New Yamaha Boats Make Waves in 2004
From boat shows to magazine reviews, Yamahaâ€™s newest 230-series family runabout boats are already charting a successful course. What sets the new boats apart from the competition is a unique rear â€œswim patioâ€ that allows friends or family members the ability to relax in a large comfortable area close to the water. More than a just a cool feature, itâ€™s really a new way to enjoy the on-water experienceâ€”and itâ€™s receiving rave reviews in the media. Go Boating Magazine describes it as â€œthe perfect place for a family powwowâ€¦and is sure to set tongues wagging.â€ And Motorboating Magazine noted, â€œitâ€™s a good place for anyone to chill out, and itâ€™s a great place from which adults can sit and watch the kids swim.â€ And Boating World says, â€œThis designâ€™s one of a kind- stylish and practical- and will appeal to the watersports enthusiasts out there.â€ As impressed as the media is with the 230â€™s innovative stern design, the editors seem to be just as fascinated with the boatâ€™s industry-leading acceleration and handling. Packed with 280 horses, one magazine commented on how â€œthe four-cylinder engines give the boat a powerful out-of-the-hole shot that takes you by surprise.â€ Adding to the fun is the 230â€™s progressive V-hull design that compliments its powerful twin engines. According to Boating Magazine, â€œthe key reason for buying a jet-powered boat is its quick reflexes, which makes it a blast to drive.â€ For 2004, Yamaha built on the success of the award-winning design of last yearâ€™s SR230, and introduced two new 23-foot models, including a new wakeboarding boat, the AR230, and a stylish, luxurious version, the SX230 , which features all of the bells and whistles youâ€™d expect from an upscale Yamaha boat.