Yamaha WaterCraft Group is rolling out the industry’s first certified pre-owned (CPO) program for personal watercraft. The Yamaha WaveRunner CPO program is similar to those that have been in place for some time in the automobile industry. Yamaha dealers will offer certified pre-owned WaveRunners for sale that have undergone a 35-point manufacturer-sanctioned inspection and also come with a one-year warranty and special low financing offers.


Yamaha dealers will offer certified pre-owned WaveRunners, like existing programs in the auto industry.

“When buying a used personal watercraft from a private seller there are few guarantees during the transaction,” said Yamaha Watercraft’s National Marketing Manager Bryan Seti. “This Certified Pre-Owned program creates a whole new purchase experience for consumers seeking high value and peace of mind. We back these units with a free warranty and each unit is rigorously inspected. On top of that, our special financing offers put these units within reach of even more buyers.”

The 35-point inspection includes elements of the hull, engine and deck, and concludes with a live test run. Right now CPO WaveRunners qualify for six months of zero percent financing and, according to Yamaha, special low rates after that time period. You’ll want to see a dealer for full details on the program. There’s a participating dealer locator at the Yamaha CPO website.

More information, visit the Yamaha WaveRunners page.

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