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When spring is on the way, many Yamaha fans are looking for the WaveRunner’s top speed and acceleration features. If you’re hunting for these specifications, this post is for you!

For your convenience, we at JetDrift have gathered all of the 2020 Yamaha WaveRunner models and their performance specs into one chart!

WaveRunner Top Speed Chart [With Competitors]

For a better comparison, you can also find the 2020 Jet Ski, Sea-Doo and Krash performance numbers in this chart below!

You can sort the rows by clicking on the headline. Don’t hesitate to discover each model by clicking on their names.

Also please note that these numbers are just for informational purposes, as the top speed could be different from ride-to-ride even on the same WaveRunner!

That’s because the top speed depends on several factors, like curb weight, weather conditions, and many others!

BrandModelHPTop Speed (mph)Accele- ration 0-30 mph (s)
Sea-DooSPARK 2up 60HP60423,6
Sea-DooSPARK 2up 90HP90502,4
Sea-DooSPARK 3up 90HP90502,4
Sea-DooSPARK 2up 90HP iBR90502,4
Sea-DooSPARK TRIXX 2up90502,4
Sea-DooSPARK 3up 90HP iBR90502,4
Sea-DooSPARK TRIXX 3up90502,4
Sea-DooGTI 909042na
YamahaEX Sport100502,3
YamahaEX Deluxe10050na
YamahaVX Deluxe12553na
YamahaVX Cruiser125532,4
YamahaVX Limited125532,4
Sea-DooGTI 13013052na
Sea-DooGTI SE 13013052na
Krash50 CAL13046na
KrashFootrocket Pro13046na
KawasakiSTX 160160nana
KawasakiSTX 160X160nana
KawasakiULTRA LX16054na
KawasakiSTX 160LX160nana
Sea-DooGTI SE 170170nana
Sea-DooWake 170170nana
Sea-DooGTX 170170nana
Sea-DooFish Pro170nana
YamahaVX Cruiser HO 180651,8
YamahaGP1800R HO180671,8
YamahaFX HO180632
YamahaFX Cruiser HO180632
Sea-DooGTR 23023067na
Sea-DooGTX 23023067na
Sea-DooWake Pro 23023067na
Sea-DooGTX Limited 23023067na
YamahaGP1800R SVHO250671,5
YamahaFX SVHO25067na
YamahaFX Cruiser SVHO250671,5
YamahaFX Limited SVHO250671,5
Sea-DooRXP-X 300300672,2
Sea-DooRXT-X 300300671,5
Sea-DooGTX Limited 30030067na
KawasakiULTRA 310X31067na
KawasakiULTRA 310X SE31067na
KawasakiULTRA 310R31067na
KawasakiULTRA 310LX31067na

* Disclaimer: The numbers provided here are for informational purposes only, not official advertised specifications. The sources of this data include BoattestBoatingmagBoatingworldPWCExtremeTopspeedWatercraftjournalPersonalWatercraft. The numbers are based on real-world tests, so the human element, weather conditions, and curb weight of the personal water crafts (PWCs) are all integral factors.

When you check this chart carefully, you can find that the top speed of most performance and luxury models are the same, exactly 67 mph and not by chance.

This is because every high-performance model has a speed limiter unit installed, in accordance with the agreement between the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the PWC manufacturers.

This special unit limits every PWC’s top speed electronically to 65 mph (with 2 mph tolerance). If you’d like to learn more about the PWC’s performance in general, don’t miss our detailed post on this topic!

2020 WaveRunner Top Speed Specs By Category

Entry Level WaveRunners

Although the EX models (Rec-Lite category) are the slowest WaveRunner models on the market, these models can reach pretty high speeds on the water. Let’s check these models one-by-one!

How fast does a Yamaha EX go?

The Yamaha EX can go as fast as 50 mph, which is a really good top speed on the water. This model is powered with a 1049 cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, non-supercharged engine, which produces 100 HP!

How fast is the Yamaha EX sport?

Just like the EX WaveRunner, the Yamaha EX Sport can go as fast as 50 mph, and you can expect the same top speed on the EX Deluxe as well. These models arrive with the same engine option as the basic EX model.

How fast does a Yamaha EXR go?

Being the most powerful WaveRunner in the Rec-Lite category, the sporty Yamaha EXR can go as fast as 54 mph thanks to its 110 HP, 1049 cc, 4-stroke engine.

Recreation WaveRunners’ performance

When it comes to the Recreation WaveRunner category, you can currently find 6 different models in this family. You can compare these models here:

How fast is a Yamaha VX?

The entry-level WaveRunner, the Yamaha VX’s top speed is around 53 mph. This model is powered with a 1049 cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, non-supercharged engine, which offers 125 HP.

How fast does the Yamaha VX Deluxe go?

If you are looking for a VX WaveRunner with more features, you have more models to choose from. The well-equipped Yamaha VX Deluxe can also go as fast as 53 mph, and you can expect the same top speed on the VX Limited and VX Cruiser WaveRunners as well.

Just like the basic VX, all of these models are powered with the 125 HP engine option.

How fast is the Yamaha VX Cruiser HO?

The top speed of the Yamaha VX Cruiser HO is 65 mph. Unlike its smaller brothers, this model is powered with a 1812cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, non-supercharged engine, with 180 HP performance!

The Luxury WaveRunners

Moving ahead to the Luxury WaveRunners, you can find several high-performance models in this category. Let’s check these one-by-one!

How fast is the Yamaha FX HO?

The Yamaha FX HO can go as fast as 63 mph, and the FX Cruiser HO offers the same top speed, too. These models are manufactured with the same 180 HP non-supercharged engine, just like the VX Cruiser HO.

How fast does the Yamaha FX SVHO go?

Consistent with the supercharged Luxury WaveRunners, the Yamaha FX SVHO can reach the amazing (limited) 67 mph on the water. This family includes the basic FX SVHO, the FX Cruiser SVHO as well as the most expensive WaveRunner, the FX Limited SVHO.

Performance WaveRunners

Are you looking for the most powerful WaveRunners? Than the GP1800 series is for you!

How fast is the Yamaha GP1800R?

The top speed of the Yamaha GP1800R HO and SVHO is a whopping (limited) 67 mph. While the HO is powered with a non-supercharged 180 HP engine, the SVHO offers higher performance with a supercharged, 250 HP engine option.


As you can see, the top speed of the Yamaha WaveRunners varies widely depending on the models’ performance. But if you’re looking at the numbers, they boil down to some clear ranges.

How fast does a Yamaha WaveRunner go?

A Yamaha WaveRunner can go as fast as 50 – 67 mph depending on the model. The entry-level EX WaveRunners offer around 50 mph top speed, while you can hit an amazing 67 mph with the flagship Yamaha PWCs.

What is the fastest Yamaha WaveRunner?

The fastest Yamaha WaveRunners are definitely the most powerful supercharged models. You can find these models in the Luxury (FX Series) as well as the Performance (GP Series) category!

Also, keep in mind that the top speed of the top performance models is electronically limited to 67 mph for safety concerns.

This was our 2020 WaveRunner top speed overview; we hope you found it useful!

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