00_DSC0032Yamaha Motor Australia announces the end of the legendary V4 Saltwater Series 115C and 130B outboard motors in Australia. These trusted outboards have been powering Australian boaters for almost three decades and are well recognised for their performance and have an enviable reputation for reliability and durability forged in one of the harshest saltwater markets in the world. These engines will no longer be part of Yamaha’s range in the Australian market once the remaining units are sold.

The V4 Saltwater series of engines were introduced in the 1980s and have always been hugely popular in Australia. Complimenting boats in the 5 – 6 metre range, V4 saltwater series engines can be found on many of the classic hulls from that era all the way to the present day.


Innovations found on the current generation motor such as Yamaha “Precision Blend” oil injection system and “Prime Start” for cold engine starting make these engines unique. The Precision Blend system eliminates the need to pre mix oil into fuel and precisely adjusts the amount of oil mixed with fuel depending on the running conditions and load on the engine. The system is able to adjust the oil mixture from 50:1 all the way to 200:1. The advantage of this system is smoother operation, less two stroke emission and less oil usage for more economical running.


“It’s with mixed emotions that we see the last of these engines enter the country,” said Iain MacLeod, National Sales Manager for Yamaha Outboards in Australia. “In some parts of the outboard market these engines are still very popular due to their great power to weight and reliability. However we are seeing a general market trend towards four stroke technology and we have many great new products in the category that we believe will fill the gap”.


It’s not all bad news though. Yamaha still has a limited number of these units available to boaters who still crave the unique performance and power these legendary engines deliver. For a limited time, Yamaha is also offering $2000 off these engines as well as 1% comparison rate repower finance over a 24 and 36 month term for customers who would like to grab one of the last of these models.


Both the 115C and 130B Saltwater Series engines will still receive full technical back up from Yamaha’s nationwide network of authorised dealerships as well as a full range of spare parts to keep these engines running long into the future.


For more information on Yamaha’s exceptional outboard line up and current promotions please contact your local Yamaha Outboard dealership or visit www.yamaha-motor.com.au


Finance is to approved purchasers only, charges apply. Offer while stock lasts, at participating dealers for a limited time, 24 and 36 month terms only, conditions apply. The comparison rate is 1.0% pa and is based on a secure loan for $10,000 over 3 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. 1.0% comparison rate promotion starts on 01/11/14 and ends on 31/01/15. Credit is provided by Yamaha Motor Finance Australia Pty Ltd. Australian Credit Licence No: 394553.

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