Yamaha introduces new T25 and F20 outboard engine
The latest addition to Yamaha’s portable outboard lineup, the F20 is big on performance and features. Combining power, efficiency and convenience, this all-new four-stroke outboard is a perfect fit for boaters limited to 20-horsepower.
“This is a very popular horsepower in Canada so there are a lot of boaters who will benefit from the new F20’s strength, faster acceleration and improved performance under load,” said JF Rioux, Yamaha Motor Canada’s Division Manager, Marine and Business Planning. “The versatile F20 can power a wide variety of boats and offers several added features, including EFI for easy starts and Variable Trolling Speed.”
The new F20 is built around the F25, an IBEX Innovation Award-winning outboard that immediately set the industry standard. Modified ECU mapping and a redesigned camshaft allow the new F20 to harness the huge potential of this platform and optimize the performance of every one of the 20 horses available. The F20 features an alternator that produces up to 16 amps of power, 60 percent more output than the previous generation F20. There is also ample electrical power for battery charging with plenty to spare for additional electronic equipment.
The Variable Trolling rpm switch makes the F20 the perfect fishing companion, while the easy-to-use freshwater flush attachment makes the outboard simple to clean at the end of the day. The F20 also features built-in ergonomic carry handles and two-position resting pads for convenient portability and storage. Customers can choose manual start configuration, using Yamaha’s battery-less Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) technology, to power their boat with minimum rigging requirements.
Yamaha also offers a range of electric-start configurations, all with factory-installed manual pull start back up for added peace of mind. The new F20 comes in 20-inch (L) and 15-inch (S) shaft versions with remote, electric or manual start tiller handle, or optional multifunction tiller control, and is expected to be available in the spring of 2019.
Based on the award-winning F25, Yamaha’s new T25 is built with the power and grip to handle the toughest conditions, while the addition of a 25-inch shaft model targets a broader range of kicker applications.
“Yamaha continues to lead the high-thrust category with its T25, which follows the trend in the boating industry to bigger, heavier vessels with outboard power,” said JF Rioux, Yamaha Motor Canada’s Division Manager, Marine and Business Planning. “West Coast boaters who troll for hours, miles offshore, need a kicker that offers the power required to control large boats in rough seas and the durability to provide return-to-port peace of mind. The new T25 delivers on every level.”
The new T25 benefits from the technology and features available on the standard F25 model, including an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, battery-less Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), Variable Trolling rpm control and compatibility with Yamaha’s Command Link® digital gauges. The T25 also comes fitted with a patented dual thrust propeller, specifically tested and developed for this outboard. These big-diameter, low-pitch propellers offer exceptional thrust and efficiency for pushing big loads in both forward and reverse with exceptional control. For great performance, the T25 also features a two-cylinder powerhead with two valves per cylinder and single overhead cam. The T25 is available in both 20-inch (L) and 25-inch (X) shaft length to suit a wider variety of hulls and provides both electric (with manual back-up) and manual start on all models. The T25 is expected to be available in the spring of 2019.