The new engine, which will be start shipping in August, carries a five-year limited warranty for pleasure use and comes in three different shaft lengths – 25 inches, 30 inches and 35 inches. When fitted with a propeller and filled with motor and gearcase oil, the 35-inch XTO weighs more than 1,000 pounds. This engine is designed for bigger boats with a different platform, a new, big-block 5.6L V8.
New XTO OS propellers are made to complement the torque potential of the Yamaha V8 XTO Offshore. These new propellers produce more thrust in both forward and reverse, using diameters from 16 to 17 1/8 inches.
The V8 XTO Offshore steering system has no hydraulic lines or linkages. The steering control unit receives electrical signals from a cylinder position sensor to carry out joystick and steering operation.
Boats powered by the V8 XTO Offshore need go no further than the dock for a lower unit service, thanks to a new gearcase lubricant exchange system that allows fluid change while the boat is still in the water. These new feature-rich offshore products give boaters more options and versatility when it comes to boat control, maneuverability and propulsion.