There are several places that will do it. I thought the N was the 2004 year designator. When you purchase a new boat, the Yamaha Dealer will fill out the warranty information on line, and Yamaha will send you a Factory Warranty Card. Evinrude Johnson Quick Parts and Accessories Reference Guide - Click on page number for detail. I went to the Yamaha parts dealer and they cannot look up the serial number? Other outboard manufacturers, including Mercury and Honda, adopted Yamaha's practice, and most outboard engines today don't have model-year designations. Look at the carburetors for any markings. However, this technical article illustrates the difference between the serial number and model as well as showing the location where you can find these.
If a boat on the showroom floor comes with a 200-hp engine but a buyer wants a 250-hp engine, the dealer may have to order the bigger engine and keep the smaller one in stock. We also have several other related that address the topic of proper Yamaha Outboard Motor identification. Yamaha Model Numbers, Deciphered Per special request from Capt. Note that the letters have been reused throughout the model years. In 2012, boatbuilders petitioned the Coast Guard to change the date to June 1, allowing for an extra two months of production to still be labeled as next year's model.
The extended warranty program is called Y. Yamaha has been happy to help in this regard. Though the reasoning is sound, it creates a challenge for consumers. See if your motor still has the label and get back to us with the numbers. Quite possibly I jotted down a wrong number or letter when I took the serial number.
Just adding to Rodger's answer with some explanation as the others followed with. The question posed in this thread is how to deduce model year from the serial number. There is a published table of and what month each letter code maps to. In your example of J6 97 the model year is 19 97 The J697 J6 portion tells you the last digit of the year the hull was assembled, so 199 6 in this case. Bill 2006 Yamaha Reference Guide - Click on page number for detail. I got these numbers over the phone and was not able to see the plate on the engine so as I said something may be off.
Our customer base is as diverse and long standing as the residents of our community and we pride ourselves on giving all our customers the very best pricing backed up by superb and friendly customer service. Located in the Library Forum of. Terms and Conditions of Use required By using this search, I understand that access to the website is granted to a user on the condition that the user shall absolve and save harmless, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or any individual employee thereof from any damages, however caused or arising from unintentional errors, failures, disclosure or use of such information. The next three numbers I think represents the order it was produced. Dealers have struggled for years to make sure that the engines bought from an engine manufacturer during one year get sold that same year on new boats. Our boats are powered with Mercury, Honda and Yamaha outboards and a few MerCruiser and Volvo Penta stern drives.
I assume the search engine found it for you. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. Prior to 1991 it was a reverse alphabetical order that skipped some letters. I purchased a used boat this year and the sticker or stamp for the model number located on the transom has completely faded away. If you just want to verify the model, manufacturer, year, etc.
Consumers, however, are concerned that with computer controls, mechanically identical engines could have electronic updates applied to a batch of similar models, and earlier ones might not benefit. Note: The letters will repeat in the below chart so use your judgement as to the correct year, ie: the engine in the picture is a 2003 model and not a 1982 model. I would to start by thanking you in advance for your help and time. Does anyone hereknow that owns a inboard gasdiesel or a stern drive gasdiesel, have any idea when there engine was built or what model year it is? I have located the stamp on the engine but don't know how to decipher the model number, the stamp reads 505913. Since it's very beginning, the web site focuses on providing a meaningful resource for fishing information and to create a medium for anglers to come together as a community and share information. Our customer base reaches the communities of Yakima, Wenatchee, Tri-Cities, Moses Lake and all cities in between. Is this what you are looking for? Fortunately, there's still a way to determine when an outboard was built.
For Asia Pacific engines your year model code is found on the bottom right hand corner of your serial number decal. With Yamaha, Mercury and Honda outboard service technicians and a helpful and friendly staff, they will treat you like family. The Yamaha Dealer can look up the number and verify your warranty coverage and then do the work. JimH, I looked at the chart in the link that you posted prior to posting here and couldn't seem to come up with an answer. If you have a Yamaha engine that has been bought in from America or Europe direct the parts will still be the same but your model and year model code will be different. Hull Identification Numbers By Charles Fort Confusion over model years, especially on outboard engines, can frustrate buyers. It is black and round, with a white band through the middle.
Please use the model number, not the serial number for looking up the year the outboard was manufactured in this table. Valley Marine has the new or used boat to fit your needs with over 40 boats on site. Horsepower: ex: 50, 115, 200, etc. Hope your right I need it for the insurance company will check once I get it back from the shop this week. Keeping up with regular maintenance and adding Y.
Fortunately, it's fairly simple to find your boat's build date. Also, we are now a Mastercraft Dealership. This was to appease the boat builders who had leftover engines so they can be sold as new. So if you have a four stroke like mine, you can add three more years to the warranty, and have six years of warranty coverage, which is pretty nice when you fish a lot like I do. Not the most current or easiest to navigate but much info. Our dealership has serviced over 40,000 boaters since 1954 and Valley Marine is a must stop boat dealership when looking to own a new fishing boat or pontoon. The letter code is for the month of production.