Kingfisher Accord with Yamaha OutboardBy Andy Adams

The Canadian designed and built KingFisher Accord 1925 with the new Yamaha F200, 200 hp four-stroke outboard is bound to be a fisherman’s dream rig. This is what they call a multi-species boat because it has a wide range of fishing features suitable for inland bass and pickerel fishing or even going for salmon in bluewater. It is a solid and comfortable boat that runs like a rocket with the Yamaha 200.

While you may not be surprised at the acceleration and 40+ top speed this rig is capable of, you would be amazed at how quietly it idles. You can even troll with the F200 and it has a Variable trolling VTS Switch on this 2.8 litre inline 4-cylinder engine.

The F200 features multi-point EFI, a dual overhead cam design and VCT variable valve timing for great performance. Our test boat was equipped with a 9.9 Yamaha kicker–not necessary but a great addition in convenience and economy that keeps the hours down on the big motor.

The is a welded aluminum boat with a transferable lifetime warranty and it’s designed and built using the company’s Pre-Flex technology. It takes the flat aluminum panels and during construction, flexes them a little for significantly added rigidity.
Kingfisher Accord 1925

SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: Yamaha F200
Length: 19’ / 5.79 m
Beam: 102” / 2.59 m
Dry weight: 1850 lbs / 839 kg
Fuel capacity: 45 gals / 170 L
Maximum horsepower: 225 hp
Price: $50,019 with 115 Yamaha four-stroke OB and trailer

Look for the full version review of the Kingfisher Accord 1925 in an upcoming issue of Canadian Yachting magazine.

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