Yamaha 212SS
(w/ 2 x 160-hp Yamaha HO)


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The 212 SS uses Yamaha’s 21 foot hull and adds some aggressive styling to create a functional and fun machine. The low-profile, tinted windscreen and the “Heat Red” color scheme give this a sports car look to complement the outstanding acceleration and handling.

Key Features

  • Stainless Steel Details
  • Multiple Storage Compartments
  • Low profile, tinted windshield
  • Independent, Dual Engine Controls
  • Ample Seating for Nine
  • Berber Carpet
  • Integrated Drink Holders
  • Sound System
  • No-Wake Mode
  • Walk-over Transom
  • Bimini Top
  • Swing-away Tongue Trailer
  • In-floor Self-draining Cooler

Specifications

Yamaha 212SS Specifications
Length Overall 21' 0'' Dry Weight 3,029 lbs.
Beam 8' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 16'' Fuel Cap 50.2 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg. Water Cap N/A
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance N/A
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 212SS Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 1052 cc High Output Yamaha Marine Engines
Tested Power 2 x 160-hp Yamaha HO
Opt. Power Not Available

Yamaha 212SS Photo Gallery

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Yamaha 212SS

Full Instrumentation at a Glance

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In-Floor Storage

Stainless Steel Hardware

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Tinted Windshield

Jet Pump Propulsion System

Yamaha 212SS Captain's Report

By Captain John B. Wenz

If you have a “need for speed”- you want a performance boat, but the family’s interested in doing more than just going fast from place to place, do yourself and your family a favor. Take a good look at the Yamaha 212 SS. It’s got some of what you want, and some of what the rest of the crew needs to make for countless days of family fun on the water. I recently went for a ride. Here’s my report.

Yamaha’s boat lineup is what I think of as a big secret, waiting to get out. These are really nice boats, and they’re excellent value. Line any one of them up against similar sized I/O runabouts and bowriders in this size range. You’ll find what might be called a complete package. That’s not to say that Yamaha provides dock lines and fenders. The dealer typically does that. But what the factory does include are things like twin engines and a swim platform. That’s the kind of stuff which is hard to find, even as an option, on a boat of this size.

Loads of Good Stuff

The 212 SS uses Yamaha’s 21 foot hull and adds some aggressive styling to create a functional and fun machine. The low-profile, tinted windscreen and the “Heat Red” color scheme give this a sports car look to complement the outstanding acceleration and handling. It’s got an 8’6” beam and a 20 degree deadrise, which make for tight turns and a comfortable ride. The 16” draft is not only kind to plant and animal life, but it’s also forgiving in those silted-up places, which become more common as dredging becomes more difficult. Gone are the days when you had to get a tow home due to a banged-up prop! Seating for nine is arranged around the roomy cockpit, featuring snap-in marine grade Berber carpet, and the seat upholstery is of a good quality and very comfortable.

Storage lockers can be found under the seating, both in the main cockpit and under the bow seats. Under the floor, you’ll find a self-draining cooler, and another big locker, so you won’t have to trip over all the gear a family brings aboard for a day of fun in the sun. There are a bunch of stainless steel details- handrails and cupholders in handy places, as well as stainless pull-up cleats and a stainless rubrail.

The helm seat is a captain’s chair, not one of my favorites, but the bolster is sturdy and it gives you a good view. The instrument layout surrounds a comfortable wheel, and the panel adds a performance oriented feel to driving this boat. A pair of analog tachometers surround a speedometer, with a depth finder and a row of rocker switches to make it complete. It looks complete, and there are no big empty spaces for aftermarket options. When you want to crank-up the tunes, the satellite-equipped Sony AM/FM/CD Stereo will serve you well, and the Kicker Marine Speakers will make the music come alive. Of course the audiophile in the group will want to bring an MP3 player aboard, so Yamaha has installed a digital input in a handy little storage compartment. In addition, a bimini top and a cockpit table add a bit more luxury to the experience of being on board. I’m really impressed with the finish work, and I asked about Yamaha’s quality control. It seems to me like management is successful at getting the production floor staff to buy-in to what they’re doing. It shows.

The Entertainment Center

The style of the boat, or the comfort of the cockpit may be a priority for some, but the swim platform is my favorite part of the 212 SS. It becomes the center of activity when you’re anchored at your favorite beach or cove. After all, what do the kids want to do on a boat like this? Anchor so they can spend the day in and out of the water. The design offers a smooth transition between being in the water and being in the cockpit. The deck surfaces are covered with a comfortable, yet durable material called Hydro-Turf, and backrest cushions are integrated in the design. There’s a mount for the cockpit table, so you can enjoy refreshments at the water’s edge, and a remote for the stereo is within reach from the water. This boat offers an unbeatable platform for family boating fun.

Our Test

This is the first year that Yamaha has offered their 21 foot boats with the twin High Output engine package. These motors are clean and efficient and they offer the kind of speed and response that adds up to a ride that’s lots of fun. How about 2.9 seconds to plane and 30 MPH in 4.2 seconds? Sound like fun to you? We enjoyed it! Our cruise calculation resulted in an optimal range of 159 miles at 27.4 MPH. I can’t imagine many circumstances where that wouldn’t be sufficient. Underway, the seating arrangement was comfortable whether relaxing or moving about.

The men and women at Yamaha are truly in-touch with their market. They continue to tweak their line-up in response to what they hear from their customers. As active family boaters, they enjoy boating themselves. If you put your family in the 212SS, you will too.

Yamaha 212SS Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Yamaha 212SS is 53.0 mph (85.3 kph), burning 21.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 81.38 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Yamaha 212SS is 27.4 mph (44.1 kph), and the boat gets 3.52 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.5 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 159 miles (255.89 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 160-hp Yamaha HO.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Yamaha 212SS Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Yamaha 212SS Warranty

Yamaha 212SS Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure 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.
Hull Warranty
Years 5 year limited

Yamaha 212SS Price

Yamaha 212SS Price
Pricing Range $35,999.00
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.


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