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Boating Magazine Names Yamaha EXR WaveRunner One of its “Great Boats Under $20,000”

Boating Magazine Names Yamaha EXR WaveRunner One of its “Great Boats Under $20,000”

[Excerpted from Boating Magazine, April 1, 2020]

Yamaha WaveRunner EXR, $9,299

“Under $10,000, but delivering speeds exceeding 50-mph and capable of handling a crew of three, this Yamaha WaveRunner could be the path to the water for a boating family.”

“Yamaha’s high-tech Nano 2 system reduces the EXR’s weight to 540 pounds, a 60-pound drop from the otherwise comparable EX Deluxe. Added power comes from modifying the engine control unit (ECU), which ups the 1,049 cc three-cylinder TR-1 engine’s horsepower by roughly 10 percent.”

“RiDE, Yamaha’s dual control system, gives forward and reverse thrust separate throttles on opposite sides of the handlebar. There’s also two-tone Hydro-Turf EVA traction mats, a spring-loaded boarding step, and dual mirrors are all standard.”