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.
Yamaha set the standard for 21-foot boats and the SX210 is doing its part to ensure no competitor comes close. The spacious interior offers more room than any other boat in its class. Yamaha’s versatile bow design features multiple seating configurations. Reliable twin engines deliver class-leading performance and a quiet, fuel-efficient ride. Yamaha’s internal propulsion system frees up space in the stern area, opening it up into an expansive swim platform. It’s the perfect place for hanging out with family and friends—sunup to sundown.
8 ft 6 in
Draft Board/Drive Up
1 ft 3 in
Max Seating Capacity
Deadrise at Transom
Highlights: • Class-leading performance and fuel economy. • Thrust directional enhancer for improved slow speed handling. • Spacious cockpit with flared bow design. • Award-winning stern design. • Fold-down watersports tower on AR210 for convenient storage. • Yamaha’s Total Package: All features are standard. • Internal drive for instant acceleration, shallow water clearance, and peace of mind. • Sport edition of the 210 Series. • Two captain’s chairs in the cockpit. • Available in Yacht Blue
The value packed 21-foot Yamaha 210 Series provides more space, more features, sporty updated looks, more storage and greater performance than competitive models in its class. The sport SX210 and watersports AR210 feature long and wide bow seating, a well-appointed helm area, cavernous storage areas, plenty of drink holders, and an overall look that is more luxurious than models of the same price point.
Innovative Deck Design The bow and cockpit of the 210 Series is roomy and easy to navigate with a full crew on board, giving the 210 Series the look and feel of a much larger boat. The bow is wide and long to better accommodate more passengers and the seating can be rearranged several innovative ways depending on cushion placement. The 210 Series comes with Yamaha exclusive front-facing “rumble” seats that are a favorite with kids. The anchor/ladder locker is quite large, making access to the anchor and ladder more convenient. Finishing the bow are two stereo speakers and two cup holders. Featured in the cockpit area is a huge port console locker and massive under seat storage. These high capacity compartments are large enough to store a full-size cooler, several PFDs and much more.
In addition, there is an extra large floor storage compartment perfect for storing wakeboards, skis, ropes, PFDs, and dock bumpers.
The sporty helm layout includes large analog gauges and integrated digital information displays that provide independently controlled access to a wide range of information. Also at the helm is Yamaha’s No Wake Mode™ that allows the driver to easily set an optimal speed for navigating a no wake zone. Completing the helm area is a comfortable, adjustable Captain’s Chair with a flip-up bolster, a premium sound system with a remote at the stern and 4 speakers, and cup holders that are positioned throughout the cockpit. The AR210 comes with a fold-down aluminum watersport tower that makes storage more convenient and the SX210 now comes with dual Captain’s Chairs.
Award-Winning Stern Lounge Area The two-tier stern lounge area and swim platform of the 210 Series is spacious and lower to the water than any other boat in its class, making the stern area a great place to hang out when anchored in your favorite cove. The stern lounge area includes a mount for the 210’s dinette table, a rear stereo remote, padded back rests, hydro-turf® deck mats, cup holders and a reboarding ladder. There’s even a wet storage locker where wet ropes or small inflatables can be stored without having to carry them through the boat.
Yamaha’s Signature Drive Train and Engine Package The key feature that has the 210 Series outperforming its competition is Yamaha’s unique internal drive system that utilizes a lightweight, compact engine package and a simple design to deliver better performance and more peace of mind than traditional stern drive models. Yamaha’s ultra-responsive internal drive system bring