Heralded as the most award-winning watercraft of all time, the FX SHO pairs the massive torque of the industry's largest engine with the responsive ride of the NanoXcel hull and deck. Possessing an undeniably confident design that allows for supreme stability and unmatched power when offshore riding, the FX SHO begs the question - is it still considered a race, if no one else can keep up?
Beam: 4 ft. 1 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 19
Max load: 529
· The FX SHO is powered by a 1.8 liter, supercharged, super high output Yamaha Marine Engine. This 1812cc engine, which is purpose built for the marine environment, is the largest displacement engine ever installed in a personal watercraft. It is also optimized to run on the least expensive Regular Unleaded fuel.
· Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI): Four electronically controlled fuel injectors, throttle position sensor (TPS) and intake air pressure and air temperature sensors supply the optimum air/fuel mixture. The results are 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 unwanted water ingestion.
· High Volume Intake Box: With water repellent air filter and flame arrestors.
· Wet Sump Lubrication: Uses two engine oil pumps to deliver lubricated oil to each moving part with water-jacketed sump and oil backflow protection.
· Independent Water-jacketed Exhaust Manifolds with Collector: Achieves high power while keeping noise and exhaust heat under control.
· Thermostatic Cooling System: Water flow through the engine is automatically controlled through a thermostat sensor.
· Corrosion Protection System: Sacrificial zinc anodes protect the engine from harmful galvanic corrosion. Stainless steel fasteners (nuts, bolts, hardware) provide a long service life. Cylinders, cases and heads are all treated with a durable oxide coating to form a barrier between corrosion and expensive engine parts.
· Electronically Controlled, Variable Ignition Timing: For exact ignition advance control at all throttle positions and RPMs.
· Direct Ignition: For more efficient combustion.
The Jet Pump Propulsion System
· The FX SHOs 155mm hyper-flow jet pump propulsion system with three-blade stainless steel impeller is designed to maximize water flow for high performance. The FX SHO pump configuration provides excellent hook-up and smooth acceleration.
· The industrys only Reverse with Traction Control technology: Maintains the perfect RPM to provide the optimal speed for effectively maneuvering when the watercraft is in reverse.
· Quick Shift Trim System (Q.S.T.S.): Mechanically operated, this system offers instant change in the attitude of the watercraft while underway allowing for tighter turns or quicker acceleration on plane, as the rider prefers. Q.S.T.S. offers 24 degrees of total trim range.
· 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.
· Pumps are Manufactured with YDC30: A combination of zinc and copper alloys, developed by Yamaha marine engineers, that offers excellent corrosion protection.
The NanoXcel Hull and Deck:
· The FX SHO features the worlds first hulls and decks manufactured through the use of cutting edge nanotechnology. Yamahas new NanoXcel ultra-lightweight, high strength material reduces the weight of the hull, deck and liner by 25% and provides performance gains in acceleration, fuel savings, top speed and handling. Additionally, the NanoXcel material offers a shinier, gem-like finish which reduces surface tension on the water, providing a more nimble, responsive ride.
· 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 and three-up riding experience.
· Yamahas exclusive Cruise Assist is the industrys first system that allows the driver to set and hold a particular speed while maintaining a comfortable riding position with the throttle. Once the speed is set, the driver can increase or decrease the speed through the simple push of a button. When the throttle is disengaged the system shuts off.
· Yamahas exclusive No Wake Mode makes cruising through no-wake zones a breeze. Once engaged, the no-wake mode moves the engines RPMs to an optimal speed, approximately 5 mph, for efficiently navigating through a no-wake zone. Once through, the driver simply applies throttle and the no-wake mode is released.
· Four-step Adjustable Tilt Steering System: Allows the rider to adjust the steering column angle from 55 degrees to 35 degrees.
· Multi-function Electronic Information Center: Provides the operator a quick read on speed, RPM, fuel level, low fuel warning, low oil pressure warning, battery voltage, overheat warning, hour meter, check engine light with self-diagnostic function and the industry's only audible warning system.
· Industry's First Remote Controlled Transmitter: With the touch of a button on Yamahas innovative remote controlled transmitter, you can activate and deactivate the FX SHOs digital security system and all-new Low RPM Mode from up to 30 feet away.
· Low RPM Mode: The personal watercraft industrys first fuel saving feature, Low RPM can reduce fuel consumption by up to 26% based on average annual use.
· Yamaha Security System: This security system that can be activated with the touch of a button ensures that no one starts the FX SHO without your permission.
· 26 Gallons of Total Storage: Includes a large 19.8-gallon cooler, rear storage tub and glove box.
· Glove Box with Self-draining Beverage Holders: The industry's first self-draining beverage holders.
· Extra Large Boarding Platform with Retractable Reboarding Step: Provides a stable area for reboarding.
· Dual Mirrors: Automotive style and convenience.
· 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 watercrafts conspicuity.