Two Yamaha outboards, the Yamaha V MAX Series 2 VZ250 and the Yamaha V MAX Series 2 VZ300 have been awarded a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating in the August 2008 issue of the Consumers Digest publication.
"We are pleased the editors of Consumers Digest have chosen the V MAX Series 2," said Dale Barnes, Yamaha Marine Group marketing division manager. "Yamaha is particularly proud to be the only brand recognized in the 200-hp-and- up category. This is an endorsement for the efforts we have made to refine and improve our V MAX line."
In determining the ratings, the editors of Consumers Digest considered design, efficiency, performance and price.
"During our testing, this engine took a 21-foot bass boat from zero to 30 mph in 3 seconds and to 70 mph in about 15 seconds," said the editors of Consumers Digest of the V MAX Series 2 VZ250 in the August issue.