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Which GP1800 Waverunner should I buy?

Which Waverunner to buy, naturally aspirated or supercharged?

  • Naturally Aspirated

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Yeah the Devils are very convincing and persistent.

One strike for the supercharged gp, for me anyway, are the color options, black and green or blue and white.

I have a black and red 06 FX Cruiser now and would rather replace it with a black and red gp (think it would look better next to my wife’s fx) but the thought of not being able to compete with a super charged version or comparable seadoo still bugs me.
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I'm on the other side, the White and Blue is right up my alley. The decision would have been easier for me if the SVHO didn't have my favorite color combo vs the HO or VX. Still made the call with the Red HO. Already going to be paying Marina fuel prices to run the boat, and pump gas more than likely will be going back up this coming year. If the boat is a luxury item, this is just a big bonus to just be able to do it. Gotta keep it as reasonable as possible in my opinion for our situation. Going to have a blast regardless :winkingthumbsup"
 

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It's final. The devil didn't win lolView attachment 140575
Congrats but please tell me more. I think you bought a gp 1800 but it has the same color scheme as my wife’s new fx ho. Moreover, if it’s a gp 1800 do you really notice the launch and turning control features? That is, do the improvements justify buying it over last year’s model? what was the out the door cost ski. I got a quote for nearly 1800 without trailer here in Ncal Which included a $2,300 dealer prep fee but excluded the trailer. Again congrats. I’m jealous / envious for two reasons, one you already bought one, two you are Probably already riding it and may be able to year round. Its been an unusually warm winter here but nobody is taking their PWCs to the water now. If I checked out a used one I’d expect to do a compression check and run it on a trailer not conduct a sea trial.
 

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Congrats but please tell me more. I think you bought a gp 1800 but it has the same color scheme as my wife’s new fx ho. Moreover, if it’s a gp 1800 do you really notice the launch and turning control features? That is, do the improvements justify buying it over last year’s model? what was the out the door cost ski. I got a quote for nearly 1800 without trailer here in Ncal Which included a $2,300 dealer prep fee but excluded the trailer. Again congrats. I’m jealous / envious for two reasons, one you already bought one, two you are Probably already riding it and may be able to year round. Its been an unusually warm winter here but nobody is taking their PWCs to the water now. If I checked out a used one I’d expect to do a compression check and run it on a trailer not conduct a sea trial.
Thanks Ronnie,

I didn't realize how bad that pic is until i just looked. It is a 2021 GP1800 HO. I do not have a water report yet. Probably will be a bit before i can get it out schedule wise. Deal wise, prep fee was $495 and $1395 for the trailer. Msrp price, but the local high volume Yamaha dealer is not charging the outrageous prep fees i am seeing other places. We were $15,700 otd with the aluminum trailer so call it $14,2xx without for comparison. Without sound the base ski is $12,549. I am happy with the deal in this market. Hope that helps.
 

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Correction $425 freight and $199 prep fees.
 

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@Toby , thanks for responding. $14.2k for the ski and $15.7k with trailer OTD is a smoking good price. I’m going to a local dealership today to see if I can get better dealer prep pricing. I’m leaning heavily towards the NA version of the gp 1800 but if I could get your pricing I’d seriously reconsider getting the supercharged version and keeping octane booster onboard for the times I need to refuel on the water. You must have a lot of will power to postpone hitting the water for the first time on it. I would probably take the day off like I did when we bought my wife’s new Waverunner, we took it from the dealership straight to the water.
 

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I made it to my local yamaha dealer and saw that they underpriced their two FXHO limited by $3k (that is, they listed them at $3k less than MSRP. I was seriously thinking about buying one on the spot but the salesman caught the error as he was looking at his inventory sheet.

they don’t have any gp 1800 na in stock. They also don’t expect to get anymore boats this year and don’t have any in stock. Finally they don’t negotiate any of the pricing on their pwcs, especially not during the pandemic.

First world problems.

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That's odd. Our dealer just had a ton of inventory drop, and still has deposits for 162ish units that should be filled. Wish you were on the east coast. They had quite a few (skis in general)available since they send multiples of the same model since they build them in trim cycles. I think it was just me and another waiting on the Red, so they had one out there for sale as well. Then vx's etc. How many dealers are in proximity to you?
 

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I just put a refundable deposit down on a black and red gp 1800 r (not super charged). It supposedly in transit and expected to be delivered within the next five weeks. Looking for a cover now, my power sports shop currently has 15 on back order.
 

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