VF150 Vmax Sho X-Shaft

The Yamaha V MAX SHO. Quicker, stronger, smarter and lighter – outperforming two strokes on hole shot, displacement, fuel economy and weight. The addition of a five-inch longer shaft means multi-species boaters can now enjoy the benefits that have made the V MAX SHO famous. These models are also perfect for a variety of other applications that require a 25-inch shaft length.

 

The V MAX SHO® VF 150?s Cowling Drain System and Air Intake Labyrinth System trap and drain water that enters the cowling during normal operation.

 

The four-stroke, four-valve-per-cylinder V MAX SHO® 150 is able to maximize combustion efficiency in a way that no two stroke can, delivering clean, quite power and performance.

 

The four-stroke V MAX SHO® VF 150 has a gearcase featuring specially hardened pinion, forward and reverse gears for increased reliability.

Description

GREAT HOLE SHOT, ACCELERATION AND TOP SPEED

The new V MAX SHO® 150 uses Yamaha’s Variable Camshaft Timing System (VCT) for hole shot and acceleration that is noticeably quicker than that of the F150 and equal to that of the two-stroke VZ 150 HPDI.

SMOOTH

The 2.8-liter, four-cylinder powerhead employs double-overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and counterbalance shafts for extra smooth performance.

FUEL EFFICIENT

The four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 offers fuel consumption that is 30 to 40 percent better than that of traditional carbureted two strokes.

EXTRA SPACE

Because it’s a four-stroke, there’s no need for an external oil tank with the V MAX SHO® 150. That’s a savings of approximately 23 pounds – that means less weight and more storage room in the boat for tackle and other items.

EASY RIGGING

The new four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 has mechanical control for easy, convenient rigging with most bass, bay and flats boats; with a choice of analog, 6Y5 digital or Command Link® gauges.

PROPPING FLEXIBILITY

Uses Yamaha’s new V MAX SHO® Series of propellers, which now offer single-inch pitches for more “dialed in” performance. new 22-inch and 23-inch pitches available soon.

BETTER CHARGING

A powerful 50-amp alternator offers 11 percent more power than that of the VZ150 HPDI.

POWERFUL GOOD LOOKS

The V MAX SHO® looks every bit the part of V MAX,® with a special paint scheme and exhaust that sets it apart from lesser outboards.

RELIABILITY

Based on proven Yamaha four-stroke, marine-specific architecture and years of solid performance.

WEIGHT

At 480 pounds,

  • the four-stroke V MAX SHO®150 weighs just 12 pounds more than Yamaha’s two-stroke VZ150. That, alone, is amazing. Once you consider the weight of the oil tank, the V MAX SHO®150 weighs about the same on the boat as the VZ150. What’s more, not having an oil tank frees up space in the boat.

YAMAHA’S VARIABLE CAMSHAFT TIMING

System advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps the four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 generate the kind of performance that you expect from traditional two-stroke outboards.

Additional information
ENGINE

Engine Type
In-Line Four-Cylinder
Displacement
2785cc (170 ci)
Bore & Stroke
96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79 in)
RPM Range
5,000-6,000
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
Induction System
EFI (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Alternator Output
50 Amps
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point electronic fuel injection
Starting
Electric w/PTT
Ignition
TCI Microcomputer
Lubrication
Wet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt
-4° through +16°
Exhaust
Through Propeller
Cooling
Thermostatic Control
Gear Shift
F/N/R
Gear Ratio
28/14 (2.0:1)

FUEL & LUBRICATION

Recommended Fuel
Midgrade Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
Recommended Oil
Yamalube 4-M
Oil Capacity
4.5L/4.3L w/without filter

GENERAL

Shaft Length
25''
Dry Weight
222 kg (489lb)