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PROPULSION Going for a Ride on Yamaha Media Day BY ANDY ADAMS NEW PRODUCT introductions really drive the excitement in the marine industry but it's even better when those new products bring genuine innovation and consumer benefits to boating. Yamaha Motor Canada has been working hard to bring out new products for our market and the best way to really appreciate them is to get your hands on the wheel and go for a ride! In June, I was invited to the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario to try out some of the latest and greatest from Yamaha. It's always a blast to get out on the water. V MAX SHO It was a few years ago now, that I was invited to Tennessee for the introduction of the V MAX SHO and to drive the first one. At that time, Yamaha brought in a lot of technological developments in their quest to meet or beat two-stroke performance with their four-stroke engines for the very competitive bass boat market. At the foundation of the design was a special new engine block and cylinder coating that did not require heavy sleeves, The author in a Smokercraft, puts the hammer down on the new V MAX SHO 150 X-shaft and discovers impressive acceleration comparable to what the best two-stroke could have delivered. transferred heat faster and more effectively and yet was a harder coating than steel. The V MAX SHO designs also include high-performance features including 16 valve, double overhead cam layouts for better breathing and performance, large intake and exhaust valves for more power and midrange torque. At Deerhurst, the company had several of their latest V MAX SHO engines including the V MAX SHO 115 which extends the primary V MAX features down into a 115 hp super high output four-stroke suitable for smaller boats. The V MAX SHO 115, and the V MAX SHO 175 were introduced last January. The big news for this year is the addition last fall of the two 25" X-shaft models, which opens up this series to a wider array of applications (multi-species etc.). With the Xshaft models, we count eight models in the V MAX lineup now, including the latest 115 and 175 versions plus the previously introduced V MAX SHO 150, 200, 225 and 250 hp models. 17

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boating Industry Canada August 2015

Industry News
Impact - Tim Kennedy
Products & Innovation - Marine Tech Crisis
Propulsion - Going for a Ride
Ad Nauseam
Made In Canada - Scepter
Made In Canada - Steelhead Marine
The Boat Shop - NMEA
The Boat Shop - ABYC

Boating Industry Canada August 2015