Yamaha VXR and VXS WaveRunner
Yamaha has just announced the arrival of the brand new VXS and VXR WaveRunner models to the Australian PWC market.
The heart of the Yamaha VX Performance Series is the 1812cc, four-stroke, four cylinder Yamaha marine engine, which, says Yamaha, has the largest displacement motor ever designed for a personal watercraft. Yamaha claims its exclusive engine is not only powerful, but is also exceptionally fuel efficient and optimised to deliver the utmost performance using regular unleaded fuel.
The engine also has a throttle-by-wire reverse system, which controls RPM in reverse gear for maximum thrust efficiency, a three-star emission rating and a high torque output.
The VXR and VXS WaveRunners feature ‘nanotechnology-engineered’ hulls, decks, and liners that are light and strong. The result, says Yamaha, is that the VXR and VXS are quick and nimble, but possess a balance and manoeuvrability that connects the driver to the machine.
Available in bright blue metallic, the VXR model is capable of carrying three passengers on its race-inspired seat, and comes with a reboarding ladder.
The VXS model is available in Eclipse Black and is equipped with the traditional seat design, which can also carry three passengers. Both models come with a one year warranty.
Enquiries: Yamaha Motor Australia. Web: www.yamaha-motor.com.au.
MasterCraft’s X-2 comes standard with an oversized boarding platform, tower, rotating board racks and a hard tank ballast system. To add weight, there is an option to install the plug ’n’ play system that is ready to use with additional ballast.
The X-2 comes standard with MasterCraft’s newest innovation, the BIG (Boat Instrument Gauge) screen, a crystal clear 15.2cm (6in) display that is more computer than gauge. The BIG screen allows the driver to see the fuel, temperature, speed and cruise settings. But it goes further, providing a cutting-edge interface to save user data like ballast and surf tab settings. It can even be used to watch ski footage shot by the optional tower camera.
The X-2 has one of the best-engineered wakes for versatility, making this boat optimal for the family that skis, wakeboards, surfs, tubes and cruises, says MasterCraft. There are also optional surf tabs to create massive, tuned surf wakes.
The X-2 features MasterCraft’s ‘picklefork’ bow design, and with a garage friendly length of 14.9m, the X-2 allows for more room up front, yet still boasts 2.15 cubic metres of storage for all on-water necessities.
Enquiries: MasterCraft. Web: www.mastercraft.com.
Since re-launching in August 2009, the Yellowfin range has been expanded to include three plate models: the 5700, the 6200 and the 6700. Each model is available as a centre console or with a spacious cabin.
According to Yellowfin, the range is built for superior strength, with a self-draining tread plate floor supported by a welded subframe rib structure and construction of 4mm and 5mm plate aluminium.
Yellowfin’s range of centre consoles offers skippers 360 degrees of manoeuvrability. All three models feature a wide centre console with plenty of storage, including dash space for electronics and a front storage compartment. There are four additional rod holders on the centre console box seat, complete with a grab rail and plenty of space underneath to store a 100lt esky.
Yellowfin’s cabin range comes with spacious 1.8m bunks, meaning plenty of room for longer fishing adventures, and a rocket launcher with six rod holders as standard.
The boats in the Yellowfin range are equipped with a 65lt live bait tank, 135lt plumbed kill tank, alloy cutting board, twin battery box, transom door, heavy-duty rear ladder, rod storage and hydraulic steering. All models come with a three-year warranty.
Enquiries: Yellowfin Boats. Web: www.yellowfinboats.com.au.