VF150 Vmax SHO

Introducing the all-new 2013 2.8L four-stroke VF150 VMAX SHO. Weighing in at just 480 pounds this compact high-performance powerhouse boasts an amazing hole shot while maintaining incredible fuel efficiency.
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Great Hole Shot, acceleration and Top Speed

The new V MAX SHO® 150 uses Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing System (VCT) for hole shot and acceleration that is noticeably quicker than that of the F150 and equal to that of the two-stroke VZ 150 HPDI.


The 2.8-liter, four-cylinder powerhead employs double-overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and counterbalance shafts for extra smooth performance.

Fuel Efficient

The four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 offers fuel consumption that is 30 to 40 percent better than that of traditional carbureted two strokes.

Extra Space

Because it's a four-stroke, there's no need for an external oil tank with the V MAX SHO® 150. That's a savings of approximately 23 pounds - that means less weight and more storage room in the boat for tackle and other items.

Easy Rigging

The new four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 has mechanical control for easy, convenient rigging with most bass, bay and flats boats; with a choice of analog, 6Y5 digital or Command Link® gauges.

Propping flexibility

Uses Yamaha's new V MAX SHO® Series of propellers, which now offer single-inch pitches for more "dialed in" performance. new 22-inch and 23-inch pitches available soon.

Better charging

A powerful 50-amp alternator offers 11 percent more power than that of the VZ150 HPDI.

Powerful Good Looks

The V MAX SHO® looks every bit the part of V MAX,® with a special paint scheme and exhaust that sets it apart from lesser outboards.


Based on proven Yamaha four-stroke, marine-specific architecture and years of solid performance.


    At 480 pounds,
  • the four-stroke V MAX SHO®150 weighs just 12 pounds more than Yamaha's two-stroke VZ150. That, alone, is amazing. Once you consider the weight of the oil tank, the V MAX SHO®150 weighs about the same on the boat as the VZ150. What's more, not having an oil tank frees up space in the boat.

Yamaha's Variable Camshaft Timing

System advances and retards the angle of the intake camshaft to dramatically increase power and throttle response in the low- and mid-rpm ranges. This feature helps the four-stroke V MAX SHO® 150 generate the kind of performance that you expect from traditional two-stroke outboards.


Engine TypeIn-Line Four-Cylinder
Displacement2785cc (170 ci)
Bore & Stroke96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79 in)
RPM Range5,000-6,000
Compression Ratio10.3:1
Induction SystemEFI (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Alternator Output50 Amps
Fuel DeliveryMulti-point electronic fuel injection
StartingElectric w/PTT
IgnitionTCI Microcomputer
LubricationWet sump
Degree of Trim/Tilt-4° through +16°
ExhaustThrough Propeller
CoolingThermostatic Control
Gear ShiftF/N/R
Gear Ratio28/14 (2.0:1)

Fuel & Lubrication

Recommended FuelMidgrade Unleaded (Minimum Pump Octane 89)
Recommended OilYamalube 4-M
Oil Capacity4.5L/4.3L w/without filter


Shaft Length20''
Dry Weight218kg (480lbs)