250 HP 4-Stroke Large Outboard

Model BFT250

Looking for super power? Our largest, highest horsepower four stroke outboard, the BFT 250 hp, brings a large displacement 3.5 liter V6. This narrow v6 design offers top performance and durability, as well as great fuel economy. The high output alternator provides a 90 amp alternator with 60 charging amps.

Reliability and durability are covered with the 250hp engine's painted interior cooling passages, providing extra protection against corrosion. Another feature of the 250hp four stroke is the Electronic Control Module. This allows engine data to be interfaced with on-board system displays, such as SONAR or GPS. The BFT 250 hp has another industry-first; separate dual air circuits. This system provides cooler, denser air for better combustion as compared to conventional under-cowl induction systems. Cooler air for your motor, means more horsepower for you!

Tohatsu 250 hp 4-Stroke Benefits:

  • High output 90A alternator that produces 60A charging amps
  • Large Displacement 3.5 Litre V6
  • Available in 20", 25", & 30" shaft lengths, standard or counter rotation
  • Painted interior cooling passages for extra protection against corrosion
  • Double sealed multi-layered paint process to help protect against corrosion
  • Ultra-low 3 star CARB emission approved
  • 5 Year limited warranty

4-Stroke Technology:

  • Dual stage induction for improved performance
  • Lean burn control for better fuel economy at cruising speeds
  • Boosted low speed torque helps to deliver an exceptional hole shot
  • Variable valve timing and lift control
  • 3-way cooling system to help protect against overheating
  • Heavy-duty 5" diameter gear case built to withstand extreme conditions
  • Non-linear rubber mounts provide smoother operation at all engine speeds
  • A crankshaft-driven trochoid oil pump ensures long-term durability of critical engine components
  • Multi-port programmed fuel injection delivers the precise amount of fuel/air to each cylinder

Fundamentals for User Convenience and Reliability:

  • Through-the-prop exhaust for a quieter ride
  • Built-in freshwater flushing system for easy routine flushing
  • Separate dual air intake cowling design to help keep your engine's critical components cool
  • Sealed starter motor that is inverted into a sealed chamber to help protect vital components against elements
  • Electronic Control Module protocols allow engine data to be interfaced with on-board systems and systems displays, such as SONAR or GPS

Warning & Protection:

  • Low oil pressure warning
  • Overheat warning
  • Low battery voltage warning
  • Water in fuel warning
  • Start-in-gear protection
  • Over-rev. limiter

Features

1

Engine Control Unit

BLAST® System - improves acceleration at low speeds

Boosted Low Speed Torque, or BLAST, improves acceleration at low speeds. A quick movement of the throttle control activates the BLAST® system, advancing the ignition curve quickly. This will greatly improve "Hole Shot".

*BLAST® is a registered trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2

Engine Control Unit

ECOmo® - Superior fuel efficiency

ECOmo® increases fuel efficiency by allowing combustion to operate on a leaner air/fuel mixture. At cruising speed, this engine runs on up to 30% less fuel** than others in its class.

*ECOmo® is a registered trademark of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

**Based on EPA Specific Fuel Consumption Mode.

3

Three step trolling speed control

Multi-port Programmed Fuel Injection [PGM-FI]® - Powerful Performance

Programmed Fuel Injection delivers the precise amount of fuel/air response with superior fuel efficiency.

4

Three step trolling speed control

4-front Corrosion Protection System

A patented, "Double Sealed" multi-layered paint process, sacrificial anodes and stainless steel technology, along with waterproof connectors, all enhance corrosion protection.

5

Three step trolling speed control

Large Displacement V6

A powerful compact 24 valve Single Overhead Cam [SOHC] design. The narrow V6 design offers top performance and durability as well as great fuel economy.

6

Three step trolling speed control

Separate Dual Air Circuits - Cooler air, more horsepower

The BFT250 has another industry-first; separate dual air circuits. The first is used to cool the engine where air is drawn into the front of engine and circulated around critical engine components.

A top mounted cooling fan draws cooling air over the alternator. The second intake circuit directs cooling air from the upper intake vents, separates out moisture, and then inducts it into the throttle body. This system provides for cooler, denser air for better combustion as compared to conventional under-cowl induction systems.

7

Three step trolling speed control

Variable Valve Timing and Lift Control

system provides power where and when you need it. This gives you a broader, flatter torque curve and smooth power delivery throughout the engine's operating range. The result is a superior combination of power, torque and fuel efficiency.

Specifications

Engine (No. of Cylinder) 6 Cylinder SOHC, 60˚ V6, 24 Valve
Output 250 hp (186.4 kw)
Displacement 3,583 cc (218.6 cu.in.)
Bore x Stroke 89 x 96 mm (3.5 x 3.8 in)
Starting Electric
Control Type Remote Control
Gear Shift Forward - Neutral - Reverse
Gear Ratio 2.00:1
Ignition System MicroComputer Programmed
Transom Height 20", 25", 30"
Fuel Unleaded Gasoline (87 Octane or higher)
Oil Type NMMA Certified FC-W® 4-stroke oil** SAE 10W-30/40 (SF, SG, SH, SJ)
Oil Capacity 2.1 gal. (7.8 L) with filter
Weight* 613 lbs. (278 kg)
Alternator Output 12V, 720W, 90A
Max. RPM Range 5,300 - 6,300
Programmed Fuel Injection S
Digital CD Ignition System S
Start In Gear Protection S
Thermostat Controlled Cooling System S
Through-The-Prop Exhaust S
Overheat Buzzer S
Oil Pressure Warning S
Power Trim and Tilt S
Variable Valve Timing & Lift Control S

LEGEND:

  • S: Standard Features
  • O: Optional on Certain Models
  • * Weight specification is based on the lightest version.

    ** FC-W® is a registered trademark of the National Marine Manufacturers Assoc. (NMMA)

    Specifications and descriptions are subject to change without notice.

    Dimensions

    Parts

    Parts Book Type Brand Model Book Year Book #
    Download 4-Stroke Tohatsu BFT250A 2014 002-14ZX2-0
    Download 4-Stroke Tohatsu BFT250A 2015 002-14ZX2-1

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    Propellers

    Prop Type Load* Diameter Pitch Blades Standard Equip. Part # Comments
    aluminum  NA 14.3 21 3   9999RUBE321M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum  NA 14.5 19 3   9999RUBE319M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum  NA 14.8 17 3   9999RUBE317M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum  NA 15 15 3   9999RUBE315M  RUBEX / HUB KIT REQUIRED
    aluminum  NA 15.5 12 3   PTRVT3R12P  
    aluminum  NA 15.5 11 3   PTRVT3R11P  
    stainless steel  NA 15.25 23 3   PTOFS3R23P  
    stainless steel  NA 15.25 23 3   PTOFS3L23P left hand for counter-rotating gear case
    stainless steel  NA 15.25 21 3   PTOFS3R21P  
    stainless steel  NA 14.25 21 3   PTPTZ3R21P  
    stainless steel  NA 14.25 21 3   PTPTZ3L21P left hand for counter-rotating gear case
    stainless steel  NA 15.25 21 3   PTOFS3L21P left hand for counter-rotating gear case
    stainless steel  NA 15.25 19 3   PTOFS3L19P left hand for counter-rotating gear case
    stainless steel  NA 15.25 19 3   PTOFS3R19P  
    stainless steel  NA 14.25 19 3   PTPTZ3L19P left hand for counter-rotating gear case
    stainless steel  NA 14.25 19 3   PTPTZ3R19P  
    stainless steel  NA 14.25 17 3   PTPTZ3R17P  
    stainless steel  NA 15.25 17 3   PTOFS3R17P  
    stainless steel  NA 15.25 15 3   PTOFS3R15P  
    stainless steel  NA 14.25 15 3   PTPTZ3R15P  

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