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Autumn 2006

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Article by
Corrado Corbò


The similarity between the styling of the best watercrafts and the futuristic land scooters has become such that it is difficult to determine which of the two sectors is setting the trend in terms of design. Critique becomes impossible when the subject matter regards the products of a large motor company that excels in both fields. So here comes Yamaha's latest model. A "Grand Touring" watercraft that not only wants to be used as a tender between a yacht and land but also for fast excursions at sea of noteable range. The large saddle with two comfortable in built back rests is for three riders, unlike the basic model which resembles more to a motorbike's saddle. Storage compartments and an ice cabinet have been worked into the watercraft's strata allowing for a pleasant trip and a longer one too, thanks to its 70 litre fuel tank.

The FX model has the most powerful engine of the series with its Yamaha HO (high output) 4 stroke 160 HP engine. Its unbelievable thrust, together with a well balanced power-to-weight ratio give it top performance even when towing a skier. To tame these characteristics it has a remote control with which one may simply switch the engine's power from expert driver to beginner and vice-versa. The same remote control has an in built shut off device which prevents anyone without it from starting up.

Brand name: Yamaha
Importer: Yamaha Italia, via Tinelli 67/69
20050 Gerno di Lesmo (Mi), fax +39 039 6980053. Web page: Keel: V shaped
L.O.A. 3.34 m
Full Beam: 1.23 m
Max. height1.16 m
Seats: 3
Engine: Yamaha 4 cylinders electronic fuel injection 1.052 cc
Rated output: 160 hp
Dry weight: 350 Kg
Fuel tank: 70 litres
Base price Euro 17.595 without vat.