The 2008 Yamaha FX Cruiser offers top of the line features at a moderate price.

  • 2008 Yamaha FX Cruiser
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Powered by a top of the line, fuel efficient 998cc, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke Yamaha Marine engine the 2008 FX Cruiser makes it possible to go farther and ride longer.

2008 Yamaha FX Cruiser
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2008 FX Cruiser


Pull down the convenient reboarding ladder and step up to the FX Cruiser. On board you’ll find a design made to take comfort to the next level by adding a cruiser seat, foot chocks and raised handlebars. This three seater waverunner offers a three point contact system that reduces tension on the arms and legs, very efficient when you are planning to spend a lot of time on the water. Also the 26 gallons of storage let you pack all the snacks, sunscreen and towels you’ll need for the day.

18.5 gallons fuel capacity. How many hours can you ride the waves with that fuel? I hope that enough to satisfy your “hunger” for adrenaline. Did I mention that you can take 2 friends whit you on the 2008 FX Cruiser? You all are going to feel more relax after riding the waves thanks to the cruiser seat that reduces rider fatigue by providing comfort, support and plenty of space for both driver and passenger.

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2008 FX Cruiser

I think you’re tired after those hours of jumping waves. Ok, no problem, jump in the water and cool yourself, you’re find out that’s very refreshing. After that quick swim the retractable reboarding ladder and convenient handhold make it easy for you to climb back on the FX Cruiser and enjoy its performance.


The 2008 Yamaha FX Cruiser was made for those who like to tour the water in style.


The Powerplant

  • The FX Cruiser® is powered by the Yamaha MR-1™ engine, the first four-stroke motor designed specifically for personal watercraft applications. The MR-1 powerplant is a compact, ultra-lightweight, four-cylinder, 998cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled engine for unequalled performance.
  • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI): Four individually adjustable throttle bodies, 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.
  • Dry Sump Lubrication: Uses two engine oil pumps to deliver lubricated oil to each moving part with water-jacketed sump and oil backflow protection.
  • Yamaha Engine Management System (Y.E.M.S.): An integrated, computerized management system that controls and adjusts such functions as ignition timing, fuel injection mapping, engine diagnostics and OTS. The OTS function of YEMS activates when the operator releases the throttle lever and attempts to steer the watercraft. This assists the operator in turning while the watercraft is decelerating.
  • Independent Water-jacketed Exhaust Manifolds with Collector: Achieves high power while keeping noise and exhaust heat under control.
  • Thermostatic and Pressure Controlled Cooling System: Water flow through the engine is controlled by a thermostat and pressure system and is maintained by a pressure control valve.
  • Electronically Controlled, Variable Ignition Timing: For exact ignition advance control at all throttle positions and RPMs.
  • 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.
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2008 FX Cruiser

The Jet Pump Propulsion System

  • The FX Cruiser’s 155mm hyper-flow jet pump propulsion system with three-blade stainless steel impeller is designed to maximize water flow for high performance. The FX pump configuration provides excellent hook-up and smooth acceleration.
  • Reverse: Allows the watercraft to be backed up off a trailer or out of tight spots where you can not turn around easily.
  • 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.
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2008 FX Cruiser

The Hull and Deck

  • The FX Cruiser’s Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) hull and deck: Designed specifically for unmatched luxury, comfort and performance for up to three people. The FX Cruiser hull is reinforced with a foam-filled SMC liner, which increases durability and reduces vibration. The FX Cruiser deck design gives an exciting profile sure to turn heads on and off the water.
  • Integrated Bow Spray Guard: Reduces bow spray.
  • Progressive, Stepper Draft V-Hull with Integrated Bow Spray Guard: Provides excellent maneuverability, handling and comfort.
  • Performance Sponson Design: Provides added straight-line comfort and an improved two-up and three-up riding experience.

Additional Features

  • Yamaha Cruiser Seat: Yamaha’s innovative Cruiser seat provides excellent comfort for the passenger and driver.
  • Five-step Adjustable Tilt Steering System: Allows the rider to adjust the steering column angle from 55 degrees to 35 degrees.
  • Multi-function Electronic Information Center: 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.
  • 26 Gallons of Total Storage: Includes a large 19.8-gallon cooler, rear storage tub and glove box.
  • Pneumatically-assisted Storage Compartment: Large 19.8-gallon front compartment, remote release lever and pneumatic lid support.
  • Glove Box with Self-draining Beverage Holders: The industry’s first self-draining beverage holders.
  • Extra Large Boarding Platform: Provides a stable platform for reboarding.
  • Dual Mirrors: Automotive style and convenience.
  • Finger Throttle Lever: Provides added comfort while reducing hand fatigue.
  • Yamaha’s Trademarked Visibility Spout®: A water spout from the rear of the craft that improves the craft’s conspicuity.
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2008 FX Cruiser


Engine Type: 4-Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Bore/Stroke: 74mm x 58mm
Displacement: 998cc
Fuel: Regular Unleaded
Type of Exhaust: Wet
Type of Lubrication: Dry Sump
Cooling: Water
Starting: Electric
Ignition: Direct
Compression Ratio: 11.4:1
Carburetor/Injection: EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection)
Ignition Timing: 31° BTDC
Spark Plug: NGK CR9EB
Pump: 155mm High-Pressure Axial Flow
Transmission: Direct Drive from Engine
Impeller: 3-Blade, Stainless Steel (17 pitch)
Length: 132.7 in. (3.37 m)
Width: 48.4 in. (1.23 m)
Height: 48.8 in. (1.24 m)
Seat Length: 66 in./56 in. (1.67 m/1.43 m)
Dry Weight: 864 lbs (392 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gal (70 l)
Oil Capacity: 1.1 gal (4.3 l)
Vehicle Capacity:
3 person/529 lbs (240 kg)
Storage Capacity: 26.4 gal (100 l)
Hull Material: SMC (Sheet Molded Compound)
Warranty: 1 year limited warranty
Color: Platinum
Price: starting at 10,599 USD

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