Yamaha Announces Big Changes to Sport Boat and WaveRunner Line-Ups for 2021

By: Scott Way

Word hit the newswire late this week that Yamaha had unveiled their most extensive launch yet. It wasn't hyperbole either, as 2021 will see them dive deep into multiple burgeoning categories with the release of a new four-stroke SuperJet®, all-new VX® and GP™ WaveRunners, an all-new 25-foot boat platform, four all-new premium 21-foot runabouts, and two new 25-foot FSH models.


2021 will also mark the 35th anniversary of the creation of Yamaha's WaterCraft group, and clearly they wanted to make a splash. Mission accomplished. Yamaha has been building momentum in recent years with the all-new 275SD making our list of the Top 5 Most Innovative Designs of 2020, and the upgraded Helm Master EX Control System offers a whole new level of applicability and usability that will see extensive distribution in years to follow. There's a lot to digest here, so here's a quick breakdown of the new Superjet, WaveRunner and Sport Boat models hitting the market in 2021:


Superjet Series:


For 2021, the Yamaha SuperJet has been redone from the ground up to challenge a new generation of stand-up riders with a torquey four-stroke Yamaha marine engine and nimble performance hull that's 142 pounds lighter and 8.8 inches shorter than its competition. No longer reserved for professional racers and requiring a racing licence, the 2021 SuperJet will find appeal to a wide audience.


KEY FEATURES

  • Powered by Yamaha 1049cc TR-1 four-stroke marine engine

  • Race-inspired handlebars and three-position adjustable handlepole

  • Adjustable Steering Nozzle for greater static and dynamic stability


WaveRunner Series


Yamaha's VX Series WaveRunners will be all-new above the waterline. The new deck design delivers improved ergonomics with deeper, wider, self-draining footwells, and a new seat design with improved knee grip and overall comfort, especially for smaller sized riders. The new VX series includes the VX Cruiser HO, VX Cruiser, and VX Deluxe models.


VX Deluxe- Style meets technology in the VX Deluxe with improved ergonomics, additional storage and innovative features. And, for the first time ever, Yamaha is offering the option to buy with a factory-installed, custom, integrated marine audio system.

2021 Yamaha VX Deluxe

KEY FEATURES

  • Powered by three-cylinder, 1049cc TR-1 four-stroke marine engine. 

  • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI): Delivers smooth, high power output with low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions. 

  • Specially Designed, One-piece Cylinder and Crankcase Assembly: Provides engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.

VX Cruiser- Big on comfort, performance and value, the Yamaha VX Cruiser boasts improved ergonomics, additional storage and more innovative features. Like the VX Deluxe, they can be ordered with a factory-installed, custom, integrated marine audio system.

2021 Yamaha VX Cruiser

KEY FEATURES

  • Powered by three-cylinder, 1049cc TR-1 four-stroke marine engine. 

  • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI): Delivers smooth, high power output with low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions. 

  • Specially Designed, One-piece Cylinder and Crankcase Assembly: Provides engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.

VX Cruiser HO- Combines power and style. For 2021, this value-packed platform is all-new above the waterline to offer improved ergonomics, additional storage and new features. The 182cc high-output engine is the largest displacement engine in the PWC industry.

2021 Yamaha VX Cruiser HO

KEY FEATURES

  • Powered by 1812cc high output engine- the largest displacement engine in the PWC industry. This new generation balances high performance, economy, environmental awareness and reliability

  • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI): Delivers smooth, high power output with low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions. 

  • Specially Designed, One-piece Cylinder and Crankcase Assembly: Provides engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs

The New GP:


The GP1800R HO and GP1800R SVHO are completely re-imagined for 2021. The GP Series showcases a new deck design, tilt-adjustable race-inspired handlebar design, Connext helm control with multi-colour LCD display, the industry’s first Auto Trim function with Cornering Control and Launch Control modes, a new hull liner that moves the craft’s centre of gravity for added agility, plus a new intake grate and upgraded jet pump for class-leading acceleration.


GP1800R HO- Agile and powerful, the Yamaha GP1800R HO is serious fun with large displacement, advanced driver-focused technologies and aggressive styling. The lightweight and nimble GP1800R HO is built to provide even better handling, acceleration and rider comfort.

2021 Yamaha GP1800R HO

KEY FEATURES

  • Powered by 1812cc high output engine- the largest displacement engine in the PWC industry. This new generation balances high performance, economy, environmental awareness and the reliability Yamaha is known for. 

  • Wet Sump Lubrication: Uses two engine oil pumps to deliver lubricated oil to each moving part with water-jacketed sump and oil backflow protection. 

  • Throttle by wire reverse system controls RPM in reverse gear for maximum thrust efficiency Specially Designed, One-piece Cylinder and Crankcase Assembly: Provides engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.

GP1800R SVHO- The Yamaha GP1800R SVHO is the quickest, fastest, most precise handling WaveRunner that Yamaha has ever designed. A legend in professional watercraft racing, the GP1800R SVHO gets a complete redesign above the waterline in 2021 for enhanced performance and rider comfort.

2021 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO

KEY FEATURES

  • Powered by Yamaha's 1.8L, supercharged Super Vortex High Output Marine engine- the most technologically advanced engine ever designed for a personal watercraft, delivers more power and torque than any engine in a Yamaha WaveRunner personal watercraft. 

  • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI): Four electronically controlled fuel injectors, throttle position sensor (TPS) and intake air pressure and air temperature sensors supply the optimum air/fuel mixture. The results are a smooth, high power output with low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions. 

  • Specially Designed, One-piece Cylinder and Crankcase Assembly: Provides engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.


2021 Sport Boat Lineup:


For 2021, Yamaha is introducing much of its premium technology – E-Series drive-by-wire, Connext Helm Control and Yamaha's award-winning DRiVE paddle control system – to more models than ever before. These features offer more convenience, comfort and fun to even more boaters in remarkably versatile packages. With the recent success of the 275SD series, the all-new 25 foot platform follows its luxury design with 4 new models, as well as a re-designed 21-foot runabout platform also with 4 new designs. There are also 2 new 25-foot FSH models with a host of exciting new features.

All-New 25FT Platform:

Compared to Yamaha's previous 24-foot line, the new 25-foot platform is six inches longer with gunwales four inches higher to create a roomier, more exclusive experience while maintaining a standard beam width for highway trailering.


KEY FEATURES:

  • Inspired by the modern styling of Yamaha's luxury 275 Series; six new models in all.

  • 252SD and 255XD feature Yamaha's exclusive, award-winning DRiVE® technology for enhanced low-speed handling and manoeuvrability.

  • 255XD and 255XE feature Yamaha's integrated SurfPointe system for wakesurfing, which includes:

  • Integrated push-button-controlled Yamaha Wake Enhancer

  • 1,600-pound triple ballast system

  • Wake-specific hull design with a stern that sits lower in the water.

  • 255XD and 255XE powered by twin 1.8-litre supercharged Yamaha SVHO® marine engines for a combined 500 horsepower.

  • "Floating" 12.3-inch Connext® 3.0 touchscreen on all models except the SX250 and AR250, which come with a 7-inch Connext touchscreen.

All-New 25FT FSH:

2021 Yamaha 252 FSH Sport

KEY FEATURES:

  • All-new 25-foot FSH® centre console platform designed to take you where the big fish are

  • 255 FSH Sport E model features E-Series® functionality and twin, Yamaha supercharged engines for a combined 500 horsepower

  • 420-litre fuel tank for extended adventurers

  • Spacious helm area with 7-inch Connext® 3.0 touchscreen and 12-inch Simrad® electronics

  • Includes innovative, transparent 68-litre live bait well in the cockpit and insulated self- draining fish locker in the bow

  • Well-organized helm station with comfortable seating for two with adjustable seat bolsters

All-New 252SD/252SE: With luxury features and a modern design, the all-new 252SD and 252SE offer a one-of a kind boating experience for enthusiasts who demand excellence. These premium boat features Yamaha’s E-Series drive-by-wire functionality and 12.3-inch Connext touchscreen display, as well as Yamaha’s DRiVE paddle control system that makes manoeuvring in tight spaces and around the dock stress free.

KEY FEATURES

  • Twin 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, 1.8 Litre High Output Yamaha Marine Engine ​

  • 12.3" Connext Display w/ Maps and Joystick

  • Yamaha DRiVE Technology

  • Swim-up Stern Seats

  • Ennovation Marine Stereo

All-New SX250: For the value-minded boat buyer, the all-new family friendly SX250 is packed with amenities from the spacious bow to the award-winning, two-tier stern lounge. A new hull design tracks with precision at all speeds, while twin 1.8-litre Yamaha marine engines provide renowned performance, reliability and durability.

2021 Yamaha SX250

KEY FEATURES

  • Twin 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, 1.8 Litre High Output Yamaha Marine Engines 

  • BiminiTM Top

  • 7" Connext Display with Maps and Joystick

  • Ennovation Marine Stereo

  • Integrated Swim Platform with Marine-Grade Mats 

AR250: New for 2021, the AR250 offers all-out watersports excitement for the value-minded boat buyer. It comes standard with Yamaha's award-winning Connext helm control system, colour-matched wakeboard tower and trailer. It's truly one of the best buys in the industry.

2021 Yamaha AR250

KEY FEATURES

  • Twin 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, 1.8 Litre High Output Yamaha Marine Engines

  • Aluminum Folding Wakeboard Tower

  • 7" Connext Display with Maps and Joystick

  • Ennovation Marine Stereo

  • Integrated Swim Platform with Marine-Grade Mats

21-Foot Platform with 4 All-New Models:


For 2021, Yamaha is elevating its 21-foot bowrider boat line with four new models featuring their E-Series drive-by-wire functionality and 12.3-inch Connext touchscreen display. The 212 XD and 212SD are also equipped with Yamaha’s DRiVE paddle control system, which makes manoeuvring in tight spaces and around the dock stress free. New to the 21-foot bowrider line are the 212XD, 212XE, 212SD and 212SE models. All four premium boats feature Yamaha’s E-Series drive-by-wire functionality with push-button start/stop, RPM engine sync, and single throttle lever pairing.


212SD / 212SE: Yamaha elevates its 21-foot bowrider boat line in 2021 with the addition of the 212SD. This premium boat features Yamaha’s E-Series drive-by-wire functionality and 12.3-inch Connext touchscreen display, as well as Yamaha’s DRiVE paddle control system that makes manoeuvring in tight spaces and around the dock stress free.

2021 Yamaha 212SD / 221SE

KEY FEATURES

  • Twin 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, 1.8 Litre High Output Yamaha Marine Engine 

  • Yamaha DRiVE Technology

  • 12.3" Connext Display w/ Maps and Joystick

  • Aluminum Folding Wakeboard Tower

  • Ennovation Marine Stereo


212XE / 212XD: The Yamaha 212XE and 2121XD were specifically designed for watersports action with an1,100-pound triple ballast system, board racks, oversized billet aluminum rearview mirror, and premium sound system that includes a tower-mounted sound bar, subwoofer, 500-watt amp and six Wet Sounds® audio mid-range speakers. These premium boats feature E-Series drive-by-wire functionality and 12.3-inch Connext touchscreen display, as well as Yamaha’s DRiVE paddle control system to make manoeuvring in tight spaces and around the dock stress free. The 212XE is the only 21-foot bowrider boat that comes with a factory-installed ballast system.

2021 Yamaha 212XE / 212XD

KEY FEATURES

  • Twin 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, 1.8 Litre High Output Yamaha Marine Engine 

  • 12.3" Connext Display w/ Maps and Joystick

  • Yamaha DRiVE Technology

  • SurfPointe, Ballast System and Wakeboard Racks

  • Aluminum Folding Wakeboard Tower with Wakeboard Racks

  • Integrated Swim Platform with Marine-Grade Mats

For more details or to get the full specs/features of any of the new 2021 models check out Yamaha Motor Canada.


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