Yamaha Marine Introduces Digital Electronic Control for the F150 and F175

KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yamaha Marine Group today announced that the F150 and the F175 are now
available in models with digital electronic control (DEC). The
best-selling, most renowned motor in Yamaha’s history, the F150, and its
bigger brother the F175, can now bring the precision of digital throttle
and shift to a greater number of boat packages.

“The Yamaha brand is synonymous with reliability, and demand for the
F150 is higher than ever. The reasons: performance, reliability and
customer satisfaction. The addition of DEC for these popular models
increases the opportunity for boats to enjoy the benefits that are
associated with the digital world,” said Ben Speciale, Yamaha Marine
Group President. “These new DEC models join the legendary
mechanical-control versions to complete the most comprehensive
inline-four outboard family on the market today.”

The new F150 and F175 DEC models boast even better convenience and
control with easy rigging capabilities. They can use Yamaha’s Reliance
SDS™ propellers, which deliver quieter fishing and smoother shifting
into gear. A powerful 50-amp alternator means there is power to spare
for today’s electronics. Yamaha’s ECM-controlled Precision Multipoint
Fuel Injection gives the outboards maximum power and fuel efficiency.

A tough eight-tooth “clutch dog” offers smooth, trouble-free shifting
and longer life, while the cowl design traps and drains water and
features the Phaze Five™ paint system, which protects against corrosion.

Finally, all DEC outboards are compatible with Yamaha’s variable
trolling RPM switch (VTS®), which allows anglers to enjoy a
better fishing experience by adjusting the trolling speed in 50 RPM
increments from 650 to 900 RPM using a Yamaha Command Link Plus®-compatible
display.

Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and
around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports
its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builders with marketing, training and
parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry
leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is
the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I.
Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com.

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Contacts

Yamaha Marine Group
Heidi Weber, 770-420-5848
Communications
Coordinator
Mobile: 770-547-4748
heidi_weber@yamaha-motor.com
or
Wilder+Wheaton
for
Yamaha Marine Group
Neal Wheaton, 404-317-0698
neal.wheaton@gmail.com