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

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.

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

Specs

LOA:22′
Beam:8’6″
Fuel Capacity:75 gal.
Dry Weight:3,777 lb. plus power
Max HP:360
Certifications:NMMA

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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