Yamaha Announces New 4.2-liter F300 V6 Offshore “Mechanical” Outboard

Lone Star Outdoor News

Yamaha Marine Group has announced a new mechanical control version of its 300-horsepower 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboard, available in both left and right-hand rotation.

Whether you choose digital electronic control or the new mechanical control F300 you get the same features, power, and performance inside. Yamaha’s 4.2-liter offshore models have big-bore V6 displacement thanks to plasma-fused sleeveless cylinders. This technology increases displacement without enlarging the outer diameter of the cylinder bores, resulting in an outboard with the largest displacement in its class. The technology also contributes to the outboards’ light weight.

An electronically controlled single throttle valve and Precision Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection make these outboards up to 17 percent more fuel efficient. With no need to carry two-stroke oil, the available space in the boat can be used more efficiently.

V6 Offshore Mechanicals are more than 50 pounds lighter than the venerable Yamaha 3.3-liter V6s. In addition, they offer better low- and mid-range punch and better fuel efficiency.

When repowering with the Yamaha 4.2-liter V6 Mechanicals, there is typically no need to change over to a new control box, thus providing an economical solution for work boats or other craft where digital control is not needed or desired.

Repower customers have a wide array of super quiet Yamaha SDS™ propellers to choose from, including the Saltwater Series II™ with SDS and the Saltwater Series HS4 with SDS. Yamaha’s patented Shift Dampener System distributes and absorbs the forces and the resulting sounds and vibrations that are normally associated with shifting an outboard into gear.

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