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Yamaha Announces 2020 WaveRunner Line-Up

Yamaha Motor New Zealand is excited to announce the much anticipated 2020 WaveRunner line-up, which sees the reintroduction of several popular models and the release of bold and exciting new colour and styling options across the range.

After the successful launch of the all-new FX WaveRunner series in 2019 – which included industry first touch-screen displays, footwell drains and redesigned performance hulls, Yamaha will now offer all five FX model variants across the luxury performance range.

Pete Dick, Marketing & Communications Manager - Marine said, “The new FX Series has proven to be extremely popular with riders who demand the very best in luxury, latest technology and powerful purpose-built 1.8 litre marine engine performance.”

“This year we have added the FX Limited SVHO (Super Vortex High Output) to the range, to give our customers even more choice, with this model coming with additional pull-up cleats and a head-turning black and electric blue finish.”

Yamaha’s race performance range sees the rebadging of the former GP1800R supercharged and VXR naturally aspirated models. With both craft now sharing an identical race-ready hull and body platform, Yamaha has decided to leverage the World Championship winning GP1800R name across both models, now to be known as the GP1800R SVHO (Super Vortex High Output) and the GP1800R HO (High Output) respectively.

The 2020 value-packed, VX range, once again includes the 1.8 litre VX Cruiser HO (High Output), which was first launched in New Zealand in 2020, to much acclaim. The VX Cruiser and VX Deluxe models also return in 2020, with Yamaha’s award-winning TR-1 High Output one- litre marine engines.

To close out the range, Yamaha’s compact, tough and highly responsive 2020 EX Series sees the reintroduction of the EX Deluxe, which comes with Yamaha’s industry leading RiDETM dual throttle control system, as well as the EXR ‘pocket rocket’ and affordable EX models.

Pete stated, “To support our 2020 WaveRunner models, we have developed exciting new and innovative add-on accessory kits across the range and new Yamaha apparel. Further details will be released in conjunction with the official New Zealand market release of the 2020 WaveRunner models, from October 2019.”

“With a great mix of models, price points and colour variants from bright and vibrant to dark and stealthy, there is a model to suit every taste, level of experience and desire. Combine with Yamaha’s legendary reputation for reliability, purpose-built marine engines and excellent resale, we are expecting big things from the 2020 range,” Pete says.