Win a Yamaha inflatable and outboard combo at SIBS

Yamaha YAM240T and 2.5hp outboard (1)

Yamaha Marine UK is running a competition to win a YAM240T inflatable boat, coupled with a Yamaha 2.5hp portable outboard at the Southampton International Boat Show, which takes place 16-25 September.

To enter this competition, visitors to the show just need to visit the Yamaha Marine stand, E051, and scan the competition QR code on display.

The YAM 240T is a durable runabout, ideal as tender for a sailing boat or motor cruiser. It can be inflated or packed away in minutes using the included air pump, while the lightweight slatted floor simply rolls up making it easily stowable in a boat locker, car boot or cupboard at home.

The stylish and compact Yamaha 2.5hp portable outboard comes with a host of user-friendly features, including a full-size shift lever for easy gear selection and a large and comfortable rear carry handle. Offering plenty of power, superb handling and easy manoeuvrability, this popular 2.5hp outboard is not only the perfect partner for the YAM 240T, it’s also an excellent auxiliary engine for yacht owners, and has received glowing reviews in industry publications.

SIBS drone shot
SIBS returns from 16-25 September

Visitors to the Southampton Boat Show show will be able to experience the next generation of Yamaha’s integrated boat control system, Helm Master EX via a specially designed simulator on Yamaha’s waterfront stand.

With joystick steering, smoother shifting and single-function buttons for ease of operation, the Helm Master EX enables boat owners with Yamaha outboards to manoeuvre effortlessly with complete confidence and control, even in the most confined areas such as marinas.

Previously only for multiple outboard engines, the Helm Master EX is now available for single to quadruple Yamaha DEC (Digital Electronic Control) outboard installations, offering Yamaha dealers greater flexibility to customise a boat to an owner’s individual requirements.

Helm Master EX
Helm Master EX

Available in three levels of functionality, the Helm Master EX can be specified and fitted at the factory on a new build or retrofitted by a Yamaha dealer. Each level of function offers extra features, including adjustable steering friction, course hold and autopilot with waypoint arrival, and it’s possible to upgrade to the next level as additional features are desired.

With no appointment necessary, the Helm Master EX simulator will be available throughout the entire show.

Yamaha will also be displaying an extensive range of products on and off the water at this year’s show, from outboard engines to sports boats, including its flagship XTO 425hp V8.

Highlighting Yamaha’s engineering and manufacturing excellence, the XTO 425hp V8 incorporates many industry first concepts, including being the first direct injection 4-stroke and the first with integral electronic steering which links seamlessly to the Helm Master EX system. 

Yamaha XTO 425hp
Yamaha XTO 425hp

With 300 per cent more reverse thrust from a new exhaust system, a heavy-duty gear system and high output charging for more output at lower rpm, the XTO 425hp V8 is ideal for heavy boats and RIBs.

The XTO will be joined by models from Yamaha’s Premium V6 outboard range which offers extensive functionality, from everyday use and long-distance journeys to high-octane sports use.

On display will be the Yamaha V6 Steer by Wire (SBW) 300hp engine, which shares design cues from the XTO and is equipped with Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE) and Yamaha’s exclusive TotalTilt. 

The 2.7 litre, 4-cylinder High Power 175hp engine, with digital electronic throttle and shift which delivers smooth, precise and reliable control, will also be available to view, as will the 150hp, 130hp and 90hp from the High Power range.

Completing the outboard line-up will be a selection of outboards from Yamaha’s Mid Power (30-80hp), Versatile (8-25hp), and Portable (2.5-6hp) ranges.

Yamaha V6
Yamaha V6

In the show’s marina on berth M038, Yamaha will present the Premium version of its flagship Yamarin 88 Day Cruiser (DC).

With the option to be specified with the Yamaha XTO 425hp, the Yamarin Premium 88 DC has a maximum speed of 45 knots and comes with a comprehensive equipment package as standard, including Yamarin Q+, the entertainment package with speakers, a harbour cover, hydraulic steering, a tilt steering wheel, teak in the cockpit, and a foredeck and aft swimming platform.

Joining the 88 DC are the Yamarin 67 DC and 63 DC on berths M039 and M040, respectively.

Making its UK and show debut on berth M041 is the new Buster Magnum Cabin. A stylish, comfortable and easy-to-handle boat with a walk-in cabin, the Buster Magnum Cabin is ideal for those wishing to extend their boating season.

Powered by either a hydraulically controlled Yamaha 225hp or 300hp outboard or the latest Yamaha 300hp V6 outboard featuring Digital Electronic Control (DEC), this first-class 7.5-metre aluminium boat offers unbelievable power and a maximum speed of 45 knots.

With a capacity for six inside, the spacious cabin is emphasised by large windows and the skipper’s and navigator’s consoles have been designed with practical storage space for small personal items and mobiles. Power for charging is provided by USB ports and 12-volt power outlets built into the consoles and at the rear of the cabin – ideal for onboard life today.

In addition to all these products, Yamaha will have its JetBlaster and FX Cruiser WaveRunner models on the stand, as well as a selection of its YAM inflatable boats.

To find out more about Yamaha and its full product range, visit the Yamaha website.  

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