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Brief Summary

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
  • Specifications

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

    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

    Std. Power Yamaha MR-1 four-stroke engine
    Tested Power 1 x 1052cc Yamaha MR-1
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

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

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane N/A
    0 to 30 2.6 sec.
    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

    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 SportThen 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 SportThrow 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.

    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.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Hull Warranty
    1 year limited

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