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When it comes to boats, Yamaha is usually considered a benchmark in its class and there is no wonder why as its products are modern, reliable and comfortable.

One of the most wanted boats in Yamaha’s lineup is the 242 Limited S. Compared to the previous models, the 2011 version features a series of improvements, the most important one being the new deck and hull design. Thanks to the new design the seating area at the bow is wider and longer than ever before offering an improved level of comfort.

The 2011 Yamaha 242 Limited is propelled by two twin 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, 16-valve High Output Yamaha Marine engines with a displacement of 1812cc (each). The engines are fed by a 50.2 gallons fuel tank that offers a fairly good range.

Among the standard features available for the 242 Limited S you’ll find aluminum watersports tower with built-in speakers and cabin lights, a convertible lounge seat and bow docking lights.

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The 2011 Yamaha VXS WaveRunner has all it needs to be considered a fairly capable and comfortable jet ski. For the starters it comes with a spacious seat that features a traditional construction and was especially designed for sport riding. Then there are the spacious foot rests, the rear re-boarding step and the ergonomically designed handlebar.

In terms of power the Yamaha VXS WaveRunner comes with a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder unit that cranks out a maximum power of 180 hp. This strong engine is fed by a 15.9 gallons fuel tank that offers a pretty good riding range.

To maximize its performances, Yamaha’s engineers blessed their VXS WaveRunner with an ultra-lightweight hull made of NanoXcel (Yamaha’s exclusive material that is engineered using nanotechnology to be stronger and lighter than anything else in the industry.)

The Yamaha VXS WaveRunner price starts from under $11,000.

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The 2011 Yamaha 242 Limited is an agile jet boat that is ready to play every time you fire up its engines. Talking about the engines, the Yamaha 242 Limited is propelled by a two 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, 16-valve High Output Yamaha Marine engines with a displacement of 1812cc (each). The engines are fed by a pretty generous fuel tank that has a capacity of 50 GAL.

Once you climb on board of the 2011 242 Limited you’ll find a modern dash with easy-to-read gauges and an adjustable convertible lounger that gives you the option to either sit or lounge. Other comfort amenities include integrated LED cockpit lighting, flush-mounted speakers and captain chairs.

As far as practicality is concerned the Yamaha 242 Limited offers a total storage capacity of 746.5 gallons.

The boat is available in only one color option, namely Yacht Blue.

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Yamaha’s YAM models are among the most practical and reliable inflatable boats in their class. Thanks to their V-shaped hulls and inflatable keels they offer a great level of stiffness, agility and comfort. Not to mention about the big tube diameters and the wide bow design that further improve the overall comfort.

As far as dimensions are concerned the Yamaha Yam 310STi measures 3.06 m long, the 275STi is 2.72 m, while the 240STi is 2.4 m long.

The 310STi and 275STi can be combined with 7.3 Kw engines, while the 240 STi supports a maximum engine power of 2.9 Kw.

As far as safety is concerned the boats are equipped with strong, secure grab-handles, seat patches and D-rings.

The Yamaha YAM 310STi has a starting price of €1,195, the YAM 275STi costs €1,095 and the Yamaha YAM 240STi can be yours for not less than £998.

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The 2012 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300X is the strongest model in its class. At its heart lies a supercharged and intercooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline four-cylinder, 1498cc, engine that cranks out an impressive power of 300 hp. The engine is fed by a generous 20.6 gallons fuel tank which is the largest in its class.

This strong engine is combined with a modern hull that draws inspiration from the race models, so you can expect to first class handling performances too.

The jet ski is also equipped with a useful Electronic Cruise Control system and the Smart Learning Operation (SLO) mode - a smart system especially developed for those who aren’t yet familiar with such a powerful scooter.

The 2012 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300X weighs 1040.8 lb. and its maximum storage capacity is rated at 60 gallons.

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Anytime you can ride on a jet ski that feels like you’re in perfect harmony with it on the water, then you must be sitting on the Yamaha SuperJet .

Ultimate quickness and control is the SuperJet’s trademark, with the ability to out-carve rival racers by diving deep on the inside and turning like a sharp blade. All that can be attributed to its amazing power and acceleration, which if you didn’t know, comes courtesy of the race-bred 2-stroke engine that has been combined with a smooth, ultra-light hull.

The SuperJet is faster and also more stable than any other jet ski. It’ amazingly agile with unbelievable grip and bite on the water. Moreover, the SuperJet is also easy to ride with the wide-front hull, the clever, spring-assisted handle pole design and the great lean-forward riding position making a world of difference.

With the SuperJet, you’ll definitely know that the rider can easily get the fun of riding out on the open water.

Find out more about the Yamaha Superjet after the jump.

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Yamaha’s Yam models are among the most wanted inflatable boats in their segment. These capable models are perfectly suited for a wide range of applications like camping trips, water sports, family holidays, lake cruises and many others.

Apart from their versatility the Yamaha Yam boats are pretty good looking too, featuring a dynamic design language combined with smart ergonomics. They are also pretty easy to transport thanks to their smart design.

Among the safety features offered by Yamaha’s Yam boats you’ll find strong, secure grab-handles, seat patches and D-rings.

To offer a good handling and rigidity all Yamaha YAM Sport models use a stable V-hull configuration. You also get scratch-resistant rigid floors offered as standard equipment.

As far as prices are concerned the cheapest Yam costs £639 (YAM 240S), while the biggest one can be yours for £1059 (YAM 380S).

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The Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 260X is a modern watercraft powered by a strong supercharged, intercooled, 4-stroke In-Line four engine with a displacement of 1,498 cm3. Thanks to its supercharger, the engine rewards you with instant throttle response and develops a maximum output of 191 kW 260 PS at 7,750 rpm and 240 Nm of torque at 7,250 rpm.

The engine breaths trough a modern 4-into-2-into-1 powerboat-style exhaust system especially designed to allow a smooth flow for the exhaust gases.

To help you use the entire power generated by the engine, the Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 260X is equipped with Kawasaki’s Smart Steering system that automatically adjusts engine speed and thrust while cornering to improve the maneuverability.

In terms of comfort, the Kawasaki Jet Ski 260X offers a narrow seat, a long rear boarding step and 5-way adjustable handlebars.

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Luxury meets performance in the new Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300 LX. This unique jet ski is equipped with a long list of modern features especially developed to offer you a comfortable and fast riding experience.

In terms of performance, the Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300LX is built around a supercharged and intercooled 1,498 cc, liquid cooled inline four cylinder engine that puts out a maximum output of 300 hp. The engine is fed by a generous 21 gallons fuel tank which, by the way, is the biggest in its class.

As far as the ergonomics are concerned, the Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300LX is equipped with a luxurious seat that can accommodate up to three persons. You also get a modern handlebar which is combined with a classy instrument panel and an integrated GPS-mountable handlebar pad.

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The Kawasaki Ultra 300X is a pretty versatile jet ski developed for those who like to play at high speeds, but also want to have a practical partner when it’s time to haul some load.

This Japanese jet ski is propelled by a supercharged and intercooled 1,498cc, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that cranks out an impressive power of 300 hp. The engine breaths through a 4-into-2-into-1 powerboat-style exhaust system that routes the exhaust pipe upward keeping the overall performances to a high level. The engine is fed by the largest fuel tank in the class that has a capacity of 20.6 gal.

As far as ergonomics are concerned, the Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300X is fitted with five-way adjustable handlebars, a relatively narrow and reshaped two piece seat, a long rear boarding step and dual grab handles.

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