and prop slippage. They work in combination with other unique features to provide the ideal power source for boats where load-hauling capability is more important than high speed.
Dual-thrust props for maximum power in Forward & Reverse
The special propellers fitted to the FT Models are not only of a larger than normal diameter, but have low pitch blades, designed to maximise thrust in both Forward and - by re-directing the exhaust flow - in Reverse too. This gives greater manoeuvrability, which is especially helpful when handling a heavier boat.
Latest-generation engine design - efficiency and power
The FT8 is a very compact and super-efficient engine design, with twin cylinder, SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) configuration. The stylish and compact design of the top cowling and graphics also reflects the modern approach to be found on all our latest-generation engines.
Advanced tiller handle design and controls
For the F8 and FT8, a fully ergonomic design approach has been adopted for the tiller handle and controls. The handle is a very convenient length and the shift lever is ideally positioned on the handle, within easy reach, for confident, relaxed control. The easy-fold-up handle arrangement makes carrying and storage a breeze.
Rest pad for vertical storage position
This exciting engine features some other very practical refinements that make storage a breeze. The special rest-pad allows you to store the FT8 vertically - or simply lie it on its back on the deck or floor - and with the new fold-back tiller handle, you can be sure that your outboard will be taking up less space on board or at home.
Never get left short of electrical power. A High-output alternator is a standard feature on our FT series of outboard engines, ensuring that power is always available to start the engine – even after prolonged periods of idling or when you've been running at low revs and using multiple accessories.
Shallow Water Drive system
Cruise towards the shore with confidence thanks to Yamaha's Shallow Water Drive system. Offering ample protection for your propeller, it allows you to get as close as you need to be, no matter whether you're cruising a murky lake or the crystal clear shallows of the sea.
Fresh Water Flushing system
An easy-access, front-mounted connector allows you to easily flush salt and dirt from the waterways without having to run the engine: just connect a hose and you're ready to go. This is a very efficient way to reduce corrosion and extend the life of your outboard.
Technical SpecificationsDownload Factsheet
- Engine type
- 212 cm³
- No. of cylinders/Configuration
- Bore x stroke
- 56.0 mm x 43.0 mm
- Prop shaft output at mid range
- 5.9 / 5,500 rpm
- Full Throttle Operating Range
- 5,000 - 6,000 rpm
- Lubrication system
- Wet sump
- Fuel Induction System
- Ignition / advance system
- Starter system
- Manual (MH), Electric (E, EP)
- Gear ratio
- 2.92 (38:13)
- Transom height
- Weight with propeller
- FT8GMHL: 43.0kg,FT8GMHX: 44.0kg,FT8GEL: 44.0kg,FT8GEX: 45.0kg,FT8GEPL: 49.0kg
- Fuel tank capacity
- separate, 12litres
- Oil pan capacity
- Tiller handle (MH), Remote control (E, EP)
- Trim & Tilt method
- Manual Tilt (MH, E), Power Tilt (EP)
- Light coil / Alternator Output
- 12V -6A*optional**
- The kW data in this sheet is based on the ICOMIA 28 standard, measured at the prop shaft