Yamaha boat reliability

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Boats don’t fundamentally change that much. If you compare a 2019 model to an equivalent from 20 years ago, the two biggest differences will be four-stroke power (or an Evinrude E-TEC) and probably more seating. Nobody’s really blowing up the formula. Except Yamaha, that is. The 210 FSH is a wild reimagining of how to build a boat. Or, more precisely, how to propel one.

Instead of an outboard motor with a propeller, the 210 uses twin inboards with jet drives. Each three-cylinder engine displaces only 1 liter but makes 115 hp. That’s a lot of juice for a 21-foot boat.

"Once I sell one, I never see it again.”

Because there’s no outboard hanging off the back, the whole topside of the hull is usable. The Yamaha even features rear-facing stern seats for when you’re anchored. You can tow tubers or water skiers without needing a tow pylon or bridle to clear the outboard. When those riders climb back aboard, there’s no razor-sharp prop in the water. Plus, you get the offshore redundancy of twin engines, which are seldom (if ever) seen on a boat this size. With no drives and props dangling below the hull, you can get into really skinny water. The draft is a mere 17 inches.

All of this sounds appealing, but how does it work in practice? I took a 210 FSH Deluxe to coastal Maine to find out.

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I’ve seen plenty of Yamaha boats on lakes, but the Gulf of Maine is a harsher kind of mistress. A sign at Pemaquid Point warns not to get too close to the water because sometimes a rogue wave will roll up and drag people in. That’s how mean the ocean is around here—it’s out to get you even when you’re on land.

I pick up the vessel at G&R Marine in Connecticut, a huge Yamaha dealer, where Bryan Douglas gives me a tutorial. Granted, I’m talking to the guy that sells these boats, but Douglas seems like a no-BS believer.

“It tracks straight so you don’t need to steer a whole lot”

“I’ve sold 45 different lines of boats over the years,” he says. “And with these”—he gestures to the Yamahas on the lot—“once I sell one, I never see it again.” Meaning they don’t have problems. Yamaha’s warranty is three years on the components and lifetime for the structure (for the original owner). Douglas tells me it doesn’t really matter what the warranty is, though, because they don’t break.

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But what about salt water? One of the big advantages of outboards is that you can tilt them out of the water so your drive unit isn’t marinating in corrosive stew. “I’ve got customers with them bottom-painted in Long Island Sound, Block Island, the coast of Connecticut,” Douglas says. The external drivetrain, like the jet nozzles, is coated with a three-part saltwater-resistant armor consisting of Alumite, a ceramic coating and epoxy paint. “The only thing I do is add a ground to the throttle cable if they’re going to be in a marina, where there might be some stray voltage in the water. It’s got zincs, but grounding the throttle cable helps stop electrolysis,” he says. Douglas shows me how to use No-Wake mode and cautions me that the steering is quicker lock-to-lock than most marine systems. “It’s got a keel and the articulated keel, so it handles like an inboard Downeast boat,” he says. “It tracks straight so you don’t need to steer a whole lot.”

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About that articulated keel: This is what you might recognize as a rudder, except it doesn’t protrude below the hull centerline. Instead, it extends the keel with a steerable section tied to the starboard jet nozzle. The idea is to eliminate the wander that afflicted early jet-drive boats, which lack the stabilizing influence of an outdrive.

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Besides directional stability, another jet-drive issue has been the tendency for the pumps to clog with detritus in the water. Yamaha addressed that by adding clean-out ports at the stern. Just flip up the engine cover (the engines will quit automatically if you’ve forgotten to turn them off) twist a handle, and reach down to clean out whatever might be in there. From the look of the water in Maine, I’ll be glad I have these. There must’ve been a storm or something freaky going on with the tides, because Pemaquid Harbor is clogged with floating detritus—sea weed, branches, kelp. I grew up around here and I don’t remember it ever being this bad. A guy at the boat ramp confirms my impression. “Lotta crap in the water today,” he growls.

I launch the 210 FSH and put it in No Wake Mode. The throttle gives you better steering response via the Thrust Directional Enhancer, which directs thrust down, helping the articulated keel do its thing. From this throttle position, you can bring up the revs via the No-Wake button, giving yourself about 5 mph of headway with tight steering (and, as advertised, no wake). The downside of low-speed puttering, at least around here, is that it gives the omnipresent seaweed an opportunity to wrap itself on the driveshafts. Running at speed, you julienne everything right out the back, and out in the ocean, it’s not a problem. But near shore in Maine, it’s a nuisance. Where I live now in North Carolina you’d probably never need to touch the cleanouts.

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My own boat back home is a Sea Fox 216 DC with a 150-horse Evinrude E-TEC, so I’m constantly comparing the Yamaha to my known frame of reference. One of the biggest surprises is how much better the 210 FSH handles rough water. My boat, along with many salty-looking hulls, has a pronounced Carolina flair, with the bow flaring out to deflect spray. The 210 FSH looks more bullet-nosed, with the running surface continuing almost all the way forward. It looks like a wet ride, based on my received wisdom about bow flair and adjustable trim (speaking of, the 210 has none). The drives don’t adjust and there are no tabs, so the running angle is what it is. I didn’t like the idea of that, either, since I always trim to the conditions—maybe bow high to run out a rough inlet, or tabbed down to meet a sharp chop. I wasn’t sure how one-size-fits-all would work.

As it turns out, it works just fine. I could run the Yamaha wide open across wakes without inducing anything more than a dull thud from the hull. Out in the swells, the limiting factor is gravity. Keep the hull in the water and the ride is smooth. I couldn’t believe that I could set cruise control comfortably at 30-plus mph in big swells in a 21-foot boat. The 210 FSH throws spray low and wide, non-flared bow notwithstanding. If I had to guess, I’d say that maximizing the running surface equals less pressure on the hull and consequently a great ride. It’s also a fast hull. I saw 48 mph a couple times (confirmed with my Navionics app), which is definitely on the quick end of the spectrum for a boat this size. Even loaded up with passengers, it was happy to run 40 mph.

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As for maneuverability, the 210 FSH is least as good as any single-outboard boat, and probably a little bit better because you can work each throttle independently. Put one engine in forward gear and the other in reverse and you can pirouette the boat in place. You’ve just got to stay on-throttle with your docking maneuvers—go in at an angle with confidence, bang reverse and crank the wheel to bring the stern in. After some practice, I could parallel park it at crowded docks without fear of a major nautical mishap.

If the twin-jet drive system has a major demerit versus a four-stroke outboard, it’s probably noise. I didn’t have a decibel meter, but from the helm you won’t mistake the TR-1s for a whispering Verado. For one thing, three-cylinders just aren’t as smooth as an inline 4 or V6. And because the engines are small-displacement, they have to rev higher than an outboard would. Peak power comes at about 7,800 rpm and you’re often cruising at 6,000 rpm. The perceived noise level is highest for the captain, since the helm seat is literally on top of the engines. However, when I asked my wife about the noise level in the bow seats, she said, “What noise?” If it were my boat I might add a few layers of Dynamat to the hatch.

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I think that overall, the 210 FSH’s advantages far outweigh its drawbacks—twin inboards are badass big-boat stuff. It’s also a great value. The 210 FSH starts at $41,099 with a trailer, while the top of the line Sport, with a T-top, is $46,499. It’s hard to put that in perspective because most boat companies are notoriously cagey about listing prices, but a Sea Fox 226 Commander center console shows a dealer asking $66,995 with a 200-hp Yamaha and no trailer. That boat is a foot longer but lists an eight-person capacity. A Boston Whaler 210 Montauk with a 200-horsepower Mercury Verado and a trailer prices out at $66,999. Like I said, boat prices tend to be opaque and all over the place, but the 210 FSH is probably coming in at least 10 grand less than you’d pay for most comparable boats after you’re done arguing with the dealer.

The biggest challenge for Yamaha is probably inertia. People grew up with outboards. They know outboards. Hell, Yamaha itself sells loads of outboards. But the 210 FSH proves that’s not the only approach that works, that it’s not too late to start from scratch and try something different. If this was your first boat, you’d probably wonder why anyone does it any other way.

Ezra DyerSenior EditorEzra Dyer is a Car and Driver senior editor and columnist.

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If you've ever ridden on a jet ski while you're on vacation in the lake or at the beach, you know just how much fun they can be. Jet skis and jet boats can be a lot of fun, especially for people who prefer to be able to speed and cruise across the water.

Regrettably, they also include their fair share of issues.

1. They're Twice as Loud When You Cross the 30 MPH Threshold

Jet skis have an average speed of 65 mph. Jet boats go a mean of 25 miles but can go way beyond that in the event the water jets are more efficient (approximately 60 miles ). With most ships, it isn't essential to have ear protection while you're out on the water.

That's not true with Jet boats. The moment they cross that 30-mph brink, they double in decibels.

2. Jet Skis and Jet Boats Can Suck Up Foreign Objects in Shallow Water

When in water that is shallow, jet skis have a habit of sucking objects like rocks, sand, algae, seaweed, and other types of foreign objects. This can damage the impeller and can cause several kinds of damage, depending upon the object(s).

The fix would be to close your engine off until you get to the beach let the momentum and the current put you to shallow water. When you are taking off, have a partner push you off. The water needs to (hopefully) wash off the sand before you begin your engine.

In case you're going to use it in 21, another fix would be to use an outboard motor with a jet boat. This should make cleanup easier since it's easy to flush an outboard motor.

3. Used Jet Skis Could Include a Slew of Problems

People have a tendency of jet skis hard, then selling them with neglectful harm or damaged. It is not the jet skis that have also the ignorance or neglect, although the issue from the previous owners.

4. Sea-Doo Boats Could Get Rusty Rings and Housings

Plenty of owners of elderly Sea-Doos would whine of their pump housing rings becoming corrosion. Nonetheless, this isn't a problem anymore because many (if not all) of the more recent models have polymer housings. They also have models that have closed-loop cooling in order to avoid the problem.

5. Bilge Pump, Battery Capacity, and Less Torque

As it pertains jet skis, the bilge pump and capacity (as well as the battery capacity) aren't great. Ships and jet skis are built to go quickly that requires a toll on both these systems.

Many jet boats are famous for having torque that can make it tough to turn. This makes it hard to accelerate when it's already at a high RPM degree.

6. Inadequate Fuel Consumption

Jet boat motors operate at higher RPMs. This makes them less fuel-efficient. However, don't get it wrong, every engine and each boat is somewhat different, so that they aren't all horrible with fuel consumption, but they have a tendency of being among the least fuel-efficient types of water vessels.

Remember there are a lot of different things that enter fuel market, not RPMs.

7. Costs of Maintaining a Jet Boat

Jet boats are usually expensive to buy and can also be somewhat expensive to maintain. Jetboat engines aren't like"regular" combustion engines, which means that they need specialists to take care of them. You can keep the cost of maintenance down if you keep your jet boat, however, the overall tune-up prices will add up also.

8. Changing and reverse Speeds

Jet engine ships can run at both high and low speeds, but if they run at a low rate for some time, it can take it some time to kick it in to high gear. When it's running in a high speed for a long time period, it can take a minute for it to have the ability to run at a slower speed.

There have been several complaints which say it is tough to run a jet boat in reverse if required.

General Pros and Cons for Jet Boats

The Pros

There are various advantages to jet boats. It also depends on what or how you want to use your boat or personal watercraft (PWC). A Few of the advantages include:

  1. It may seem a little absurd to saybut jet boats can be very remarkable when it comes to power and propulsion. Their stride is unmatched, and they have good top-speed (of course, based on how your motor is set up and what type of horsepower it's rated for).
  2. They are safer because there is not an exterior propeller. When you do not have to be concerned about a spinning prop it is safer. If a prop is not currently spinning, it may still be dangerous and can get in the way when it comes to diving, or swimming. In case you've got a household (particularly with small kids ), this might be among the best features for you. Since there is not anything hanging down beneath the ship (such as a prop or a driveshaft), you do not have to think about operating a jet boat in a shallow lake with stumps or other things which a brace could get caught on. While you shouldn't operate the boat in a foot of water, then it is comforting to know you can if you had to.
  3. Their interior area. The quantity of space in the cockpit of a jet boat is considerably larger than a boat that's a sterndrive. Since the jet engines sit lower and, in the back, they allow for more room in the ship for your equipment and you.
  4. Since there isn't a prop, water sports fans will be delighted to hear that you may perform a bit of wake surfing behind a jet boat. This is something which you can just do behind an inboard boat (or the Volvo Forward Drive vessel, otherwise known as an FFD).

The Cons

Some of the downsides of jet boats and jet skis contain:

  1. They Are Twice as Loud When You Cross The 30 MPH Threshold
  2. Jet Skis and Jet Boats Can Suck Up Foreign Objects in Shallow Water
  3. Used Jet Skis Can Come with A Ton of Problems
  4. See Doo Boats Would Get Rusty Rings and Housings
  5. Bilge Pump, Battery Capacity, And Less Torque
  6. Fuel Consumption
  7. The Cost of Maintaining A Jet Boat
  8. Reverse and Changing Speeds

What Do the Reviews Say?

“Jet Skiing from Los Angeles to San Diego”, Power & MotorYacht

"Last January at Bimini within an icy Kalik or five, I hatched a plan with Jon Rall, a PR rep for Kawasaki, to take the Organization's new 300LX Jet Ski from the open sea from Los Angeles to San Diego. It seemed like a fantastic idea at the time." -- Kevin Koenig

When I saw this post I had to see it. Driving a jet ski from LA? Depending on which direction he moved, it would have been 50 miles (from Mission Bay to Dana Point) to 99 miles (from Mission Bay to Marina del Rey). He ended up going out further into the open ocean and also took a 140-mile excursion on a Kawasaki 300LX.

Kevin docks and summarizes the trip by talking about the awe-inspiring shore, the beautiful wildlife, along with the other happy water-goers close to the bays. He also called it a grueling trip, which is clear. 140 miles on a jet ski doesn't sound relaxing. But his experiment's purpose was only: the tiny jet ski made it so did he.

"Yamaha 210 FSH Jetboat Center Console", Boating Magazine

"After we analyzed the brand new Yamaha 210 FSH Sport, I had to test my fascination to centre console boats. It's a mystery because I am not much of an angler, and that I do not reside in the warmer coastal region where centre console boats are indigenous." -- Charles Plueddeman,

In his critique, Charles Plueddeman explained that the centre console arrangement made him feel much more athletic and ready for whatever while he had been on the boat. He explains that since this center console boat (normally the ideal design for a fishing boat) has jet propulsion, it is perfect for general purpose water sports and enjoyable.

In addition, he clarifies the jet power makes compared to outboard setups in center console boats for more transom and upkeep and draft.

"Jet Boat Options: Jet Drive or Sterndrive", Boating Magazine

"Muscling their way on the market in the early'90s,"sport jets" jet boats were dismissed as little more than toys, quick and nimble playthings, scoffed at by serious boaters. They peaked fast and then disappeared just as fast."

Jeff Hemmel goes on to state jet-powered runabouts have become some of the best selling 24- and 21- foot runabouts in 2017. That's not too bad, believing that was only a couple of years ago.

By the end of the Guide, he explains that while sterndrive boats and flying drive ships are equal in docking, cockpit quantity , general handling, maintenance, corrosion, and draft, the jet drive boats they tested were clearly superior in:

As of 2019, the cheapest jet ski is your Sea-Doo Spark ($5399 MSRP) whereas the priciest is that the Kawasaki Ultra 310LX ($17,999 MSRP). You can discover Sea-Doo Sparks that are used for about the same price.

However, Kawasaki Ultra 310LXs are discovered at $4000 cheaper when it is used. Depending upon the year, you might be able to find it about $7000 more affordable.

As far as brand new jet boats are concerned, jet ships can vary from $30,000 to $200,000 based on the make of their boat, the motor particulars, and the various standard or choices. The cost of jet ships online that is available is limited to 2019 and 2020 ships which--sadly for our usage --nobody has been reselling yet.

Here are the amounts we did discover, Simply to Help You to Get a head start If You're interested in performing the study:

Final Thoughts

There are plenty of downsides to jet boats and jet skis: the price tag, the maintenance, the maneuverability, etc.. A jet boat could be the boat for you, if You're looking for a vessel, when it comes down to it:

  • With a great deal of electricity
  • That has the"wow" factor to impress your friends

While some families would come across the prop-less set-up much safer to their children, the care problems that come with different types of jet-drive boats might not be liked by other families. When looking at jet-powered boats, be sure you are considering your long-term use for the boat to find out if it is going to fit your needs.

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If you scan through the forum you'll see numbers as high as 1,400 hours.

Lots of rental jet skis have 1,000 hours on original 4-stroke engines at this point. We're running jet ski engines in our Yamaha boats so that is a reasonable comparison.

I look at it this way. 1,000 hours at wide open throttle, say 45mph, is about 45,000 miles. That is way less than you'd expect a car engine to last. Boat engines at WOT are rarely running at max rpm because the manufacturers design them so they are protected from self destructing at WOT. Also they are using cool lake water instead of hot radiator water for cooling. Then most of us change oil way more often than we do car engines. The only downside is they sit for weeks then we fire them up and run them at high rpms.

I see no reason why the average Yamaha 4-stroke shouldn't last 2-3,000 hours.

Here on YJB you can find incidents of broken cylinder 3 spark plugs, a few blown engines, some water leaks, and a few broken drive shafts. In my estimation these account for a very small percentage of the number of boats represented on YJB.

Bottom line. Yamaha engines are very reliable. It is one of the reasons I personally selected Yamaha. Add to that the simplicity and reliability of pumps and you've got a very reliable package.

The truth is if you were to scan all the 4-stroke posts here you'll find a lot more messages about upgrading radios, adding second or third batteries, how to deal with stuck clean out plugs, and options such as fishing gear or what type of wake board is best. Very little of the text typed here is related to engine or pump problems.

Let us know when you buy a boat.

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Our First Time Out 2021 Yamaha AR210!!!

Your first starter boat is one that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. It will be the vessel that takes you from a newcomer to the waters to a seasoned veteran. When it comes to choosing the right starter boat, navigating speed boat brands can be just as difficult as navigating the waters for the first time. 

Your first boat should be relatively inexpensive while you're still learning the ropes; it should be easy to navigate and versatile enough for a wide range of activities and conditions. Industry trusted and renowned Yamaha boats encompass all of these qualifications and a little bit more. Here are the top 5 reasons why a Yamaha is the perfect starter boat. 

1. Easy to Navigate

When dipping your toes into the expansive world of boating, many first-timers take to more shallow areas for their first few drives. While practicing in shallower areas is the safest way to go, it can present challenges for less-sophisticated boats. 

Luckily, Yamaha's internal propulsion system offers the highest level of freedom achievable on the water. The system allows water to be pulled through internally housed propellers and pushed out through marine engines with high thrust points. This technology gives boaters the freedom to ditch an exposed drivetrain, allowing Yamaha boats to plane quicker with less bow rise. The resulting minimal draft from this system makes navigating shallow areas easy and safe for anyone from newcomers to veterans. 

2. Control System 

While the mechanical functionality of your first speedboat should be your top priority, having some cool gadgets on your ride is always fun too! Yamaha’s Connext technology offers an exclusive all in one touchscreen helm control system that integrates each boat’s various entertainment features and operation functions into one unified, easy-to-use interface. 

With an intuitive icon-driven interface, a high-resolution glare-proof display, and the ability to switch screens and control functions with the LCD touchscreen or joystick control, the Connext completely optimizes your boating experience.

Yamaha’s E-Series™ boats feature Connext 2.0 in which drivers can program individual driver profiles that automatically set target speed, acceleration, and ballast settings to give boaters a personalized experience.

3. Responsive Handling 

Handling a boat for the first time is no easy undertaking, but with Yamaha’s Advanced Responsive Handling Package, YOU are in total control of the driving experience. This package of integrative Yamaha technologies includes No Wake Mode which sets optimum engine speeds in no-wake zones, the Thrust Directional Enhancer which directs water thrusts to optimal angels for slow-speed handling, and lastly patented Articulating Keel for directional stability while docking or maneuvering the waters. 

Combined, these features offer the most customizable and responsive handling on the market so first-time drivers are in complete control of their speedboat. 

4. A Reliable Speedboat

If you’re looking for reliability when it comes to your first speedboat, look no further. Yamaha marine engines have a renowned reputation for reliability. Recognized for their dependability, power, and fuel efficiency Yamaha’s engines have consistently received the Engine Innovation Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Yamaha’s 4-stroke engines have all earned an ultra-low emissions rating so you can have peace of mind on the water that your drive is both safe and eco-friendly. 

5. Cost-Efficient 

Speedboats can range anywhere from $20,000 to a few million depending on the type of boat you’re looking to invest in. Factors such as an inboard vs outboard engine, cabin space, maintenance, and storage should all be taken into consideration when selecting the best speedboat for you. Yamaha speed boats are very cost-efficient in terms of retail price and maintenance. Because Yamaha boats are durable and offer efficient fuel economy making routine maintenance and fuel very manageable expenses. 

The approximate price range for most 19ft Yamahas runs from $26,000 to $33,000 depending on the make, model and features making a highly affordable starter boat. 

Take the Plunge into the Water

Selecting a speedboat that is safe, easy to handle and affordable can be the deciding factor in earning your sea legs. Yamaha speed boats fit all of these qualifications and more for first-time boat owners. If you’re ready to take the plunge and invest in your first starter boat, it’s important to work with a reliable speedboat dealership. 

Here at M2O Marine, our friendly and knowledgeable sales, financing, service, and parts departments are prepared to make sure your experience is outstanding, from assisting you while you pick out the right boat to ongoing maintenance and customization.  Call us at (619) 282-0400 or come by today and experience our superior service and selection! 

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With the best designs, Yamaha provides the best performance boats, though you can focus on enjoying the water as if the boat isn’t even there. In this article, you will be guided on Top 10 Best Yamaha Boats for the Money | Review Guide.

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Let’s start,

What are the Yamaha Boats?

Top 10 Yamaha Boats in the World with Uncommon Facts [Guide]

Balanced technical aspects, reliability and improved seaworthiness distinguish Yamaha boats. Yamaha has been striving to generate diverse value through products and services for over 50 years. They pledge to continue to deliver excellence to create a more satisfying life for people around the world. The models of today uphold the values originally implemented for Yamaha boats.

There are several design elements, such as quicker planning and shallow water clearance that enhance water efficiency. There is also no lower unit in the stern that is exposed, that can be especially helpful when your passengers hop into the water.

Yamaha boats, without having to mess with buttons or driving techniques, also offer better surfing wakes. Each and every time it simply delivers the best wake. You will also identify that these crafts are equipped with advanced responsive handling and the infamous Yamaha engines, of course, to offer you the best power and punch you require. There’ll be nothing to slow down your high-energy water plans.

Top 5 Features of Yamaha Boats

Top 10 Yamaha Boats in the World with Uncommon Facts [Guide]

1. Electronic Fuel Injection

E.F.I. comes in all Yamaha 25hp models – the technological advanced innovative system provides precise timing and volume of fuel to optimize combustion for superior efficiency, easy startup and outstanding fuel economy.

2. Jet Drive System

In addition to being reliable and fuel-efficient, Yamaha’s famous internal propulsion system gives the highest possible levels of freedom on the water. The concept is easy: water is pulled by internal propellers and pushed out by high-powered motors.

These technologies eradicate the need for an exposed transmission system so that Yamaha boats can faster fly with a lower boom. The low draft facilitates the navigation of low zones.

3. Dual Thrust propeller

It also improves manoeuvrability and pulling power, particularly on heavier boats, with a large diameter, low pitch propeller designed to maximize thrust in forwarding gear and also in reverse by redirecting the exhaust flow.

4. Twin 1.8L Yamaha Marine Engines

For high performance and optimal fuel efficiency, Yamaha’s 1.8L normally aspirated engines are built.

5. Variable Trolling Control

For relaxed trolling, this helpful feature, standard on most E.F.I. models, offers accurate control of low-speed engine rpm. Using a button on the tachometer, adjustment is done in steps of 50 rpm.

Top 10 Yamaha Boats in the World with Uncommon Facts

1. Vortex 2430 VRX

Top 10 Yamaha Boats in the World with Uncommon Facts [Guide]

The Vortex 2430 VRX provides all this and more when you’re trying to hunt for a premium performing jet boat that combines state-of-the-art construction with next-generation innovation. This is powered by a twin Rotax jet power plant and is designed to provide you with quick, smooth ride and acceleration and on water.

The hull design enables agile handling, something with other jet boats that you often don’t find. The bow seat has flip-up armrests and is encircled for added comfort by large and functional oversize grab rails.

There are also several drink holders of stainless steel. There is an anchor underneath the custom fibreglass hatch, as well as a telescopic boarding ladder. A navigation light also slides cleverly into the deck to compensate for a potentially dangerous journey. There are also two captain’s chairs on the boat.


Model2430 Vortex VRX
Colour ImpactFire Red
EngineTwin 1.6L Rotax 300HP
Beam8′ 6″ (2.59 m)
PropulsionJet Drive
Hull MaterialFiberglass/Composite
Fuel TypeGas
Dry Weightw/Engines: 4100 lbs (1860 kg)

2. 2021 Yamaha SuperJet

Top 10 Yamaha Boats in the World with Uncommon Facts [Guide]

Yamaha introduced their first Wave Runner standup, the SuperJet 650, and thirty years ago. Since then, the iconic SuperJet has been rewarding the physical abilities and athletics of the greatest professionals in the world.

In 2021, the Yamaha SuperJet is returning to challenge a new generation of standup riders with a 4-stroke Yamaha naval engine and nice, 142 pounds lighter, 8.8 inches shorter, and twice the fun to drive. SuperJet’s deck and the hull is 7.5-inch longer, 3.2-inch wider and 5.1-inch bigger than the SuperJet two-stroke.


Person Capacity1 person
Engine Type4-stroke, 3-cylinder, TR-1 Yamaha Marine
Fuel Capacity5.0 gallons
Impeller3-blade, stainless steel

3. 2021 Yamaha 255XD

Top 10 Yamaha Boats in the World with Uncommon Facts [Guide]

The 255XD is Yamaha’s surf- capable boat and has distinctive characteristics to make it a rounded boat.

Yamaha is stepping up to 27 feet for the big-boat fans and building jet-powered craft. A new 25-footer, 255XD Wake Series features a rich drive technology, a touchscreen with connection, speed control, and wake surfing. 255XD technology is outstanding and comfortable.

Bow seat is deep, and the view of the water is exhilarated by two forward-faced jump seats. The cockpit is generously organized with a large team of surfers and is generous in storage.


EngineTWIN 1800 CC HO
Length24′ 0″
PropulsionJet Drive
Hull MaterialFibreglass/Composite
Fuel TypeGas
Draft (max)1′7″
Dry Weight4,740 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity12/2,350 lb.
Fuel Capacity70 gallons.

4. 2021 Black Yamaha AR 195

2021 Black AR 195

For fans of water sports, the 2021 Black Yamaha speed boat AR 195 is the greatest. A smooth and adventurous ride is provided by its 1.8-litre supercharged Yamaha SVHO motor.

This Yamaha boat seems to have a comfortable and cosy seating area with a capacity of 8 and a plush interior.


Weight2,500 Lbs.
Dead Rise18°
In-Water Height (Bridge Clearance)7’6″
Weight Capacity1,600 Lbs.
Seating Capacity8
Storage Capacity422 gallons.

5. 2021 Yamaha AR 190

2021 AR 190

This new Yamaha strategy is ideal for having fun with your own boat for water sports. It is among the affordable Yamaha waterport boats that, in a single package, offers versatility, comfort, and adventure.

The 2021 Yamaha boat AR 190 seems to have a seating capacity of 8 with a 1.8 Yamaha 180 HP engine. In order to offer the complete package of a serene boating experience, it also has a folding aluminium wakeboard tower, trailer and wonderful interiors.

  And finally, what’s most important is that you buy a boat. Therefore, don’t rush, don’t stress. At the right time, take your time, enjoy the adventure and let yourself fall in love.


Weight2,441 Lbs.
Dead Rise18°
In-Water Height (Bridge Clearance)7’6″
Weight Capacity1,600 Lbs.
Seating Capacity8
Storage Capacity422 gallons.

6. 2020 Yamaha Boats 242S

2020 242S

With this lineup of 24-foot boats, don’t sacrifice anything. This best-selling lineup provides everything for which Yamaha is known, such as the E-series’ advanced technology, Connext, and our most luxurious, well-equipped swim platform.

These 24-foot boats bring your experience to another level of luxury with the Yamaha complete kit, which involves a Bimini top and a custom trailer.


Hull MaterialFibreglass
Dead Rise20 degree
Minimum Draft1.67 ft.
Fuel Capacity50 gallon
Seating Capacity12
Number of Heads1
Dry Weight3713 lb.
Beam8.5 ft.
Length Overall24 ft.
ClassJet Boats
Hull DesignModified Vee

7. Yamaha Boats 195 FSH Sport

Yamaha Boats 195 FSH Sport

The FSH 195 Sport could be small, but it does have a punch that offers a whole range of capabilities and is great for fishing, family fun and much more. This boat is not all horsepower incorporated. Due to the inline drive of the jet pump system, the handling is great.

It is within 50 miles an hour with a wide-open splash and is up in seconds with an almost zero arc increase. A rudder over the jet nozzle, known as Yamaha, provides dramatically enhanced tracking in turns, which enhances power in watersports with towing. The cruise support helps to keep the speed up, and the reverse-rpm control brings a more gentle hand to the port.


Draft (max)1′4″
Dry Weight2,615 lb.
Weight Capacity1,650 lb.
Fuel Capacity40 gals.

8. 2015 Yamaha SX192

Top 10 Yamaha Boats in the World with Uncommon Facts [Guide]

The top choice for families who want great control and the industry’s highest value-to-fact ratio. Yamaha Marine engine with an overload of 1.8 litres is fuel-efficient and easy to keep.

The spacious interior provides all new upholstery and comfortable storage spaces. A two-story swimming platform, BiminiTM top and trailer at no additional cost are valuable features.

The reliable, supercharged 1.8 litre Super High Output Marine engine from Yamaha provides reliable performance although packing a lively punch quickly out of the hole. Built-in Bluetooth streaming and simple smartphone and tablet connectivity with Clarion® stereo device.


Displacement2,150 lb.
Deadrise18 degrees
Bridge Clearance3’10”
Fuel Capacity30 gals.
Available PowerSingle 1.8L Yamaha High Output jet drive with  Supercharger/intercooler

9. Yamaha Scarab 285 ID

Scarab 285 ID

In family jet boats, the Scarab 285 ID reflects the next frontier. That is by far the company’s most comfortable and imaginative leisure jet boat today. It is powered by twin, up to 600hp, Rotax 300 jet drive engines. It features a wide bow seat, a wide port seat, an enclosed head that doubles as a dressing room, and an adjustable backrest sun lounge.

Several stainless steel drink holders, an in-floor ski-locker, anchor storage under the bow bench, in-floor bow storage, a convertible side table, and a stern walkthrough are standard features. On the 285 ID, the attention to detail is outstanding. For full comfort, you’ll especially like the superior custom-contoured vinyl upholstery with elevated edging.

To provide you with even more legroom, it has also notched seat cushions. For those weekends when you only like to spend precious time with friends and family, this is the perfect family jet boat.


Approx. Boat & Engine Weight5750 lb. (2608 kg)
Beam9 ft. 2 in. (2.8 m)
Bridge Clearance5 ft. 4 in. (1.6 m)
Bridge Clearance w/ Arch or Tower8 ft. 2 in. (2.5 m)
Deadrise22, deg.
Draft20 in. (51 cm)
Fuel Capacity98 gals. (371 L)
L.O.A.28 ft. (8.5 m)
L.O.A. w/ extended swim platform30 ft. (9.1 m)
Max HP600 hp (448 kW)
Storage Length on Trailer28 ft. 9 in. (8.8 m)
Storage Length on Trailer w/ ext. swim30 ft. 9 in. (9.4 m)
Total height on Trailer8 ft. 8 in. (2.6 m)
Total height on Trailer w/Top11 ft. 2 in. (3.4 m)
Trailer Weight Tandem Axle1685 lb. (764 kg)
Water Capacity12 gals. (45 L)

10. Yamaha SX240 High Output

SX240 High Output

The 240 Series of Yamaha contains four separate versions with differing levels of trim and equipment. The SX240 High Production is the basic model, starting at about $50,000 with a trailer. But don’t let that make you think the boat is cleared or cheap because it isn’t.

The SX240 has comfortable rooms and an innovative layout. There is a swim platform at the stern with two inset seats with smart wet gear storage behind them, enormous stereo speakers, and plenty of drink holders. The SX240 has an extensive bow seating area upfront. In the main cockpit, there is also a U-shaped, wraparound lounge and twin revolving captain’s chairs behind both sides of the split console.


Engine TypeTwin 1.8 Liter High Output
Fuel InjectionElectronic Fuel Injection
Pump Type155MM High-Pressure with pump clean-out ports
Impeller3-blade, stainless steel
Seating Capacity11 (2200 Lbs)
Weight, Maximum Capacity2200 Lbs
Storage Capacity746.6 Gal
Fuel Capacity50 Gal
Oil capacity1.2 GAL
Length26’2″ / 24’3″ (Length on Trailer with Tongue Folded)
Bridge Clearance4’9″
Dead Rise20°
Weight3298 Lbs
Dry Weight4648 Lbs.

Top 5 Common Problems with Yamaha Boats

Top 10 Yamaha Boats in the World with Uncommon Facts [Guide]

1. Outboard motors Problem

Consumers who have encountered problems with some Yamaha produced outboard engines will have legal recourse to collect compensation for repair costs and other damages.

The first-generation F-Series four-stroke outboard engines (model years 2000-2005) of the company have been alleged to contain a significant defect that causes the exhaust passages to corrode and pit seriously, eventually leading to premature engine problems and failure.

You will be entitled to engage in a class-action lawsuit against Yamaha if you have had problems with this outboard motor.

2. Costs of Maintaining a Jet Boat

Jet boats are normally costly to purchase and are very costly to operate as well. Jet boat engines are not like “regular” combustion engines that also means that they’ll need to be cared for by experts.

You could keep the cost of repairs down if you maintain your jet boat, but the general tune-up costs would still add up.

3. Poor Fuel Consumption

At higher R.P.M.s, modern-day jet boat motors run. This makes it less fuel-efficient for them. Just do not get it wrong, though, every engine and every boat is a bit different, so not all of them are horrible with fuel consumption, but they tend to be among the least fuel-efficient kinds of water vessels.

Note that there are still a lot of other things, not just R.P.M.s that go into fuel economy.

4. They’re twice as loud as you cross the threshold of 30 M.P.H.

Jet skis have a velocity of 65 mph on average. Jet boats go an average of 25 miles, but if water jets are more effective, they could go way beyond that (approximately 60 miles). With most boats, while you’re out on the water, it’s not vital to have ear protection.

With jet boats, that isn’t true. They double in decibels the moment they cross that 30-mph brink.

5. Changing and reverse Speeds

Jet engine boats may run at both low and high speeds, but if they run at a low rate for some time, this can take it some time to kick it in to high gear. It will take a minute for it to be able to run at a slower pace while it is running at high speed for a long period of time.

There have been many complaints that suggest, if possible, it is difficult to operate a jet boat in reverse.

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FAQ Session on Yamaha Boats

  1. Is it necessary to winterize Yamaha jet boats?

    One of Yamaha's biggest advantages over other comparable and competitive brands is that Yamaha's jet boats are practically ZERO-wintering.

  2. How long do Yamaha boats engines last?

    In any industry they are part of, they take pride in efficiency and longevity. Based on which engine you select, the reliability of Yamaha's engines can differ. They will have a lifetime that ranges from 1,500 to over 3,000 hours because they provide both inboard and outboard.

  3. Do Yamaha boats maintain their value?

    And the legendary dedication of YAMAHA to quality is entirely behind the all-YAMAHA boat and powertrain. No doubt YAMAHA is of those in the 19-24' open bow range, the better boat. Second, their boats retain their value in the used Yamaha boat market when they do trade.

  4. Are Yamaha jet boats good in saltwater?

    With the Yamaha in saltwater, no problem. They will handling this very well. The materials utilized on the stern are all chosen for saltwater use.

  5. Can Yamaha boats go into the ocean?

    Jet-drive bow riders from Yamaha aren't classified as ocean boats. On lakes, you like to see them dragging tubers and anchoring them in party coves.   It's not frightening, but it may be enough to make you decide not to go fishing on the basis of other boats' dearth.


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In comparison to any industry jet boat, Yamaha designs, build and maintains every part of each boat. They generate outstanding value and interactions that enrich customers’ lives, endowed with a passion for creativity.

Thanks to its famous propulsion system for each model, Yamaha boats provide the best Watersports or Boating experience! Yamaha jet boats surpass everybody by increased wake, skier safety, simple operation and sporty handling.

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How to Have a Fantastic New Yamaha Boat with Minimal Spending

When you are out in the lake or sea with your boat, you are the captain. A boat opens a new world of enjoyment and allows you to go where you please to go.

Yamaha boats are unmatched leisure products and among the best when it comes to design features and engine systems. Yamaha builds and designs every aspect of each boat and stands behind each of its components. These boats are enabled with a passion for innovation and they are there to create exceptional value and experiences for each of its customers. For more than 50 years now, Yamaha has strived to create diverse value through each of its products and services. Yamaha ensures people to believe in excellence for a more fulfilling life around the world.

Whether new Yamaha boats or pre-owned, they are the best due to its design features and its engine systems. Yamaha has a propeller system intended in a manner so that it can venture both on shallow as well as muddy places easily. These boats are best for friends and family time-out.

Buying new Yamaha Boats or any other boats is a major decision that requires good planning. The following are some of the tips which can be kept in mind to optimize your purchase and get a New Yamaha Boat with minimal spending.

  • Timing can be the deciding factor

For boats, new model year commences in summer and the boats which are for sale in the spring might sell their boats at a lesser price because of the close timings for the newer models to arrive. According to reports by Boating magazine, “Late fall is the best time as everyone wants to move inventory”. However the answer can be a bit more complex, owner of the 40-year-old brokerage City Yachts, Christine Kaplan quoted timing is a regional question.

Brokers and owners are more willing to offer you a discount when business is slow, and they have more than a few months to wait before hitting the water again. This can be the best time to buy new boats with nominal expenditure.

  • Complete your groundwork before you make a final purchase

Buying a boat is a major investment; don’t go with the very first dealer you meet and neither just get the 1st boat you see in a local classified advertisement. Do your homework completely as will spend a lot of time on your boat with friends and family. Shopping and surveying give you a chance to compare and contrast among different models, prices and much more. Once you find out the right dealer it can work wonders for you in a longer run, for your pocket and your enjoyment too. Always prefer to deal with someone who’s been into the business for a longer time.

  • Regional boat shows are the best place to get good deals

Some of the big boat shows happen in winter, specifically December in warm climates like that of Florida. For other places with colder climates, the boat show season can commence early in the spring. Christine Kaplan says these boat shows are often among the great place to get the best boats you have been longing for.

Apart from the great discounted price on a huge selection of boats, you can also get information which you can never get apart from these shows. Thus boat shows are the best places, quick and convenient to get know about the manufacturers, compare their products; get a wide array of models, sizes, speeds, hull shapes, etc. There are many boating festivals which invite you to bring your whole family and enjoy their demonstrations, activities, and seminars. So even you don’t buy a boat but you might take home some good memories.

  • Finance your boat through a marine lender

If you are thinking to finance your boat, always consider marine lenders over a commercial bank. Christine Kaplan says banks fail to understand the product. In the world of finance, boats fall somewhere in the middle ground between a car and a home. Boats depreciate like cars in value but their interest is tax-deductible like vacation homes. Kaplan marks that marine leaders are quite competitive. Shop around the best financing terms you can go for.

The above list is just a glance and keeping these points in mind you can get the best new boats may it be new Yamaha boats, Moomba boats, Pontoon boats, etc. at best possible rates.

The Latest Yamaha Boats 2021

In the coming year 2021, Yamaha has some novel models and an affordable range of boats lined up for release. The best time of year to buy a boat is often the start of the new year, with the spring coming up next. So, if you are researching for the best place to buy a boat in 2021, then check out our range of new Yamaha speedboat releases.

The brand-new Blue Yamaha jet boat 252S combines luxury and the latest technology to offer an exciting ride. With the modified vee hull and a load capacity of 2600 pounds, this is designed to provide the rider and the passenger an experience of a lifetime!

Find Yamaha jet boats for sale at your budget-friendly rates on Premier Watersports.

The 2021 Black Yamaha speed boat AR 195 is best for water sport enthusiasts.  Its 1.8-litre supercharged Yamaha SVHO engine delivers a smooth and adventurous ride. This yahama boat has a cozy and comfortable seating space with a capacity of 8 with plush interiors.

This new model of Yamaha is best for having fun watersports with your very own boat. It is one of the affordable waterport Yamaha boats that offers comfort, versatility and adventure in a single package. The 2021 Yamaha boat AR 190 has a seating capacity of 8 with a 1.8 Yamaha 180 HP engine. It also has a folding aluminum wakeboard tower, trailer and beautiful interiors to offer the complete package of a serene boating experience.

If you’re looking to buy new boats or used Yamaha boats for sale, then reach out to us at  865 693 9949.

And finally, the most important thing is you are buying a boat. So don’t rush, don’t stress. Take your time, enjoy the adventure and let yourself fall in love at the correct time.

One of the most well-known Yamaha boats dealers in Tennessee is Premier Watersports specializing in both pre-owned and new Yamaha boats. You can get extraordinary quality Yamaha Boats For Sale with us.

We have various other models too which are of top-notch quality.
Connect with us at 865 693 9949 or email us at [email protected] to know our best quote!

How Can You Maintain Your Boats – Some Common FAQs

1. What maintenance does a boat need?

You have to check and maintain the boat’s engine, HVAC, moving parts, electrical and plumbing to ensure high performance. Additionally, you should also clean and maintain the upholstery, the hull and the canvass for a long-term experience.

2. How much is boat maintenance per year?

The annual maintenance of a boat is often 10% of the total cost of the boat. So, if you’ve bought a boat for, say, $10,000, then you’d be spending around $1,000 every year to maintain the boat.

3. How can you maintain the boat engine?

You have to take extra steps to check for the boat engine’s condition every time before you take it out.

  • Ensure the fuel tank vent is open.
  • Make sure that the water intake isn’t filled with big, solid particles. 
  • Check if the clamps used to secure the engine are tight. 
  • Check the engine oil level.
  • Check the engine and propeller belts for wear and tear.

4. Which boats have the least maintenance?

The top boat manufacturers have come up with new materials to build boats with less maintenance. One of the top boat materials that doesn’t require too much maintenance is aluminum and fibreglass, often found in the Yamaha boats.

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