Yamaha Introduces 2013 Boats Including New 19-Foot Performance Series

KENNESAW, GA – AUGUST 13, 2012 -- Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today introduced its new and expanded line of 2013 boats highlighted by the debut of the Yamaha 192 Series, the first boats ever to feature an advanced technology supercharged 1.8L engine and the flagships of Yamaha’s 19-foot boat line. This is Yamaha’s largest boat offering to date with 12 models ranging in length from 19 to 24-feet.

“Yamaha jet drive boats have become the standard for quality, reliability, performance and value in the recreational boating industry,” said Bryan Seti, Yamaha’s national marketing manager.  “This is evidenced by our boat models topping the sales charts in each of their classes last year as consumers continue to gravitate toward the unique features and attributes that set Yamaha boats apart from anything else on the water today.”

Introducing Yamaha’s First 19-Foot Performance Series

All new for Yamaha are the 19-foot SX192 and AR192 boats. These boats set a new benchmark for the 19-foot category by offering a spacious design, best-in-class performance, all the attributes of Yamaha jet power and a full feature package that has not been seen in this size or price range before. The new 192 Series features Yamaha’s unique internal drivetrain and a compact 1.8L supercharged engine package that allows Yamaha to design a more spacious cockpit layout than competing brands and provide Yamaha’s award-winning stern lounge area, the hallmark of all Yamaha boats.

“We have been researching the 19-foot boat segment for years so that we could deliver a series like the 192s that would shake things up a bit,” said Scott Watkins, Yamaha’s product manager.  “This boat provides unbelievable performance compliments of a supercharged engine package.  It includes all the premium features customers want in this price range but haven’t been able to get before.  And we included all these features standard as part of Yamaha’s Total Package.  Then we delivered all this at a price thousands below the competition.”

Yamaha’s Largest Boat Line Ever

For 2013, Yamaha boat customers can choose from 23 different configurations ranging in price from $25,999 to $53,499  

Joining the 192 Series is the value-priced 19-foot 190 Series, the family friendly 21-foot  210 Series, the high-performance 212 Series, and the 24-foot 240 and 242 Series, the largest, most feature-rich models in the Yamaha line.

Additional highlights for 2013 include new stylized helms featured on Yamaha’s 24-foot models, and black and grey aluminum tower options available on specific watersports models. Also new are premium Clarion® premium sound systems throughout the line.

Yamaha boats ended the 2012 selling season as the best-selling boats in their classes and Yamaha boats in total were the best-selling 19-foot to 25-foot’ family runabout boats in the industry.

To see the entire 2013 line up of Yamaha Boats, visit