2020 GP1800R SVHO

2020 GP1800R SVHO - Ultimate Performance

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Built for the podium and bred to win, the 2020 GP1800R is back and faster than ever.
Since its release in 2017, the Yamaha GP1800R SVHO has completely dominated the Australian and World Pro Stock race scene. Pro Stock racing, also known as the ‘Manufacturers Class’, provides the best comparison of out-of-the-box performance of each manufacturers race ski offerings.
From short course to long distance offshore endurance racing, no other watercraft model has achieved as many victories as the GP1800R SVHO over the last three years.
The results speak for themselves, since its inception, the GP1800R SVHO has won:
Australian Results

2017 & 2018 Australian Champion – Pro Am Stock ‘Closed Course’ 
2017, 2018 & 2019 Australian Champion – Pro Am Stock ‘Enduro’ 
International Results

2017 AquaX World Champion – Top 3 Positions
2017 & 2018 P1 AquaX National Tour (USA) – Top 3 Positions
2017 & 2018  IJSBA World Finals (Pro Runabout Stock) – Top 3 Positions
It is not just the race course where the GP1800R SVHO dominates. For the first time ever, the industry’s most respected personal watercraft publication, The Watercraft Journal, named the GP1800R SVHO the Watercraft of the Year for both 2017 & 2018.
Whether it’s bragging rights over your mates or chasing podium finishes, the 2020 GP1800R SVHO will not disappoint.

Length (mm)3350
Width (mm)1220
Height (mm)1190
Dry Weight (kg)348
Rider Capacity3
Engine4-stroke, 4-cyl DOHC, 16-Valve, Super Vortex High Output Marine Engine
Displacement (cc)1812
Bore & Stroke (mm)85 X 78
Compression8.5 : 1
SuperchargerYes (with intercooler)
CoolingLow-maintenance. Open Loop Cooling
Pump160mm 8-Vane High-Pressure Axial Flow
LubricationScavenger Pump Assisted Wet Sump
FuelElectronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Tank (L)70
Storage Capacity (L)93


1.8 Litre Supercharged Engine

Yamaha’s four-cylinder, four-stroke, 1822cc, Super Vortex High Output (SVHO) marine engine delivers more power and torque than any WaveRunner in Yamaha’s range. Combined with its new, larger 160mm hyper-flow jet pump and more efficient intake, this engine produces 20% more power than its predecessor. 

New Intake Grate and Ride Plate

The GP1800R features a new intake grate and ride plate proven to deliver peak performance on the closed course. *Overseas model shown.

Ultra-lightweight NanoXcel2

Yamaha's cutting-edge NanoXcel2® ultra-lightweight hulls and decks are 18% lighter than the original NanoXcel®, but just as strong. This advanced material compound delivers exceptional performance properties resulting in significant improvements in acceleration, top-end speed, fuel economy, and handling. *Overseas model shown.

Compact Hull Design

This hull features a cutting-edge deeper V-shape Keel, modified hull strakes and softer bow chines, delivering excellent stability, nimble handling and precise responsiveness in all racing conditions. Utilising Yamaha's advanced NanoXcel2® material, this hull and deck is also ultra-lightweight and extremely strong.

Low RPM and Security Modes

Yamaha’s remote transmitter allows the rider to select Low RPM and Security modes. Low RPM mode limits the top-end speed, improving fuel efficiency, while the Security mode disables the ignition, preventing unauthorised start-ups.  

Extended Rear Platform

Roomy and comfortable, the extended rear platform is the ideal place for soaking up the surroundings, getting in and out of the water or simply doing nothing at all. The decking platform is fitted with two-tone Hydro-Turf mats for optimum looks, grip and comfort.

RiDE Dual Control System

Yamaha’s patented RiDEis the world's first dual throttle handlebar control system, that makes handling easy, fun and intuitive. Pull the right lever to accelerate and the left lever to decelerate and for reverse. Release both levers for neutral. Pull them both, or in any combination, and the system reacts with precise control. 

Electronic Trim

Electronic trim allows the rider to quickly adjust how high or low the bow sits in the water, improving the crafts overall handling and on-water performance. This system can be engaged for improved cornering, towing, carrying multiple passengers and in rough conditions. 

Reboarding Step

The ergonomically designed reboarding step has been developed to make climbing back on board as easy and safe as possible, and conveniently tucks away when not in use.

Three Person Sport Seat

The race inspired two-piece, two-tone seat is ergonomically designed, textured and bolstered for grip, speed and comfort, suitable for recreational and racing situations. The seat comfortably seats three people. Separation of the front and rear sections makes maintenance and access to under-seat storage easy. 

Towing Hook

The strong tow hook allows the craft to securely tow an inflatable tube, wake boarder or skier for additional on-water thrills and spills. 

WaveRunner Advantage

Not all personal watercraft are created equal. Find out why Yamaha WaveRunners continue to lead the personal watercraft industry when it comes to legendary reliability, quality, durability and resale value.

Open Looped Cooling System

All Yamaha WaveRunners utilise an open loop cooling system, as used by 99% of marine manufacturers. This system is proven to be the most effective, reliable and maintenance free solution for marine environments, which means less maintenance, costs and time off the water. 

Two + One Warranty

All new WaveRunners purchased through an authorised Yamaha dealer comes with our industry leading Two + One Factory Warranty. With the confidence of the industry’s best factory backed warranty behind you, and Yamaha's legendary reliability, you can kick-back and enjoy your time on the water. *Recreational use only. 

Multi-Function Cockpit Display

The multi-function digital display meter provides a wide range of information in a clear and easy-to-read format, including RPMs, speed, gear selection, fuel, hour readouts and running time. For peace-of-mind, the integrated warning functions will alert the rider to any problems. 

Integrated Dual Mirrors

Incorporating Yamaha’s trademark compact and edgy design styling, the integrated mirrors not only look good but aid rider visual awareness and over all safety.

Large Storage Capacity

The stowing away of safety equipment and the day’s essentials is easy and convenient with a massive 93.1 litres of storage space. Storage compartments include a front hatch, a glove compartment, two cup holders and a self-contained protective watertight unit under the rear seat. *Overseas model shown.