US builder says it has a “substantial order backlog” for the enhanced 219 TFX

Yar-Craft Boats’ dealers got their first look at the updated 2020 model year 219 TFX during the company’s annual “Excellence in Action” dealer meeting last week, learning why the Yar-Craft flagship model is being called an “unparalleled wave crusher” in marketing materials.

The Arkansas-based builder worked with its professional fishing team to develop the enhancements which include an improved, all-fibreglass transom, narrower gunwales, modular fibreglass consoles and an “angle-cut” trolling motor mount that improves trolling power and efficiency, along with an all-in-one dash panel for easy operation.

The 219 TFX’s weight-forward design allows for a smoother ride. A new, wider deck is pitched fore and aft to keep the angler on a level deck at all times for better balance and safety in rough water. Now rated for a Mercury Racing 400R, with a 60-gallon fuel capacity, company president Rick Pierce proclaimed in a company statement that the 219 TFX “will handle anything any lake can throw at it.”

The wider deck design allows for additional features one need not be a professional angler to appreciate. There’s a separate box for tackle accessories, a 9ft centre fishing rod compartment and a 13ft side compartment, multiple coolers and unique features like a built-in net scabbard and measuring board holder.

The statement goes on to say that on-water testing and production validation are wrapping up and full production will begin this summer with deliveries scheduled for the autumn. Yar-Craft is saying dealer demand for the updated model has been “outstanding and we have a substantial order backlog.”