By: Scott Way
Yamaha has long been a figurehead in powersports with multiple divisions spanning all things motorized. 2020 will see the Yamaha Watercraft take bold steps with several new models and designs. The 195S Sport Boat, the 195 FSH, and the impressive all-new 275 SD should secure Yamaha's position among mid-size luxury brands. Here's a quick look at what you can expect from the exciting 2020 Yamaha lineup.
The 195S is a brand new model based on the reconfigured 19-foot hull and deck that Yamaha unveiled in 2019. In combination with the new layout, the 195S now includes multiple features previously only available on larger models. The list of impressive options includes a co-captain's chair, docking lights, MarineMat flooring, 7” Connext® with maps, Wet Sounds™ speaker package and a custom CNC name plate on the tower. There's a lot packed into the 195S, it's an exciting premium package in a mid-range size. You can check out a full review with video for the 195S HERE.
Yamaha's 19’ series of center consoles now includes the 195 FSH, a superb addition that also includes features previously unavailable in this size range. Most notably is the supercharged 1.8L SVHO (Super Vortex High Output) Yamaha Marine engine that gives comparable performance to Yamaha's other models like the SX sport boat and AR195 runabout. Power is impressive with 0 to 30 time of under 6 seconds and a top speed of 50 mph. Like the 195S, the 195 FSH also includes new options like upgraded switch panels, combination rod and cup holders, MarineMat flooring, a steering wheel knob, and a new electric raw water pump that generates increased pressure.
The 275 SD is the big statement for 2020. It's the first of its kind for Yamaha and features a luxurious 27-foot design with new DRiVE technology and an impressive list of premium amenities. The all-new DRiVE concept incorporates steering wheel control paddles that make navigating docks easy under low speed control. The helm includes stainless steel and LED lit cupholders, a smart phone holder, and a tilt wheel. Power comes from twin 250-horsepower supercharged Yamaha marine engines. The most innovative feature is the patented swim-up seating configuration at the stern, allowing guests to socialize by sitting in-water and leaning back against the swim platform, or facing forward to use the platform as a table or bar. The 275 SD isn't about flash and flair, it's subtle luxury that will push Yamaha ahead as an industry leader.
To learn more about the 275SD and other designs coming out check out our breakdown of the Top 5 Most Innovative Designs of 2020.