It’s hard to argue with the current winning streak of the Yamaha GP1800. Whether its around the closed course, or streaking across the open seas of endurance racing, the light and nimble GP seems to have the racing world by the throat. Add to it a veritable treasure trove of available performance parts from nearly every aftermarket manufacturer, and an aspiring racer will have the easiest path to follow to a top tier performance watercraft.
Well, almost. Longtime custom hull shaper and manufacturer, Wamilton Teixeira of Wamilton’s Customs is finishing up the final details on what could be the “nuclear option” for those racing Open and GP classes. Having perfected the art of shaping and molding carbon fiber, Wammer has created a new carbon hull for the Yamaha GP1800 that has, by most accounts, surpassed what the factory NanoXcel2 hull could only dream of.
Back in late October, P1 AquaX World Champion Eric Francis took Wammer’s carbon GP out for a spin on Teixeira’s private pond (conveniently located behind his shop). Even with a stock engine, GPS speeds were recorded at 81mph, according to Wammer. (You can watch Francis’ test ride by clicking HERE.)
Shortly thereafter, Pro Watercross and fellow P1 AquaX racer Justin Taylor was invited to take the carbon fiber Yamaha out on the pond, and experienced much of the same, stating: “[I’m] finally going through my GoPro footage from a few weeks ago. I personally think GP1800s handle like crap having raced nothing but RXPXs but I gotta say this all custom carbon GP built by Wamilton’s is probably the best handling boat I’ve ever ridden. [I] can’t wait to see it with some serious horsepower added.”
Finally going through my go pro footage from a few weeks ago. I personally think GP1800s handle like crap having raced nothing but RXPXs but I gotta say this all custom carbon GP built by Wamiltons is probably the best handling boat I’ve ever ridden. Can’t wait to see it with some serious horsepower added.
Posted by Justin Taylor on Saturday, December 1, 2018