Yamaha Announces New 19-Foot and 21-Foot Boats for 2017 Model Year

Yamaha has introduced its 2017 boat line that includes a new high-performance 19-foot 195 series along with four new 21-foot boats that includes the 212 Limited line and a new 212X with advanced wakesurf capabilities. The products were unveiled at the company’s annual dealer meeting being held in Chicago, IL.

“We started from scratch with our new 21-foot boats beginning with feedback from customers in the market. We learned what features and benefits these customers valued most, valued least, and more importantly, features and benefits that they would like to see in the future,” said Yamaha Watercraft’s Product Planning Manager Mike Ricciardi. “Everything we learned is reflected in the design of these new boats that include high-end appointments, more space for lounging, a great wake for surfing, and new high-tech features like our new Connext helm control system.”

2017 Yamaha 210 Series

2017 Yamaha SX210

The new 210 Series includes the versatile SX210 and watersports-focused AR210. Key features of these new models include:

  • Twin TR-1 High Output engines, Yamaha’s latest award-winning engine technology.
  • All-new 4.3” version of Yamaha’s Connext® helm control system.
  • Yamaha Quiet Cruise for reduced cabin noise and vibration.
  • Yamaha’s Advanced Responsive Handling features that include the Articulating Keel for enhancing maneuverability and control at all speeds.

2017 Yamaha 212 Series

The 212 Series features two new models, the 212 Limited and 212 Limited S, as well as a complete redesign of Yamaha’s signature 21-foot wake boat, the 212X. Key features of this series include:

2017 Yamaha 212X

2017 Yamaha 212X

  • 7” Connext® helm control system with joystick controls.
  • Powered by twin Yamaha 1.8L normally-aspirated engines for class-leading power and performance.
  • Premium appointments, chrome accents, port side workstation and snap-in, teak style floor mats.
  • 212X features a new 500-watt stereo system with rotating sound bar, and a triple ballast system providing 1100 pounds of additional weight for creating the perfect wake.
  • Yamaha Quiet Cruise for reduced cabin noise and vibration.
  • Yamaha’s Advanced Responsive Handling features that include the Articulating Keel for enhancing maneuverability and control at all speeds.

New 195 Series

Yamaha’s new 195 Series includes a high-performance speedster, the SX195, and tower-equipped AR195. Key features include:

2017 Yamaha AR195

2017 Yamaha AR195

  • Yamaha SVHO® supercharged 1.8L marine engine and 160mm jet pump for immediate acceleration and hook up throughout the power band.
  • Yamaha’s award-winning Advanced Responsive Handling features including the Articulating Keel.
  • High-end design features including premium upholstery and billet aluminum accents.

“Yamaha’s jet drive system is the gold standard in marine propulsion and provides performance and benefits by which other boats in our class are now judged,” said Bryan Seti, general manager of Yamaha’s Watercraft Group. “For 2017, we’ve extended this venerable drivetrain to several new boats to round out our lineup, adding new performance capability to the 19-foot buyer, as well as new levels of space, sport and luxury for the 21-foot buyer.”

Returning to the lineup are Yamaha’s affordable 190 series of runabouts as well as the recently introduced family fishing boats, the Yamaha FSH® Series. Yamaha’s best-selling 24-foot E-Series returns with new colors and graphics for 2017. To see these Yamaha products and the entire line, visit Booth 2050.