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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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; 485 lbs
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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  • Now the only way to make that lineup better is by accessorizing it […] We’ve got a dry bag accessory that has more than 20 liters of storage in it you can drop all your gear down there, roll up the top and snap it and it’ll keep your gear watertight. Randy Vance, Boating Magazine

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  • All of these accessories add a lot of functionality to the extreme fun that we're already having on these WaveRunners. Captain Steve, BoatTest.com

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