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Watercraft of the Year

For the 2nd year in a row, The Watercraft Journal has named the Yamaha GP1800R WaveRunner its pick for 2018 Watercraft of the Year.


Race-Inspired Components

The 2019 GP1800R and VXR are both outfitted with new top loader intake grates and ride plates that have been tested by professional racers on the closed course. These performance enhancements provide sharper and more predictable handling with better hook up in rough water.


Champions are Born Here

The world’s best riders depend on Yamaha to carry them to the top of the podium. From the strong, lightweight hulls to the powerful, reliable power plants, Yamaha WaveRunners leave the competition in their wake.


Total Performance Domination

There’s a reason why the competition is a lap behind Yamaha. A 1.8L supercharged and intercooled SVHO marine engine, paired with Yamaha’s high performance 160mm pump combine to dominate other brands’ race models on and off the closed course.


Power Plus Lightweight

Unlocking the full potential of a powerful engine requires a lightweight machine. Yamaha's new 2019 VXR now features NanoXcel 2, making it the lightest in its class with a better power-to-weight ratio, which all racers demand in their quest for the podium.

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Win every weekend

Starting at $12,299
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Agile, Powerful, Seriously Fun

  • NanoXcel®2 Ultra-lightweight Technology
  • Top-loader Intake Grate & Ride Plate
  • 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, 1.8 Liter High Output Yamaha Marine Engine
  • RiDE® with Traction Control
  • Racing Inspired Seat
  • 1812 CC
  • 155mm High-pressure Pump

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A proven winner

Starting at $14,199
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#1 Choice for Race Performance

  • 160mm High-pressure Pump
  • Racing Inspired Seat
  • Top-loader Intake Grate & Ride Plate
  • Supercharged 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, Super Vortex High Output Yamaha Marine Engine
  • NanoXcel®2 Ultra-lightweight Hull and Deck

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