A full-fledged wakeboard towing boat Yamaha "Aero Gear 21" Special exhibition model for the Tokyo Intl. Boat Show
February 09, 2001
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has developed a full-fledged towing boat outfitted with water ballast compartments for creating a well-shaped wake named the Yamaha "Aero Gear 21," which will be displayed as a special exhibition model at the 40th Tokyo International Boat Show (Feb. 9 to 12 at the Tokyo Big Sight).
In recent years wakeboarding has become popular especially among young people, and the present wakeboarding population in Japan is said to be about 300,000.(*) In Japan competitions using specially designed towing boats are now becoming popular too.
* Source: Japan Wakeboard Association
Red letter shows optional parts
Diagram of the "Aero Gear 21"
Features of the "Aero Gear 21"
A "V" type hull design that creates a well shaped wake and also provides good wave-cutting performance
Sharp sporty styling
280-liter water ballast tanks to make the boat's waterline adjustable
Large, comfortable cockpit capable of carrying 8 passengers
Self-bailing system makes open-air storage possible
Comes in two specs; the "Aero Gear 21-SP" featuring must items like a towing tower, swimmers platform that is easy to get on and off, bucket type driver's seat and a wide field of vision rear-view mirror plus the standard "Aero Gear 21" to which the owner can add the options of choice
Comes as a package with the clean-running, fuel efficient Yamaha F100 4-stroke outboard. F115 can also be mounted.