Yamaha releases 2018 WaveRunner lineup

Yamaha Watercraft Group has released its 2018 WaveRunner lineup, including the entry-level EX series starting at $6,699, the VX series, high performance FX series and race-ready Yamaha GP1800 and VXR. 

“Coming off an amazing 2017, where we sold out of nearly every product before the end of summer, we are thrilled to introduce this exciting line that truly has a model that can appeal to any type of buyer,” said Bryan Seti, general manager of Yamaha’s Watercraft Group. “Whether you’re looking for the easiest and least expensive way to get on the water with the EX Series, or wanting the luxury, comfort and high performance of the FX Series, Yamaha delivers that and much more in 2018.”

Yamaha EX series 

The EX WaveRunner Series is designed for buyers seeking an affordable entry into the sport of personal watercraft, but who demand the durability, reliability and quality that Yamaha can deliver.

Key features include:

  • Yamaha’s award-winning TR-1 engine, representing the latest in Yamaha engine technology.
  • Best performance, stability, and reliability in the Rec Lite category.
  • EX Deluxe equipped with RiDE dual throttle handlebar control system.
  • Assembled in the USA in Newnan, GA
  • EX series MSRP starts at $6,699

“The EX series is a game changer for the personal watercraft market,” said Seti. “There’s never been this much performance, durability, stability, storage, ease of maintenance, and overall fun packed into a watercraft at this price point in the history of the sport.“

Yamaha VX series

2018 Yamaha VX Limited

For 2018, the VX series includes the flagship VX Limited, the VX Cruiser HO with its 1.8L normally aspirated engine, the VX Cruiser, the VX Deluxe and the VX base model.

Key features include:

  • VX Limited includes complete a watersports accessory pack with everything the active family needs for full days of fun on the water
  • VX Cruiser, VX Limited, and VX Cruiser HO offer theater-style 3-person Cruiser Seat
  • All VX models features RiDE system, the industry’s first dual handlebar throttle controls that deliver the utmost control moving forward or in reverse
  • Assembled in the USA in Newnan, GA
  • VX series MSRP starts at $9,599

Yamaha FX series

2018 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO

Key features include:

  • Best-selling luxury performance models in the industry
  • Lightweight NanoXcel2 hulls, decks, and liners (SVHO models)
  • Features Yamaha’s RiDE dual handlebar throttle controls
  • Equipped with five position electronic trim control
  • FX Limited SVHO returns with complete watersports accessory package that comes with everything active families need for a full day of fun on the water
  • Assembled in the USA in Newnan, GA
  • FX Series MSRP starts at $13,299

Yamaha GP1800 and VXR 

2018 Yamaha VXR

Born out of Yamaha’s deep race heritage, and designed for closed-course racing and experienced high-performance enthusiasts, the GP1800 is the quickest, fastest, most precise handling WaveRunner that Yamaha has ever designed.

The Yamaha VXR proves that a powerful 1.8L normally-aspirated engine wrapped in Yamaha’s first-generation NanoXcel lightweight hull material is more than a match for the competition’s supercharged models. 

Key features:

  • Comes equipped with Yamaha's award-winning RiDE system
  • Assembled in the USA in Newnan, GA

2018 Yamaha GP 1800

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