Although outboard engines and PWCs may come to mind first when one hears the name Yamaha, this company also has a boat-building division that’s dedicated to one thing: building jet-powered runabouts. In fact, Yamaha is the best-selling brand of jet-boat in the country. A dozen boats up to 24’ make up the Yamaha line, with a mix of runabout and watersports-oriented models.
At the 2013 Miami International Boat Show Yamaha won an NMMA Innovation Award for the development of their Thrust Directional Enhancement feature, which improves control at slow speeds; used boat buyers should be aware that in some older jet boat models wandering at slow speeds was regularly an issue, which this new feature addresses. And although these are jet boats, Yamaha encourages boaters to compare them against prop-driven runabouts. Reduced draft and the elimination of propeller dangers are the most obvious advantages, but in many cases, the Yamaha jet boats are also less expensive than comparable propeller-drive runabouts.
Yamaha’s best-selling VX Cruiser has been reengineered with lightweight NanoXcel® technology for a riding experience that’s responsive and big on fun. Nanotechnology is engineered on a molecular level making it possible for Yamaha designers to create a revolutionary hull with more strength and durability while shaving 65 pounds off the total weight – giving this nimble craft a lighter weight that’s superior to the competition. The benefits are quicker acceleration, faster mid range and top end speeds and better fuel efficiency. And for families riding three up, Yamaha’s exclusive Cruiser® seat provides all-day cruising comfort.
Yamaha’s exclusive Cruiser® seat provides comfort and support to the driver and passengers.
Rich metallic paint exclusive to Yamaha WaveRunners.
Available in Black Metallic or Crimson Red Metallic
3 ft 10 in
Max Seating Capacity
VX Cruiser Details
Yamaha’s renowned VX Cruiser and VX Deluxe models get even better with the introduction of NanoXcel hulls and decks. Engineered using cutting edge nanotechnology that is lighter and stronger, these VX models weigh 65 pounds less than previous year models; making them the lightest three-person watercraft on the water today. The reduction in weight delivers big improvements in performance and handling with quicker acceleration, faster top end speed, better fuel efficiency, more range and an all-around more fun ride.
Key Features Shared on VX Models Include:
1052cc, four-stroke Yamaha marine engine that is the most fuel efficient in the industry
NanoXcel hull and deck material that reduces weight and increases strength (VX Cruiser and VX Deluxe)
Open-loop cooling for best performance, reliability and low maintenance
Yamaha’s exclusive high-compression molded hulls and decks are formed to exact dimensions for the best fit and finish in the industry
Expansive usable storage that includes a large glove box with dual cup holders
Yamaha’s exclusive remote transmitter security system and Low RPM Mode™, which can reduce fuel consumption by up to 26 percent. (VX Cruiser and VX Deluxe only)
All VX models are optimized to operate using regular unleaded fuel.