V6 V MAX SHO Series

The second it hit the water, the Yamaha V6 V MAX SHO® defied all expectations. It brought four-stroke efficiency to the two-stroke world of competitive fishing. The circuit had never seen anything like it—and the V MAX SHO quickly became the pro anglers’ power of choice. More than a decade later, it’s still going strong—recently powering four consecutive Bassmaster® Angler of the Year titles. It’s clearly still a competitive choice, and it’s getting even better. The V6 V MAX SHO now offers 40 percent more charging power, wrapped in a striking, new cowling design.
The V6 V MAX SHO now produces up to 70 gross amps of charging power. This exciting, 40 percent increase in charging is more than enough juice for your growing array of on-board tech. They can also be equipped with an optional isolator lead to better charge house or trolling batteries.
Designed exclusively for V MAX SHO® V6 20-inch-shaft outboards, V MAX SHO Series propellers are available in one-inch pitch increments from 22 to 27 inches, for fine-tuning wide-open-throttle RPM for tournament-level performance.
With a quick double-tap of the trim button, Yamaha’s new, exclusive, TotalTilt® performs a full tilt up or down, until it reaches the trim rams. This makes trailering quick and easy and is handy when a complete up or down tilt is needed.

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FIVE OF THE LAST SIX ANGLERS OF THE YEAR POWERED BY THE V MAX SHO

The V6 V MAX SHO® has left a trail of trophies, titles and prize money in its wake. In fact, it was the power behind five of the last six five Bassmaster® Anglers of the Year. That includes Brandon Palaniuk, who said, “I’m gonna fish until the last second, no question. Because I’ve never second-guessed my V MAX SHO. All I have to do is turn the key. It’s going to start every time. There’s a peace of mind and a confidence in a motor like that.”

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V6 V MAX SHO Series Specs

  • V MAX 4.2L 250 HP

    The new, V6 V MAX SHO 250 features 40 percent more charging power and an aggressive new cowling design. Added to its lightning-fast hole shot and blistering top speed, the VF250 has everything a tournament angler needs to win. New alternator output: up to 70 gross amps Super High Output 60-degree 4.2-liter V6 Design Minimum 89 Octane Shaft lengths available: 20” and 25” New Saltwater Series II™ HP propellers can increase top speed on 25” models in lightweight applications

    Engine Type V6
    Displacement 4.2L
    Bore x Stroke 96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
    Prop Shaft Horsepower 250hp at 5500 rpm
    Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 ~ 6000 rpm
    Alternator Output at W.O.T. 70 Amp
    Compression Ratio 10.3:1
    Fuel Induction System EFI
    Weight † 240 kg (529 lbs) – 257 kg (567 lbs)
    Recommended Fuel Octane 89
    Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner’s manual)
    Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter (external)
    C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
    Exhaust Through Propeller
    Intake 24
    Ignition TCI Microcomputer
    Spark Plug LFR6A-11
    Starting System Electric
    Lubrication Wet Sump
    Engine Oil Capacity 6.7L/6.4L
    Recommended Cooling Thermostatic Control
    Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
    Gear Ratio 1.75:1
    Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
    Shaft Length 20″ – 25″
    Degree of Tilt 66°
    Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
    Mounting Centers N/A
    Steering
    Steering Angle (maximum) 35° from center, either direction
    Warranty Limited 3-year Pleasure, 3-year Government, 1-Year Commercial
  • V MAX 4.2L 225 HP

    Originally engineered to exceed expectations, the V6 V MAX SHO® 225 has done it again. It’s now sporting 40 percent more charging power and a striking new cowling design. On top of its instant hole shot and exhilarating top speed, it has all the tools in the tackle box to compete. New alternator output: up to 70 gross amps Super High Output 60-degree 4.2-liter V6 Design Minimum 89 Octane 20” shaft only

    Engine Type V6
    Displacement 4.2L
    Bore x Stroke 96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
    Prop Shaft Horsepower 225hp at 5500 rpm
    Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 ~ 6000 rpm
    Alternator Output at W.O.T. 70 Amp
    Compression Ratio 10.3:1
    Fuel Induction System EFI
    Weight † 240 kg (529 lbs)
    Recommended Fuel Octane 89
    Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner’s manual)
    Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter (external)
    C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
    Exhaust Through Propeller
    Intake 24
    Ignition TCI Microcomputer
    Spark Plug LFR6A-11
    Starting System Electric
    Lubrication Wet Sump
    Engine Oil Capacity 6.7L/6.4L
    Recommended Cooling Thermostatic Control
    Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
    Gear Ratio 1.75:1
    Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
    Shaft Length 20″
    Degree of Tilt 66°
    Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
    Mounting Centers N/A
    Steering
    Steering Angle (maximum) 35° from center, either direction
    Warranty Limited 3-year Pleasure, 3-year Government, 1-Year Commercial
  • V MAX 4.2L 200 HP

    With an impressive top speed and hole shot, the V6 V MAX SHO 200 has always hit above its weight class. Now armed with 40 percent more charging power and an intimidating new cowling design, it’s a weekend warrior’s dream. New alternator output: up to 70 gross amps Super High Output 60-degree 4.2-liter V6 Design Minimum 87 Octane Shaft lengths available: 20” and 25” New Saltwater Series II™ HP propellers can increase top speed on 25” models in lightweight applications

    ngine Type V6
    Displacement 4.2L
    Bore x Stroke 96 x 96mm (3.78 x 3.78 in)
    Prop Shaft Horsepower 200hp at 5500 rpm
    Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 ~ 6000 rpm
    Alternator Output at W.O.T. 70 Amp
    Compression Ratio 10.3:1
    Fuel Induction System EFI
    Weight † 240 kg (529 lbs) – 257 kg (567 lbs)
    Recommended Fuel Octane 87
    Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner’s manual)
    Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10-Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter (external)
    C.A.R.B. Rating 3-Star
    Exhaust Through Propeller
    Intake 24
    Ignition TCI Microcomputer
    Spark Plug LFR6A-11
    Starting System Electric
    Lubrication Wet Sump
    Engine Oil Capacity 6.7L/6.4L
    Recommended Cooling Thermostatic Control
    Ethanol Blend Limit 10% Maximum
    Gear Ratio 1.75:1
    Gear Shift Forward, Neutral, Reverse
    Shaft Length 20″ – 25″
    Degree of Tilt 66°
    Degree of Trim -4° through +16°
    Mounting Centers N/A
    Steering
    Steering Angle (maximum) 35° from center, either direction
    Warranty Limited 3-year Pleasure, 3-year Government, 1-Year Commercial

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