Like many things life, the kind of jet ski you buy will usually depend on who you plan being in the water with. If you’re a single guy taking it on outings with friends, you buy a single-passenger watercraft. If you have a girlfriend at the time you’re buying the jet ski, then it makes sense to buy a two-seater. Once you have kids, there’s no choice: you get a three seater and there are few better than the 2016 Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser SVHO.
Yes, it’s big, like a water-bound minivan, allowing it to accommodate three riders comfortably. And by comfortably, we’re not just talking sufficient seating room, as it comes with cupholders, cruise control, and even a low back rest that, Yamaha claims, will keep you unencumbered even during all-day rides.
The 2016 Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser SVHO runs on a fuel-injected, four-cylinder engine putting out 250 horsepower and 1,812 cc of torque. That should make it powerful enough to go flying quickly off the bat, all while hitting top speeds of 70 mph. A dual throttle system allows precise control of both forward and backward movements, giving you a way to easily maneuver the watercraft around obstacles in the water. At 836 pounds, it’s also lighter than most three-person recreational rides, allowing it to stretch 18.5 gallons of gas to cover more than 100 miles. Features include a multi-function instrument panel, pull-up cleats that make tying down easier, dual side mirrors, two waterproof storage compartments, and dual remote transmitters.
Available now, the 2016 Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser SVHO is priced at $15,899.