8) História dos Jets WaveRunners da Yamaha
craft driven by a jet-propulsion system with a seat that
you sit on like riding a horse and with an open stern that
makes for easy mounting and dismounting on the water. These
marine sport watercraft loved by people all over the world
today were introduced by Yamaha in 1986 for the first time
in the world.
To this new type of
watercraft that have no protruding parts on the bottom of
the hull and are easily righted and ridden again should
they happen to capsize, Yamaha applied its famous small-engine
technology to make vehicles that are truly reliable, fun
and functional. With its capability to run freely across
great expanses of water, Yamaha named its revolutionary
invention the WaveRunner, and it became a big hit product
that let people experience a refreshingly exciting and fun
form of sound marine recreation anyone can enjoy. Since
their release, these WaveRunners have been refined and their
popularity has spread to the point where they are now used
in over 120 countries worldwide. Here is their history.
WaveRunner 500 (Marine Jet 500T)
Yamaha released the WaveRunner 500 (Marine Jet 500T), the
world’s first sit-down type open stern production PWC.This
is the model that created today’s PWC market. As a agile
craft that many people could enjoy with a sense of assurance,
it sent shockwaves through the small watercraft industry.
WaveJammer 500 (Marine Jet 500S)
The WaveJammer 500 (Marine Jet 500S) debuted as the world’s
first sit-down type solo riding PWC. The combination of a
fixed steering column and small hull made this an extremely
agile model. Its concept would later be carried on by the
WaveRunner III 650 (Marine Jet 650TL)
The WaveRunner III 650 (Marine Jet 650TL) was released as
the world’s first 3-passenger PWC, featuring a larger
hull and high-performance engine. With truly pleasurable running
performance and great stability, it started a new rage and
became the predecessor of the later family models. It became
a standard that is still seen on the water today. Its reverse
drive was also a first.
Super Jet 650
With the SuperJet 650, Yamaha made itself a presence in the
stand-up model category.
The great balance of this model quickly spread the Super Jet
name around the world, making the stand-up models accessible
to more people.
WaveRunner VXR650 (Marine Jet 650TX)
The WaveRunner VXR650 (Marine Jet 650TX) was released as the
deluxe model of Yamaha’s tandem series. While the same
size as the initial WaveRunners, the adoption of a new concave
hull design gave it sharper turning with less slip.
WaveBlaster 700 (Marine Jet 700TZ)
The WaveBlaster 700 (Marine Jet 700TZ) made its debut. With
a motorcycle-like ride that let riders enjoy sharply banked
turns, combined with its powerful engine, this model won the
hearts of sports-minded riders. At the races it dominated
the sport class competition. This is a model that still has
many devoted fans today.
WaveRaider 700 (Marine Jet 700RA)
The WaveRaider 700 (Marine Jet 700RA) was released. PWC’s
entered a new era of speed racing, and runabout type models
with “V” hulls became the standard.
This same year Yamaha also released the FX1 stand-up model.
WaveVenture 700 (Marine Jet 700VN)
The full-sized 3-seater model WaveVenture 700 (Marine Jet
700VN) debuted. Because this was a model that beginners could
ride with assurance even in fairly rough waters, it became
a hit at beaches with PWC rentals. It is the predecessor to
today’s rental standard, the XL700. This year the WaveRaider
was also graded up with a 1100cc engine for the increasingly
high-speed PWC scene.
To help more people enjoy the fun of riding a PWC aggressively,
the WaveBlasterII was released with a powerful 760cc engine
and a hull designed for even greater stability.
The Super Jet was also graded up with a 700cc engine.
WaveRunner GP 1200
The GP1200 was released as a runabout model with awesome performance.
With the most powerful engine in the industry and a compact
body designed for great agility, this model stole the hearts
of riders who loved real speed riding.
WaveRunner XL 1200
The XL1200 debuted as Yamaha’s top model in the full-sized
3-seater category. It won popularity for its unbeatable combination
of a powerful engine, a hull that delivered both great running
performance and stability and contemporary styling. This model
expanded the world of PWC sports to include touring, towing
sports and family riding.
Its popular body design has been passed on to today’s
WaveRunner SUV 1200
WaveRunner XL 1200 Ltd.
The SUV1200 debuted as the world’s first 4-passenger
PWC. With stability like no PWC before it and handling freedom
that belied its size, this model became an industry legend.
It further expanded the world of PWC enjoyment to long-distance
This same year, Yamaha also introduced the XL1200 Ltd. powered
by the industry’s highest horsepower engine at 155 hp.
WaveRunner GP 1200R
The GP1200R debuted with a 155 hp engine and newly designed
hull and body. Its unsurpassed running performance and gorgeous
design won it the crown as leader of the muscle craft. It
quickly became the must-have machine for the performance-oriented
WaveRunner XLT 1200
The XLT1200 debuted as a re-designed version of the XL1200
Ltd. with a completely new front look. This was a model that
made many performance-minded customers look to the 3-seater
category for the first time.
The FX140 was released as the world’s first 4-stroke
engine PWC. Its smooth engine feeling, clean exhaust and great
fuel economy revolutionized the world of PWCs. It also became
popular for its new hull design that provides good stability
even on rougher waters.
WaveRunner GP 1300R
Raising the displacement of the highly-acclaimed 1200cc engine
and adding fuel injection and a high-performance catalytic
converter, Yamaha introduced the GP1300R as a revolutionary
muscle craft that offered both performance and environmental
friendliness. This model made Yamaha the leader in environment-friendly
models in both 2- and 4-stroke PWCs. An FX Cruiser version
of the FX140 with hip-support seats was also introduced.
WaveRunner FX Cruiser High Output
The FX High Output and FX Cruiser High Output appeared with
higher performance 4-stroke engines. With these models the
much talked about 4-stroke models entered the high-performance
arena. Yamaha 4-stroke models are now praised throughout the
industry for their smooth-running engines, great reliability
and outstanding hull performance.
WaveRunner VX Deluxe
The VX Sport and VX Deluxe are released with the aim of getting
more customers to experience the wonderful performance of
4-stroke engine models by offering an irresistible combination
of high quality and an affordable price. The engine is a masterpiece
of engineering based on the proven high-performance 4-cylinder
engine used on the FX High Output models. Combined with a
new-design hull, this model opens new horizons for the PWC.
WaveRunner FX Cruiser High Output
WaveRunner VX 700
The flagship model FX Cruiser High Output appears with improvements
that further heighten its unique cruiser concept and a boldly
impressive new colored hull. A number of new features like
the sporty analog meter panel accentuate the new world of
cruising pleasure this model offers the rider.
Also, as the successor to the popular
XL700 that has been the craft of choice at PWC rental operations
around the world, Yamaha presents the new model VX700. Mounting
the proven, highly durable Yamaha 700 cc 2-stroke engine on
VX hull, known for its exciting handling, this model sets
a new standard in the entry-level model category.
WaveRunner VX Cruiser
To the worldwide best-selling VX series we add the new model
VX Cruiser with a newly developed "Cruiser Seat."
The excellent sense of fit that the riding position of the
seat provides makes it possible to experience the fine handling
performance of the VX hull even more
WaveRunner FX Cruiser SHO
Yamaha's flagship combines a 1.8 liter supercharged engine
that is compact and yet the largest in the industry with a
NanoXcel SMC body that is 25% lighter than earlier SMC hulls
to carved out a new age of WaveRunner. It is loaded with electronic
control functions such as cruise assist to aggressively add
extra value as a cruiser model.
The SuperJet reigns as the byword for stand-up
models. Yamaha has added a brand new hull with one aim—to
give you the potential to win. This new high-performance hull
reflects the ideal shape that top riders desire for sharp
turns and neutral handling.
WaveRunner FX High Output
Yamaha invented the light, smooth-turning
hull for the pursuit of sports riding. We coupled it with
a 1.8 liter Supercharged engine to galvanize the excitement
of riders on the water. Then we took stand-up riding position
concepts and added revolutionary telescopic steering.
This model has a 1.8 liter Naturally
Aspirated Engine. The large engine displacement creates superb
high performance output with unmatched acceleration. At the
same time, it achieves remarkable environmental performance
with clean emission and low fuel-consumption. The FX High
Output points the way to the future of PWC.
WaveRunner VX Sport
The world's best-selling PWC since their debut in
2005, VX Series has been renewed for 2010. Yamaha manteve
a eficiência do setor de combustível e melhor
a qualidade, e melhorou o seu olhar de prêmio com deck
recém-criado e casco preto. Yamaha has kept the industry's
best fuel efficiency and the quality, and upgraded its premium
look with newly designed deck and black hull. O Sport VX é
a melhor máquina para simplesmente desfrutar de um
passeio com o desempenho de custo excelente. The VX Sport
is the best machine to simply enjoy riding with excellent
The VXR was first released using a VX hull which
utilized the ultra lightweight material "NanoXcel"
and was powered by a 1.8L High Output Engine. Fora de todos
os modelos existentes caleça, o VXR reivindicou o corpo
mais leve do mercado. Out of all existing runabout models,
the VXR laid claim to the lightest body in the industry.
Este novo pacote aprimora a velocidade e agilidade do modelo
ainda mais. This new package refines the speed and agility
of the model even further. Com o novo VXR, os pilotos estão
lembrados da verdadeira natureza de esportes hípicos.
With the new VXR, riders are reminded of the true nature of
WaveRunner FX Cruiser SHO
WaveRunner FX Cruiser HO
The FX Cruiser SHO and FX Cruiser HO now come with
an all-new body lineup. The remarkably lightweight and longer
NanoXcel hull offers better handling and is able to deliver
the most stable ride so far, while the instantly activated
mechanical neutral enables the craft to start in place and
move easily around built up areas. The craft’s Theater-Style
Cruiser Seat is an invitation to a flawless 3 – passenger
luxury riding experience.
The industry’s only 2 stroke runabout
model with its 701cc engine is now the VX700S, with a VAR-MAX
body. This significantly lighter body with revised weight
balance has also achieved further improvements in agility,
turning and acceleration performance.