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Ski Nautique 200 Model Year Differences

mlangemlange Posts: 201 Baller
edited September 2019 in Boat Talk
Starting to look around and am trying to compile a list of the differences in the 200's. Here's what I've come up with so far:

2011 Some cats, Saddle bag hinges
2012 All cats, New keypad, LINC 2.0
2013 New steering wheel, new throttle control
2014 Stiff shifting, some shift by wire
2015 All shift by wire
2016 DI engines, driver's seat change, single puck ZO
2019 Bryant 200

I'm sure I'm missing a ton of stuff. Steering wheel, stereo, etc...

I will update the list in this post as I see items added to the thread.


  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    Lots of ECM programming changes as well as propeller specifications over those years.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 201 Baller
    propeller changes seem to be significant. our 2011 team 200 with 5.7 spins about 4300 rpms at 34mph. I think it was propped to pass jump at the boat tests with the 5.7. would like to change prop to reduce rpm. only used for slalom at 34mph. open to prop suggestions. thanks
  • Not_The_PugNot_The_Pug Posts: 613 Crazy Baller
    @tru-jack The prop you want for Slalom only is a 654. I have one I'm willing to sell. PM if interested.
  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 784 Crazy Baller
  • mlangemlange Posts: 201 Baller
    Looking through brochures isn't real valuable. For example, it doesn't speak to changes like the hinges on the saddle bags. It doesn't say that shifting is now by wire vs. mechanical.

    I'm also not overly concerned w/ props. That's an easy "fix".

    What I'm interested in is things I should consider if I want to target (or steer away from) a specific year. I may want to go 2012+ because I like the new keypad more. I may want to go 2014+ because I really want shift-by-wire.

    Stuff like that is what I'm after.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,013 Mega Baller
    2016 had some big updates.

    - First year for available Direct Injection L83/L86 all aluminum, variable valve timing 5.3L and 6.2L power plants, first for the industry I believe

    - Redesigned driver's seat

    - Single-Puck ZO

    I think there was a Vinyl/Interior design update in 2014.

  • Pat MPat M Posts: 722 Crazy Baller
    I think there was some vinyl issues in the 16. I know all the 14s I drove had a weird thing going with the shift lever.
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 984 Crazy Baller
    pretty sure the electric shift feature was released in 2015 (not' 14) models.
    Greatly preferable iso used 200s.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,633 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    I think gloersen is correct on the shift by wire year. I also think 2014 model year was unique and prior years were not as bad. It may not seem like a big deal if you are use to the 2014, but after driving my 2015, then a 2014 that old style would drive me nuts. It almost felt like I needed both hands to shift in and out of gear.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
    Pat M
  • BlueSkiBlueSki Posts: 745 Crazy Baller
    2013 had the same throttle as 2014.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    There are a number of 14s running around with electric shift.. I know cause I had one and converted another. Along with the ski school units that are now in the field.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • mlangemlange Posts: 201 Baller

    I would have thought that shift-by-wire and the new throttle control went hand-in-hand. Am I missing something there?
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    edited September 2019
    They did! Just saying dont be surprised to find some14s out there with electronic shift and livorsi control.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • skihartskihart Posts: 517 Solid Baller
    I think exhaust cats were introduced in 2011.
  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 635 Crazy Baller
    edited September 2019
    Nah, skiers aren't OCD neurotic!
  • mlangemlange Posts: 201 Baller
    Got it Jody. Hopefully I updated the first post with the right info given what you're saying.
  • dbutcherdbutcher Posts: 359 Solid Baller
    If memory serves me, 2011's did not have cats. Cats weren't required until 1-1-12. A few early 2012's did not have cats. Remember I said IF memory serves me.
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    Cats were available in 2009. They weren't mandated for commercial sale In the US till 2011.
    I have a 196 6 liter with catalyst exhaust.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

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