INNOVATION

The product of constant innovation and refinement for more than 50 years, Yamaha continues to deliver the most reliable and highest performing watercraft on the water. Take a closer look at how this commitment sets Yamaha apart.

YAMAHA'S ADVANCED RESPONSIVE HANDLING WITH NEW ARTICULATING KEEL FOR 2015.

The Articulating Keel is a simple yet ingenious mechanism that extends the boat’s keel, but moves and tracks in perfect relation to the boat’s jet pump nozzles to provide directional stability and maneuverability.

Steering response is immediate. Straight line tracking at all speeds is effortless. When combined with No Wake Mode and Thrust Directional Enhancer, slow speed maneuverability around docks becomes effortless, significantly reducing the learning curve for new boat owners.

Yamaha's 21-foot & 24-foot boats weigh up to 1300lbs less than the competition.

Because Yamaha’s 21-foot and 24-foot boats weigh thousands of pounds less than the competition, they are easier to tow with stronger performance, exceptional handling and better fuel efficiency. Overall, they are a better designed boat.

  • 21-Foot
  • 24-Foot
  Weight Difference than Yamaha
Yamaha SX210: 2875 lbs
Chaparral (270hp Volvo 5.0): 3500 lbs + 625 lbs
Cobalt 200 (4.3L MerCruiser): 3850 lbs + 975 lbs
Rinker 216 Captiva (220hp MerCruiser 4.3L): 3570 lbs + 695 lbs
Monterey 220EX: 4200 + 1325 lbs

Sources: Manufacturer’s websites

Speed and performance varies depending on a number of factors including on board weight, maintenance and water conditions. This comparison is based upon current information at the time of release. Yamaha is not responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies information obtained from other sources.

  Weight Difference than Yamaha
Yamaha 242 Limited S (twin 1.8L engines): 3519 lbs
Supra® 242 (5.7L 325hp): 4450 lbs + 931 lbs
Glastron® GLS 235: 4080 lbs + 561 lbs
Mastercraft® X-35 (400hp Vortec LY6 H0): 4900 lbs + 1381 lbs
Malibu® Wakesetter 23 LSV: 3900 lbs + 381 lbs
Sea-Ray® 240 Bowrider: 4200 lbs + 681 lbs

Sources: Manufacturer’s websites

Speed and performance varies depending on a number of factors including on board weight, maintenance and water conditions. This comparison is based upon current information at the time of release. Yamaha is not responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies information obtained from other sources.

The draft of Yamaha's 21-foot & 24-foot boats is up to half of the competition.

Yamaha's compact internal drivetrain does not have an exposed lower unit, resulting in a draft that is up to half that of the competition. This means more peace of mind for Yamaha owners and the freedom to explore areas that other boats can't reach.

  • 21-Foot
  • 24-Foot
  Draft Compared to Yamaha
Yamaha SX210: 15"
Chaparral® (270hp Volvo 5.0): 34" +1 foot, 6 inches
Sea Ray® 205 Sport (220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L): 35" +1 foot, 7 inches
Rinker 216 Captiva (220hp MerCruiser 4.3L): 36" +1 foot, 8 inches
Monterey 220EX: 40" +2 feet, 1 inch

Sources: Manufacturer’s websites

Speed and performance varies depending on a number of factors including on board weight, maintenance and water conditions. This comparison is based upon current information at the time of release. Yamaha is not responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies information obtained from other sources.

  Draft Compared to Yamaha
Yamaha 242 Limited S (twin 1.8L engines): 16"
Supra® 242 (5.7L 325hp): 26" +10"
Glastron® GLS 235: 33" +1 foot, 5 inches
Mastercraft® X-35 (400hp Vortec LY6 H0): 27" +11"
Malibu® Wakesetter 23 LSV: 27" +11"
Sea-Ray® 240 Bowrider: 38" +1 foot, 10 inches
Regal® 2300 FasTrac: 34" +1 foot, 6 inches

Sources: Manufacturer’s websites

Speed and performance varies depending on a number of factors including on board weight, maintenance and water conditions. This comparison is based upon current information at the time of release. Yamaha is not responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies information obtained from other sources.