First Look From At the 2018 Yamaha WaveRunners®

Personal 2018 Yamaha WaveRunner Lineup: First Look

[Excerpted from, August, 2017]

“…the Yamaha product line is arguably the strongest it’s ever been. In an industry that’s already enjoying an 11% bump in the October 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017 sales period, the brand is enjoying its own impressive 18% increase in sales, with the VX and EX lines proving particularly strong.”

“…the EX series continues to consist of three boats – the EX, EX Sport, and EX Deluxe. All shorter in length, lighter in weight, and more affordable than any three-passenger model the company has offered before, EX models are powered by a slightly tamed version of the 1,049cc three-cylinder TR-1 engine, a compact powerplant with exceptional fuel economy.”

“Now the midrange offering in the 2018 Yamaha WaveRunner Lineup, the VX models continue to shine in sales. The VX ($9,599), VX Deluxe ($10,399), VX Cruiser ($10,699), and VX Limited ($11,099) all utilize the TR-1 engine High Output engine; the VX Cruiser HO ($11,299) opts for the high output version of Yamaha’s familiar naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter. All feature RiDE, a system that enhances low-speed control with dual throttles for forward and reverse, as well as the ability to rapidly decelerate at speed.”

“The GP 1800 ($13,999) has quickly made its mark. Combining the Super Vortex High Output variation of the supercharged 1.8-liter motor with a second-generation NanoXcel 2 hull, the craft is the epitome of power-to-weight ratio. The hull’s defined strakes, soft bow chines and race-proven keel design combine to give the craft a lean-in, aggressive ride that arguably make the craft the hardest-cornering model currently available. The RiDE system and electronic trim round out the offerings.”

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