If you have the SPS standard, then your max rating should be 200HP.
If you have the SPS Plus, then your max rating should be 250HP.
It will be listed on your capacity label near the helm.
Those are scammers - there is a huge network of websites that are run by these same unscrupulous...
Strictly depends on the dealer. When I started looking at a lot of the various floor plans back in Feb/Mar, some of the larger dealers had 60+ Benny's in stock. Covid shutdown went full force and two months later, these same large dealers had less than ten in stock with many on backorder from...
Just a quick mention: the usual go-to prop for a Yamaha 150-200 2.8L (standard or VMax) is the Reliance SDS stainless steel 14.5 diameter by 15 pitch.
Whichever one you choose, it may be worthwhile to negotiate in a second prop. There are no downsides to carrying a spare onboard, especially if...
That's a very fair estimate.
Depending on conditions, the bitoon would probably fall between 25-32 and the tritoon 35-42.
The load (people, fuel, gear, etc) and the diameter/pitch of the prop will play a role for each of them, as well.
Definitely go with the tritoon.
It will perform and handle better, usually has more people/weight capacity, consume less fuel when on plane, and hold a better resale value over a bitoon.
Alas, it's your money and your preference. If you dig the R series more than the G series and it will...
No, it won't change the standard Vee Three gauges with Striker 4.
Choosing a DEC engine opens up any and every type of optional helm instrumentation that Bennington offers for the R series.
- Vee Three gauges for DEC (digital interface versions) with Striker 4
- Yamaha CL 7" display for DEC
Here's what the Yamaha prop selector came up with when I selected Max Speed as the goal (link under the picture). Discuss these options with your dealer to see what they recommend. Maybe they'll even recommend something completely different that may be better suited for your specific BoW and...
Well, not much. You might feel a slight bit better hole shot with the VF90 depending on how it's propped. I doubt there would be any meaningful differences in fuel economy or top speed, especially without strakes.