Yamaha 222 FSH Sport E: 2023 Boat Buyers Guide

The 222 FSH Sport E has fishing—as well as family fun—firmly in mind.

Yamaha’s reputation for reliable boats comes from their stem-to-stern engineering and manufacturing. Yamaha controls the process of manufacturing and installing each component, giving angler owners of the 222 FSH Sport E a reliable, powerful and beautifully fishable boat that can easily double as a  family day cruiser.

Yamaha jet drives draw water through internally housed impellers and push it out to propel the boat, eliminating the need for an exposed drivetrain, producing a quicker on-plane time and less bow rise.

Yamaha 222 FSH Sport E fishing
The 222 FSH Sport E is packed full of fishability. Courtesy Yamaha Boats

222 FSH Sport E

Yamaha’s 222 FSH Sport E stands amid Yamaha’s center-console line, bigger and deeper than its 21-foot predecessors. In keeping with its FSH designation, it’s got fishing—as well as family fun—firmly in mind. 

Step past the 222 FSH’s exclusive T-top and the vertical and gunwale-mounted horizontal rod holders flanking it, and a removable table fits between loungers to create a casting platform. One comfy lounger contains an insulated fish box, the other dry storage, and both offer forward-facing cushions. The crew will appreciate the changing room/head space within the console forward.

Yamaha 222 FSH Sport E helm
A comfortable helm leaning post welcomes two. Courtesy Yamaha Boats

A comfortable helm leaning post welcomes two (the boat seats 10 in all). E-Series fly-by-wire controls provide push-button start and stop, rpm engine sync, and single-throttle engine pairing. Standard are Connext control with a 5-inch touchscreen, three-position “No-Wake Mode” control, and Cruise Assist. 

A 18-gallon, acrylic-topped livewell houses bait within the starboard transom. The roomy aft cockpit is ringed by gunwale- and transom-mounted rod holders, and an integrated swim platform makes it easy to access the water for swimming or sport, or to boat a fish. 

Manufacturer’s Remark

The new 22-foot platform continues Yamaha’s trend toward contemporary design.

Performance Data

  • Test Power: Twin 1.8L HO Yamaha marine engines
  • Test Load: Crew 475 lb.; fuel 35 gal.
  • Test Speed: 47.7 mph @ 7,500 rpm
  • Max Range: 147 miles @ 6,500 rpm, 2.5 mpg


Fuel Capacity:75 gal.
Dry Weight:3,777 lb. plus power
Max HP:360

Editor Says

Jet-powered Yamaha Boats are carving a place among anglers demanding one-stop service reliability from Yamaha’s 100 percent control of boat, motor, components, engineering and assembly. Few brands can boast of the reliability status Yamaha has achieved. –Randy Vance, Editor-at-Large Boating and Fishing Group

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