Yamaha produces 100,000th FX WaveRunner

First PWC with a 4-stroke engine

Yamaha Watercraft Group, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, has announced the production of the 100,000th Yamaha FX WaveRunner personal watercraft, making the Yamaha FX one of the most popular watercraft in the history of the PWC industry.

The Yamaha FX WaveRunner is the first personal watercraft to feature a 4-stroke engine. According to Yamaha, it has won more design and innovation awards than any other model in the industry including multiple “Watercraft of the Year “honors.

Yamaha says its FX Cruiser SHO is currently the best-selling luxury model in 2009 and was the best-selling luxury performance model in 2008, according to state registration data. The FX Cruiser SHO features the largest displacement engine in a PWC today.

In 2008, the FX Cruiser SHO became the first product in the industry to feature hulls and decks engineered using nanotechnology, making them ultra-lightweight and stronger than ever before. For 2009, the Yamaha FX line includes four distinct configurations the FX® SHO, FX Cruiser SHO, FX HO and FX Cruiser HO. All four models feature Yamaha’s proprietary NanoXcel hulls and decks.

“Since its inception in 2003, the FX line has focused on exceeding customers’ expectations,” says Bryan Seti, national marketing manager for Yamaha’s Watercraft Group. “We do this by identifying the key attributes that customers tell us they want in their personal watercraft, and then we innovate relentlessly to give them even more. This has always been the spirit behind all of our watercraft, including the FX series, and it continues to be reflected in the popularity of the line year after year.”

Pioneering innovations for Yamaha’s FX Series:

•  First PWC to feature a four-stroke engine.
•  First PWC to feature Cruiser seating
•  First PWC to feature Electronic Throttle
•  First PWC to feature hulls and decks engineered using Nanotechnology
•  First PWC to feature Cruise Assist
•  First PWC to feature No Wake Mode