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Yamaha Marine will roll out new offerings at FLIBS

Yamaha Marine will display its latest F350C offshore outboard.

Yamaha Marine will display its latest F350C offshore outboard, as well as its brand-new 225- and 250-hp mechanical control 4.2-liter V6 offshore outboards, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which opens Thursday.

The new F350C, which now provides five years of limited warranty coverage, is the only outboard available with 5.3 liters of displacement.

Neal Foster, leader of Yamaha’s “Team Intense” Pro Fishing team since the mid-1990s, made the case for the company’s big-bore displacement. At last year’s Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Sandestin, Fla., Foster’s crew ran more than 1,100 miles during the three-day competition, which included running his boat 12 hours from the launch in Destin, Fla., almost to the Texas line in hopes of boating some winning wahoo.

“In order to make the weigh-in, we had to run the boat for four hours straight at wide open throttle — that’s 68-70 mph the whole way,” Foster said in a statement. “I just don’t know of anything that can hang in like that other than a Yamaha."

“The inclusion of five years of limited warranty coverage with the F350C underscores the reliability of the F350,” Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale said. “We are confident that this benefit for our 5.3-liter V8 customers builds in exceptional value for Yamaha’s most powerful outboard on the market.”

Yamaha’s new mechanical control versions of 225- and 250-hp 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboards are also on display in Fort Lauderdale.

The company said the new models, available as the F250XB in both left and right-hand rotation and the F225XB in right-hand rotation, offer the perfect solution for boaters who simply prefer traditional mechanical controls or wish to repower with their existing control box.

“Boaters who need mechanical control can now enjoy all of the legendary 4.2-liter V6 offshore benefits,” Speciale said. “These outboards are great repower solutions for boats that don’t need digital electronic control, yet can benefit from Yamaha’s lightweight, high-efficiency 4.2-liter offshore platform.”

For a limited time, these V6 F225 and F250 mechanical outboards are eligible for Yamaha’s “Why Wait for Spring” sales event.

This year, Yamaha will provide bilingual product presentation in its booth with Ana Carolina Guzman (Carolina) and Yoally Rothenberg, who will give product information in English and Spanish.

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