Jan 23, 2023

Yamaha X450Yamaha Motor Canada kicks off 2023 with new product offerings including a new XTO Offshore outboard, which delivers greater convenience, enhanced technology and 450 horsepower. Featuring the same 5.6-litre of big block displacement and long list of features as the original XTO 425, the new XTO 450 improves upon the powerful platform that changed the offshore boating game.

“Yamaha is raising the bar for Canadian boaters with more ease of use, convenience and functionality,” said Rob Bradley, Yamaha Motor Canada’s Marine Product Specialist. “The new XTO Offshore 450 delivers power and torque with all the technology to meet modern boating needs, while factory integrated steering on the highly respected F150, F175 and F200 makes space for more on-board amenities. In addition, Yamaha’s total boat control system, Helm Master EX, receives new features and updates to help boaters master their experience!”

New XTO Offshore 450

To help meet the extreme electrical demands of today’s larger boats, the Yamaha XTO Offshore 450 boasts a three-phase, simultaneous charging system that delivers an incredible amount of net amps at low rpm, where it’s needed most.

Using Phase Angle Control (PAC) componentry to create a super-strong magnetic field, XTO Offshore 450 models produce up to 96 net amps per engine in neutral – plenty of power for today’s popular, high-demand devices such as gyro stabilizers, air conditioning and sound systems. The PAC charging system on the new XTO Offshore 450 is so powerful it can even eliminate the need for an on-board generator. The system also prioritizes charging to the starting batteries, keeping them charged and ready for action at all times.

Every XTO Offshore 450 comes equipped with Yamaha’s exclusive TotalTilt® feature for faster, easier engine tilting. When enabled, it allows complete tilt up from any position with a simple double push of the “UP” trim/tilt button or full tilt down (until trim ram contact) with a double push of the “DOWN” trim/tilt button. A warning horn sounds just before and during these operations. Movement and the horn can be stopped anywhere in between by pressing the tilt button again.

New raised chrome graphics on the sides, a re-styled panel in back, a new flush-mounted manual flush connection up front and hidden external wiring near the bracket add to the premium look of this powerful outboard. There’s also an optional built-in propeller light (rather than transom mount) that illuminates when using Helm Master® EX SetPoint® features.

New XTO EC® propellers are now available for applications where propeller ventilation may be an issue due to the power and torque of XTO outboards. Yamaha also adds a 27-inch pitch to its XTO OS® line of propellers for lighter weight XTO applications that have the available wide-open throttle rpm to potentially drive more top speed.
The new Yamaha XTO Offshore 450 will be available starting in Spring 2023.

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