Yamaha Marine New Zealand has announced the release of their widely anticipated all-new F350 V6 4.3L horsepower outboard. The new engine combining big horsepower, state-of-the-art features, industry leading boat control integration, premium level performance and of course Yamaha’s legendary reputation for reliability.
Yamaha has been the leader in bringing big horsepower engines to the outboard market, introducing the V8 F350 in 2007. Since this time, Yamaha has dominated the New Zealand offshore market when it comes to high horsepower and boat control system integration, with the new V6 F350 filling an important segment in Yamaha’s extensive high horsepower line-up.
The new F350 has been built on Yamaha’s most reliable and proven big block V6 platform, which has been completely redesigned with an upgraded 4.3 Litre capacity, extra-strong gear case and many other engineering enhancements brought across from Yamaha’s pinnacle XTO 450 horsepower outboard – making it the most advanced V6 outboard Yamaha has ever produced.
This engine delivers a genuine 350 horsepower in an impressive 286kg industry-leading lightweight package, making it more suitable to a wider range of offshore boating applications than ever before.
Advanced Integrated Steering System
The new F350 is both smart and good looking, coming with Yamaha’s state-of-the-art built-in Digital Electric Steering.
Neat and compact, this integrated steering system delivers extremely smooth, quiet and responsive steering, with additional technical smarts to give skippers even more control over their boat.
The system removes the need for steering pumps, hoses, hydraulic lines and bleeding procedures, resulting in a cleaner and less cluttered engine well, and the easiest outboard to fit in the market.
More Charging Power – When You Need It Most
The enhanced heat management system keeps everything nice and cool under the cowling. This not only improves engine durability and reliability but creates more available amps, when it is needed most, at idle – powering the increasing array of electrical devices used in today’s modern boats.
Industry-Leading Boat Control Integration
When it comes to cutting-edge technology, nothing compares with the integration of the new F350 and Yamaha’s exclusive Helm Master® EX (HMEX) boat control system (sold separately).
With its extensive point modes for making fishing easier, Autopilot navigation functionality and Joystick maneuvering capabilities, no other outboard can offer the level of control as the Yamaha F350.
Now with the additional precision control of a Variable Speed Bow Thruster (optional), on single to quad outboard applications, HMEX delivers a premium experience, previously only available to much larger non-outboard powered vessels.
Stronger and More Efficient Gear Box
To handle the enormous power generated by the new F350, Yamaha’s engineers have enhanced the gear case, ensuring maximum torque transfer from the power head to the propeller and improved long-term durability.
The enhanced gear case also features Yamaha’s Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE) technology, which redirects exhaust bubbles away from the prop when operating in reverse and under 2500RPM, resulting in cleaner water for greater prop grip and significantly improved thrust.
This is handy for navigating around marinas and docks, reversing onto your catch and when used in conjunction with Yamaha’s Helm Master EX boat control system.
Sleek and Sophisticated Design Styling
The new F350 takes its styling cues from Yamaha’s V6 and XTO lineup, portraying a masculine and sophisticated design look. Available in Yamaha’s Signature Grey or Pearlescent White, these engines are immaculately finished, with raised chrome graphics to compliment even the most premium boats.
For convenience, an optional propeller light rear panel is available for Helm Master EX Full Maneuverability mode. The rear panel light flashes when the engine is operating autonomously, to create propeller safety awareness for boaters and swimmers.
For an improved user experience, the new F350 comes with Yamaha’s TotalTiltTM feature, delivering faster and easier engine tilting.
TotalTiltTM allows the user to completely tilt the engine up from any position with a simple double-push of the “UP” trim/tilt button, or fully tilt down (to bottom of tilt range) by the same double push of the “DOWN” trim/tilt button.
Another handy feature is the optional dual flush system, allowing the boater to flush the engine from in the boat, or multiple engines at once.
F350 Outboard Availability
With an early production unit already landed in New Zealand, and fitted to a Senator RH770, first impressions of the new motor have exceeded expectations with the package delivering more response, torque, economy and functionality over previous engine applications.
The new F350 will be hitting New Zealand shores in February with Yamaha Dealers currently taking pre orders.
To find out more, visit www.yamaha-motor.co.nz
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For more information:
Contact: Pete Dick Marketing and Communications Manager
Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd
Tel: (09) 265 6523