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

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Yamaha VX Sport (2012-2013)
Yamaha VX Sport (2012-2013)
The VX Sport from Yamaha is the entry-level waverunner that has the benefits of the VX line. If you have never ridden on a PWC then we urge you to do so. No matter how old you are, or young, no matter what kind of boat you own, there is simply nothing like a PWC to have a lot of fun on the water. We think everybody ought to have one. And Yamaha makes that painless with the lowest-priced unit in their line-up, the VX Sport. If you’re looking for an affordable entry into the world of PWCs, then your ship has come in. While you may not win races, you’ll be sure to win the hearts of your family when you come home with this beauty.

Key Features

  • Large rear platform for easy boarding
  • Available in White with Yacht Blue
  • Multi-function electronic information center
  • 1052cc, four-stroke Yamaha marine engine
  • Yamaha’s exclusive 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
  • Yamaha’s exclusive remote transmitter security system and Low RPM Mode
  • All VX models are optimized to operate using regular unleaded fuel


Yamaha VX Sport (2012-2013) Specifications
Length Overall 128.7''
3.26 m
Dry Weight 750 lbs.
340 kg
Beam 46.1''
1.17 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 15.1 gal.
57 L
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity none
Deadrise/Transom N/A Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) 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 Sport (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 Sport (2012-2013) Captain's Report

Yamaha VX Sport

The VX line re-done...

This is textbook Yamaha. 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 Joe’s 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 Sport

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 use for a launching pad for swimming, diving, or boarding the tube.

Yamaha VX Sport

Then they loaded in a 1052CC four stroke four-cylinder power plant driving a 155mm high pressure pump.

The mirrors were then raised up out of the “hit zone” when docking, and now they’re also easier to see what’s going on behind you as they’re at a much more natural height.

Yamaha VX Sport

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 Sport...

Not only is the VX Sport built up, it’s loaded with features, beginning with the multi-function instrument panel. The seat is designed to hold up to three people. The dual mirrors make keeping an eye on the end of the towline a cinch, and the tow hook gives a whole new dimension to tubing.

Yamaha VX Sport

The VX Sport has the larger swim platform for easier entry and egress from the water.


The VX Sport is 126.8 in (3.22 m) long, 46.1” (1.17 m) wide, and she’s 45.7” (1.16 m) high. Her dry weight is only 736 lb (334 kg) and she carries 15.9 gal (60 L) of fuel.

And now for the good news... you can have this Yamaha VX Sport in your garage for as little as $8,399.

Yamaha VX Sport (2012-2013) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Yamaha VX Sport (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 Sport (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 Sport (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 Sport (2012-2013) Standard and Optional Equipment

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Yamaha VX Sport (2012-2013) Warranty

Yamaha VX Sport (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 Sport (2012-2013) Price

Yamaha VX Sport (2012-2013) Price
Pricing Range $8,399.00
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.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 1052cc Yamaha MR-1
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
1300 3.2 2.8 0.5 6.4 5.6 92 80 148 5.10 1.89 2.72 75
2000 4.8 4.2 0.6 8.0 7.0 114 100 183 7.70 2.27 3.40 78
3000 6.1 5.3 1.2 5.3 4.6 76 66 122 9.80 4.54 2.25 78
4000 8.1 7.0 1.6 5.1 4.4 72 63 116 13.00 6.06 2.15 79
5000 23.3 20.2 2.5 9.5 8.3 136 118 219 37.50 9.46 4.03 84
6000 31.2 27.1 3.1 10.2 8.9 146 127 235 50.20 11.73 4.34 85
7000 48.7 42.3 6.9 7.1 6.1 101 88 163 78.40 26.12 3.00 85
8000 53.7 46.7 7.4 7.3 6.3 104 90 167 86.40 28.01 3.08 87

All speeds are measured by a hand held Stalker PRO radar gun and a hand help digital timer, so the human elements is a factor. Temperature, saltwater versus fresh, load, and water conditions are all a factor and the reason why test results may vary.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 1 x 1052cc Yamaha MR-1
Time To Plane N/A
0 to 30 2.6 sec.
Test Power 1 x 1052cc Yamaha MR-1
Transmission Direct Drive
Ratio N/A
Props 3 blade stainless
Load 1 person, 2/3 fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate Temp: 78 deg., humid: 53% , wind: flat, seas: calm

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