The award judges chose Yamaha Boats for its exclusive Thrust Directional Enhancer (T.D.E.) that is available on all 2013 Yamaha boats. According to the panel, the Yamaha Thrust Directional Enhancer is “a simple, yet effective improvement that maximizes control and maneuverability at slow speeds.”
“Utilizing the company’s supercharged 1.8L Super High Output (SHO) engine found in its performance-based watercraft, the new AR192 and SX192 models pack plenty of punch. And once again, I’m impressed with how much boat Yamaha could squeeze into a 19-footer.”
“In a world where the words affordable and boating don’t normally mix, the latest jet-propelled sportboats bring the two together in versatile packages the whole family can enjoy. “
BoatTEST.com went inside Yamaha's test facility to check out its 1812cc Super High Output, Supercharged and intercooled Yamaha Marine engine. This engine is found in numerous high performance Yamaha WaveRunners and Boats.
Yamaha pulled a fast one when it introduced the new AR190. While the rest of the jet boat industry was thinking bigger, it was thinking smaller. In fact, this 19-footer is the “mini me” of the company’s runabout fleet for 2012. But you know what they say about judging things based on size alone.