FRESH WATER BOAT NEVER BEEN IN SALT.THIS BOAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN STORED IN A HEATED WAREHOUSE DURING THE WINTER.Yamaha's all-new boats have several new major noteworthy design features. Perhaps the most important is the 72% increase in engine displacement, going from cc in the old models to cc in the new 242 and 240 models. Yamaha says that the boat?s performance has improved markedly as a result. Another improvement is the far larger ?U?-shaped bow seating area that appears to have all of the room of a pickle fork or deckboat design while still keeping the traditional 20-degree deadrise hull and conventional bow. Yamaha has also improved on their innovative stern seating area in which they have led the whole sportboat industry.