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2016 Saltwater Mid-Range Outboard Engines

Evinrude, Honda, Mercury, Suzuki, Yamaha: 100 to 200 hp outboards

August 29, 2016
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2016 Saltwater Mid-Range Outboard Engines

Outboard engines from 100 to 200 horsepower are available from all the popular brands. Below are images of each model from each brand, listed alphabetically, with specs and highlights from the manufacturer. (Note: Engines that might display on an outboard-company website but are not included here are considered either strictly freshwater-oriented, built for commercial use or designed for markets outside the United States.)

Evinrude E-TEC 115, 115 H.O.

Evinrude E-TEC 115 and 115 H.O. Outboard Engines
Engine Type: V4 60-degree D.I. (two-stroke); Displacement: 1.7L (105.4 cu. in.); Gear Ratio: 2.00-to-1 (20-inch shaft); 2.25-to-1 (25-inch shaft); Weight: 390 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: E-TEC direct injection with stratified low-RPM combustion mode; Alternator Output: 50 (net dedicated); Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .29 (Evinrude’s E-TEC H.O. (high output) series of performance engines is tuned for extra power and speed.) Courtesy of Evinrude

HIGHLIGHT: “The Evinrude E-TEC 115 hp is easy to own with no dealer scheduled maintenance for three years or 300 hours,” says Jason Eckman, global product manager, market intel and demand planning for Bombardier Recreational Products, makers of Evinrude outboards. “The Evinrude E-TEC 115 H.O. is ideal for the customer looking for the maximum performance out of a 115-hp outboard.”

Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O.

Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. Outboard Engine
Engine Type: V6 60-degree D.I. (two-stroke); Displacement: 2.6L (158.2 cu. in.); Gear Ratio: 1.86-to-1 (20-inch shaft); 1.85-to-1 (25-inch shaft); Weight: 418 lb.; Controls: Mechanical, ICON EST Digital; Fuel Induction: E-TEC direct injection with stratified low-RPM combustion mode; Alternator Output: 50 (net dedicated); Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .32 (Evinrude’s E-TEC H.O. (high output) series of performance engines is tuned for extra power and speed.) Courtesy of Evinrude

HIGHLIGHT: “The Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. is a great option for the customer looking for the low-end torque of a V6, but who does not need the top speed that comes with 150 hp,” Eckman says.

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Evinrude E-TEC 150, 150 H.O.

Evinrude E-TEC 150, 150 H.O. Outboard Engines
Engine Type: V6 60-degree D.I. (two-stroke); Displacement: 2.6L (158.2 cu. in.); Gear Ratio: 1.86-to-1 (20-inch shaft); 1.85-to-1 (25-inch shaft); Weight: 418 lb.; Controls: Mechanical, ICON EST Digital; Fuel Induction: E-TEC direct injection with stratified low-RPM combustion mode; Alternator Output: 50 (net dedicated); Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .36 (Evinrude’s E-TEC H.O. (high output) series of performance engines is tuned for extra power and speed.) Courtesy of Evinrude

HIGHLIGHT: “The Evinrude E-TEC 150 HP is still the lightest outboard in the 150-horsepower class, ideal for boats sensitive to weight on the transom,” Eckman says. “The Evinrude E-TEC 150 H.O. is the engine for customers looking to get the most speed and acceleration out their boats.”

Evinrude E-TEC G2 150, G2 150 H.O.

Evinrude E-TEC G2 150, 150 H.O.
Engine Type: V6 66-degree D.I. (two-stroke); Displacement: 2.7L (167 cu. in.); Gear Ratio: 2.17-to-1; Weight: 496, 507, 512 lb.; Controls: Integrated Digital Shift & Throttle; Fuel Induction: E-TEC direct injection with stratified low-RPM combustion mode; Alternator Output: 50 (net dedicated); Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .29 to .30 (Evinrude’s E-TEC H.O. (high output) series of performance engines is tuned for extra power and speed.) Courtesy of Evinrude

HIGHLIGHT: “The Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 hp features best-in-class fuel economy, while bringing features like digital shift and throttle to the 150 hp class,” Eckman says. “The Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 H.O. delivers thrilling performance with 30 percent more torque than the leading four-stroke outboards. The E-TEC G2 150 H.O. is also available with integrated dynamic power steering, not found on any other 150 hp outboard.”

Evinrude E-TEC 175

Evinrude E-TEC 175
Engine Type: V6 60-degree D.I. (two-stroke); Displacement: 2.6L (158.2 cu. in.); Gear Ratio: 1.86-to-1 (20-inch shaft); 1.85-to-1 (25-inch shaft); Weight: 418 lb.; Controls: Mechanical, ICON EST Digital; Fuel Induction: E-TEC direct injection with stratified low-RPM combustion mode; Alternator Output: 50 (net dedicated); Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .42 Courtesy of Evinrude

HIGHLIGHT: “The Evinrude E-TEC 175 hp like all E-TECs is easy to own, with no oil changes, ever,” Eckman says.

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Evinrude E-TEC G2 175

Evinrude E-TEC G2 175
Engine Type: V6 66-degree D.I. (two-stroke); Displacement: 2.7L (167 cu. in.); Gear Ratio: 2.17-to-1; Weight: 530, 541, 533 lb.; Controls: Integrated Digital Shift & Throttle; Fuel Induction: E-TEC direct injection with stratified low-RPM combustion mode; Alternator Output: 50 (net dedicated); Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .32 to .33 Courtesy of Evinrude

HIGHLIGHT: "The Evinrude E-TEC G2 175 hp comes standard with digital shift and throttle for smooth shifting and instant throttle response," Eckman says.

Evinrude E-TEC 200, 200 H.O.

Evinrude E-TEC 200, 200 H.O. Outboard Engines
Engine Type: V6 60-degree D.I. (two-stroke); Displacement: 2.6L (158.2 cu. in.); Gear Ratio: 1.86-to-1 (20-inch shaft); 1.85-to-1 (25-inch shaft); Weight: 418 lb.; Controls: Mechanical, ICON EST Digital; Fuel Induction: E-TEC direct injection with stratified low-RPM combustion mode; Alternator Output: 50 (net dedicated); Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .48 (Evinrude's E-TEC H.O. (high output) series of performance engines is tuned for extra power and speed.) Courtesy of Evinrude

HIGHLIGHT: "The Evinrude E-TEC 200 hp is a proven, reliable outboard with a lightweight design perfect for repowering," Eckman says. "The Evinrude E-TEC 200 H.O. is a lightweight engine with the low- and midrange torque that comes from the E-TEC direct injection."

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Evinrude E-TEC G2 200, G2 200 H.O.

Evinrude E-TEC G2 200, 200 H.O.
Engine Type: V6 66-degree D.I. (two-stroke); Displacement: 2.7L (167 cu. in.); Gear Ratio: 2.17-to-1; Weight: 530, 541, 533, 528 lb.; Controls: Integrated Digital Shift & Throttle; Fuel Induction: E-TEC direct injection with stratified low-RPM combustion mode; Alternator Output: 50 (net dedicated); Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .37 to .38 (Evinrude's E-TEC H.O. (high output) series of performance engines is tuned for extra power and speed.) Courtesy of Evinrude

HIGHLIGHT: "The Evinrude E-TEC G2 200 hp is full of features like dynamic power steering and i-Trim standard, while still delivering best-in-class fuel economy," Eckman says. "The 200 H.O. delivers big-block acceleration at a small-block price. Perfect for the captain looking to get the most performance out of a boat rated for 200 hp."

Honda BF100

Honda BF100 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: 4 cylinder four-stroke SOHC; Displacement: 91.4 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.33-to-1; Weight: 359, 365 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: Programmed fuel injection; Alternator Output: 44 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .27 Courtesy of Honda Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "The horsepower-to-displacement ratio of the Honda BF100 4-cylinder outboard engine is second to none," says Mark DiPietro, manager, Honda Marine Operations.

Honda BF115

Honda BF115 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: 4 cylinder four-stroke DOHC; Displacement: 144 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.14-to-1; Weight: 478, 485 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: Programmed fuel injection; Alternator Output: 55 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .24 Courtesy of Honda Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "The Honda BF115 delivers more displacement than any other 115 engine in the marketplace, with the Honda Marine Boosted Low Speed Torque (BLAST) system resulting in exceptional torque thrust in 'hammer down' acceleration situations, while providing a smooth ride at cruising speeds," DiPietro says.

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Honda BF135

Honda BF135 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: 4 cylinder four-stroke DOHC; Displacement: 144 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.14-to-1; Weight: 478, 485 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: Programmed fuel injection; Alternator Output: 55 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .28 Courtesy of Honda Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Honda Marine's BF135 outboard marine engine delivers boaters impressive mid-range acceleration and fuel efficiency at cruising speeds, at a value not found in larger engine choices," DiPietro says.

Honda BF150

Honda BF150 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: 4 cylinder four-stroke DOHC VTEC; Displacement: 144 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.14-to-1; Weight: 478, 485 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: Programmed fuel injection; Alternator Output: 55 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .28 Courtesy of Honda Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Utilizing the legendary engine architecture of the Honda Accord and CR-V automobile powertrains, the Honda Marine BF150 outboard engine delivers some of the most innovative, efficient and reliable outboard-engine technology available today," DiPietro says.

Honda BF200

Honda BF200 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: 60-degree V6, SOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 212 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 1.86-to-1; Weight: 588, 610 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: Programmed fuel injection; Alternator Output: 90 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .33 to .34 Courtesy of Honda Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "The Honda Marine BF200 is the workhorse of outboard engines. Customers will appreciate the long-term reliability and performance that the BF200 provides with its V6 design, steel cylinder sleeves, BLAST system for explosive hole shots and Lean Burn Control technology to automatically adjust the air/fuel mix, maximizing power and improving fuel efficiency," DiPietro says.

Mercury 115 FourStroke, 115 Pro XS FourStroke

Mercury 115 FourStroke and ProXS Outboard Engines
Engine Type: Inline 4, SOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 2.1L; Gear Ratio: 2.07-to-1; Weight: 359 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: Computer controlled multi-port fuel injection; Alternator Output: 35 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .32 Pro XS (same as above, except: Gear Ratio: 2.38-to-1; Weight: 363 lb.) Courtesy of Mercury Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Mercury Marine's 115 FourStroke delivers the durability and fuel economy that today's savvy consumers expect and offers the ultimate solution for those who may be looking to repower. The optional Command Thrust gearcase can provide additional performance, fuel economy, and docking authority on pontoons and other large or heavy boats that are powered by 115 hp," says Tyler Mehrl, associate category manager, 75-350 hp outboards. "Mercury's proven line of Pro XS outboards continues to deliver the superior performance and durability that weekend anglers want and tournament fishermen need to reach the top of the leaderboard. Mercury's newest addition to the lineup – the 115 Pro XS FourStroke – is truly in a class by itself. The additional 300 rpm at wide-open throttle allows most consumers to go down one prop pitch to achieve the ultimate combination of acceleration and top speed."

Mercury 150 FourStroke

Mercury 150 FourStroke Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4, SOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 3.0L; Gear Ratio: 1.92-to-1; Weight: 455 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: Computer controlled multi-port fuel injection; Alternator Output: 60 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .33 Courtesy of Mercury Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Mercury's lightweight, high-displacement architecture (for the 150 FourStroke) delivers the durability and fuel economy that today's savvy consumers expect and provides the ultimate solution for those who may be looking to repower. And, like the 115 FourStroke, the 150 FourStroke is one of the easiest to maintain outboards in the world for the DIY boater," Mehrl says.

Mercury 150 Pro XS

Mercury 150 Pro XS FourStroke
Engine Type: V6, two-stroke; Displacement: 2.5L; Gear Ratio: 1.87-to-1; Weight: 431 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: Two-stage direct fuel injection; Alternator Output: 60 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .33 Courtesy of Mercury Marine

**HIGHLIGHT: ** "Optimized components and a finely tuned fuel-injection system (on the 150 Pro XS) provide both maximum power output and excellent fuel economy,” Mehrl says.

Mercury 175 Verado

Mercury 175 Verado Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4, four-stroke; Displacement: 1.7L; Gear Ratio: 2.08-to-1; Weight: 510 lb.; Controls: Digital; Fuel Induction: Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection (supercharged); Alternator Output: 70 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .34 Courtesy of Mercury Marine

**HIGHLIGHT: **“Mercury’s line of Verado outboards provides consumers the most refined boating and driving experience available," Mehrl says.

Mercury 175 Pro XS

Mercury 175 Pro XS Outboard Engine
Engine Type: V6, two-stroke; Displacement: 2.5L; Gear Ratio: 1.87-to-1; Weight: 431 lb.; Controls: Mechanical; Fuel Induction: Two-stage direct fuel injection; Alternator Output: 60 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .41 Courtesy of Mercury Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Mercury's proven line of Pro XS outboards continues to deliver the superior performance and durability that weekend anglers want and tournament fishermen need to get to the top of the leaderboard," says Mehrl.

Mercury 200 OptiMax, 200 Pro XS

Mercury 200 OptiMax, 200 Pro XS Outboard Engines
Engine Type: V6, two-stroke; Displacement: 3.0L; Gear Ratio: 1.75-to-1; Weight: 505 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Two-stage direct fuel injection; Alternator Output: 60 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .40 200 OptiMax (same as above, except: Shaft Length: 25 in.) Courtesy of Mercury Marine

HIGHLIGHT: “Mercury OptiMax outboards (like the 200 OptiMax) feature a proven combination of power, reliability, and efficiency. Their fuel-injection system converts a precise mix of fuel and air into great performance on a wide range of boats," Mehrl says. "Optimized components and a finely tuned fuel-injection system (in the 200 Pro XS) provide both maximum power output and excellent fuel economy.”

Mercury 200 Verado

Mercury 200 Verado Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4, four-stroke; Displacement: 1.7L; Gear Ratio: 2.08-to-1; Weight: 510 lb.; Controls: Digital Fuel Induction: Electronic fuel injection (supercharged); Alternator Output: 70 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .39 Courtesy of Mercury Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Verado is known throughout the industry for offering the smoothest, quietest boating experience, and DTS (Digital Throttle and Shift) adds to that. You really need to drive one to fully appreciate what these engines are all about," Mehrl says.

Mercury Verado 200 Pro FourStroke

Mercury Verado 200 Pro FourStroke Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 6, four-stroke; Displacement: 2.6L; Gear Ratio: 1.85-to-1; Weight: 635 lb.; Controls: Digital Fuel Induction: Sequential multi-port electronic injection (supercharged); Alternator Output: 70 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .31 Courtesy of Mercury Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "The 200 Pro FourStroke combines the refined package of the six-cylinder Verado with the additional performance of Pro FourStroke. The ultimate driving experience is made possible by AMS (Advanced Mid-Section), DTS (Digital Throttle and Shift), and Mercury's electro-hydraulic power steering. All are standard on Mercury's line of six-cylinder Verado outboards," Mehrl says.

Suzuki DF115

Suzuki DF115 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4 DOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 124.7 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.59-to-1; Weight: 401, 412 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 40 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .28 Courtesy of Suzuki Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Lightweight, compact and quiet, this outboard is perfect for a small flats or bay boat," says Dean Corbisier, manager, advertising and public relations, Suzuki Marine.

Suzuki DF140

Suzuki DF140 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4 DOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 124.7 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.59-to-1; Weight: 396, 407 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 40 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .34 to .35 Courtesy of Suzuki Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Looking for a little more power, but need to save weight and stay in budget? The 140 may be just what you need," says Corbisier.

Suzuki DF150

Suzuki DF150 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4 DOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 175 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.50-to-1; Weight: 474, 485 lb.; Controls: Mechanical, digital; Fuel Induction: Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 44 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .34 to .35 Courtesy of Suzuki Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Offset driveshaft on this 150 inline four delivers more power and performance than you might expect," says Corbisier.

Suzuki DF175

Suzuki DF175 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4 DOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 175 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.50-to-1; Weight: 474, 485, 492, 503 lb.; Controls: Mechanical, digital; Fuel Induction: Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 44 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .35 to .37 Courtesy of Suzuki Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "With the addition of variable valve timing, this 175 provides the extra performance you need," says Corbisier.

Suzuki DF200

Suzuki DF200 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4 DOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 175 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.50-to-1; Weight: 498, 503, 509, 514 lb.; Controls: Mechanical, digital; Fuel Induction: Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 44 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .39 to .40 Courtesy of Suzuki Marine

HIGHLIGHT: "Now you can get V6-like power and performance from a lightweight, inline four-cylinder engine. Perfect for bay boats and center consoles, or install twin 200s for added performance and dependability," says Corbisier.

Yamaha F115

Yamaha F115 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4, four-stroke; Displacement: 111.8 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 2.15-to-1; Weight: 377, 386 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 35 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .30 Courtesy of Yamaha

HIGHLIGHT: "Yamaha Outboards's F115B took our second-best-selling outboard and improved it. Larger 1.8L displacement means more power and performance with outstanding fuel economy. There are even three new series of propellers designed specifically to make this engine perform to the max on a great many boats," says David Meeler, Yamaha marine product-planning and information manager.

Yamaha V MAX SHO 115

Yamaha V MAX SHO 115 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4, high output, four-stroke; Displacement: 1.8L.; Gear Ratio: 2.15-to-1; Weight: 377 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 35 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .30 Courtesy of Yamaha

HIGHLIGHT: "When fully-featured performance came to aluminum and smaller fiberglass bass, bay, flats, and even pontoon boats, the logical step was to extend the hot performance and good looks of Yamaha's groundbreaking V MAX SHO (Super High Output) "down the line" to the smaller horsepowers. Now, most every boater can experience and enjoy the performance and prestige of SHO," says Meeler.

Yamaha F150

Yamaha F150 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4, four-stroke; Displacement: 163.0 cu. in. (2.7L); Gear Ratio: 2.00-to-1; Weight: 478, 489, 493 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 36 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .31 Courtesy of Yamaha

HIGHLIGHT: "The F150 is Yamaha's best-selling outboard of all time. At 2.7 liters and four cylinders, it's pure power with outstanding fuel economy, and is ideal for a wide variety of boats in mid-sized single and smaller twin applications. Versatile, powerful, economical: It's no wonder it's No. 1," says Meeler.

Yamaha V MAX SHO 150 and 150-X-Shaft

Yamaha V MAX SHO 150, 150-X-Shaft Outboard Engines
Engine Type: Inline 4, high output, four-stroke; Displacement: 2.8L; Gear Ratio: 2.00-to-1; Weight: 480, 489 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 50 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., (X-Shaft: 25 in.); Power-to-Weight Ratio: .31 Courtesy of Yamaha

HIGHLIGHT: "The V MAX SHO 150 brought the awesome power, performance, and sharp looks of the SHO family to the 150 hp market," says Meeler. "With the V MAX SHO 150 X-shaft (25-inch shaft), drivers of smaller multi-species boats who wanted SHO performance said 'Hey…what about us?' Here's their answer!"

Yamaha F175

Yamaha F175
Engine Type: Inline 4, four-stroke; Displacement: 170.0 cu. in. (2.8L); Gear Ratio: 1.86-to-1; Weight: 483, 485 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 50 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .36 Courtesy of Yamaha

HIGHLIGHT: "Yamaha's 2.8L F175 represents the ideal level of power and price between our in-line F150 and F200. There's a growing number of smaller family and multi-species style fishing boats out there today, many of which are specifically rated for 175 hp, and this engine fits that bill perfectly," says Meeler.

Yamaha V MAX SHO 175

Yamaha V MAX SHO 175 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4, four-stroke; Displacement: 170.0 cu. in.; Gear Ratio: 1.86-to-1; Weight: 480 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Electronic fuel injection; Alternator Output: 50 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .36 Courtesy of Yamaha

HIGHLIGHT: "This engine is purpose-designed to have a higher top speed than the V MAX SHO 150. In our tests, it was just over 5 mph faster on a 19-foot hull," says Meeler.

Yamaha F200 (4 Cylinder)

Yamaha F200 4 Cylinder Outboard Engine
Engine Type: Inline 4, four-stroke; Displacement: 163.0 cu. in. (2.8L); Gear Ratio: 1.86-to-1; Weight: 487, 489 lb.; Controls: Mechanical, digital; Fuel Induction: Precision multi-point fuel injection; Alternator Output: 50 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in., 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .41 Courtesy of Yamaha

HIGHLIGHT: "At a large, 2.8L of displacement, with Variable Camshaft Timing, the option of either mechanical or digital electronic controls, and available counter-rotation, the 4-cylinder F200 is the ideal combination of power and low weight (just 487 pounds)," says Meeler.

Yamaha F200 (6 Cylinder)

Yamaha F200 6 Cylinder Outboard Engine
Engine Type: 60-degree V6 DOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 3.3L; Gear Ratio: 2.00-to-1; Weight: 608 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Precision multi-point fuel injection; Alternator Output: 44 amp; Shaft Length: 25 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .33 Courtesy of Yamaha

HIGHLIGHT: "The 3.3L F200 V6 remains in our line-up to do those jobs where only a V6 will do. Those applications needing that extra thrust and power-to-plane — heavier boats, bigger loads — that sort of thing," says Meeler.

Yamaha V MAX SHO 200

Yamaha V MAX SHO 200 Outboard Engine
Engine Type: 60-degree V6 DOHC, four-stroke; Displacement: 4.2L; Gear Ratio: 1.75-to-1; Weight: 505 lb.; Controls: Mechanical Fuel Induction: Precision multi-point fuel injection; Alternator Output: 50 amp; Shaft Length: 20 in. Power-to-Weight Ratio: .40 Courtesy of Yamaha

HIGHLIGHT: "A 4.2L V6 with Variable Camshaft Timing in a 200 hp engine: That about says it all where power and performance are concerned," says Meeler.

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