If you’re in the market for a personal watercraft, we’re going to take a shot in the dark and say you’re an adrenaline junky. Or have a very manipulative teenage son. Either way, you or someone you love enough to unload some serious money on has a need for speed and an addiction to high octane water sports. Which means you’ve come to exactly the right place. Sea-doo boats are built with adventure and super charged thrills in mind. Their selection of watercrafts might be vast, but they’re all designed with one common aim – to give pure, unadulterated enjoyment. If you’re new to the world of watercrafts, picking a model might seem tricky. But it doesn’t need to be. To help you sort the best from the rest, check out our guide to the 10 best Sea- Doo boats of all time. If you can’t find something in this line up to tickle your fancy, you’re not trying hard enough.
1. Sea-Doo Spark Trixx
As boatinternational.com notes, the Sea-Doo Spark Trixx is designed for daredevils in mind. Perfect for stunts, it’s got a score of great features to help you get the most of your ride. The adjustable riser on the handlebar lets you customize the watercraft to your individual riding style. The step wedges offer superb stability on even the most adventurous stunts, while the variable trim system lets you raise and lower the nose to your exact preferences. An intelligent brake and reverse system, a super powerful Rotax 900 H0 ACE engine, and the option to choose between Sport and Touring acceleration modes complete the lineup of outstanding features.
2. Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
New to the Sea- Doo catalog for 2021 is the Sea-Doo RXP-X 300. Offering out-of-this world control and enhanced acceleration, it promises to take your onboard experience to the next level. Clues to its success lies in the radical makeover of the water-gripping hull design and the Ergolock-R cockpit, both of which are designed to offer the most comfortable and controlled ride of your life, regardless of the conditions.
3. Sea-Doo RXT-X 300
Recommended by topspeed.com as one of Sea-Doo’s greatest all-time models, Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 is designed for people who value quality craftsmanship, superb handling, and the kind of ride where control and confidence are guaranteed. With a light planform and Ergolock System, you’ll glide through the water like a pro, no matter what kind of conditions you come up against. And when you want to ramp things up a gear, the mega powerful 300-hp Rotax 1630 ACE engine will let you go from 0-60 in the blink of an eye. For power, control, and pure, unabandoned pleasure, it’s hard to beat.
4. Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300
Stylish, comfortable, and oh so powerful, the Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 is a tourer with a difference. With its spacious swim platform and a host of very useful features (including a boarding ladder, slow mode, tilt steering, and a watertight cradle with integrated USB for charging), it’s one of Sea-Doo’s most bling-tastic offerings. Powering the boat is the exemplary Rotax 1630 ACE Supercharged engine, an engine that will take you from zero to hero faster than most boats could register a gear change. And of course, we couldn’t not mention the unique braking technology, a fabulous system that lets you bring the boat to a safe stop faster than you can count to three. At just short of $19,000, it’s by no means the cheapest model in the Sea-Doo collection, but few would dispute it’s one of the best.
5. Sea-Doo Spark
As uk.boats.com writes, the Sea-Doo Spark was something of a game-changer when it first appeared on the market. Light, small, and mercifully cheap, it knocked spots of the competition…. and little wonder. 10 thoughtful (and no doubt occasionally painful) years of development went into creating its skeletal aesthetics and its user-friendly customization. Years well spent. Fun, affordable, and one of the most accessible PW’s around, it’s ideal for people looking to enjoy the water without having to pay an arm and a leg for the privilege.
6. Sea-Doo Wake Pro
If you like wakeboarding and waterskiing, you’re going to love the Sea-Doo Wake Pro. If you enjoy doing those two things to a banging backing track, you’re going to love the fully-integrated waterproof Bluetooth sound system even more. You’re unlikely to hate the retractable Linq Q Ski Pylon, the super-powerful Rotax 1630 Ace Supercharged engine, the intelligent throttle and braking system, and the option to flick between preprogrammed acceleration and speed profiles, either. All in all, a top pick for anyone who wants a PW capable of delivering high-speed fun on the waves.
7. Sea-Doo GTR 230
Easy on the eye and a joy to ride, the Sea-Doo GTR 230 shares the same low, wide, short aesthetics as the rest of the GTR line. Storage and seating are pared back, but for a reason – the lightness of the boat helps it glide over the water like an aerodynamic dream. Other notable features include extra slip and stable tracking dialed into the handling to make for a more controlled drive.
8. Sea-Doo GTI SE 170
if you’re looking for a modestly sized power watercraft capable of holding up to three passengers, you’ll find it hard to beat the GTI SE 170. Lightweight enough to by towed easily by most mid-size cars (something not to be overlooked – transportation can be one of the major bugbears of owning a boat), and with a score of great features (including a boarding step, IBR intelligent brake and reverse system, front storage bin, and BRP Audio), it’s a musclecraft with a difference.
9. Fish Pro 170
New and improved for the 2021 line is the Fish Pro 170. Marketed as ‘a combination of excitement, versatility, passion all in one complete package’, it’s a boat that makes a first-class choice for people who want to put a new spin on the fishing experience. Designed to get you closer to the action than you ever thought possible, it’s a dream of a fishing craft that’s set to be the new word in quality design and capability. Key features include the Garmin Echomap plus 62cv fish finder with a 6-inch screen and in-hull transducer, multifunction navigation, and charting and fish-finding system.
10. Sea-Doo GTI 130
Described by improb.com as the perfect boat for people who “crave an optimum balance between power, stability, and affordability,” the Sea-Doo GTI 130 is a tough powerhouse of a watercraft with a sleek design, robust construction, and the kind of functions and features that will turn an average boating experience on its head. Despite its lightweight, aerodynamic design, it offers a bigger punch than its 700-pound weight would suggest, offering comfortable seating for up to three passengers and more storage space than you’ll know what to do with. Perfect for recreational use, it’s a very worthy addition to our roundup.