For the 2017MY (model year), Yamaha Motor Canada introduces new 19-foot and 21-foot boats and revealed new models and features for its WaveRunner PWCs.
Yamaha’s newest PWCs include the exciting new EX Series, as well as a new reincarnation of Yamaha’s GP racing series, the GP1800.
The EX WaveRunner Series is designed for buyers seeking an affordable entry into the sport while still offering durability, reliability and quality. The EX series features Yamaha’s new TR-1 engine. Those opting for the EX Deluxe model will gain Yamaha’s RiDE dual throttle handlebar control system that allows users to quickly decelerate.
For the performance minded, Yamaha’s GP1800 WaveRunner is inspired by Yamaha’s PWC race heritage. The new GP1800 is the quickest, fastest, most precise handling WaveRunner Yamaha has ever designed. It features Yamaha’s SVHO marine engine, lightweight NanoXcel2 hull and deck material, and the RiDE system.
Presently featured on all WaveRunner models except the EX and EX Sport, Yamaha’s RiDE dual handlebar throttle control vastly improves the control and safety of Yamaha PWCs. Using RiDE, the right handlebar lever moves the PWC forward, while the left engages reverse. At speed, the left handlebar lever will also slow the PWC down. Releasing both right and left levers and the watercraft is in neutral. No shifting is required with the system.
Yamaha Motor Canada 2017 boat line sees the addition of a new high-performance 195 series along with four new 21-foot boats.
Yamaha says its 21-foot runabouts have been completely reimagined with a ground-up redesign based on feedback from customers.
The new design features high-end appointments, more space for lounging, a great wake for surfing, and new high-tech features like the Yamaha Connext helm control system.
The new 210 Series includes the versatile SX210 and watersports-focused AR210. The boats feature twin TR-1 High Output engines, an all-new 4.3-inch version of Yamaha’s Connext helm control system, and Yamaha’s Quiet Cruise treatment for reduced cabin noise and vibration. The series also comes equipped with Yamaha’s Advanced Responsive Handling features that include the Articulating Keel for enhancing manoeuvrability and control.
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 includes a larger seven-inch Connext helm control system with joystick controls; twin Yamaha 1.8L normally-aspirated engines; premium appointments including chrome accents, port side workstation and snap-in, teak style floor mats; Yamaha Quiet Cruise; and the Advanced Responsive Handling features such as the Articulating Keel for improved maneuverability and control at all speeds.
The 212X edition features a new 500-watt stereo system with rotating sound bar, and a triple ballast system providing 1,100 pounds of additional weight for creating a better wake.
Yamaha’s new 195 Series includes a high-performance speedster, the SX195, and tower-equipped AR195.
Key features of the series include Yamaha’s SVHO supercharged 1.8L marine engine and 160mm jet pump for quick acceleration and power delivery throughout the power band. The series also benefits from Yamaha’s Advanced Responsive Handling features such as the Articulating Keel; and premium upholstery and billet aluminum accents.
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 also returns with new colours and graphics for 2017.