Sarasota, Florida, USA
Rob Brady’s exhaustive collaboration with Yamaha Motor Corporation on their latest jetboat puts the “craft” in watercraft.
The all-new Yamaha 275 Series is the “Rev Your Heart” brand’s first foray into the luxury 27-foot category and is now the largest and widest jet drive runabout available today.
Inside and out, the 275 defines ruggedized refinement—like a mini-yacht with muscle.
Every millimeter has been scrutinized and organized to maximize fun and function on the water.
The helm console combines clean lines, LED lighting, and ergonomically derived elements into a stylish display crowned by a floating instrumentation-pod with no equal.
The added length of the 275 Series inspired the designers to stretch their imagination and design prowess, and they succeeded beyond expectation.
The profile of the 275 Series is powerful and unique, with the flair of a luxury runabout boat that one might see moored in Monaco and Cannes.
The driver-forward position and bold wrap-around window treatment add to the 275’s sophisticated allure, and the expansive stern play area and open walkthrough transom give the impression that a party could go off at a moment’s notice.
The Yamaha 275 Series boats are the first to feature twin, supercharged Yamaha 1.8L SVHO marine engines.
These engines are the most technologically-advanced motors in a jet drive boat today. The Yamaha SVHO engine is powerful, fuel-efficient, and virtually maintenance-free.
And because these compact, lightweight engines and the driveline are placed deep inside the hull, acceleration is instant, bow rise is minimal, and more deck space is available for fun that would otherwise be wasted by a large, intruding engine compartment like that found on other brands’ boats.
One of the chief goals in the design of the new Yamaha 275 Series was to connect the stern and the cockpit areas so that the inside of the 275 feels like one large area for all types of entertaining.
To do that, the designers chose new convertible stern seating with seatbacks that can be flipped forward or aft to provide versatile seating options throughout the stern and cockpit.
The area overall is slightly larger than a full-size bed, so the options for lounging and entertaining are bigger than ever before.
Industry-first features can be found everywhere on the new Yamaha 275 series boats, including a new patent-pending innovation on the stern.
Highlighting the 275’s capacity for luxury, the aft section boasts a swim platform and positionable seating that can be oriented toward the interior when underway, or repositioned to transform the water-centric aft space into a sumptuous lounging area and bar experience unmatched by anything on the water.
At anchor, two removable seats can be attached to the stern. These seats sit just below the water’s surface, providing comfortable in-water seating facing the transom of the boat.
With the ladder in between both seats, egress back on the boat is a breeze. When ready to go underway, merely bring the seats back on board.
From bow to stern, there is nothing cookie-cutter about the Yamaha 275 Series.
From its striking good looks to industry-first innovations like DRiVE, the 275’s are the most exciting new models to enter the 27-foot runabout category in decades.
Project: ROBRADY Design Yamaha 275
Designers: ROBRADY design
Design Team: Rob Brady and Erik Holmen
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor Corporation USA