The Yamaha FX SVHO® WaveRunner® is the 2015 Watercraft of the Year. The annual award is presented by Watercraft Journal magazine, and is bestowed on the personal watercraft that exudes innovation, technology, attractiveness and ultimately, the watercraft’s impact on the industry.

According to Watercraft Journal publisher and editor Kevin Shaw, “Awarding the Yamaha FX SVHO the honor of Watercraft of The Year award was almost a foregone conclusion the minute that Yamaha introduced the model with its new RiDE dual throttle system.”

In addition to RiDE™, one of the biggest factors for the FX SVHO taking home this year’s award is its versatility and surging presence in the racing scene, particularly in the realm of offshore and endurance competition.

“The FX SVHO has proven itself a true, full-tilt open class contender that is also one of the most reliable long distance cruisers. There’s not a lot of hull designs that can boast such versatility,” said Shaw.

Yamaha’s FX line of luxury-performance WaveRunners include the FX Cruiser SVHO®, FX SVHO, FX Cruiser SHO®, FX Cruiser HO®, and FX HO®.

Read the full review from The Watercraft Journal