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***NOTE: This boat is out of production*** The Yamaha Exciter 270 makes a great runabout, bowrider, or ski boat. She’s ergonomically designed to keep you in place through hard, tight turns. The 270’s patented hull design grips the water and a special keel lets her carve sharp turns.

Key Features

    One of the most obvious features on the Exciter 270 are the jet pumps. Instead of propellers these pumps add extra safety and also allow the 270 to explore shallower waters. There are also unique access ports in the swim platform that allow you to clean out debris from the jet pumps without having to get into the water. Two side-mirrors on the helm give the driver good visibility for keeping an eye on a skier or wakeboarder. There’s also plenty of storage space, including a cooler and ski locker.

Specifications

Yamaha Exciter 270 Specifications
Length Overall 17' 7 Dry Weight 1,950 lbs.
Beam 7' 8 Tested Weight N/A
Draft 1' 1 Fuel Cap 34 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap none
Max Headroom open boat Bridge Clearance open boat
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Yamaha Exciter 270 Engine options
Std. Power 2x155-hp Yamaha 3 cylinder Jets
Tested Power 2 x 130-hp Yamaha jets
Opt. Power 2x130-hp Yamaha jets

Yamaha Exciter 270 Photo Gallery

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She’s called the Exciter for a reason.

The Exciter 270 makes a great runabout, bowrider or ski boat. The jet pump adds safety, since there are no propellers, and this gives the boat an extremely shallow draft.

Yamaha Exciter 270 Captain's Report

The Yamaha Exciter 270 is one of the most powerful jetboats on the market today with twin 130-hp engines.

The 270 is a very ergonomical boat, with padded seating designed to keep you in place when carving hard tight turns. There are also plenty of grabrails so passengers can keep a secure grip during quick maneuvering. Two side mirrors on the helm allow the driver to keep an eye on the waterskier or wakeboarder behind. On the dash the instruments are easy to read and there are also tachs for each engine. There’s an abundance of storage space, including a cooler and large ski locker. There is also a hatch in the swim platform that allows you to clean out debris from the jet pumps without getting into the water.

Water jets are what make jetboats so unique; giving them the ability to slide through tight turns or make 360 degree turns very easily. The Exciter 270 makes a great runabout, bowrider or ski boat. The jet pump adds safety, since there are no propellers, and this gives the boat an extremely shallow draft. You can take the 270 most places a traditional boat wouldn’t be able to go.

Its patented hull design really grips the water and a special keel lets her carve sharp, steep turns. We clocked her at a top speed of 57 mph and she even has a matching trailer as standard equipment.



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Yamaha Exciter 270 Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Yamaha Exciter 270 is 57.1 MPH (91.9 KPH), burning 31.6 gallons per hour (GPH) or 119.61 liters per hour (LPH).

  • Best cruise for the Yamaha Exciter 270 is 35.0 MPH (56.3 KPH), and the boat gets 1.86 miles per gallon (MPG) or 0.79 kilometers per liter (KPL), giving the boat a cruising range of 57 miles (91.73 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 130-hp Yamaha jets.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Yamaha Exciter 270 Standard and Optional Equipment

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Yamaha Exciter 270 Warranty

Yamaha Exciter 270 Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to insure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

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Yamaha Exciter 270 Price

Yamaha Exciter 270 Price
Pricing Range $19,499.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 2 x 130-hp Yamaha jets
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
3000 5.4 4.7 4.2 1.3 1.1 39 34 63 8.70 15.90 0.54 83
3500 16.8 14.6 14.6 1.2 1.0 35 31 56 27.00 55.27 0.49 86
4000 23.9 20.8 15.6 1.5 1.3 47 41 76 38.50 59.05 0.65 88
4500 29.0 25.2 17.8 1.6 1.4 50 43 80 46.70 67.38 0.69 88
5000 35.0 30.4 18.8 1.9 1.6 57 49 92 56.30 71.17 0.79 90
5500 39.0 33.9 22.2 1.8 1.5 54 47 87 62.80 84.04 0.75 96
6000 44.9 39.0 27.6 1.6 1.4 50 43 80 72.30 104.48 0.69 96
6800 57.1 49.7 31.6 1.8 1.6 55 48 89 91.90 119.62 0.77 97

All fuel consumption numbers is the total are for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 2 x 130-hp Yamaha jets
Time To Plane n/a
0 to 30 n/a
Test Power 2 x 130-hp Yamaha jets
Transmission n/a
Ratio 1:1
Props imp
Load -fuel, -water, 2 persons on board, min. cruising gear
Climate Temp: 83F, Humid: 79%, Wind: 5-10 knots, Seas: 1-2 feet