The YAMAHA 200 HP is an excellent choice for medium sized boats since less weight and bulk is on the transom. At only 487 pounds for the 20-inch long shaft model, the new F200 is over 100 pounds lighter than Yamaha’s V6 F200 (608 pounds) and just 14 pounds heavier than their two-stroke Z200 HPDI outboard. The F200 has the most favorable power-to-weight ratio of any current four-stroke 200 horsepower outboard. The proven 16-valve dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) powerhead breathes easily and responds quickly, requiring 89-octane mid-grade fuel to produce an honest 200 sea ponies at the prop. Like its Yamaha V6 Offshore siblings, the four-cylinder F200 is equipped with Yamaha’s Variable Camshaft Timing System (VCT), which helps it deliver quick acceleration and strong midrange punch. Available with either digital electronic or mechanical controls, the F200 is extremely versatile and is totally compatible with 26-inch mounting centers, while using a standard bolt pattern. The higher-output 50-amp alternator (compared to the 35-amp alternator on the F150 Yamaha) on the F200 I4 is also a major plus for this newbie and should take care of all of your battery charging needs in either single or twin installations.

Engine Type Inline 4
Displacement 2785cc
Bore x Stroke 96 x 96.2mm (3.78 x 3.79in)
Prop Shaft Horsepower 175hp – 200hp @ 5500 rpm
Full Throttle RPM Range 5000 ~ 6000 rpm
Alternator Output at W.O.T. 50 Amp
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Fuel Induction System EFI
Weight* 220 kg (487 lbs) – 221 kg (489 lb)
Recommended Fuel Octane 89
Recommended Engine Oil Yamalube® 4M (See owner’s manual)
Recommended Fuel Filtration Yamaha 10 Micron Fuel/Water Separating Filter (external)