St. Louis Boat & Sportshow Making a Splash

The St. Louis Boat & Sportshow is the perfect oasis for escaping frigid winter temperatures. The show, taking place today and running through Sunday, returns to the America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome and features hundreds of the latest model boats, newest marine products, and outdoor accessories on display for attendees to view, board, and shop, plus educational seminars and interactive fun for all ages. One focal point of this year’s show is Yamaha WaterCraft, who is presenting their complete 2017 line of WaveRunners and boats.

Yamaha’s 2017 line of WaveRunners and boats has something for every boat buyer highlighted by the new, affordable EX WaveRunner series with its $6,599 starting price to the new, luxurious 212 Limited S that delivers class-leading comfort and category-best performance.

Yamaha EX WaveRunner

Starting at $6,599, the EX Series includes the base EX model, the EX Sport, and the EX Deluxe. These models are shorter in length, lighter in weight, and more affordable than any three-person WaveRunner that Yamaha has offered in the past.   And unlike competing models in the Rec-Lite category, the EX Series is manufactured with the same durable materials and high level of craftsmanship that Yamaha is renowned. The result is a fun, exciting WaveRunner that families can enjoy for years. 

Key features include: Yamaha’s award-winning TR-1 engine, representing the latest in Yamaha engine technology.  Best performance, stability, and reliability in the Rec-Lite category. EX Deluxe equipped with RiDE dual throttle handlebar control system. 

Yamaha 212 Limited S

Looking more like Yamaha 24-foot flagship boats than ever before, the 21-foot 212 Series features two new models, the 212 Limited and 212 Limited S, as well as a complete redesign of Yamaha’s signature 21-foot wake boat, the 212X.   

Key features of this series include: 7” Connext helm control system with joystick controls.  Powered by twin Yamaha 1.8L normally-aspirated engines for class-leading power and performance. Premium appointments, chrome accents, port side workstation and snap-in, teak style floor mats. 212X features a new 500-watt stereo system with rotating sound bar, and a triple ballast system providing 1100 pounds of additional weight for creating the perfect wake. Yamaha Quiet Cruise for reduced cabin noise and vibration. Yamaha’s Advanced Responsive Handling features that include the Articulating Keel for enhancing maneuverability and control at all speeds. 

“The one thing that all Yamaha WaveRunners and boats have in common is Yamaha’s jet drive system that is the gold standard in marine propulsion and provides performance and benefits by which other personal watercraft and boats are now judged,” said Bryan Seti, general manager of Yamaha’s Watercraft Group.  “For 2017, we’ve extended this venerable drivetrain to new, exciting models that is making boating more fun and affordable.”  To learn more about Yamaha WaveRunner and boats, visit and

Show Information
January 26–29, 2017
• Thursday, January 26 –  2pm to 9pm
• Friday, January 27 – 12pm to 9pm
• Saturday, January 28 – 10am to 9pm
• Sunday, January 29 – 11am to 5pm

Admission Prices
• Adults (16+): $12
• 15 and younger: FREE (when accompanied by a paid adult)

America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome
701 Convention Center Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

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