Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of the Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, announced today that Boating magazine named the Yamaha 210 FSH center console JetBoat as their choice for the 2018 Boat of Year.
Boat of the Year is the most prestigious media honor in the recreational boating industry, based on the opinion of Boating magazine editors who test more than 120 different makes and models of boats annually, and bring more than 100 years of combined professional boat-testing experience to the table.
“There exists no other group of experts with such a depth and breadth of experience. The choice for Boat of the Year is a decision forged in the crucible of this team’s experience. It is a choice for the boat that excels in its category more than any other boat excels in any other category,” said Boating Editor-InChief Kevin Falvey. “Yamaha’s affordable, jet-powered center-console for Jet boaters seeking a multi-mission vessel resulted in a well-designed Jet boat that proved versatile, finely crafted and laden with innovation.”
“We spent years researching the market, evaluating ways people use their Jet boats the most, and explored how to innovate to create something completely new. And that was the birth of the FSH Jetboat line for Yamaha,” said Bryan Seti, general manager of Yamaha’s WaterCraft Group. “To receive this prestigious award from Boating magazine commemorates all the hard work from our product team that went into creating this boat, and we’re thrilled to be able to share the fruits of their efforts with our FSH customers.”
The Yamaha 210 FSH Jetboat is the 21-foot edition of Yamaha’s center console FSH line that includes 19-foot models too. The 210 FSH Jetboat is available in three variations – the base model 210 FSH, an upgraded 210 FSH Deluxe, and the flagship 210 FSH Sport that comes with the features of the Deluxe with the addition of a custom T-top. All three jetboat models come with Yamaha's award-winning TR-1™ High Output marine engines.
The 210 FSH jet boat is special in that the boat includes all the features that fishing enthusiasts require, along with family features that are perfect for an entire day out on the water to include watersports, swimming, and lounging – all in the same jet boat, and at a competitive price starting under $40,000.
Yamaha also introduced a new technology that changes the game 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.
In contrast to other wake systems that push water down or away from the boat, the Yamaha 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®
“To develop this new surf technology we had to approach it from an entirely new standpoint, searching for ways to best capitalize on the advantages of jet propulsion in ways that had never been tried before,” continued Ricciardi.
“After years of testing, we began to realize the possibility of pulling water into the center of the wake, via a “scoop” design, where the influx of water combined with the power of our jets, created a larger surf pocket that extends further behind the boat, with a clean face, plenty of push and wave size to surf with ease.”
“The Yamaha WakeBooster totally changed the face of surfing behind Yamaha’s wake series boats for me,” said pro wake rider Danny Hampson. “With quick and easy installation, the WakeBooster shapes not only a surfable wave but a wave that lends itself to more progressive surfing. No longer are you worried about staying with the wave but instead, you can focus on what your next maneuver will be. This is surfing as it should be.”
Yamaha WaterCraft Group, today introduced its 2019 boat line that includes a ground-up redesign of the top-selling 19- foot models, and enhancements to low-speed maneuverability, corrosion resistance and new interfaces on its touchscreen helm controls. In addition, the company announced a new wakesurfing technology that creates the largest, cleanest wake surf ever seen behind a jet powered boat.
The products were unveiled at the annual dealer meeting being held in San Diego, CA, where Yamaha also set out its strategy to remain the best-selling boat brand in the 19-foot, 21-foot, and 24-foot family runabout category.
“Our boats earned their place at the top of their class by offering a combination of innovative features, technology and performance that remain unmatched by the competition,” said Br yan Seti, Yamaha WaterCraft’s general manager. “Now we’re building on that foundation with a whole new design to our 19-foot boats that offers customers more value than ever before, as well as introducing important updates throughout the line for 2019.”
Featuring an all-new 19’ deck and hull design for the Coastal Living family
• New deck and hull are 3” longer and 2” wider than previous year models.
• Wider, more accessible storage areas featuring integrated Plano® storage trays at the bow.
• New premium color-matched tower and Bimini Top™ for the 190 FSH Sport.
• New helm layout featuring the 4.3” Connext® control system and plenty of room for third-party electronics.
• New Articulating Keel design reduces drag while maintaining low-speed maneuverability benefits.
• Features proprietary three-step coating process that increases corrosion resistance to the jet pump and surrounding driveline parts.
• Designed for all Coastal Living activities from fishing, to touring, to family recreation.
For 2019, Yamaha’s 19’ center console Jet boats return with an all-new deck and hull design that is 3-inches longer and 2-inches wider than previous year models.
With the added space, Yamaha engineers increased storage capacity and improved overall functionality. From bow to stern, there is not another 19’ center console boat as spacious or more comfortable.
Under the waterline, the longer, wider hull is designed for added comfort too; favoring characteristics that reduce bow rise when accelerating, and hull packing when operating in choppy water conditions.
Another significant improvement that is included on all Yamaha boats for 2019 is a new V-shaped reverse bucket that enhances handling when in reverse, a redesigned Articulating Keel that reduces drag, and a new compliment of corrosion resistance measures to protect the jet pump and surrounding driveline parts.
The new V-Bucket works by diverting water thrust laterally (not down) to take advantage of the benefits of side thrust.
The redesigned Articulating Keel is thinner and with tigher tolerances to reduce drag while maintaining all its low-speed handling benefits.
And to increase corrosion resistance to the jet pump and surrounding driveline parts, a three-step process that combines Alumite, a ceramic coating, and expoxy paint has been added.
Yamaha’s Most Usable Deck Layout Ever in a 19’ Center Console Jet Boat
Starting at the bow, the storage compartments are larger, and open wider than before. To help keep tackle and other essentials organized, Plano® storage trays are integrated into the new portside mini-pod storage compartment, and on the starboard side, the mini pod opens into a huge storage area. These padded mini pods also serve as convenient ingress and egress points.
The bow platform is wider than previous year models, and the bow platform hatch is wider too, providing better access and more light that helps when stowing or retrieving gear.
The bench seat and front of the center console lifts up to reveal an extra deep, large
storage area that can also serve as a changing room or a head compartment thanks to
the curtain enclosure that is included on the Deluxe and Sport models. The entryway to
this compartment is redesigned from previous year models to make ingress and egress
This compartment can also store equipment and recreational items and offers convenient access to the backside of the helm for easy service and installation of aftermarket marine electronics.
On the sides of the center console are six vertical rod holders, three on each side. Four additional rod holders are located under the gunnels on the port and starboard sides. 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 launchers on the ttop.
The helm is thoughtfully designed with a simple to remove windshield for low profile storage, a stainless steel sports steering wheel, easy access to all boat control switches, a locking glove box, and an open area to flush mount electronics such as a fish finder, a GPS unit, and other marine electronics.
Also included is Yamaha’s 4.3” touchscreen Connext control system featuring a brand 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.
Completing the helm is an angled footrest for comfort and stability when underway. Behind the helm is a padded leaning post with a backrest (on Deluxe and Sport). Under the leaning post is a dedicated space for a second cooler which is included on all models.
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 relocated forward for easier access from more areas of the boat.
On the port side aft of the helm is more dedicated storage along with easy battery access. On the starboard side is an 25-gallon live well with two pumps (one to fill the live well and a second pump for the recirculation system that is controlled at the helm).
Yamaha’s 190 FSH also features a raw water Jet Wash® washdown system that utilizes water thrust from the jet drive system to allow boat owners to easily clean their deck without needing an additional pump. New for 2019, the washdown system comes with three RPM setting to better control water pressure.
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 in the hull, the entire back of the boat is open for unobstructed casting, towing and enjoying activities on the back of the boat. On the Deluxe and Sport models, the leaning post is convertible and can be flipped back toward the helm for added comfort and versatility.
The 190 FSH features Yamaha's signature two-tier swim platform that sits low at the water’s edge. A retractable stern ladder makes reboarding after swimming a breeze. The transom also includes a tow eye for watersports and a compartment that holds a five-gallon bucket.
Like all Yamaha boats, the 190 FSH features a patented clean out port that allows for the removing of debris from the jet pump without having to get in the water or swim under the boat.
2019 190 FSH SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
Engine Type: Single 1.8L High Output Yamaha marine engine (190 FSH Series) Displacement: 1812cc
Impeller: 3 blade, stainless steel
Length: 19’5” Beam: 8’ 2” Dead Rise: 18°
Fuel Capacity: 40 gallons, regular unleaded fuel Person
Capacity: 8 persons, 1,240 lbs Storage Capacity: 526 gallons
Assembled: Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc., Vonore, Tenn.