Yamaha GP1800 Named 2017 Watercraft of the Year by Watercraft Journal

Yamaha GP1800 Named 2017 Watercraft of the Year by Watercraft Journal

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“…at no time in the past decade did ‘Win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ hold more truth in the personal watercraft industry than with Yamaha’s 2017 GP1800 WaveRunner.”

“On the race course, the GP1800 has famously and consistently beaten everything. Pilots earned multiple world titles at the IJSBA World Finals. The GP1800 reigned supreme throughout the AquaX USA tour. At the annual Long Beach-to-Catalina Offshore enduro, the GP charged through 5-foot-plus Pacific chop to clinch the championship.”

“The combination of the industry’s largest-displacement supercharged four-cylinder 4-stroke, and the lightest mid-sized runabout hull makes the GP1800 an unstoppable juggernaut. In fact, the GP inspired more racer defections from competing brands than any single machine in a long, long time.”

“Frills free and priced to kill at $13,999, the 2017 GP1800 literally sold out its production run by mid-June. So successful was this machine among enthusiasts and racers alike that it climbed to the 6th place in the Top 10 highest selling personal watercraft for 2017. That’s a massive feat, especially for a high performance supercharged, race-bred watercraft. (Not the typical stuff for the mainstream.) The unparalleled success of the GP1800 both on the showroom floor and the buoy course is truly impressive and truly a worthy recipient of this year’s Watercraft of The Year award.”

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