With its awesome power, lightweight design and compact casing, the VF200 SHO (Super High Output) is the perfect weapon for those looking for that winning edge in their boating performance. Through innovative engineering Yamaha has managed to significantly reduce the engines weight while increasing its overall displacement. This enables the VF200 to achieve an unbelievable power-to-weight ratio, that leaves all other four-stroke as well as two-stroke competitors in its wake. This exceptional outboard is also smart, incorporating variable camshaft timing, an electronic throttle valve and multipoint fuel injection system which work together to achieve excellent fuel economy, quiet operation and improved all-round performance. Whether you compete in fishing tournaments, race or simply use your boat for high speed recreational purposes, the VF200 will deliver every time.VMAX SHO’s have been engineered specifically to deliver unrivalled hole-shot and acceleration, with an equally impressive top-end speed. Our new V6 VMAX SHO ® outboards not only look great with their aggressive styling upgrades, redesigned cowling and eye-catching raised graphics, these high-performance engines also incorporate some great new features including Yamaha’s TotalTiltTM trim system, as seen on our new V6 Offshore range. We have also increased the alternator output by a massive 40%, now producing 70 gross charging amps, enough to power an extensive range of electronic devices.
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Features & Rigging Componentry
Super High Output Design
Battery Isolator (output)
High Output Alternator
The alternator output for the new VMAX SHO V6 has been increased by 40% on previous models, now producing 70 charging amps. This is handy for today's boaters wishing to use an extensive range of electronic devices.
4,200cc V6 Engine
Featuring plasma-fused, sleeveless cylinders, double overhead camshafts (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder, these 4.2 Litre advanced V6 engines are extremely light, powerful and fuel efficient.
Compact In-Bank Exhaust System
Yamaha's ongoing weight-saving program has delivered an innovative in-bank exhaust system, with the manifold integrated into the cylinder head. Along with other weight-saving technologies and materials, helps to create a supremely compact and light engine design.
The direct ignition system, with plug cap and ignition coil, provides higher reliability and increased performance.
Electronic Throttle Valve
The electronic throttle valve provides sure and more precise valve opening and closing according to each engine temperature and atmospheric condition. This system works in tune with the fuel injection and ignition systems, to deliver incredible response and exceptional fuel economy.
Plasma Fused Cylinders
The plasma fusion process creates a cylinder wall surface that is 60% harder than steel, removing the need for conventional steel cylinder sleeves. The removal of these sleeves significantly reduces weight while increasing capacity in the engine, resulting in an improved power-to-weight performance.
Variable Camshaft Timing
The Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) advances and retards the camshaft timing according to the engine RPMs. This in combination with the electronically controlled single throttle valve system and long intake manifold boosts low and mid-range torque for optimum acceleration.
Remote Control Security System
Yamaha's optional Customer Outboard Protection (Y-COP) engine immobiliser system is easy to use and highly effective in stopping unauthorised start-ups when your boat is unattended. Simply push the button on the neat and simple remote to lock and unlock the engine.
Conventional - 6Y5 Round Gauge
Yamaha’s conventional digital multi-function gauges provide the real-time data required to maximise outboard performance and fuel efficiency. The two and three gauge illuminated display options provide rpm, trim, oil, speed, distance, time, overheating, battery, fuel economy/flow/consumption stats.
Command Link - 6Y8 Round Gauge
Using Local Area Network (LAN) technology, these digital round gauges provide accurate and real-time tachometer, speed and fuel management stats, including fuel flow/consumption/economy (up to two tanks), trim level, battery voltage, push button trolling speed adjustments and more.
Command Link - 6YC High Definition Gauge
This high definition, colour display uses Local Area Network (LAN) technology to deliver accurate and real-time stats for single and twin engine setups. The customisable day/night gauge delivers information on fuel flow/ economy/ consumption, trim level, battery charge, speed, push button trolling and more.
6x3 Concealed Side-Mounted Control
With its stylish chrome finish and ergonomic design, this mechanical control not only looks good, but provides effortless one-hand operation. The trim and tilt switch is comfortably located on the handle and features easily accessible neutral warm-up controls and externally adjustable throttle friction.
704 Premium Single Binnacle Control
This highly-polished, stylish looking, top mounted control allows for effortless one-handed control. The ergonomic design features a thumb operated trim and tilt switch built into the handle, as well as shift and throttle control functions, for convenient and comfortable operation.
Genuine Yamaha Propellers
Prop choice makes a huge difference to outboard acceleration, top-end speed, handling and fuel efficiency. That is why Yamaha continues to push the technological boundaries in the design and development of our leading range of high performance props - ensuring every Yamaha outboard performs at its peak.
VMAX Ventless Prop
These high-quality stainless steel propellers have been designed to harness the awesome power of Yamaha’s Super High Output (SHO) 4.2 Litre outboards, delivering superior acceleration, high-end speed and overall performance for bass, competition, ski and other high performance boats.
- Engine Type Four stroke, 24-Valve, DOHC, Direct Action V6 60°
- Bore x Stroke (mm) 96 x 96
- Fuel Tank Capacity (l)
- Displacement (cc) 4169.0
- Recommended Maximum RPM 5000-6000
- Fuel Management EFI
- Ignition TCI
- Lubrication System Wet-sump
- Alternator Output 12V - 50A with Rectifier Regulator
- Gear Ratio 1.75 : 1
- Starter System Electric
- Operation Method Mechanical control
- Trim and Tilt Method Power Trim & Tilt
- Digital Gauges Optional
- Command Link Gauges Optional
- Transom Height (mm [inch]) L: 493 [19.4]
- Dry Weight (kg) L: 229