Yamaha WaveRunners dominate the PWC racing scene

When it comes to race performance, no other personal watercraft brand has achieved the results of Yamaha WaveRunners in recent years.


Yamaha WaveRunners have completely dominated the pro stock class category both here in Australian and overseas since the 2017 launch of the GP1800 (now known as the GP1800R SVHO) and 2019 launch of the FX SVHO models.


2019 saw Yamaha take out the Pro Runabout Stock, Pro Runabout Limited, Pro-Am Womens Runabout and Pro Runabout Limited 1100 classes at the IJSBA World Finals.


Pro Stock racing, also known as the ‘Manufacturers Class’, provides the best comparison of out-of-the-box performance of each manufacturer’s race ski offerings. Meaning you can literally walk into a dealership today and potentially be racing by the weekend.  


The GP1800R SVHO has no equal when it comes to stock class racing, taking out the 2017, 2018 and 2019 closed circuit Australian championships, the 2017, 2018 and 2019 P1 Aquax US tour championships and the 2017, 2018 and 2019 IJSBA World Finals.


More recently, the upgraded FX SVHO has started showing its credentials in longer distance enduro events, after taking out the inaugural P1 AquaX Bahamas World Championships pro racer class.


In 2020, FX SVHOs dominated the Mark Hahn 300, the longest personal watercraft race in the world, covering a total of 300 miles (482km) in 30 successive laps of a 16km course. Yamaha took out the Four-Stroke N/A Open Class, Manufacturers Stock Class and the Vet Masters Open Class.


Closer to home, the FX SVHO took out the pro/am stock enduro class in the 2019 AJSBA (Australian) Championships.