Dean’s Team Teases “Race Spec” Yamaha GP1800RS Special Edition


Dean’s Team is one of the most popular (and successful) names in the industry, producing meticulously-engineered racing watercraft that reach unbelievable speeds. Whether you are at the IJSBA World Finals or browsing the endless social media pages, you are sure to run across a Dean’s Team-built or equipped machine. A Yamaha Factory race team that specializes in performance ECU reflashes, supercharger boosting kits and much more, Dean’s Team recently announced a ready-to-run package that is sure to entice many of you.

When rumor came about in early 2016 that Yamaha would be bringing back the favored GP WaveRunner name, many were anxious to see the new machine. Yamaha developed a new version of the VXR hull that is both light and handles like no other. Added to it the trusted 1.8L SVHO engine and together Yamaha made a box stock watercraft that will leave a smile on many a rider’s face. To complement the lightweight and nimble GP1800, Dean’s Team has verified that their “Race Spec” version of the machine has seen speeds of over 88 mph.


With the Dean’s Team GP1800RS (Race Spec) consistently seeing speeds of 83 mph or more, the package is sure to put many atop the podium. While the top secret details have not been available to the public, we do know that the GP1800RS will come with a billet aluminum RIVA Racing steering system, rebranded WORX sponsons, as well as (speculatively) a Dean’s Team Performance ECU Reflash, Dean’s Team repitched Solas prop, a RIVA Racing Power Filter Kit, and a RIVA Water Strainer (which are all included in the off-the-shelf Dean’s Team SVHO Starter Kit).

Whether the GP1800RS shown is the final product is yet to be confirmed, ergo noting on potential decals, seat coverings or traction mats is premature. Either way, this watercraft will surely make heads turn. This is not for the weak but it is for the speed demon in all of us. If you are looking to get your Yamaha WaveRunner going faster, Dean’s Team has the parts for you.

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Blake Ellestad

Blake Ellestad

Blake decided to buy a jet ski before a car and it was the greatest decision of his life. He was able to start reading on the forums and absolutely fell in love with the information and the sport. Blake says he will be riding jet skis for a very long time.

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