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Old 09 December 2011, 12:46   #1
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YAM 480R and Yamaha 50hp pro?

Hi,

Just been to view a Yam 480r with a yamaha 50hp 'pro', all from 1998.
Can't seem to find much info on it, any good?
also is it a deep vee and would it be similar to a 4.7 searider?

The engine is new to me as well, what does the 'pro' mean?

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Old 09 December 2011, 14:40   #2
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Could you elaborate please!
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I'm guessing but I'd say the "PRO" makes it the "saltwater" model, just like the MERC sea pro's or Johnson "Saltwater" series. Built to slightly higher specs ie commercial grade.

I've had some in the past. At the end of the day a Yam is a Yam. You won't go far wrong!

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I have a Yam 480 with a Yamaha 50 4 stroke (not sure if pro?) - have owned it for all of two weeks!! All in all am really really impressed, easy to launch, fun to drive and though have not had her in bad weather (shes in a large river) would seem to be very capable. Very family friendly seating layout as well which was important for me. She is also very economical on fuel.
With two on board shes doing a nice 32/33 kts. With one on boat she feels a little skittish - though the previous owner says you get used to it!
My boat was used as a sea school training boat/ safety boat - and has such is a high miler - but though shes not the tidiest rib she would seem to have taken the abuse well.
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The layout on the one i'm looking at is a double jckey console and that's it, Seems like a on off.
paul do you know if the 480 has a deep vee?
If it's skittish with one person with a four stroke i can only imagine what it's like with a 2 stroke...
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Hi
We've got a YAM480 with a 50HP Yam 2 stroke - great little boat to learn on - ours will do 29 Knots two up (used to go faster till we added anchor,etc,etc) and feels pretty solid in force 4 winds in the choppy solent. Also good for pottering about on - I do safety boat cover at Marchwood yacht club.
I've only seen one other when out and about - it was being recovered at Hythe slip and had the most amazing amount of weed attached to the hull!
The 50HP engine is areally nice engine.
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Nathan - i wouldn't describe her as a deep V, more a medium V. They also have a flat bow - which may not be the best in big seas.
When i say skittish - that could just be me - shes the smallest boat i've had so perhaps this is how she should feel - its onll my description - she certainly makes me smile when driving her!
Actually took her out today, doing a few small modifications/improvements and tidy up jobs.
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I'd agree about it feeling a bit skittish - I think the 50HP engine is as powerful as you would want - feels a bit out of control flat out especially on the bench seat. Great fun though and piece of cake towing / launching / recovering
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Hi I`m thinking of buying a secound hand yam 480R with a yam 50hp 2 stroke we will use it in Christchurch bay. Is it seaworthy enough to take across the solent to yarmouth .
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