Yamaha 1200 XL
(w/ 1 x 155-hp Yamaha 1176 cc Jet)

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Yamaha 1200 XL
Yamaha 1200 XL
The Yamaha 1200XL is big, fast, and one of the quietest 3-cylinder machines on the market today. The 1200XL is powered by a 155-hp Yamaha jet engine, which gets this rocket out of the water and running in no time.

Key Features

    The Yamaha 1200XL has a lot of perks rolled up into one not-so-small package. It is one of the most ergonomically friendly watercrafts featuring a Quick Shift System which offers five different trim angles with a total range of 24 degrees. An electronic information display center shows speed, rpm, fuel, oil and battery levels, overheat warning, trip distance and more. The padded boarding platform gives the swimmer or skier a comfortable climb back on, and a spray rail around the bow will keep you dry when cruising. Plus an 8-gallon cooler will keep you and your crew refreshed all day. To see other boats like this, check out our KAWASAKI lineup of personal watercraft tests.

Specifications

Yamaha 1200 XL Specifications
Length Overall 10' 4'' Dry Weight 746 lbs.
Beam 4' 0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 9'' Fuel Cap 18.5 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap none
Max Headroom open boat 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 1200 XL Engine options
Std. Power 1x155-hp Yamaha 3 cylinder jet
Tested Power 1 x 155-hp Yamaha 1176 cc Jet
Opt. Power n/a

Yamaha 1200 XL Photo Gallery

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Hold on and enjoy the ride.

Her multi-chined deep-V hull provides great all-around handling and exceptional rough-water capability. Out on our test run the 1200XL hit a top speed of 60.7 mph.

Yamaha 1200 XL Captain's Report

The Yamaha’s 1200XL Limited offers high performance and ample space. At just 10’4 inches in length and under $8,000 list, it turns out her size is as compact as her price.

Out on the water, our test results show this screamer turned in a heart- quickening 60.7 mph at the top end. Even when you let up on the throttle and settle in at cruising speed the 1200XL loafs along at a still speedy 41.9 mph.

The key to the 1200’s performance is the 155-hp engine, and at 1,176 cc it’s the largest displacement powerplant Yamaha builds. It has hi-performance, ceramic-coated aluminum cylinders, three 44-millimeter Mikuni carburetors with accelerator pumps, and an electronically-controlled exhaust valve that automatically adjusts the exhaust-port timing for optimum performance.

Below the waterline, a multi-chined deep-V hull provides great all-around handling and exceptional rough-water capability.

But perhaps the most impressive thing about the 1200 Limited is that it has significantly lower exhaust emissions than most other PWCs. And thanks to Yamaha’s Sound Suppression System, it’s one of the quietest 3-cylinder machines on the market.

Yamaha 1200 XL Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Yamaha 1200 XL is 60.7 mph (97.7 kph), burning gallons per hour (gph) or N/A liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Yamaha 1200 XL is 41.9 mph (67.4 kph), and the boat gets miles per gallon (mpg) or N/A kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of miles (N/A kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 155-hp Yamaha 1176 cc Jet.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Yamaha 1200 XL Standard and Optional Equipment

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Yamaha 1200 XL Warranty

Yamaha 1200 XL 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.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Yamaha 1200 XL Price

Yamaha 1200 XL Price
Pricing Range $8,199.00
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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