The Yamaha FZS is distinguished by its incredible high-speed handling and stand-up riding capabilities. Its aerodynamic hull design combines remarkable tight turning with an edge-to-edge inside lean character for unparalleled precision. Incorporating an extended seat into its aggressive design, the FZS also offers passengers the opportunity to experience the refined ferocity of a Yamaha musclecraft.
The FZS is a three-person waverunner that offers the versatility to tow or ride with multiple passengers making your days on the water unforgettable.
The 2009 FZS is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.8-liter, 1812cc, Supercharged SHO engine, making it able to accelerate from 0-30 mph in less than two seconds. This is also the only engine in the high-performance, four-stroke category optimized to run on the least expensive regular unleaded fuel, offering high power output with low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions.
Like the other model from the FZ Series, the FZS has a Telescopic Steering column adjusts to offer three different riding styles – extreme low-to-the-WaveRunner®, seated and an aggressive stand-up position. It also offers a retractable reboarding step makes it easier to climb back on board after a swim, and a remote transmitter that can activate the Low RPM Mode that sets the RPMs for maximum fuel efficiency – allowing WaveRunners to go 20% further on a tank of gas.
The FZS is a universal athlete, up to the challenge of a wide variety of uses from sports riding in the high-performance range to tandem cruising. The deep red metallic body is an eloquent statement of the strong feeling most people have for this watercraft.
- The FZS is powered by a 1.8 liter, supercharged, super high output Yamaha Marine Engine. This 1812cc engine, which is purpose-built for the marine environment, is the largest displacement engine ever installed in a personal watercraft. It is also the only engine in the high-performance, four-stroke category optimized to run on the least expensive Regular Unleaded fuel.
- Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI): Four electronically controlled fuel injectors, throttle position sensor (TPS) and intake air pressure and air temperature sensors supply the optimum air/fuel mixture. The results are a smooth, high power output with low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions.
- Specially Designed, One-piece Cylinder and Crankcase Assembly: Provides tremendous engine rigidity that’s lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.
- Slant Detection Switch: Electronic switch stops engine and oil pumps immediately if watercraft becomes overturned, protecting motor from unwanted water ingestion.
- High Volume Intake Box: With water repellent air filter and flame arrestors.
- Wet Sump Lubrication: Uses two engine oil pumps to deliver lubricated oil to each moving part with water-jacketed sump and oil backflow protection.
- Independent Water-jacketed Exhaust Manifolds with Collector: Achieves high power while keeping noise and exhaust heat under control.
- Thermostatic Cooling System: Water flow through the engine is automatically controlled through a thermostat sensor.
- Corrosion Protection System: Sacrificial zinc anodes protect the engine from harmful galvanic corrosion. Stainless steel fasteners (nuts, bolts, hardware) provide a long service life. Cylinders, cases and heads are all treated with a durable oxide coating to form a barrier between corrosion and expensive engine parts.
- Electronically Controlled, Variable Ignition Timing: For exact ignition advance control at all throttle positions and RPMs.
- Direct Ignition: For more efficient combustion.
The Jet Pump Propulsion System
- The FZS 155mm hyper-flow jet pump propulsion system with three-blade stainless steel impeller is designed to maximize water flow for high performance. The FZR pump configuration provides excellent hook-up and smooth acceleration.
- The industry’s only Reverse with Traction Control technology: maintains the perfect RPM to provide the optimal speed for effectively maneuvering when the watercraft is in reverse.
- Quick Shift Trim System (Q.S.T.S.): Mechanically operated, this system offers instant change in the attitude of the watercraft while underway allowing for tighter turns or quicker acceleration on plane, as the rider prefers. Q.S.T.S. offers 24 degrees of total trim range.
- Stainless Steel Impeller Housing Liner: For high durability, the liner maintains accurate clearance tolerances between the impeller and the housing.
- High Flow Intake Duct and Grate: The dynamic shape of these items directs water flow into the pump for better thrust, performance and hook up.
- Pumps are Manufactured with YDC30: A combination of zinc and copper alloys, developed by Yamaha marine engineers, that offers excellent corrosion protection.
The NanoXcel Hull and Deck
- The FZS features the world’s first hulls and decks manufactured through the use of cutting edge nanotechnology. Yamaha’s new NanoXcel ultra-lightweight, high strength material reduces the weight of the hull, deck and liner by 25% and provides performance gains in acceleration, top speed and performance-driven handling. Additionally, the NanoXcel material offers a shinier, gem-like finish which reduces surface tension on the water, providing a more nimble, responsive ride.
- All New Performance-Enhanced Hull: provide excellent agility and maneuverability.
- Sponson Design: Provides added straight-line comfort and an improved two and three-up riding experience.
- Telescopic Steering: Three variable positions designed to give the driver the option of standup riding, traditional sit-down riding or low to get even closer to the action.
- Dual Analog Meters: Provides the operator a quick read on speed, RPM, fuel level, low fuel warning, low oil pressure warning, battery voltage, overheat warning, hour meter, check engine light with self-diagnostic function and the industry’s only audible warning system.
- Industry’s First Remote Controlled Transmitter: With the touch of a button on Yamaha’s innovative remote controlled transmitter, you can activate and deactivate the FZS’s digital security system and all-new Low RPM Mode from up to 30 feet away.
- Low RPM Mode™: The personal watercraft industry’s first fuel saving feature, Low RPM can reduce fuel consumption by up to 26% based on average annual use.
- Yamaha Security System: This security system that can be activated with the touch of a button ensures that no one starts the FX SHO without your permission.
- 21.3 Gallons of Total Storage: Includes a large, watertight storage compartment under the seat and the glove box.
- Glove Box with Self-draining Beverage Holders: The industry’s first self-draining beverage holders.
- Dual Mirrors: Automotive style and convenience.
- Finger Throttle Lever: Provides added comfort while reducing hand fatigue.
- Yamaha’s Trademarked Visibility Spout®: A waterspout from the rear of the craft that improves the watercraft’s conspicuity.
Engine Type: 4-Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Bore/Stroke: 86 x 78mm
Fuel: Regular Unleaded
Type of Exhaust: Wet
Type of Lubrication: Wet Sump
Cooling: Open-Looped, Water
Ignition: Direct Ignition
Compression Ratio: 8.6:1
Carburetor/Injection: Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition Timing: 20° BTDC
Spark Plug: NGK LFR6A
Pump: 155mm Axial Flow
Transmission: Direct Drive from Engine
Impeller: 3-Blade, Stainless Steel
Dry Weight: 813lb
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal
Oil Capacity: 1.1 gal
Vehicle Capacity: 3 person/529 lbs
Storage Capacity: 21.3 gal
Hull Material: NanoXcel
Warranty: 1 year limited warranty
Color: Crimson Red Metallic; Stealth Black