Yamaha Motor New Zealand has announced an extension to their award winning F20 and F25 outboard range, with the addition of two new short shaft F25 models with power trim and tilt (PTT), a new factory-installed tiller handle on select models and the addition of a secondary manual pull start factory fitted, on all electric models.
Launched in 2017, this model family has continued Yamaha’s proud tradition of producing exceptional small motors designed for durability, reliability and above all else, a more enjoyable time on the water.
These engines saw the release of Yamaha’s very first lightweight battery-less electronic fuel injection (EFI) system, as well as the addition of many great features previously only seen on Yamaha’s bigger horsepower models.
With the industry’s highest power-to-weight ratio, and the option of mechanical and/or electric start, mechanical tilt or PTT, and tiller or forward control options – the F20* and F25 have proven to be a hugely popular and very versatile performers in Yamaha’s outboard stable.
The latest F25 model extensions bring PTT functionality across to two new short shaft models, in addition to existing long shaft models. This model variation comes in both tiller and forward control set ups, giving small boat owners more choice and the option to select a premium featured engine for their hull.
In addition, all factory-equipped tiller models that come with PTT, now feature a new tiller handle that is shorter and smaller, making it easier to use in applications where space is limited. The tiller handle has been purpose built for the F20 and F25 and delivers the perfect match of comfortable ergonomics and confident control.
The power tilt and trim switch has been positioned for easy reach and Yamaha’s Variable Trolling RPM Switch (VTS™) is standard on these models, allowing you to set the perfect speed for trolling your favourite lure.
These new models are expected to be available at local Yamaha dealers in early May.
* F20 power tilt only.
F20 and F25 Model Lineup:
|15" Shaft||20" Shaft||Manual Tilt||PTT||Manual Start||Electric + Manual Start||Electric Start||EFI||
|F20LWPHB*||✔||Tilt Only||✔||✔||New Tiller|
* New Models
(M) Manual Starter
(W) Manual and Electric Starter
(H) Tiller Handle
(T) Power Trim and Tilt
(P) Power Tilt