All-new for 2017 is the ultra-performance Yamaha GP1800 Waverunner, the quickest, fastest, mostprecise handling WaveRunner that Yamaha has ever designed. The Yamaha GP1800 is designed for closed-course racing, and experienced high-performance enthusiasts.
The GP1800 features the most powerful WaveRunner engine available today and a
super-lightweight hull based on the Yamaha VXR, the winningest non-supercharged
watercraft raced today.
Heart of a Lion with the Nimbleness of a Gazelle
The GP1800 gets its awesome power from the Yamaha Super Vortex High Output
marine engine that delivers more torque than any other Yamaha WaveRunner engine.
It’s the same supercharged 1.8L motor that powered the Yamaha FZR® to numerous
world and national racing championships in recent years.
The SVHO engine features a high-performance intercooler, increased supercharger air
intake capacity and boost, and a modified fuel injection system for increased fuel flow.
Under the waterline, the SVHO engine is matched with a 160mm eight-vane pump for
maximum thrust volume. Combined with its ultra-lightweight NanoXcel 2 hull and deck
material, the result is extraordinary power and thrust in an extremely lightweight
package, delivering a power to weight ratio not seen before in a personal watercraft.
The GP1800 shares the same race-proven hull design featured on the Yamaha VXR.
With its defined hull strakes, soft bow chines, and race infused keel shape, this hull
delivers excellent stability and precise responsiveness and predictability for a thrilling
Advanced Throttle Control Features
On the handlebars, the GP1800 includes Yamaha’s award-winning RiDE® system, the
industry’s first dual handlebar throttle controls that deliver the utmost control moving
forward or in reverse.
RiDE is the most intuitive driving experience on the water. Squeeze the right handlebar
lever to go forward. Squeeze the left lever for reverse. At speed, the left handlebar lever
will also slow you down. Release both right and left levers and the watercraft is in
neutral. No shifting. No gears. The only thing to think about is how much fun it is to
And like all world-class vehicles, the quality, craftsmanship, and overall styling are
nothing less than stunning. The look of the GP1800 is a combination of symmetry,
balance and sleek flow made possible by Yamaha’s closed-molded process that creates
smooth, exact parts every time. There are no ribs or structural inconsistencies that show
through the finished product. Finally, Yamaha’s industry-leading metallic paint gives the
GP1800 a striking look that no other manufacturer can match.
The GP1800 is a winner designed for winners. For buyers seeking the utmost
performance direct from the factory, the Yamaha GP1800 is the first and only choice.
2017 GP1800 SPECIFICATIONS
Engine Type: Yamaha supercharged and intercooled, 4-stroke, 4 cylinder, 16-
valve Super Vortex High Output engine
Pump: 160mm, 8-vane jet pump
Impeller: 3 blade, 16.4° pitch, stainless steel
Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gallons
Capacity: 1-3 persons
Hull Material: NanoXcel 2 High-Compression Molded Compound
For more info, Contact your local Yamaha dealer or go to Yamaha-Motors.com
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