2022 Yamaha WaveRunner Lineup [Prices & Videos]
To the greatest delight of Yamaha fans, the 2022 Yamaha WaveRunner Lineup is here, expanded by the new JetBlaster! Without further ado, the latest WaveRunner models are as follows:
- 2022 Yamaha EX
- 2022 Yamaha EX Sport
- 2022 Yamaha EX Limited
- 2022 Yamaha EX Deluxe
- 2022 Yamaha JetBlaster
- 2022 Yamaha VX-C
- 2022 Yamaha VX
- 2022 Yamaha VX Deluxe
- 2022 Yamaha VX Cruise
- 2022 Yamaha VX Limited
- 2022 Yamaha VX Cruiser HO
- 2022 Yamaha VX Limited HO
- 2022 Yamaha FX HO
- 2022 Yamaha FX Cruiser HO
- 2022 Yamaha FX SVHO
- 2022 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO
- 2022 Yamaha FX Limited SVHO
- 2022 Yamaha GP1800R HO
- 2022 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO
- 2022 Yamaha SuperJet
If you want to find out more about these models and the newest WaveRunner accessories, you’ve come to the right place.
We at JetDrift have compiled all you need to know about the 2022 Yamaha WaveRunner lineup here under one roof!
2022 Yamaha WaveRunner Lineup
What’s New in 2022?
Without further ado, the key details of the 2022 WaveRunner lineup are as follows:
- Yamaha dropped the EXR.
- The all-new Yamaha JetBlaster is making its debut.
- The FX line has been significantly changed.
- All new WaveRunners come with “bold new graphics.”
- Prices have risen (typically by $300-$1000) – as usual.
- Yamaha is introducing many new accessories, such as RecDeck, Fishing Packages, Towsport Package, Multi-Use Rack, and unique sound systems.
Let’s drill into the details and take a closer look at these changes!
2022 Yamaha EX Series
Yamaha’s EX WaveRunners are considered the entry level-models in the fleet, powered by the proven TR-1 engine.
The biggest change in this series is the introduction of the new JetBlaster, which replaces the retired EXR.
Yamaha defines the JetBlaster as a part of the “freestyle” category, inheriting its name from its iconic predecessor, the WaveBlaster line.
But let’s face it, the JetBlaster is not really a new model designed from scratch. Instead, it’s a slightly tweaked EXR with some new features inspired by its competitor the Sea-Doo Spark Trixx.
What exactly are these new additions?
- Adjustable, custom-tuned electric trim
- Raised and wider “performance” handlebars
- Angled footrest mounted on the rear of the footwells
Thanks to these features, the JetBlaster can perform thrilling tricks like power slides, spins, jumps, and “wheelies” with ease.
Except for these changes, the JetBlaster inherited its NanoXcel2 hull, top deck, and the 110 HP TR-1 HO engine from the EXR. Because of this, many fans claim that the JetBlaster is not a worthy successor of the Blaster name.
Beyond this “new” model, the rest of the 2022 EX series has remained unchanged except for some new color schemes and accessory offerings like optional portable speakers for $599.
In summary, the 2022 Yamaha EX series includes the following models:
- 2022 Yamaha EX: MSRP $7,199 (up: $200)
- 2022 Yamaha EX Sport: MSRP $8,299 (up: $300)
- 2022 Yamaha EX Deluxe: MSRP $9,299 (up: $300)
- 2022 Yamaha EX Limited: MSRP $9,899 (up: $300)
- 2022 Yamaha JetBlaster: MSRP $9,999 (New model – Officially released in the “Freestyle” category)
2022 Yamaha VX Series
According to the manufacturer, the Yamaha VX is the “best-selling PWC line of all time,” and there is a reason for that.
Since the VX line was redesigned in the previous model year, these models remained unchanged for
- All we get is some new graphics and higher price tags!
Therefore, you can find the same seven models in the unchanged 2022 Yamaha VX family:
- 2022 Yamaha VX-C: MSRP $9,449 (up $300)
- 2022 Yamaha VX: MSRP $10,449(up $400)
- 2022 Yamaha VX Deluxe: MSRP $11,249 (up $400)
- 2022 Yamaha VX Cruiser: MSRP $11,549 (up $400)
- 2022 Yamaha VX Limited: MSRP $12,849 (up $400)
- 2022 Yamaha VX Cruiser HO: MSRP $12,449 (up $400)
- 2022 Yamaha VX Limited HO: MSRP $14,049 (up $500)
2022 Yamaha FX Series
There’s no question that we can see the biggest changes in the 2022 Yamaha FX Series, which are as follows:
- SMC fiberglass hulls
- Redesigned center console, handlebar, and drive pods
- Redesigned glove box
- Full-color touchscreen dashboard with phone connectivity and audio controls
- GPS speedometer and GPS mapping
- Integrated marine audio system
- Redesigned ride plate
- Relocated sponsons
- FX SVHO models are 40 pounds heavier
- New colors and graphics
- Heftier price tags
Surprisingly, Yamaha decided to build the FX WaveRunner hulls out of SMC fiberglass instead of NanoXcel. While the top decks in this family are still produced from this unique material, the 2022 hulls are exclusively made from traditional fiberglass.
Why did the company take this step?
According to The Watercraft Journal, the main idea behind this switch is that SMC fiberglass hulls are much thicker and more durable, so they are less prone to cracking or flexing over time. What’s more, even if they get damaged, repairing them is always much cheaper and simpler.
As a hidden benefit, the denser fiberglass has more vibration absorbing ability, which results in smoother rides.
Mainly the extra weight, as fiberglass is significantly heavier than NanoXcel. To avoid significant weight gain, Yamaha engineers designed a lighter inner liner into these hulls.
But despite of all their efforts, the weight of the FX HO models rose 4 pounds, while the FX SVHO WaveRunners became 40 pounds heavier. For example, the 2022 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO weighs no less than 860 pounds!
For better performance, the ride plate was also redesigned to help the ski reach planning speed quicker. The sponsons were also relocated about 2 inches forward so they offer a stronger bite in sharp corners.
Beyond these adjustments, Yamaha surprised its fans with premium features like an integrated audio system and a full-color touchscreen with phone and audio control connectivity. The size of the screen varies by model; SVHO models received a remarkable 7-inch display, while the HO line comes with a slightly smaller 5-inch screen.
These “Connext” touchscreen dashboards offer several useful features, the most useful of which are:
- Drive control functions
- GPS mapping with geofencing
- GPS speedometer
- Audio controls
- Bluetooth connection to smartphones (displaying calls and texts)
The GPS-based speedo can provide more accurate information compared to traditional “dream-o-meters.” Another nice addition to the dashboard is the GPS mapping with geofencing. What does this mean?
In a nutshell, with this tool, you can designate the “riding area” where you want to ride your jet ski. If you leave this pre-set area, the system warns you that you’ve gone too far.
It’s a great feature for novice or younger riders, but it can also come in handy on off-shore rides.
The center console, handlebars, and control pods of the 2022 FX WaveRunners were also upgraded, and the RAM mounts are planted into the bottoms of the cup holders.
We also get a reshaped glovebox, which includes a phone holder, USB port, 12V socket, and LED lights. Although the box’s dimensions are unchanged, it already features a spring-loaded lid and a more durable plastic latch.
Last but not least, we have to mention the all-new Yamaha RecDeck, which is exclusively available on the FX Family. This multi-function rear platform can be completed with the Premiere JetFish package, which can turn any 2022 Yamaha FX WaveRunner into a great fishing PWC!
Unfortunately, these amazing changes are reflected in the price tags:
- 2022 Yamaha FX HO: MSRP $14,299(up $500)
- 2022 Yamaha FX Cruiser HO: MSRP $14,799(up $500)
- 2022 Yamaha FX SVHO: MSRP $16,799 (up $1,000)
- 2022 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO: MSRP $17,499(up $1,000)
- 2022 Yamaha FX Limited SVHO: MSRP $19,099 (up $1,400)
2022 Yamaha GP Series
While the FX Series was radically redesigned, the widely popular GP WaveRunners remained unchanged. You can only find two models in this family; the GP1800R HO is powered by a 180 HP, naturally-aspirated engine, while the SVHO has a supercharged, 250 HP power source.
Regarding colors, the latter is available in Titan Gras and Cyan Black, while its big brother comes in Lime Yellow and Cyan Black.
Sadly, the prices of both machines have increased by $600 for this model year:
- 2022 Yamaha GP1800R HO: MSRP $13,149 (up $600)
- 2022 Yamaha GP1800R SVHO: MSRP $15,349 (up $600)
2022 Yamaha SuperJet
It wouldn’t be a complete 2022 Yamaha WaveRunner lineup review without mentioning Yamaha’s legendary stand-up PWC.
The all-new 4-stroke SuperJet made its debut last year, so it is not surprising that this model also comes without any major changes except for speaker brackets, mooring cleats, handle-pole mounted-storage bags, and molded footwells.
The 2022 Yamaha SuperJet is available for $9,799, which is a $300 increase over the previous year.
2022 Yamaha WaveRunner Accessories
Let’s face it, today’s PWCs are already as large as small boats. Therefore, many buyers are looking to use these machines for various purposes like touring, tow sports, or PWC fishing!
But finally, the Japanese manufacturer listened to their customers and designed a set of new accessories for various purposes:
- RecDeck – $999.99
- Multi-Use Rack – $599.99
- JetFish Fishing Package 1 – $1,199
- JetFish Fishing Package 2 – $499
- Lounging Package – $499.99
- Towsport Package – $199.99
Let’s drill into the details and take a closer look at each!
The all-new Yamaha RecDeck is a removable flat platform that can be mounted on the swim platform of any (2019 an up) FX WanRunner model. The key advantage of its design is that you can add or remove the entire platform in only a couple of minutes.
This versatile platform measures 6 square feet and can be used as an extended swim platform, but it also features a set of cleats to which accessories can be attached. It’s safe to say that these cleats do the same job as Sea-Doo’s well-known LinQ system.
This platform can accommodate a Multi-Use Rack with a cooler or even a lounge seat. What’s more, the RecDeck also houses a long, 3-rung reboarding ladder that can be completely hidden into the platform.
Thanks to these features, this deck can be a great choice for tow sports, fishing, or even families!
Unfortunately, this amazing invention doesn’t come cheap as Yamaha offers the optional RecDeck for a whopping $999.99! (Again, this deck is compatible only with FX models.)
The Multi-Use Rack is a nice addition to the RecDeck. As the name suggests, this rack can be used for various purposes like storing your fishing cooler and accessories, fuel cans, or camping gear.
The width of the rack is adjustable so that it can accommodate different cooler sizes or cans.
On the side of the rack, you can find mounting holes to which you can attach cup holders, rod holders, and other accessories.
This innovative Yamaha Multi-Use Rack is available for no less than $599.99.
Premium JetFish Package
PWC anglers will also appreciate the JetFish packages, including a cooler with cup holders, rod holders, and tie-down straps. The cooler can be strapped directly into the Multi-Use Rack.
The JetFish Fishing Package 1 comes with the Multi-Use Rack and costs $1,199. This setup is also available without the rack under the name of JetFish Fishing Package 2, for $499.
If you choose the latter option, you can strap the cooler directly onto the top of the RecDeck.
Surprisingly, the 6-inch Garmin Fishfinder/GPS is not part of these packages, but it’s available as an option.
The Towing Package is designed for watersport enthusiasts, as it includes an inflatable tube with tow rope, a 12V pump, and bungee straps.
Be prepared to pay $199.99 for these accessories!
For those who are looking for comfort rather than adventure, Yamaha offers the Lounging Package. This includes a comfortable 25-inch-wide bench chair equipped with two side bags and cup holders for $499.99.
The 2022 Yamaha WaveRunner Lineup has more upgrades than expected!
The manufacturer surprised the market with a redesigned FX line and a bunch of useful accessories like the multi-function rear deck and fishing packages.
However, the biggest news in this model year is that the EXR was replaced by the new JetBlaster, which is intended to compete with the Sea-Doo Spark Trixx!
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