Propeller By Application

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FOR THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND THAT POWER IS IN THE RIGHT PROPELLER.

Propellers are a lot like car tires. They’re tailored to the size of boat and outboard on which they’ll be used, and the environment in which they’ll be run. As such, there’s no “one size fits all” approach to propping.

Whether you’re running a large center console, a pontoon, or a bass boat, there’s a Genuine Yamaha Propeller designed to maximize your outboard’s performance and enhance your boating experience. Let’s take a look at Yamaha’s more than 30 propeller families by application.

Talon SDS Shift Dampener System

SDS™ Shift Dampening System. Absorbs sounds and vibrations, for smoother shifting and quieter in-gear operation. Currently available on these Genuine Yamaha propellers: Talon Series, Reliance® Series, Saltwater Series II, Saltwater Series HS4, Saltwater Series XL®, Saltwater Series XL4 and Saltwater Series XL4-HP. 

Large offshore propellers Medium/small boat propellers Watersport Performance Propellers

Large Boats | Medium & Small Boats | Family & Watersport Boats | Bass/Bay/Flats Boats

Large Boats

For express cruisers, large open center consoles and boats 10,000 pounds and up, these propeller series have been shown to provide high performance and operating efficiency for most applications of this type:

Saltwater Series II Propellers

Saltwater Series II™
Designed for today’s larger offshore boats, offshore anglers will appreciate longer cruising range, superior midrange fuel efficiency and better handling in rough seas. Made of highly polished stainless steel and available with our patent-pending SDS™ Shift Dampener System (Saltwater Series – SDS™).

Saltwater Series XL Propellers

Saltwater Series XL®
With more diameter and 21% more blade surface than our Saltwater Series II, the Saltwater Series XL is designed to harness the power and massive thrust of the V8 F350 four stroke only. It helps the F350 to generate up to 45% more thrust than 250hp class outboards, and provides large offshore boats with plenty of power-to-plane, acceleration and top-end speed. Available with our patent-pending SDS Shift Dampener System.

 

Performance Series Propellers

Performance XL4™ Series
Designed for the V8 F350 5.3L four stroke only, this stainless steel four blade prop is intended for large offshore boats—such as express cruisers or walk arounds—that require massive thrust-to-plane and additional propeller grip for maximum operational efficiency. Made of highly polished stainless steel and available with our patent-pending SDS™ Shift Dampener System.

Performance XL4™ HP Series

Designed for the V8 F350 5.3L four stroke only, this stainless steel four blade propeller is intended for lighter, high-performance, multi-engined offshore boats, such as open fishing or center console styles with stepped hulls.  It delivers quick planning, excellent acceleration and maximum grip of the water. Made of highly polished stainless steel and available with our patent-pending SDS™ Shift Dampener System.

Saltwater Series HS4™ (High Seas)
The HS4 Series was designed for V6 four stroke 200hp – 300hp applications. These stainless steel, four-blade propellers deliver thrust to plane, planing at slower speeds and resistance to ventilation in high seas. Available with our patent-pending SDS™ Shift Dampener System.

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Medium & Small Boats

For everything from small twins and deep V hulls to tiller-handle jon boats and dinghies, rely on these propeller families for superior handling and optimal performance:

Reliance, Three-Blade, 
and Pontoon Series

Reliance® Series
Designed primarily for use with Yamaha’s F150 outboard, Reliance also provides excellent overall performance on outboards up to 300hp. These stainless steel propellers increase performance, are faster at all RPM ranges and feature superior anti-ventilation characteristics.

Performance Series (Three-Blade)
This highly polished, stainless steel propeller is a solid performer. It’s available in a range of sizes and pitches to suit everything from 20hp up to 225hp.

Pontoon Performance Series
These propellers feature a significantly larger blade area, for outstanding thrust and control, added grip and reduced ventilation in turns and high trim angles. Ideal for pontoons, work boats and other displacement or semi-planing craft.

 

Painted Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Deep V Propellers

Painted Stainless Steel Series
An excellent general-purpose propeller, its stainless steel construction allows for a blade that’s thinner, more durable and more efficient than an aluminum propeller, with a protective black paint coating. Suitable for outboards from 25hp to 300hp.

Aluminum Series
A low-cost, lightweight propeller, it’s compatible with outboards from 2hp all the way up to 225hp. It’s a good all-around choice for your Yamaha outboard, and makes for an excellent spare.

Deep V Series
Specially engineered to reduce ventilation and enhance bow lift, our Deep V, three-bladed aluminum propellers provide holding power in turns and enhanced grip for improved control. In a planed trim position, they provide better cruising efficiency than conventional three-blade propellers.

 

Plastic, Small Hub, and 
Weedless Series Propellers

Plastic Series
A cost-effective alternative to a metal propeller, plastic is ideal for running in debris-filled water, or if you just want to save a little money. It’s only available for the 2hp two stroke or the high thrust T9.9.

Small Hub Series
This special design is engineered for use with 60hp – 200hp two strokes. Its smaller “exhaust-over-the-hub” design allows the outboard to develop RPM more quickly, for a faster hole shot.

Weedless Series
These propellers are designed for small outboards that run in weedy waters. Their unique design helps keep weeds off of your propellers and propeller shaft.  

 
Talon Series Propeller

Talon Series - SDS (Aluminum)
Designed for outboards 70 – 115hp, T50 and T60, our new Talon - SDS propeller brings our exclusive Shift Dampener System (SDS) to larger midrange outboards. This creates smooth shifting and quiet, in-gear operation, even at trolling speeds, and is particularly beneficial on smaller, in-line outboards, such as those used on pontoon, walleye, fiberglass and deep-V boats.

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Family and Watersports

For deck boats, pontoons and fish & ski boats, rely on these propeller families for the thrust and performance you need to power the fun:

Reliance F150 Propellers

Reliance® Series
Designed primarily for use with Yamaha’s F150 outboard, Reliance also provides excellent overall performance on outboards up to 300hp. These stainless steel propellers increase performance, are faster at all RPM ranges and feature superior anti-ventilation characteristics. Available with our patent-pending SDS Shift Dampener System.

Performance 3-Blade 
Propellers

Performance Series (Three-Blade)
This highly polished, stainless steel propeller is a solid performer. It’s available in a range of sizes and pitches to suit everything from 20hp up to 225hp.

 

Pontoon Performance Propellers

Pontoon Performance Series
These propellers feature a significantly larger blade area, for outstanding thrust and control, added grip and reduced ventilation in turns and high trim angles. Ideal for pontoons, work boats and other displacement or semi-planing craft. 

Saltwater Series II SDS Propellers

Saltwater Series II™
With their large diameter and ample blade area, these propellers work well on some larger pontoon boat applications using V6 Yamaha four stroke outboards. Made of highly polished stainless steel and available with our patent-pending SDS Shift Dampener System.

 

Painted Stainless Steel, Dual Thrust, and Aluminum Propellers

Painted Stainless Steel Series
An excellent general-purpose propeller, its stainless steel construction allows for a blade that’s thinner, more durable and more efficient than an aluminum propeller, with a protective black paint coating. Suitable for outboards from 25hp to 300hp.

Dual Thrust™ Series
These aluminum propellers harness the power of our High Thrust outboards, for pushing heavy loads, such as sailboats and pontoons. 

Aluminum Series
A low-cost, lightweight propeller, it’s compatible with outboards from 2hp all the way up to 225hp. It’s a good all-around choice for your Yamaha outboard, and makes for an excellent spare.

 
Talon Series Propeller

Talon Series - SDS (Aluminum)
Designed for outboards 70 – 115hp, T50 and T60, our new Talon - SDS propeller brings our exclusive Shift Dampener System (SDS) to larger midrange outboards. This creates smooth shifting and quiet, in-gear operation, even at trolling speeds, and is particularly beneficial on smaller, in-line outboards, such as those used on pontoon, walleye, fiberglass and deep-V boats.

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Bass / Bay / Flats Boats

For bass, bay and flats boats, rely on these propeller families for the power, versatility and performance you need:

V MAX Ventless, Vented, and Performance XL Propellers

V MAX® SHO Series (Ventless)
The next evolution of our V MAX® Ventless Series props, the V MAX SHO® Series provides outstanding acceleration, top-end and handling for high-performance bass, bay, and flats boats.  Their ventless design specifically enhances the operation of our four stroke V MAX SHO models. Available in a wide range of single-inch pitches to achieve peak performance.

V MAX® Vented Series
The ultimate propeller for bass, flats and bay boat two-stroke applications, this propeller series provides superior handling, grip and strength.

Performance XT™ Series
Featuring larger, longer blades than our Pro Series, Performance XL improves strength and performance in applications requiring high engine mounting heights, such as boats with jackplates. Made of highly polished stainless steel.

 

Pro Series Propellers

Pro™ Series
Provides high performance for single-outboard, high-speed boats requiring “bow lift”, such as mid- to large-sized bass, bay and flats boats. Made of high-quality stainless steel.

Performance 4-Blade Propellers

Performance Series (Four-Blade)
These stainless steel propellers improve hole shot, acceleration and overall “grip” for improved performance in rough water or with high-mounted engines. Available in sizes to fit midrange and larger Yamaha outboards.

 

Twin Rotating Propellers

TRP Series
Only for Yamaha outboards equipped with twin rotating propellers (TRP®). This stainless steel, shallow-water design features two counter-rotating propellers and 60% more blade surface. This improves power-to-plane, provides excellent shallow-water starts and quick acceleration and reduces bow rise during hole shot. Its twin, counter-rotating propellers eliminate steering torque, for smooth handling in high jackplate and trim positions.

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With so many Genuine Yamaha propeller series available, it can be hard to choose. Let’s jump over to Propellers 101 to learn the basics of picking the right propeller for your particular application, load weight and horsepower.