2008 Yamaha VX Cruiser


149 Hours
Southwest Marine Services
VX Cruiser



  • Cruiser® Seat: Yamaha's innovative Cruiser seat provides both the driver and passenger with comfort, support and room to relax.
  • Dual Cupholders: A glove box with built-in cupholders gives you easy access to beverages and a secure place to store any items you want to keep dry.
  • Low RPM / Security Mode: The VX Cruiser comes with a remote transmitter that allows you to engage Security Mode to prevent unauthorized startups, or activate Low RPM Mode to increase fuel efficiency.
  • Engine Type: 4-Cylinder, 4-Stroke
  • Bore/Stroke: 76 mm x 58 mm
  • Displacement: 1052 cc
  • Fuel: Regular Unleaded
  • Type of Exhaust: Wet
  • Type of Lubrication: Dry Sump
  • Cooling: Open-Looped, Water
  • Starting: Electric
  • Ignition: Direct Ignition
  • Compression Ratio: 11.4:1
  • Carburetor/Injection: EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection)
  • Ignition Timing: 30 deg. BTDC
  • Spark Plug: NGKCR9EB
  • Pump: 155 mm Axial Flow
  • Transmission: Direct Drive from Engine
  • Gear Ratio: 21:31
  • Impeller: 3-Blade, Stainless Steel
  • Length: 126.8 in. (3.22 m)
  • Width: 46.1 in. (1.17 m)
  • Height: 45.3 in. (1.15 m)
  • Seat Length: 66 in./56 in. (1.67 m/1.43 m)
  • Dry Weight: 712 lbs (323 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity: 15.9 gal. (60 l)
  • Vehicle Capacity: 3 person/ 529 lbs (240 kg)
  • Oil Capacity: 1.1 gal. (4.3 l)
  • Storage Capacity: 18.7 gal. (70.8 l)
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity: Not Applicable
  • Hull Material: SMC (Sheet Molded Compound)
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
  • Color: Eclipse Black; Carbon Bronze
The Powerplant
  • The VX™ Cruiser is powered by a Yamaha MR-1™ four-stroke engine. This is a compact, ultra-lightweight, four-cylinder, 1052cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled engine for class-leading performance.
  • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI): Delivers a smooth, high power output with low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions.
  • Specially Designed, One-piece Cylinder and Crankcase Assembly: Provides tremendous engine rigidity that's lighter and stiffer than two-piece designs.
  • Slant Detection Switch: Electronic switch stops engine and oil pumps immediately if watercraft becomes overturned, protecting motor from water ingestion.
  • Dry Sump Lubrication: Uses two engine oil pumps to deliver lubricating oil to each moving part with water-jacketed sump and oil backflow protection.
  • Yamaha Engine Management System (Y.E.M.S.): An integrated, computerized management system that controls and adjusts such functions as ignition timing, fuel injection mapping, engine diagnostics and OTS. The OTS function of Y.E.M.S. activates when the operator releases the throttle lever and attempts to steer the watercraft. This assists the operator in turning while the watercraft is decelerating.
  • Thermostatic and Pressure Controlled Cooling System: Water flow through the engine is controlled by a thermostat and pressure system and is maintained by a pressure control valve.
  • Corrosion Protection System: Sacrificial zinc anodes protect the engine from harmful galvanic corrosion. Stainless steel fasteners (nuts, bolts, hardware) provide a long service life.
  • Electronically Controlled, Variable Ignition Timing: For exact ignition advance control at all throttle positions and RPMs.
The Jet Pump Propulsion System
  • The VX pump design is one of the most efficient pump configuration ever, increasing stream velocity and thrust while decreasing cavitation and prop spin.
  • Reverse: Allows the watercraft to be backed up off a trailer or out of tight spots where you cannot turn around easily.
  • Stainless Steel Impeller Housing Liner: For high durability, the liner maintains accurate clearance tolerances between the impeller and the housing.
  • High Flow Intake Duct and Grate: The dynamic shape of these items directs water flow into the pump for better thrust, performance and hook up.
  • Cooling Water Intake Filter: Filters out harmful debris that could cause blockage of important cooling water passages.
  • Pumps are Manufactured with YDC30: A combination of zinc and copper alloys, developed by Yamaha marine engineers, that offers excellent corrosion protection.
The Ultra-Lightweight, High Strength Hull and Deck
  • The VX Cruiser hull is designed to be light and strong.
  • Progressive, Stepper Draft V-Hull with Integrated Bow Spray Guard: Provides excellent maneuverability, handling and comfort.
  • Sponson Design: Provides added straight-line comfort and an improved two-up and three-up riding experience.
Additional Features
  • Multi-function Electronic Information Center: Provides the operator a quick read on speed, RPM, fuel level, low fuel warning, low oil pressure warning, overheat warning, hour meter, check engine light with self diagnostic function.
  • Industry's First Remote Controlled Transmitter: With the touch of a button on Yamaha's innovative remote-controlled transmitter, you can activate and deactivate the VX digital security system and Low RPM Mode from up to 30 feet away.
  • Low RPM Mode™: Also with the touch of a button on the remote transmitter, the top speed of the VX Cruiser is reduced by nearly 30 percent.
  • Yamaha Security System: This security system that can be activated with the touch of a button ensures that no one starts the VX Cruiser without your permission.
  • Dual Concave Mirrors: Automotive style and convenience.
  • 19 Gallons of Total Storage: Includes a large bow storage locker and glove box.
  • Cruiser Seat: Adds confort and support for both passenger and driver.
  • Extra Large Boarding Platform: Provides a stable platform for reboarding.
  • Glove Box with Self-draining Beverage Holders: The industry's first self-draining insulated beverage holders.
  • Finger Throttle Lever: Provides added comfort while reducing hand fatigue.
  • Yamaha's Trademarked Visibility Spout®: A waterspout from the rear of the craft that improves the watercraft's conspicuity.



Engine Type
4-Cylinder, 4-Stroke
1052 cc
Bore and Stroke
76 mm x 58 mm
Open-Looped, Water
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection)
Direct Ignition


Dry Weight
712 lbs (323 kg)
Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal. (60 l)
45.3 in. (1.15 m)
126.8 in. (3.22 m)
46.1 in. (1.17 m)
Oil Capacity
1.1 gal. (4.3 l)
Rider Capacity
3 person/ 529 lbs (240 kg)
Storage Capacity
18.7 gal. (70.8 l)

Drive Unit

3-Blade, Stainless Steel
Gear Ratio
155 mm Axial Flow
Direct Drive from Engine


Dual Concave Automotive Style
Eclipse Black; Carbon Bronze
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)