F40J Yamaha 4-Stroke outboard motor hits market
A new Yamaha 4-stroke Outboard Motor, F40J has been introduced into the Nigerian market by CFAO group and Yamaha Motor Company.The all-new machine debuted with an outstanding features and remained the first of its kind in the market, CFAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria’s Managing Director, Olivier Levigne stated during the launch of the product in Lagos.
Levigne insisted that the new model would meet expectations of customers in the country, adding that it is one of the most durable and fuel efficient ever produced by the company.
“Yamaha F40J Out Board Motor is another strong model in the Yamaha family. It is durable, extraordinarily fuel efficient, manually operated, easily maintained with carburettor, self-diagnostic, user and environment friendly and comes with a strong manufacturer’s after-sales support,” he said.
According to him, operators of F40J motor stands to save 1,500,000 million Naira on fuel per annum when it is operated for at least 1450 hours.
Levigne, who said the new F40J is being introduced with a promotional price, added that his company ensured that the F40J Motor is fully tropicalized for the Nigerian market as it took time to test run the product in different parts of the country before the official introduction.
He explained that “the journey of F40J started with the ban on all motors with 2 stroke engine system by the federal government of Nigeria in 2011 due to the negative effect of the discharges on the ozone layer and human health.
“In 2013, Yamaha Motor Company of Japan started the test run of some of their 4 stroke motors on Nigerian waters in Lagos, Ondo and Rivers states with the F20C, F25D, FT50C, F75 and F100B. 40 hp was not included in the test run due to its electric running system (use of battery)”.
According to him, “two F40B (manual) were included into the test run list early 2015. The monitoring was done on Ilaje waterways in Ondo state with the fishermen and transporters. One year after, another corrected 2 units of F40J Yamaha 4 stroke motor prototype were introduced for final test run for one year and ended in November 2016”.
Also speaking, the company’s Deputy Managing Director, Hisashi Fujii affirmed the ruggedness and durability of the F40J, which according to him, has an outstanding second hand value.