Although outboard engines and PWCs may come to mind first when one hears the name Yamaha, this company also has a boat-building division that’s dedicated to one thing: building jet-powered runabouts. In fact, Yamaha is the best-selling brand of jet-boat in the country. A dozen boats up to 24’ make up the Yamaha line, with a mix of runabout and watersports-oriented models.
At the 2013 Miami International Boat Show Yamaha won an NMMA Innovation Award for the development of their Thrust Directional Enhancement feature, which improves control at slow speeds; used boat buyers should be aware that in some older jet boat models wandering at slow speeds was regularly an issue, which this new feature addresses. And although these are jet boats, Yamaha encourages boaters to compare them against prop-driven runabouts. Reduced draft and the elimination of propeller dangers are the most obvious advantages, but in many cases, the Yamaha jet boats are also less expensive than comparable propeller-drive runabouts.
Introducing a family-friendly 19-foot boat that’s compact enough to fit in your garage yet designed to feel big and perform even bigger. Its 1.8 liter Super High Output Marine engine delivers all the get-up-and-go a watersports enthusiast could ask for. The sporty helm, stainless steel rubrails, grab handles, cup holders and pop up cleats further raise the bar on the 19-foot category. Premium snap-out carpet, a Bimini top and garage-friendly trailer round out an unbeatable Yamaha package. Every aspect of the energetic SX192 — whether on the water or neatly tucked into your garage — is designed to create the most satisfying ownership experience attainable.
Highlights: • First boat ever offered with a supercharged 1.8L engine providing the performance of a six-cylinder engine with the fuel efficiency of a four-cylinder. • Best-in-class performance with exceptional fuel economy. • New black and grey watersports towers available on AR192 models. • Yamaha’s Total Package: All features are standard. • Thrust directional enhancer for improved slow speed handling. • Premium appointments throughout • Spacious cockpit with flared bow design. • More storage than anything in its class. • Yamaha’s award-winning stern design. • More space than anything in its class. • Internal drive propulsion for instant acceleration, shallow water clearance, and peace of mind. • Every part of the boat: Hull, deck and engine all manufactured and assembled by Yamaha
All new for 2013 is the Yamaha 192 Series boats; the first Yamaha boats to come with a supercharged 1.8L engine and the flagships of Yamaha’s 19-foot line. The 192 Series includes the sport SX192 and the watersports tower equipped AR192. The Yamaha 192 Series exudes Yamaha’s boat DNA with an innovative design, best-in-class performance, and a complete feature package that no other brand offers in this value-oriented class.
Innovative Deck Design Beginning at the bow, the 192 Series offers the roominess of most 21-foot boats with plenty of space for two adults to stretch out comfortably. The 192 Series features a “molded in” anchor locker with ample space for the anchor and rope all in one dedicated self-draining compartment. This is a feature rarely seen in a 19-foot boat. Also in the bow is storage under the seats. On the port side, the storage under the seat opens into a cavernous port console storage compartment for extra long items. Nine cup holders provide the finishing touch. The cockpit area and helm of the 192 Series is two giant steps up from that of competitive 19-foot models. From the stylized upholstery, comfortable J-shaped seating rarely seen in a 19-foot boat (AR192; the SX192 features U-shaped seating with two captain’s seats), integrated, reclined rear seat backs and quality snap-in marine carpeting to advanced helm features that include Cruise Assist™ and three- position No Wake Mode™, the 192 Series is no ordinary 19-foot boat.
Yamaha’s Award-Winning Stern Lounge and Swim Platform The SX192 and AR192 boats feature Yamaha’s award-winning stern lounge area and swim platform. Made possible by Yamaha’s compact drive train and engine that sits low in the hull, only Yamaha can offer this innovative design. Enjoying the stern lounge area of the 192 Series begins with Yamaha’s convenient walk through transom that opens into the lounge area and swim platform. Stern features include: • Integrated cup holders. • Ski tow eye. • Hydro turf® mat • Wet storage. • Deep, angled reboarding ladder. • Upholstered backrests.
Yamaha’s Signature Drive Train and 1.8L Supercharged Marine Engine The heart of the 192 Series is Yamaha’s signature, compact jet drive propulsion system and 1.8L supercharged Yamaha marine engine that delivers best-in-class performance and fuel efficiency while maximizing the usable space of the cockpit and stern area. The 192 Series boats are the first Yamaha boats to feature a s
• Yamaha 1.8L supercharged marine engine that delivers best-in-class performance, reliability, and durability. • Yamaha’s three-position No Wake Mode™ that allows the driver to set the engines at optimum no wake speed with the simple push of a button. • Cruise Assist™, Yamaha’s exclusive feature that allows the driver to hold engine speed constant, ideal for long range rides and for maintaining a consistent speed while towing. • Innovative stern lounge area with padded backrests. • Clarion® stereo with four speakers and MP3 input. • Reboarding ladder at the stern • Snap-in marine grade carpet. • Adjustable Captain’s Chair with flip-up bolster. • Includes painted trailer. • Bimini Top