EXR Rec-Lite

Starting at $9,399
Seating Capacity
1-3 persons
Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal
Dry Weight
540 lbs
3-cylinder, 4-stroke TR-1 High Output Yamaha Marine Engine

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Full Specs
Yamaha WaveRunners

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EXR Design

  1. NanoXcel®2 Technology
  2. RiDE®
  3. Storage
  4. Reboarding Step
  • NanoXcel®2 Technology

    NanoXcel® hull delivers an impressive power-to-weight ratio, agile ride and industry-leading fuel efficiency.

  • RiDE

    Drivers switch from forward to neutral to reverse with one pull of the throttle resulting in easier deceleration, reversing and docking.

  • Storage

    The EX Series offers more storage options than comparably-priced PWC.

  • Reboarding Step

    Designed to make it easier to reboard after a swim. Conveniently tucks away when not in use.


EXR Full Specs

Available Colors Lime Yellow with Azure Blue
Rider Capacity 1-3 persons
Length 123.6"
Width 44.5"
Height (meters) 1.15 m
Height (inches) 45.3"
Dry Weight 540 lbs
Fuel Capacity (liters) 50 liters
Fuel Capacity (gallons) 13.2 gal
Storage Capacity (gallons) 7.7 gal
NanoXcel®2 Ultra-lightweight Hull and Deck  

EXR Featured Accessories

ECOXGEAR Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth® Speakers for the EX Series

Yamaha Exclusive EcoXGear Bluetooth® Speakers for the EX Series

Pop on the ECOXGEAR Waterproof Bluetooth® Speakers, and take your tunes with you when you pull up on the beach.

Suggested Retail Price of $349

Camera Case w Zoom Lens by DRY PAK®

EX Stern Storage

Compression molded for an integrated look, perfect for storing on the water essentials.

Suggested Retail Price of $129.99

Camera Case w Zoom Lens by DRY PAK®

EX Hatch Storage

Waterproof and compression modeled for an integrated look.

Suggested Retail Price of $54.99


EXR Reviews

  • WaveRunner Product Manager Scott Watkins takes you inside the development of Yamaha's new EXR WaveRunner, the only ultra lightweight high performance rec-lite watercraft in the industry.

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  • Whether the goal is fun, affordability or features, it's all on the EX Series from Yamaha.BoatTest.com

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  • What I really like is this RiDE system. You see, I can ride with confidence right up to any target and pull the trigger stop and still turn.Boating Magazine

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  • The addition to Yamaha’s entry-level EX Series is almost our personal favorite of the bunch. As is with the new lineup of race-ready machines, the EXR becomes “the most affordable WaveRunner to feature Yamaha’s high-performance, super-lightweight NanoXcel2 hull and deck material.” Read the Review » Kevin Shaw, Watercraft Journal


  • The EXR also gets a top-loader grate and set-back pump design. Top speed increases by about four miles-per-hour to the 54 mph range. The fun factor increases in turn, with the craft taking on a powerful, playful attitude. Read the Review » Veteran Boating Writer, Jeff Hemmel


  • Powering the EXR is Yamaha’s award-winning, three-cylinder TR-1 HO marine engine that comes with a modified engine control unit (ECU) that increases horsepower by ten percent compared to the rest of the EX line. Read the Review » Dave McMahon, PowerSports Business Editor in Chief


  • The launch of Yamaha’s EX series marked the brand’s long-awaited entry into the competitively priced “Rec Lite” class of personal watercraft. The EXR takes all that was special about those fun recreationally minded earlier models and adds a dose of horsepower. The result is a spirited craft that still keeps costs in check while providing Yamaha’s trademark reliability. Read the Review » Randy Vance, Boating Magazine

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  • Previously only used on higher-end models, NanoXcel 2 reduced the EXR’s weight to 540 pounds, which is 60 pounds less than the EX Deluxe. Then, they boosted the 1049 CC TR-1 engine by 10 percent and created the TR-1 High Output, which cranks out about 110 hp. The result is a WaveRunner with some attitude: a 0-30 mph time of 2.4 seconds and a top speed of 54 mph. Read the Review » Boating World Writer Alan Jones

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