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.
There’s a reason the VX Sport is the number one choice of rental operators and families craving fun on the water – the VX Sport makes memories. Optimized for 87-octane fuel, its reliable 4-stroke Marine engine boasts the lowest two-year maintenance requirements of any watercraft in its class. Great features like dual mirrors, a convenient tow hook and the industry’s largest stern platform make this the WaveRunner personal watercraft everyone wants to experience. With over 15 gallons of storage, there’s room for three, room for gear and more than enough room in your budget. It’s no wonder Yamaha has the highest customer satisfaction rating in the industry.
3 ft 10 in
Max Seating Capacity
For the young family new to the boating industry: a great entry-level PWC with the benefits of the best selling series.
Large stern platform for easy boarding.
Available in White with Yacht Blue
VX™ Series is the industry’s #1 seller since its inception.
VX™ Series offers the best fuel economy of any three-person personal watercraft in the industry.
VX™ Series is the #1 choice of rental operators due to its reputation for reliability and low maintenance.
The Yamaha VX™ Series continues to rewrite the record books as the most important watercraft ever brought to market. With combined sales that dwarf all other models by all other brands, the VX™ Series attracts more first-time buyers to the sport of PWC riding than all others and is directly responsible for current market growth.
Returning to the Yamaha WaveRunner® line in 2013 are the VX Cruiser™, VX® Deluxe, and the VX® Sport. Each model is renowned for its fit and finish, reliability and low cost of ownership. But most of all, the VX™ Series delivers the most fun you can have on a personal watercraft at the most competitive price.
Much of the attraction of the VX™ Series is that each models looks and feels like a much more expensive watercraft. This year the VX™ line looks even better with new metallic paint and graphic schemes that have been reserved for Yamaha flagship models. Yamaha is the only company today with the manufacturing capabilities to offer metallic paint.
Big Things Do Come in Small Packages
The VX™ Series deck integrates the look and feel of Yamaha luxury watercraft by creating a roomy cockpit for the operator. To do that, the VX™ models feature a long seat design to provide more legroom for taller riders.
The overall effect is not only more comfortable for the operator, but it also gives the VX™ Series a striking profile that mirrors Yamaha’s more expensive FX® line.
Completing the cockpit are mirrors, a convenient glove box, and a large reverse lever. For passengers, the seat of the three-person VX™ Series also features a large bolster for added comfort when riding with two or three people and the thickly padded reboarding platform is the widest in its class. The VX Deluxe® and VX Cruiser™ feature upgraded stitched seats and the addition of a reboarding step for added comfort, enhanced styling, and rider convenience.
1052cc, four-stroke Yamaha marine engine that is the most fuel efficient in the PWC industry.
Open loop cooling for best performance, reliability and low maintenance.
Yamaha’s exclusive high-compression molded hull is 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%.
All VX™ models are optimized to operate using regular unleaded fuel.