Yamaha's jet boat lineup got bigger by two boats for 2005. The new SX230 High Output (H.O.) and AR230 H.O. each pack twin MR-1 1052cc four-cylinder four-stroke engines that pump out an estimated 320 hp. For comparison, the non-H.O. SX230 and AR230 each have 998cc four-cylinder four-stroke mills with an estimated 280 hp.
The 23-foot SX230 H.O. is classified into Yamaha's bowrider lineup. It seats 10 people and is based on the SX230. The SX230 H.O. comes with a 36-quart built-in ice chest, ergonmically designed bucket seats and a new No Wake Mode that sets the engine rpm to no wake speed with a simple touch of a button. The manufacturers suggested retail price is $32,499.
The new AR230 H.O., meanwhile, is Yamaha's new high-output wakeboard boat, and is based on the AR230. Like the SX230 H.0., the 23-foot, 10-person capacity AR230 H.O. comes with a No Wake Mode that limits engine rpm to no wake speed at the touch of a button. Other features include a 36-quart built-in ice chest, bucket seats, dual engine control and more. The suggested retail price is $34,999.
There were small changes to the remainder of the 2005 lineup, which include newly designed seats and upgraded carpet in the SX230 and AR230. The LX210 and AR210 return with a new graphics scheme.
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