Yamaha Four Stroke HIGH THRUST 60HP Outboard Engine

Yamaha Four Stroke HIGH THRUST 60HP Outboard Engine

The high-thrust FT60 has been specifically designed to provide the extra grunt when you need to move big loads such as sailboats and heavy pontoons.

Utilising a dual-thrust design the FT60 produces twice the thrust of comparable two-strokes within the 2,000 to 3,000 RPM range, while delivering Yamaha’s the legendary reliability, durability, and efficiency that Yamaha Outboards are renown for.

The key mechanical difference between the FT60 and the standard four-stroke platform is the use of a higher 2.33:1 gear ratio. This allows the FT60 to spin a much larger propeller, generating more power to the water and resulting in less slippage. 

Yamaha’s patented Dual Thrust propeller provides maximum traction in both forward and reverse, by re-routing the exhaust when in reverse. 

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966cc Four-Cylinder Engine

The large cubic-capacity, eight-valve, four-cylinder, single overhead camshaft, long-stroke, marine engine delivers impressive torque from low-to-mid speed ranges, resulting in a quick response and ability to push big loads. Large engine mounts reduce noise and minimise vibrations, for a more enjoyable boating experience.

Large Single Throttle Valve

Yamaha's large-diameter, low-pitch, dual-thrust propellers have been designed to give instant power in both forward and reverse, by redirecting exhaust gases way from the propeller, reducing reverse ventilation and generating more power to the water. This increases forward thrust by up to 60% and reverse thrust by up to 70%.

Digital Network Gauges

This engine is compatible with Yamaha's Digital Network Gauges (Command Link), giving you the information needed to maximise engine performance and efficiency, including a Tachometer, Hours Run, Trim Angle, Oil Pressure, Warning lamps, Variable Trolling Control, Speed/Fuel and Fuel Economy.

ECM Micro-Computer Control

Exclusive to Yamaha, Prime Start makes starting a Yamaha outboard as easy as starting a car. It allows the engine to be started cold by automatically controlling the engine ‘warming up’ process - eliminating the need for a conventional choke. You no longer need to ‘warm up’ your engine by revving it in neutral.

Electronic Fuel Injection

The Multi-Point Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system, in conjunction with the Engine Control Module (ECM), injects the right amount of fuel into the combustion chamber at the optimum timing. This results in ‘first-time, every-time’ hot and cold starting, improved fuel efficiency and excellent throttle response.

Fresh Water Flushing System

Simply connect a hose to the easy access connector to flush salt and dirt from the outboard without having to run the engine. Flushing the engine after each use reduces corrosion and extends the engines life.

High-Output Alternator

A 12-Volt 16-Amp high-output alternator ensures that power is always available to start the engine, even after long periods of idling or running at low revs. This not only provides extra starting power, but delivers sufficient power to run the wide array of on-board electronic devices used in modern boating.

High Gear Ratio

All Yamaha high-thrust outboard models utilise a lower-mounted gear case design, featuring a high gear ratio. The gears are specially hardened to withstand the toughest working conditions - for long-term durability.

Labyrinth Exhaust System

Yamaha’s proven labyrinth exhaust system reduces engine noise at low RPM and idle. A water sealed outer wall around the exhaust muffler effectively reduces exhaust tone for whisper quiet operation and enhances cooling which protects the exhaust system against corrosion.

Large Diameter Propeller

A higher gear ratio of 2.33:1 allows the FT60to operate using a large diameter propeller. This improved capacity enables the outboard to push greater volumes of water and achieve increased thrust.

Mechanical Steering Control

The FT60 is available as a mechanical forward-control option, suitable for center console and side console boats.

Power Trim and Tilt

Yamaha’s push-button trim control makes engine trim and tilt adjustments quick, smooth and easy, across a wide trim range. The negative trim settings allow for improved acceleration and the ability to bring the boat onto the plane more quickly.

Prime Start

Exclusive to Yamaha, Prime Start makes starting a Yamaha outboard as easy as starting a car. It allows the engine to be started cold by automatically controlling the engine ‘warming up’ process - eliminating the need for a conventional choke. You no longer need to ‘warm up’ your engine by revving it in neutral.

Variable Trolling Control

Yamaha’s variable trolling control allows you to precisely adjust the engine’s idling speed from 650 to 900 RPM in 50 RPM increments. The ability to finely tune the trolling speed allows fisherman to perfect their lure presentation when chasing different species of fish.

5 Stage Anti-Corrosion Paint System

Yamaha engines are known for their durability and high re-sale value. Part of this lies in the anti-corrosion protection. A unique YDC-30 aluminium alloy and 5-stage exterior paint coating process protects the engine's exterior parts, while high-quality, marine-grade, stainless steel componentry is used throughout, for long-lasting protection.

Engine Type

4-Stroke, SOHC In-line 4

Bore x Stroke (mm)

65 x 75

Fuel Tank Capacity (l)

User Selectible

Displacement (cc)


Fuel Management




OEDA Emission Rating


Lubrication System


Alternator Output

12V – 16A with rectifier regulator

Gear Ratio

1.85 : 1

Starter System


Operation Method

Mechanical Control (Optional Tiller Handle Available)

Trim & Tilt Method

Power Trim & Tilt

Digital Gauges


Transom Height (mm [inch])

L: 527 [20.7]


L: 113

703 Side-Mounted Control

One of Yamaha's best selling controls, this mechanical remote offers comfort, simplicity and flexibility. With its new ergonomic grip, reversible right-hand or left-hand installation, and convenient trim and tilt operation, this control offers all-round functionality and value.

6x3 Concealed Side-Mounted Control

With its stylish chrome finish and ergonomic design, this mechanical control not only looks good, but provides effortless one-hand operation. The trim and tilt switch is comfortably located on the handle and features easily accessible neutral warm-up controls and externally adjustable throttle friction.

704 Premium Single Binnacle Control

This highly-polished, stylish looking, top mounted control allows for effortless one-handed control. The ergonomic design features a thumb operated trim and tilt switch built into the handle, as well as shift and throttle control functions, for convenient and comfortable operation.

Genuine Yamaha Propellers

Prop choice makes a huge difference to outboard acceleration, top-end speed, handling and fuel efficiency. That is why Yamaha continues to push the technological boundaries in the design and development of our leading range of high performance props - ensuring every Yamaha outboard performs at its peak.

Alloy White G Series

These props deliver Yamaha's high-quality design and performance in a low-cost, lightweight propeller. They offer a good all-round choice for Yamaha outboards, coming in a wide range of sizes and pitches to suit every power requirement.

Aluminium SDS K Series

These high-quality aluminium props are ideal for heavier hulled boats such as fiberglass and plate aluminium, as well as modified V-type hulls, catamarans, pontoon and commercial work launches. Incorporating Yamaha's Shift Dampener System (SDS), these props deliver quiet and smooth shifting.

YCOP Remote Control Security System

Yamaha’s Customer Outboard Protection (Y-COP) engine immobiliser system is easy to use and highly effective in stopping unauthorised start-ups when your boat is unattended.


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