Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013)
(w/ 1 x 1052cc Yamaha MR-1)

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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 their 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 their 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 for maximum visibility
  • Available in Crimson Red Metallic or Carbon
  • Multi-function electronic information center
  • 1052cc, four-stroke Yamaha marine engine
  • High-compression molded hull is formed to exact dimensions for the best fit and finish
  • More usable storage that includes a new larger glove box with dual cup holders
  • Remote transmitter security system and Low RPM Mode
  • All VX models are optimized to operate using regular unleaded fuel


Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) Specifications
Length Overall 126.8''
3.22 m
Dry Weight 743 lbs.
337 kg
Beam 46.1''
1.17 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A Fuel Cap 15.9 gal.
60 L
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance N/A
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

Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) Engine options
Std. Power Yamaha MR-1 four-stroke engine
Tested Power 1 x 1052cc Yamaha MR-1
Opt. Power Not Available

Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) 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. Their 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 they’ve re-engineered the VX lineup to keep those customer feedbacks squarely in mind. For example, the hulls have been stretched four inches 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 your feet.

Yamaha VX Deluxe

The hull has been stretched to give better comfort at the handlebars as well as better positioning of your 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 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 you 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 15.1 gal (57 L) of storage and you have 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 your 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 128.7” (3.22 m) long, 46.1” (1.17 m) wide, and 45.7” (1.16 m) high. Her dry weight is only 750 lbs. (337 kg) and she carries 15.9 gal (60 L) of fuel.

And now for the good news...you can have this Yamaha VX Deluxe in your garage for as little as $9,299.

Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) is 53.7 mph (86.4 kph), burning 7.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 28.01 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) is 31.2 mph (50.2 kph), and the boat gets 10.21 miles per gallon (mpg) or 4.34 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 146 miles (234.96 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 1052cc Yamaha MR-1.

  • Time from 0 to 30 of the Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) is 2.6 sec. seconds.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) Standard and Optional Equipment

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) Warranty

Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 1 year limited

Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) Price

Yamaha VX Deluxe (2012-2013) Price
Pricing Range $9,299.00
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.

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