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Brief Summary

The VX Deluxe from Yamaha is flat-out the #1 selling waverunner in the Yamaha lineup. It’s a winning combination of performance and affordability. Yamaha says that its mission statement for the VX Deluxe was simple... ''have fun on the water, but don’t spend a lot doing it.'' Evidently, it’s a plan that worked, since it’s the company's best-selling WaveRunner by a long shot. It’s got everything the start-up rider would want, and leaves off the top end features that only the true aficionados would require. And it’s all at a price that is hard to resist. Add to that Yamaha financing and the brand’s reputation for reliability and...there goes another unit out the door.

Key Features

  • Dual mirrors
  • Available in Silver Metallic or Black Metallic
  • RiDE
  • Multifunction instrumentation panel
  • 1052cc, 4-stroke Yamaha marine engine
  • NanoXcel ultra-lightweight hull and deck
  • Hydro-Turf mats
  • Watertight storage
  • Remote transmitter security system and Low RPM Mode
  • All VX models are optimized to operate using regular unleaded fuel
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 131.9''
    3.35 m
    Beam 48.0''
    1.22 m
    Dry Weight 725 lbs.
    329 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 46.9''
    1.19 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal.
    70 L
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 1 x 1052cc 4-cylinder, 4-stroke Yamaha Marine Engine
    Tested Power 1 x 1052cc Yamaha MR-1
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    1300 3.2 2.8 0.5 6.4 5.6 92 80 75
    2000 4.8 4.2 0.6 8.0 7.0 114 100 78
    3000 6.1 5.3 1.2 5.3 4.6 76 66 78
    4000 8.1 7.0 1.6 5.1 4.4 72 63 79
    5000 23.3 20.2 2.5 9.5 8.3 136 118 84
    6000 31.2 27.1 3.1 10.2 8.9 146 127 85
    7000 48.7 42.3 6.9 7.1 6.1 101 88 85
    8000 53.7 46.7 7.4 7.3 6.3 104 90 87
    1300 80 148 5.10 1.89 2.72 75
    2000 100 183 7.70 2.27 3.40 78
    3000 66 122 9.80 4.54 2.25 78
    4000 63 116 13.00 6.06 2.15 79
    5000 118 219 37.50 9.46 4.03 84
    6000 127 235 50.20 11.73 4.34 85
    7000 88 163 78.40 26.12 3.00 85
    8000 90 167 86.40 28.01 3.08 87

    All speeds are measured by a hand held Stalker PRO radar gun and a hand help digital timer, so the human elements is a factor. Temperature, saltwater versus fresh, load, and water conditions are all a factor and the reason why test results may vary.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane N/A
    0 to 30 2.6 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props 3 blade stainless
    Load 1 person, 2/3 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate Temp: 78 deg., humid: 53% , wind: flat, seas: calm

    Captain's Report

    Yamaha VX Deluxe

    The VX line re-done...

    Boating families want to get on the water for short money and Yamaha stepped up and delivered. Its VX line is surprisingly affordable but not lacking in performance or style. These are PWCs made by people who get on the water with regular Joes and listen to what those Joes want in a wet day on the water. So it’s no surprise that the brand has re-engineered the VX lineup to keep those customer feedbacks squarely in mind. For example, the hulls have been stretched 4'' at a point just aft of the steering column. This gives a better, more comfortable feel to the handlebars, and allows for a more comfortable stance for one's feet.

    Yamaha VX Deluxe
    The hull has been stretched to give better comfort at the handlebars as well as better positioning of the rider's feet. Note the trademark Yamaha waterspout at the stern for better visibility.

    Next, Yamaha added to the stern platform, making it larger and easier to re-board as well as to use as a launching pad for swimming, diving, or boarding the tube.

    Yamaha VX Deluxe
    The aft deck covered with Hydro-Turf. Just below the aft seat handle is the tow hook.

    Then they loaded in a 1052cc 4-stroke four-cylinder power plant driving a 155mm high pressure pump. The dual mirrors have been raised up out of the “hit zone” when docking, and now it's also easier to see what’s going on behind the operator as they’re at a much more natural height.

    Yamaha VX Deluxe
    Here is a look at the redesigned console display.

    Throw in a whopping 18.5 gallons (70 L) of storage and one has a package that’s ideal for a family aching to get on the water for a fraction of the price of a sportboat. And because they’re so light, they can be towed to the water behind almost anything short of a motorcycle. But...the most notable feature about all watercraft from Yamaha... everything is built by Yamaha. That means that if something should go wrong with one's WaveRunner, Yamaha will stand behind it with no finger pointing to outside vendors.

    The VX Deluxe...

    Not only is the VX Deluxe built up, it’s loaded with features, beginning with the remote transmitter. This device not only prevents unauthorized starts, but also lets you limit the rpms for better fuel economy (it also helps keep the kids from getting into trouble, but don’t tell them that). The seat is designed to hold up to three people, and the tow hook gives a whole new dimension to tubing.

    Yamaha VX Deluxe
    The VX Deluxe has the larger swim platform for easier entry and egress from the water.


    The VX Deluxe is 131.9'' (3.35 m) long, 48.0” (1.22 m) wide, and 46.9” (1.19 m) high. Her dry weight is only 725 lbs. (329 kg) and she carries 18.5 gallons (70 L) of fuel. And now for the good can have this Yamaha VX Deluxe in their garage for as little as $9,999.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Yamaha VX Deluxe (2015-) is 53.7 mph (86.4 kph), burning 7.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 28.01 liters per hour (lph).
    • Time from 0 to 30 of the Yamaha VX Deluxe (2015-) is 2.6 sec. seconds.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Hull Warranty
    1 year limited

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