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    When is the Yamaha watercraft dealers meeting (to announce 2020 models)?

    Usually it is in mid August, so I assumed invitations went out by now?


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    Assuming so. Looking forward to seeing what the 2020's have in store.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyB80 View Post
    Assuming so. Looking forward to seeing what the 2020's have in store.
    Kevin Shaw reported an updated infotainment system. One feature seemed odd which was a communications system integration. Like who cares to wear a ear piece and microphone while jet skiing? That’s on the top of the list of new desired features of waverunner owners? Doubt it.
    The other is Bluetooth integration which is nice if apps are developed. If its like CarPlay, that would be cool. Imagine having navigation from your phone on your digital display (on the FX at least). Or tuning info displayed while riding. Spotify on that touchscreen with Bluetooth speakers....now we are talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsrixter View Post
    Usually it is in mid August, so I assumed invitations went out by now?
    Normally about week 3 of August I think but some rumors will start in early August as testing had been taking place.


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    Sorry to say, but no one is talking about rumors for new models on the forums for the 2020 models. Afraid it’s going to a BNG’s year for all of the manufacturers.

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    Looking for Yamaha to introduce a Turbocharged engine.....

    That's what I was told...

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsrixter View Post
    ... One feature seemed odd which was a communications system integration. Like who cares to wear a ear piece and microphone while jet skiing? That’s on the top of the list of new desired features of waverunner owners? Doubt it.
    My guess is that this is something that was a requirement in the contract under which Yamaha provided (s?) highly custom modded Wrunners to DoD for use by some (likely a growing / expanding number of) SpecWar units. The technology is not “military specific” let alone sensitive so, it make sense Yamaha would “throw it in” as another option for buyers to check off a box on; they’re doing it for one customer, no reason to not offer it to others. Again, just a WAG on my part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsrixter View Post
    Kevin Shaw reported an updated infotainment system. One feature seemed odd which was a communications system integration. Like who cares to wear a ear piece and microphone while jet skiing? ...

    The other is Bluetooth integration which is nice if apps are developed. ...
    When riding with others it would be nice to be able to communicate without first stopping the group or using very basic hand signals.

    Vox audio between different riders is common among motorcycle riding groups and if done well would be useful for some of the watercraft groups I ride with. Especially when riding longer distances, it would be useful for discussing trip routing options, fuel concerns, or just keeping track of the group.

    I think some of the better motorcycle headset systems use direct radio links for nearby communications and switch to using smartphone cellular (via Bluetooth) to reach riders who are farther away.

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    "The 2020 Yamaha Jet Boats Dealer meeting will be held in August 2019 at the Bahia Mar Resort on Nassau Island in the Bahamas"

    according to a jetboat forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxon View Post
    Sorry to say, but no one is talking about rumors for new models on the forums for the 2020 models. Afraid it’s going to a BNG’s year for all of the manufacturers.
    Thought I saw some talk of a new run about kawi? Something to compete with the spark and EX?

    GPS with map/chart options would be good, marine tech for larger craft VHF/AIS/GPS NMEA 2k links could all be done.....

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