We’re very suspicious of new product coming out these days as so many rumors are swirling about what the future holds. Recently, blogger Vasilis Moraitis has claimed that Yamaha is primed to introduce a new “three-cylinder 1052cc” 4-stroke engine (The Watercraft Journal has ridden the new 2016 WaveRunner models and legally cannot confirm or deny these claims), and in a previous article featuring Pro Ski racer Rob Flores, highlighted Flores’ involvement with what might be the future of Yamaha’s long-in-the-tooth SuperJet.
Flores diplomatically dodged the question whether he was selected to design the future SuperJet hull stating, “I can’t speak for Yamaha. I’m […] developing hulls for my race program and to sell. Now if Yamaha ends up using what I come up with, that [remains] to be seen, but I am not contracted to do hulls strictly for them.”
So, if or when the day comes that Yamaha unveils a whole-new 1-liter engine or new SuperJet model (or a pairing of the two), we are only left with only speculation. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait that long! Through Flores’ RaceSki.com program and partnership with sponsor OptimaRacing.com, the new FR2 hull can be yours. Completely American-made, the new design improves “hookup, cornering and tractability in a variety of water conditions,” according to OptimaRacing’s website.
The release states: “Utilizing 30 years of riding and racing experience including Factory Yamaha and Kawasaki, Rob Flores has designed his new line of hulls to meet the demands of top level racers and recreational riders looking for a vast improvement over stock hull design. Available in both a SuperJet and SX-R top deck style, the RaceSki hull is intended to be both easier to ride and offer improved hookup, cornering and tractability in a variety of water conditions.
“The design integrates a reshaped intake tract and pump tunnel for improved flow and efficiency, reshaped strakes and chine shape for improved overall handling. Ergonomics are improved with a widened tray/footwell area. Complete “rolling chassis” available with a variety of handlepole/steering, traction mat combos and hull fittings (email for more info).”