Yamaha’s New Jet Boats for 2019

Yamaha WaterCraft Group’s 2019 boat line includes a ground-up redesign of the brand’s top-selling 19-foot models, and enhancements to low-speed maneuverability, corrosion resistance and new interfaces on its touchscreen helm controls. Additionally, the company announced a new wakesurfing technology.

Starting with the company’s 19-foot runabouts and center console models, they are 3’ longer and 2” wider than previous year models. Yamaha engineers reimagined passenger flow from bow to stern to create a more spacious layout. Port and starboard seating in the cockpit is roomier and allows taller passengers to stretch out more comfortably.

To maximize space and efficiency, a new area aft of the captain’s chair provides seating with extra leg room, a storage area for a cooler, and a table mount. Spin the captain’s chair around to transform the cockpit of the 190 and 195 for entertaining. For 2019, the swim platform is larger with integrated beverage holders, perfect for hanging out at your favorite cove.

Below the waterline, the longer, wider hull is designed for reduced bow rise when accelerating, and a smoother ride in choppy conditions. Other significant improvements included a new V-shaped reverse bucket on the jet pump that enhances handling when in reverse, a redesigned articulating keel and improved corrosion resistance coating to protect the jet pump and surrounding driveline parts.

Yamaha’s 19-foot FSH Series of center console jet boats also get a new hull and deck plus several new features and technology. The bow has been reimagined to include larger, wider storage compartments. To help keep gear organized, Plano tackle trays are integrated into the new portside mini-pod storage compartment. On the starboard side, the pod opens into a storage area.

With the addition of four flush mount rod holders on the deck, there are a total of 14-rod holders across the boat. The Sport version adds four more rocket launcher rod holders on the t-top.
Also included is Yamaha’s 4.3” touchscreen Connext® control system featuring a new user interface in 2019, and conveniently-placed rocker switches for Yamaha’s No Wake Mode™ and Cruise Assist, along with the bilge, horn, and other vital functions.

A new design feature that makes the deck layout more usable are removable backrests for the port and starboard jump seats. These backrests can be quickly and easily stowed away, opening access to the stern. In addition, the livewell is larger and relocated forward for easier access from more areas of the boat.

The transom area on the 190 FSH is unlike any other center console boat on the market. Since the engine and drive train are mounted within the hull, the entire back of the boat is open for unobstructed casting, towing and enjoying activities on the back of the boat.

Yamaha also introduced a new technology for wakesurfing. The new Yamaha Surf Package includes the Yamaha WakeBooster™, which attaches to the stern tie down and can be outfitted on either side of the boat to accommodate riders on both sides of the wake. Unlike other wake systems that push water down or away from the boat, the WakeBooster pulls water energy in to the center of the wake, creating a larger, cleaner wave for surfing. Also part of the Surf Package is a Yamaha tow rope and a custom wakesurf board that was co-designed with Slingshot.

Following is a complete list of Yamaha jetboats for 2019

Yamaha Wake Series: 242X, 212X
Yamaha 242 E-Series: 242 Limited S E-Series, 242 Limited S
Yamaha 240 Series: AR240, SX240
Yamaha 212 Series: 212 Limited S, 212 Limited
Yamaha 210 Series: AR210, SX210
Yamaha 195 Series: AR195, SX195
Yamaha 190 Series: AR190, SX190
2019 Yamaha Family Fishing: 
Yamaha 210 FSH Series: 210 FSH Sport, 210 FSH Deluxe, 210 FSH
Yamaha 190 FSH Series: 190 FSH Sport, 190 FSH Deluxe, 190 FSH