Yamaha’s 19’ center console boats return with an all-new deck and hull design that is 3-inches longer and 2-inches wider than previous year models. ?With the added space, Yamaha engineers increased storage capacity and improved overall functionality. From bow to stern, there is not another 19’ center console boat as spacious or more comfortable. ?Under the waterline, the longer, wider hull is designed for added comfort too; favoring characteristics that reduce bow rise when accelerating, and hull packing when operating in choppy water conditions. Another significant improvement that is included on all Yamaha boats for 2019 is a new V-shaped reverse bucket that enhances handling when in reverse, a redesigned Articulating Keel that reduces drag, and a new compliment of corrosion resistance measures to protect the jet pump and surrounding driveline parts.
The new V-Bucket works by diverting water thrust laterally (not down) to take advantage of the benefits of side thrust. The redesigned Articulating Keel is thinner and with tigher tolerances to reduce drag while maintaining all its low-speed handling benefits. And to increase corrosion resistance to the jet pump and surrounding driveline parts, a three-step process that combines Alumite, a ceramic coating, and expoxy paint has been added.
Starting at the bow, the storage compartments are larger, and open wider than before. To help keep tackle and other essentials organized, Plano® storage trays are integrated into the new portside mini-pod storage compartment, and on the starboard side, the mini pod opens into a huge storage area. These padded mini pods also serve as convenient ingress and egress points. The bow platform is wider than previous year models, and the bow platform hatch is wider too, providing better access and more light that helps when stowing or retrieving gear. The bench seat and front of the center console lifts up to reveal an extra deep, large storage area that can also serve as a changing room or a head compartment thanks to the curtain enclosure that is included on the Deluxe and Sport models. The entryway to this compartment is redesigned from previous year models to make ingress and egress easier. This compartment can also store equipment and recreational items and offers convenient access to the backside of the helm for easy service and installation of aftermarket marine electronics.
On the sides of the center console are six vertical rod holders, three on each side. Four additional rod holders are located under the gunnels on the port and starboard sides. With the addition of four flush mount rod holders on the deck, there are a total of 14-rod holders across the boat. The Sport version adds four more rocket launchers on the t- top. The helm is thoughtfully designed with a simple to remove windshield for low profile storage, a stainless steel sports steering wheel, easy access to all boat control switches, a locking glove box, and an open area to flush mount electronics such as a fish finder, a GPS unit, and other marine electronics. Also included is Yamaha’s 4.3” touchscreen Connext control system featuring a brand new user interface in 2019, and conveniently-placed rocker switches for Yamaha’s No Wake ModeTM and Cruise Assist, along with the bilge, horn, and other vital functions. Completing the helm is an angled footrest for comfort and stability when underway. Behind the helm is a padded leaning post with a backrest (on Deluxe and Sport). Under the leaning post is a dedicated space for a second cooler which is included on all models. A new design feature that makes the deck layout more usable are removable backrests for the port and starboard jump seats. These backrests can be quickly and easily stowed away, opening access to the stern. In addition, the livewell is relocated forward for easier access from more areas of the boat.
On the port side aft of the helm is more dedicated storage along with easy battery access. On the starboard side is an 25-gallon live well with two pumps (one to fill the live well and a second pump for the recirculation system that is controlled at the helm).
Yamaha’s 190 FSH also features a raw water Jet Wash® washdown system that utilizes water thrust from the jet drive system to allow boat owners to easily clean their deck without needing an additional pump. New for 2019, the washdown system comes with three RPM setting to better control water pressure. The transom area on the 190 FSH is unlike any other center console boat on the market. Since the engine and drive train are mounted in the hull, the entire back of the boat is open for unobstructed casting, towing and enjoying activities on the back of the boat. On the Deluxe and Sport models, the leaning post is convertible and can be flipped back toward the helm for added comfort and versatility.
The 190 FSH features Yamaha's signature two-tier swim platform that sits low at the water’s edge. A retractable stern ladder makes reboarding after swimming a breeze. The transom also includes a tow eye for watersports and a compartment that holds a five-gallon bucket. Like all Yamaha boats, the 190 FSH features a patented clean out port that allows for the removing of debris from the jet pump without having to get in the water or swim under the boat.