When Yamaha made massive changes to their already-popular EX line of Waverunners and launched the nimble and power-punched EXR, we knew it was going to be a hit with the crowd.
With its entry-level pricing, the EX platform had already been a great bargain with the first-time riders or those simply looking to get the whole family on the water.
Then the addition of the super light NanoXcel 2 hull, and a bump up in horsepower brought the EXR into the limelight and with it, another category of riders altogether could have fun. Namely, those that like to get wet and wild and just like to have some downright fun.
So it’s no surprise that Boating Magazine has named the EXR one of the “great boats under $20,000.” Since there are not a lot of boats that you can get under $10,000, we can understand why there wasn’t such a category however with the current $9,300 starting price of the EXR, it would definitely fit in that category as well.
After all you get so much out of this little package, that it becomes clear why it is such a bargain. Not only do you get a light weight playful hull and a 10 percent power increase over the standard EX lineup, but you also get Yamaha’s dual throttle RiDE system. You get two-tone Hydro-Turf mats as well and additionally a rear reboarding step and dual mirrors.
All of these features come standard. Not bad for a sub-$10,000 price tag.