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Twin Engine Design More Fuel Efficient Than Single Engine Models

An important feature that Yamaha boats offer is its twin-engine design. Twin engines deliver class-leading acceleration and peace-of-mind. But contrary to some suggestions, twin engines do not mean that you use more gas. In fact, the opposite is true.

Yamaha marine engines are some of the most fuel efficient motors on the water today, saving Yamaha owners hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars each year on fuel and oil costs.

In the case of the Yamaha 210 series, the savings is dramatic. According to Boattest.com®, the Yamaha SX210 uses 7.6 gallons per hour of fuel at cruising RPMs and 15.4 GPH of fuel at wide open throttle. That is one gallon per hour less than its nearest competitor and as much as five gallons per hour less than many of the comparable models in its class.

When you split the difference and consider the price of gas at a marina to be north of $3 per gallon, the savings is at least $900 at the end of 100 hours of use. That is a lot of money that can be spent elsewhere, and that’s on the conservative side.

Now looking at 24 foot boats, according to Boattest.com®, the Yamaha SX240 uses 9.6 GPH of fuel at cruising RPMs. Competitive boats from Sea-Ray and Regal use 11 and 11.8 gallons an hour, respectively. And in addition to the fuel savings, the Yamaha SX240 accelerates 0-30mph in 4.5 seconds which the Sea-Ray achieves tha mark in 5.7 seconds and the Regal in 9 seconds.

The point here is that in the case of Yamaha’s twin-engine design and fuel consumption, more is less - Better performance using less fuel, and the proof is in the numbers. That’s great news for Yamaha boat owners who want to spend more time on the water and less time and money refueling at the marina.

02.03.11