First Impression: There’s Nothing Entry-Level About Yamaha’s 19’ 192 Series Boats 

By CC McConnell

The 19’ runabout category is not one that you would expect to find a supercharged 1.8L engine, premium interior appointments, and a fully-padded stern lounge area; which is why Yamaha’s new 192 Series boats are expected to be an industry home run in 2013.

With a starting price of $28,999, the 192 Series boats become the flagship of Yamaha ‘s successful 19’ line with two new models, the SX192 and the AR192. The difference between the two is that the SX192 comes with two Captain’s chairs and the AR192 comes with a watersports tower and J-shaped seating.

The first thing that will grab your attention when you see the 192s for the first time is that these boats look larger and more expensive than they are. The quality of the vinyl and carpeting is top notch, there are stainless steel details throughout, and the storage is unequalled in a boat this size.

After you’ve taken the 192s stunning good looks; jump in the Captain’s chair and throw forward the throttle. The 192s will really get your attention with 0-30 mph acceleration around 5 sec and a top speed touching 50 mph. The 192s are the first Yamaha boats to feature a supercharged 1.8L engine. When you combine this engine with the Yamaha jet drive system and the light weight of Yamaha’s 19’ platform; the result is “best in class” performance that will please the most demanding boat buyer.

If you are looking for a family boat that can easily fit your garage and family budget that also packs a punch when you get behind the helm, the Yamaha 192 Series should be at the top of your shortlist this boat show season.

View slide show of the Yamaha SX192
View slide show of the Yamaha AR192

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