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Charles Plueddeman Reviews the Yamaha AR195
Charles Plueddeman reviews the Yamaha AR195

Boating Writer Charles Plueddeman walks us through the new AR195 including a longer and wider hull, new V-bucket reverse control and new spacious cockpit layout. 

[Excerpted from Boating Magazine, May, 2019]

"The Yamaha AR195 is based on a new 19-foot-5-inch hull that’s 3 inches longer and 2 inches wider than last year’s model. Do a few inches matter? They can if that extra space is managed well, and Yamaha has put a lot of thought into the cockpit of this new model."

"The AR195 features a new cockpit layout with a bench seat wrapping from the stern all the way to the
port console, which is padded as a backrest for an observer. The sole behind the helm is now open for stowing a 25-quart cooler below a detachable table. Even with the table in place there’s always a clear walkway through the boat."

"The helm features a new side-mount control that saves some space. On the dash is a new Connext 4.3-inch color touchscreen info display, a remote control for the premium Clarion/ Polk Audio system, and a pivoting mobile-phone
holder. Rocker switches control the Yamaha No Wake Zone and Cruise Assist speed-control functions."

"The jet drive features a new reverse bucket that improves lateral thrust for better control around the dock, and the
Yamaha “articulated keel” rudder has been revised to reduce drag. Attention to detail by Yamaha makes the new AR195 better than ever."