Yamaha Launches new High Horsepower Outboards

Yamaha Marine has launched into 2023 with the announcement of exciting new models. Increasing on a commitment to fully integrated powerplants for modern boating, Yamaha has announced new F150, F175 and F200 models featuring innovative integrated steering and sleek new design. Yamaha also adds to the powerful XTO Offshore line-up with the addition of a new 450 horsepower model to complement the existing XTO 425. The XTO 450 delivers new features to round out one of the most comprehensive high horsepower offshore powerplants ever built.

New F150, F175 and F200 

Yamaha’s new inline four cylinder high horsepower outboards are based around the existing 2.7L (F150 mechanical) and 2.8L (F150, F175 and F200) platforms in the current engine line up. These engine platforms cemented Yamaha’s reputation for creating high-quality, reliable and durable outboards in this category while also setting new standards in power, performance and economy in four-cylinder outboard design. These engines are proven in the field, delivering millions of trouble free hours of boating to customers all around the world.

To take these engines to the next level Yamaha has added two options of innovative integrated steering. Yamaha skippers now have the choice of either complete digital control with Integrated Electro-Hydraulic Steering or more traditional hydraulic steering – which is now completely integrated within a sealed cylinder on the transom bracket of the engine rather than being a third party component for cleaner rigging and appearance.

Integrated Digital Electro-Hydraulic Steering

This plug and play system utilises an electric helm connected electronically to the steering control unit within the engine. Skipper input at the helm is transmitted to an electric pump which actuates the hydraulic steering. The result is smooth and responsive steering with the additional benefit of customisable steering settings for steering friction and sensitivity at the helm. Rigging is simple and clean creating an uncluttered bilge and transom area.

F150 and F200 models fitted with Integrated Digital Electro-Hydraulic Steering can be easily connected to all the features of Yamaha’s Helm Master EX system. Boats can be equipped with Yamaha’s Autopilot and even Joystick control, with the ability to use SetPoint features that automatically hold the vessel’s GPS heading or position at the push of a button. This incredible system is available on multi-engine as well as single engine set ups, and has become a “must have” system for serious fishermen and skippers who demand ultimate boat control.

Integrated Hydraulic Steering

The new range of F150, F175 and F200 are also available with Integrated Hydraulic Steering. This system makes use of conventional hydraulic helm and lines connected to a hydraulic steering cylinder built into the transom bracket. Integrated Hydraulic Steering models offer the precision and simplicity of high quality hydraulic steering with additional benefits achieved by enclosing the system within the engine design. This means hydraulic parts are less exposed to the elements or the risk of accidental impact damage for long-term durability. These engines are a great option for both repower and new boats.

Next Level Trim and Tilt System – TotalTilt

F150, F175 and F200 with Digital Electric Throttle and Shift Control are fitted with Yamaha’s TotalTilt system. This allows the complete tilt up of the engine from any position with a simple double click of the “UP” trim/tilt button, or full tilt down (until trim ram contact) by the same double click of the “DOWN” trim/tilt button, for an improved user experience. There’s also a new built-in integrated tilt limiter allowing the engine to be automatically set to the maximum tilt angle to suit the boat. 

Optional Propeller Light

When paired with Yamaha’s industry leading Helm Master EX Autopilot and Joystick boat control system, there is now the option of having a propeller light installed directly into the rear apron of the outboard motor, rather than requiring independent installation on the transom.

These lights clearly indicate the boat is actively in Helm Master EX SetPoint mode to anyone approaching the stern of the vessel.

The new F150, F175 and F200 are due to begin hitting Australian shores from April 

New XTO Offshore XF450

Yamaha adds to the line-up of high power XTO Offshore models with the addition of a new 450 horsepower model to complement the existing XTO 425. The new XTO Offshore features the same 5.6L, direct injected V8 engine and the long list of features as the original XTO 425. This exceptional engine delivers big torque and thrust to push big offshore boats. Along with an additional 25 horsepower the new XTO 450 delivers new features to enhance one of the most ground-breaking offshore engines ever built.

More Charging Power 

To help meet the extreme electrical demands of today’s larger boats, the Yamaha XTO Offshore 450 features a three-phase, simultaneous charging system that delivers an incredible amount of net amps at lower rpm, for where it’s needed most. 

Using Phase Angle Control (PAC) componentry and a super-strong magnetic field, XTO Offshore 450 models produce up to 96 net amps per engine in neutral. That’s plenty of power to meet today’s popular, high demand devices like gyro stabilizers, air conditioning, sound systems and more. 


The XTO Offshore 450 is equipped with Yamaha’s exclusive TotalTilt feature for faster, easier engine tilting. When enabled, it allows complete tilt up from any position with a simple double-push of the “UP” trim/tilt button, or full tilt down (until trim ram contact) by the same double push of the “DOWN” trim/tilt button. A warning horn will sound just before and during these operations. Movement and the horn can be stopped anywhere in between by pressing the tilt button again.

New Cowling Shape and Design

New raised chrome graphics on the sides, a re-styled panel at the rear, a new flush-mounted manual flush connection up front and hidden external wiring near the bracket add to the premium look of this powerful outboard.

New Propellers

Yamaha has also released two additional XTO prop options. A new XTO EC® prop which has been designed to reduce ventilation which can occur when pushing big heavy boats, due to the extreme thrust produced by this engine. For lighter vessels, a new 27-inch pitch prop is also available, providing increased RPM at wide-open throttle for potentially more top-end speed. 

XTO 450 Offshore

Available in Signature Grey or Pearlescent White

The new XTO 450 Offshore is due to begin hitting Australian shores from March

Yamaha has matched these new integrated steering options with two options of throttle and shift control, Mechanical or Digital Electronic, to create the most compressive line-up of engines ever offered in this category. By combining these steering and control methods, Yamaha has created three levels of engines for customers to choose from:

Mechanical Throttle and Shift Control with Integrated Hydraulic Steering F150 F175 and F200

Signature Grey

RRP $23 920 – $30 000

Digital Throttle and Shift Control with Integrated Hydraulic Steering F150 175 and F200

Signature Grey

RRP $27 730 – $30 930

Digital Throttle and Shift Control with Integrated Digital Electro-Hydraulic Steering F150 and F200

Choice of Signature Grey 

or Pearlescent White

RRP $30 080 – $34 830