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Yamahas are known for being one of the best jet ski manufacturers in the world, so you really don’t expect anything less than high-quality products from these guys.

The Yamaha FX SHO sits on the market’s luxury class, and true to form, it’s front and center, and considered as the holy grail of Yamaha jet skis. With an energetic powerplant and newly redesigned hull, the FX SHO offers an unrivaled mix of extreme performance and luxury, one that is raising the bar even higher in the luxury performance class of jet skis all over the world.

Though the overall design of the FX SHO hasn’t changed a whole lot in the last three years, the jet ski still comes packed with plenty of features, highlighted by a NanoXcel High-Compression Molded Compound that’s considered as the only nanotechnology-engineered body compound on the market. The FX SHO also has a comfortable three-person seat, an adjustable steering and trim control, an integrated beverage holder and glovebox, a retractable reboarding ladder, an all-new fast access stern storage, and a multifunction instrumentation that includes the industry’s only fuel flow meter.

But more than the technologically advanced design of the FX SHO, this jet ski is also powered by a monster 1,812cc four-stroke four cylinder supercharged Yamaha marine engine that delivers even thrust through all the rpm ranges. The engine also comes with plenty of different features, including Cruise Assist, an exclusive feature that reduces throttle fatigue and improves towing capability. The FX SHO also has a No Wake Mode, which sets the engine to optimum no wake speed, and a remote transmitter security system and Low RPM Mode, a system that drastically reduces the jet skis fuel consumption by up to 26%.

Find out more about the Yamaha FX SHO after the jump.


Yamaha ’s FZ models are considered the class of the market for a variety of reasons, not the least of which are their nimble and aggressive characteristics.

The Yamaha FZS holds true to all these traits, and while it may share some design traits with the FX line, the FZS sports a shorter wetted surface and softer chines that allow it to deliver a lean-in style ride that will seem natural to aggressive riders. The FZS also has a larger pump inlet that loads the pump for better acceleration and a dihedral shape to the keel in front of the pump.

With its hull design, the FZS WaveRunner features Yamaha’s exclusive - and the first in the industry - NanoXcel High-Compression Molded Compound that has an edge-to-edge inside-lean character. The design set-up of the waverunner also features a pair of comfortable two-piece seats and an adjustable trim control that allows the rider to dial in the ride of the craft just the way they want it. Take all these elements together and you have a watercraft that’s quick, nimble, and offers unparalleled balance and maneuverability. Another unique feature of the FZS is an innovative, 3-position telescoping steering column that gives the rider the option to ride seated or standing, depending on where the rider is most comfortable conquering the water.

As far as the powertrain is concerned, the FZS - and the FZR - is powered by the biggest displacement engine in the industry, a race-bred 1.8-liter supercharged, Super High Output Engine, producing the kind of awesome raw power riders would want on their jet skis. But the FZS doesn’t only have a powerful engine; it’s also considered as the most fuel efficient engine in its class and is optimized to deliver excellent performance at all costs.

Find out more about the Yamaha FZS WaveRunner after the jump.


The benchmark for luxury watercrafts has been raised and if competitors aren’t careful, the Yamaha FX Cruiser SHO has the capacity to wipe away the field. Fully-featured, comfortable and roomy, the all-new FX Cruiser SHO provides an improved riding experience aboard a bold and revolutionary new platform.

Of the plethora of features tacked into the FX Cruiser, Yamaha ’s lightweight NanoXcel hull stands out. For the 2011 model, the hull is longer and offers better handling to deliver the most stable ride in the industry. Riders will also enjoy a new wrinkle to the FX Cruiser in the form of the first true three-person Cruiser seat that delivers the industry’s only theater-style seating. An adjustable steering and adjustable trim control also allows the rider to dial in the ride of the FX Cruiser to suit their preferences while a retractable reboarding ladder and an integrated beverage holder and glovebox round out all the impressive features of the watercraft.

In terms of the engine, the FX Cruiser boasts of a supercharged 1.8-liter Yamaha Super High Output marine engine. The powertrain comes with an advanced electronic control system to create a machine that excites the imagination, opening up a new world of possibilities for adventure and fun. Two unique engine features of the FX Cruiser include Cruise Assist - a Yamaha-exclusive feature that reduces throttle fatigue, improves
towing capability, and can extend the range of touring - and No Wake Mode - which sets the engine to optimum no wake speed.

As the most award winning personal watercraft in history, the FX Cruiser SHO WaveRunner is the personification of a luxury watercraft, one that provides everything a rider needs to enjoy the high seas in style.

Find out more about the Yamaha FX Cruiser SHO after the jump.

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