Yamaha 242 Limited S

Built for family fun.

By Craig Ritchie
Yamaha has been a driving force in the jet boat market for many years, building a loyal following with a range of boats that blend the spirited performance of its WaveRunner PWC with the comfort and practicality of a fully-featured runabout.


  • LOA: 24'
  • Beam: 8'6"
  • Draft: 20"
  • Weight: 3,713 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 50 gals.
  • Water Capacity:
  • Power: T-1.8L High Output
  • Price: $67,999


But perhaps no model in its extensive lineup balances this unique blend of utility and exhilaration quite like the all-new 242 Limited S.

Stretching 24 feet in length and riding on an 8-foot, 6-inch beam, the 242 Limited S is a bit like an SUV with its ample space and power. Its open, flowing layout provides a great amount of interior space while still offering seating for 12 people, plus all their gear. That’s especially evident in the bow, where adjustable seat cushions provide a wide range of seating options.

The 242 Limited S comes fully loaded with all of Yamaha’s top technology, including its Connext helm control system and joystick with an all-new 12-inch screen; Quiet Cruise technology; and Yamaha’s Advanced Responsive Handling package with a no-wake mode and an articulating keel for enhanced low-speed maneuverability. The boat is also packed with high-end amenities, like a Polk Audio marine stereo with Bluetooth connectivity and eight speakers, marine-grade teak-style carpet, an enclosed head compartment and a unique portside entertainment area complete with a fold-down table. 

“Probably the most distinguishing feature is the unique design of the transom area and how it provides comfortable access to the water,” says Rod Bensz at B&E Marine. “Yamaha Boats are also known for their performance, safety and extremely low draft.”

That transom seating is not only a great spot to hang out when the boat is anchored on a sandbar, it’s also a great place to prepare for a turn on the wakeboard. The 242 Limited S comes standard with a folding aluminum tower with tweeter speakers and LED lighting, along with a stainless steel reboarding ladder at the swim platform and an overhead Bimini top. There’s even a removable, wheeled cooler that stows in the base of the aft portside seat. 

Powered by twin 1.8L Yamaha High Output engines, the 242 Limited S easily tops 50 mph at wide-open throttle and will cruise comfortably at about 30 mph while delivering impressive fuel economy.

B&E Marine
Michigan City, IN

Locations in IL, MI, OH, WI

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