2017 Yamaha VF150 V MAX SHO® - 20 in. Shaft

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VF150 V MAX SHO® - 20 in. Shaft



Vicious Competitors Come in All Sizes.

Meet the next-gen ln-Line Four V MAX SHOs. Their advanced technology achieves the unthinkable-packing the signature VMAX SHO hole shot, midrange acceleration and super-high-output performance into ingeniously streamlined designs. With 16-valves. double overhead cams and electronic fuel injection, their next-gen tech packages are designed for maximum performance and efficient operation, and their DNA, undeniably V MAX SHO. On a bass boat, flats boat, bay boat or other performance hull, the four-stroke I·4 V MAX SHOs will deliver the exhilarating performance that anglers crave and the competition admires.

The next-gen, I-4 V MAX SHO four strokes feature:

Smarter Fuel Economy: The I-4 V MAX SHOs delivers the incredibly efficient, clean and quiet performance you expect from a four stroke. Using up to 40 percent less fuel than a traditional carbureted two stroke, the savings alone should be enough to get you on board.

Extra Space: Four-stroke outboards like the I-4 V MAX SHOs eliminate the need for an external oil tank. That saves approximately 28 pounds and frees up storage space for tackle and other supplies.

Easy Rigging: The new four-stroke I-4 V MAX SHOs feature mechanical controls that make them compatible with most bass, bay and flats boats. To complete your outboard control system, choose from analog, 6Y5 digital or Command Link® gauges.

Power and Performance: From the four-cylinder DOHC powerhead with four valves per cylinder, to the counterbalancing technology, each feature of the I-4 V MAX SHOs is efficiently engineered for smooth, quiet performance.

Power and Performance Benefits
  • Compact Power: In-line designs with 16-valve, double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder, maximize power in minimal space, and eliminate rocker arms and their adjustments, for increased reliability.
  • Throttle Response: Variable Camshaft Timing (on VF150 and VF175) delivers incredible throttle response in the low- to mid-RPM ranges for exhilarating hole shot and acceleration.
  • Fuel Efficient: In-line Four Stroke designs are up to 40% more fuel-efficient than traditional carbureted two strokes.
  • High Performance: Precision Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection is managed by the Engine Control Module, which continually adjusts the fuel/air mix to match engine load and speed.
Reliability and Durability Benefits
  • Reliable Design: In-line designs maximize power in minimal space, and eliminate rocker arms and their adjustments, for increased reliability.
Convenience and Control Benefits
  • Extra Space: Four-stroke in-line designs mean there’s no need for an external oil tank. That saves about 28 pounds and leaves more room in the boat for tackle and other items.
  • Power Trim and Tilt: From hole shot to wide-open throttle, the power trim & tilt on our V MAX SHO® In-Line Fours adjusts the thrust angle of your outboard for maximum performance.
  • Easy Rigging: I-4 V MAX SHO® outboards feature mechanical controls for easy, convenient rigging with most bass, bay and flats boats, and are compatible with analog, 6Y5 digital or Command Link® gauges.
Power/Performance Features
  • 2.8L High Output Four Cylinder
  • Double Overhead Camshafts
  • 4 Large Radius Valves Per Cylinder
  • Variable Camshaft Timing
  • 4 Independent Fuel Injectors
  • Tuned Long Track Induction System
  • Electronic Multi-Point Precision Fuel Injection
  • Four-Into-One Exhaust
  • Blow-By Gas Reburning System
  • Offset Crankshaft
  • Counterbalancing technology
  • Compact, Lightweight Design
Reliability/Durability Features
  • TCI Microcomputer
  • Electronic Single Throttle Valve
  • Direct Drive System
  • Wet Sump Lubrication
  • Engine Warning System
  • Sacrificial Anodes
  • Phaze Five™ Paint System
  • On-Engine Water Separator
  • Direct Coil-in-Cap Ignition
  • YDC-30 Aluminum Alloy
  • 5-Step Anti-Corrosion Paint Process
  • Alumite Exhaust Annodization
  • High Output Alternator
  • SST Drive, Prop, Shift Shafts
  • SST Steering Tube
  • Magnetic Drain Plug
  • Water Draining Air Intake Duct
Convenience/Control Features
  • Command Link® System: Optional
  • Power Trim and Tilt
  • Freshwater Flush
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Analog Gauge Compatability
  • Vibration Reduction Mounting System
  • Reversible PTT Switch
  • Yamaha Diagnostic System
  • Multi-Charge Monitoring System
  • Single Timing Belt System
  • Engine Type: In-Line Four-Cylinder
  • Displacement: 2785cc (170.0 ci)
  • Bore x Stroke: 96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79in)
  • Prop Shaft Horsepower: 150 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.3:1
  • Fuel Induction: EFI (DOHC) VCT
  • Exhaust: Through Propeller
  • Intake: Single Electronically Controlled Throttle Valve
  • Ignition: TCI Microcomputer
  • Alternator Output: 50 Amp
  • Starting System: Electric with Power Trim & Tilt
  • Lubrication: Wet Sump
  • Engine Oil Capacity: 4.5L/4.3L w/without filter
  • Full Throttle RPM Range: 5000 ~ 6000 rpm
  • Cooling: Thermostatic Control
  • Recommended Engine Oil: Yamalube® 4M (See owner's manual)
  • Recommended Fuel: Regular Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
  • Ethanol Blend Limit: 10% Maximum
  • Gear Ratio: (28:14) 2.0:1
  • Gear Shift: F-N-R
  • Shaft Length: L = 20 in.
  • Degree of Tilt: 70 deg.
  • Degree of Trim: -4 deg. through +16 deg.
  • C.A.R.B. Rating: 3-Star
  • Dry Weight: 480 lb. (218 kg)
  • Warranty: 3-Year Pleasure, 3-Year Government, 1-Year Commercial



Engine Type
In-Line Four-Cylinder
Bore x Stroke
3.78 x 3.79 in. (96 x 96.2mm)
2785cc (170.0 ci)
Electric with Power Trim & Tilt


Shaft Length
20 in.
480 lb. (218 kg)


Propshaft Horsepower
150 hp @ 5500 rpm
Full Throttle Operating Range
5000 ~ 6000 rpm
Gear Ratio / Shift
(28:14) 2.0:1 / F-N-R
Fuel Induction
50 Amp
Thermostatic Control
3-Year Pleasure, 3-Year Government, 1-Year Commercial