Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today introduced its 2014 boat line with 12 models ranging in length from 19 to 24-feet. Yamaha boats enter the 2014 season as the best-selling brand of family runabout boats in the 19 to 24-foot segment that includes open-bow runabouts, deck boats, and wakeboard boats.
To meet the growing demand for its boats in 2014, Yamaha also announced the completion of its expansion of its boat manufacturing plant, Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing in Vonore, TN. The expansion includes the acquisition of land adjacent to the plant and the construction of a new R&D building along with the addition of a new hull and deck assembly line that will increase production capabilities by 25%. The $3 million expansion follows a similar $6 million investment Yamaha made in the plant just four years ago.
For 2014, Yamaha boat customers can choose from 23 different configurations ranging in price from $26,599 to $56,799. Highlights for 2014 include new Clarion® sound systems with Bluetooth® connectivity, new interior refinements, new tower coatings, and new colors and graphics schemes.
“Our unique approach to boat building, which includes our boats being Yamaha all the way through – the engine, the manufacturing and the dealer base, has really taken hold with customers and propelled us to the top of every size range we compete in,” said Scott Watkins, Yamaha’s product planning manager. “As a result, our jet drive systems have risen to become the standard for performance, reliability and functionality from which all other family recreational boats are now measured. Now for 2014, a whole new group of boat buyers will be able to experience these products like never before.”
2014 Yamaha Boats At A Glance