FX® High Output
Yamaha - Waverunners - FX® High Output

FX® High Output

2018 WaveRunner®

Discover what all-round capability really means

An ideal blend of performance and economy, with features designed to revolutionise your riding – for sports or touring – that’s the FX HO.

Its latest-generation 1812cc engine, with high pressure pump and intelligent electronic throttle control, delivers powerful, economical performance. The elegant hull shape in our unique, lightweight NanoXcel® material, and the remarkable RiDE system, promise the most comfortable, stable, precise handling you’ve ever experienced.

And the FX HO has more. Features like No Wake mode and Cruise Assist, luxury seating for three, large swim platform, extra deep re-boarding step and dual handles, plenty of storage space – the story just goes on.


•  High Output 1812cc engine with EFI system
•  Strong, lightweight NanoXcel® hull and deck
•  Powerful Hyper-Flow jet pump with 3-blade impeller
•  Revolutionary RiDE system – intuitive control
•  Push-button Electronic trim – fast and easy to use
•  Drive-by-Wire with Cruise Assist and No Wake mode
•  Industry-first remote security with Low-RPM Mode™
•  Unique 4-step tilt-adjustable steering system
•  Electronic Reverse with traction control
•  Extra-deep stern step & twin re-boarding handles
•  Meters for F-N-R, RiDE and electronic trim
•  Spacious storage and watertight compartments


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Powerful High Output 1812cc engine

Power delivery from the large displacement, High Output 1812cc engine is exhilarating – and the Hyper-Flow jet pump with its 3-blade impeller helps turn that power into electrifying acceleration. The Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) gives the smoothest possible power output and efficient, economical running, even on regular unleaded fuel.

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RiDE system (Reverse with Intuitive Deceleration Electronics)

The revolutionary RiDE system transforms your riding pleasure, bringing a remarkable feeling of confidence to every rider at every level. Simply pull the throttle lever on the right hand-grip to move forward and accelerate - pull the lever on the left grip to slow down or reverse. Yes, it's really that simple!

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Lightweight NanoXcel® hull and deck

The hydrodynamic hull and deck are constructed from Yamaha's unique NanoXcel® – around 25% lighter than a conventional GRP – so the FX HO offers extremely agile handling and optimum fuel efficiency. The hull and deck designs are also latest-generation, delivering space and stability, with extra storage and ride comfort.

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Drive-by-Wire throttle control

Yamaha’s sophisticated Electronic Throttle Control system will delight you with its 'intelligent' features. Use Cruise-Assist to set and maintain specific speeds, No Wake Mode to navigate easily through low speed areas - and then there's electronic Reverse with Traction Control, to help you manoeuvre smoothly and to get you out of tight spots.

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Electronic trim and stylish instruments

The electronic trim system, with its 2 simple buttons by the left grip, offers complete control of trim position, on-the-fly. Just click the trim in as you pull a tight turn - and then trim out again to blast away at top speed. Clear indicators for trim, RiDE system and F-N-R positions are a feature of the instruments on the FX HO.

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Remote security with Low-RPM Mode™

This innovative system is an industry-first for Yamaha. One click on the remote transmitter button engages a special "L" mode (Low RPM) to limit top speed – ideal for controlled manoeuvring. For your security and peace of mind, pushing a second button disables the ignition, preventing an accidental start-up – or an unauthorised joyride.

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Loaded with luxurious and practical features

From the 4-step, tilt-adjustable steering to the comfortable two-tone, 3-person seating – and from the large, extended swim platform to the extra-deep step and twin grab handles for re-boarding – the FX HO sets ever higher standards for your enjoyment of the water.

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Storage that allows you to have bigger adventures

We've taken care to design plenty of storage into our world-beating FX Series models - 125.5 liters of it - so your adventures can be longer and take you further. There's a watertight compartment on the dash panel (along with dual bottle holders) generous under-seat and bow storage and more easy-access storage at the stern.

Technical specifications


Engine type
4-valves, 4-Cylinder, 1.8 Liter High Output, 4-stroke, DOHC
Bore x stroke
86.0 mm x 78.0 mm
Compression ratio
11.0 : 1
Cooling system
Pump Type
155 mm Axial Flow
Unleaded Regular Gasoline
Fuel supply system
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel capacity
70.0 litres
Oil capacity
5.3 litres


3.56 m
1.23 m
1.23 m
Dry weight
376 kg


Storage Capacity
125.5 litres
Rider capacity
1-3 person


Yamaha - Waverunners - FX® High Output - Pure White with Azure Blue Metallic

Pure White with Azure Blue Metallic