KENNESAW, Ga. — Yamaha's four-stroke WaveRunner FX140 personal watercraft earned the top slot on Motor Boating magazine's list of 2002 Editors' Choice Award winners. The news was announced in a press release from the Yamaha Watercraft Group.

In Motor Boating's February 2002 issue, the FX140 was lauded for its "innovation and ingenuity" and for representing the "leading edge in marine technology for 2002."

Magazine officials presented a trophy to Yamaha Watercraft executives at a private awards ceremony during the Miami International Boat Show in February.

"[The FX140] meets the increasingly stringent air-quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB)," noted the Motor Boating editorial staff in the February article. "Owners will no doubt appreciate the immediate cost savings on fuel, oil and maintenance."