Boating Resources

Guides, articles, and tips to make life on the water even easier.

Boating Safety & Laws

Know Your State's Boating Laws

Know your rights. See the complete boat law administrator list.

Boating Safety Course

The Boat US Foundation offers the only online boating safety course developed specifically for your state. They also offer a wide range of advanced courses that will help you gain the knowledge to make you confident in any boating situation you encounter.

Personal Flotation Device

Before you get on the water, each person needs a personal floatation device (PFD). This includes children and infants. Take safety into your own hands.

Boating 101

WaveRunner® Checklist

Before you take your WaveRunner out, make sure you have the following items on board:
  • Personal Flotation Device
  • Wetsuit
  • Gloves
  • Booties
  • Whistles

Y.E.S. Warranty information

Add Yamaha Extended Service - Y.E.S. - to your Yamaha and get a solid protection plan designed and administered by Yamaha just for Yamaha owners like you. It's coverage that can help you avoid the inconvenience of uncovered repairs.

How to Operate Your WaveRunner®

This poster provides useful information about your PWC’s controls, avoiding collisions, and other important tips.

WaveRunner® Orientation

First time owner? Watch this video for instructions on how to start having fun with your new WaveRunner.

Manuals & Guides

Limited Warranty

There's a lot that goes into owning a WaveRunner®, but it should also be a rewarding experience. There's a lot you can do to make sure your time on a Yamaha WaveRunner® is fun and that you're practicing safe habits.

Owner’s Manual

Before stepping on your WaveRunner®, make sure you read the owner's manual for information on operation and safety.

Buy Your Service Manual

Servicing your own WaveRunner® Service manuals are now for purchase as a hardcopy or an eBook.

WaveRunner® Life Hacks

Maximize Your Fun on the Water. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your memories sweet:
  • Don’t have a float? Learn how to make one from a lifejacket.
  • Need a cooler? Use a pool float to make a floating icebox.

Maintenance Matters

Performance at its Best

Yamaha wants you to have an outstanding ownership experience. Maintenance plays a big part in that. Find everything you need on why Maintenance Matters.

Explore These Destinations


Lake Powell, Utah


Lake Powell is part of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. With nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, endless sunshine, warm water, perfect weather, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the west, it’s the ultimate boating playground.


Lake Havasu, Arizona


Unlike some other lakes in Arizona, Lake Havasu remains at a near constant water elevation year-round. WIth the city itself located along 60 continuous miles of lake and river waterways, it's the perfect destination for all types of water recreation.


Lake Cumberland, Kentucky


As one of the largest reservoirs in the U.S., Lake Cumberland is paradise for boaters looking for recreational fun. It's home to two Kentucky State Parks: Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and General Burnside State Park, both of which are ideal for fishing and lake vacations.


St. Johns River, Florida


A bit of hidden treasure, St. John’s River is one of only two rivers in the world that actually flows North. The river has long been revered by central and Northern Florida locals as an excellent boating, fishing, and camping location.


Bimini, Bahamas


Jutting up from the turquoise waters just 50 miles east of Miami, Bimini has always been a popular destination for boaters. No matter where you stay, the amount of activities the islands offer both on and off shore are endless.