facebook twitter pinterest instagram You Tube

The Toys of Summer: Showstopper

Ezra Dyer

Like other personal-watercraft makers, Sea-Doo voluntarily limits the top speed of its machines to 65 mph. Still, the company’s latest top-of-the-line model—the $16,500 Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 255—blows past the competition by setting high-water marks for comfort and maneuverability.

Sea-Doo claims that the GTX, powered by a 255 hp engine, can reach 50 mph in just 3.5 seconds. And though other personal watercraft offer comparable power, none have the tools necessary to bring that motion to a halt. The GTX, however, uses a reverse-thrust braking system that, if necessary, allows you to stop the craft swiftly enough to dip its nose underwater.

The GTX also features a suspension system that provides 6 inches of separation between the lower hull and the passenger surface, with automatic or manual stiffness settings. The automatic suspension adjusts to the aggressiveness of your driving, becoming softer at moderate speeds and firmer during high-velocity rides.

Sea-Doo, www.sea-doo.com

Read Next Article >>
Last Year, the Vero Beach, Fla., yacht-tender builder Novurania launched...
In July, the Dutch shipbuilder Oceanco—whose previous yachts include...
Photo by A&B Photodesign
This has been a busy year for the Italian Sea Group , which recently...
Photo by Klaus Jordon
Designed by the famed naval architect Espen Oeino, Kismet ’s exterior is...
In recent years, some of the most creative minds in yacht design have...
This summer has been a good one for the U.S. yacht builder Palmer Johnson...
Photo by Alberto Cocchi
With its new Revolver 44GT , Italy’s Revolver Boats has elevated the...
Photo by Omega Architects
In recent years, the world’s top shipyards have launched larger-than-ever...
My Paradis , the first launch in the Benetti Tradition Supreme 108 yacht...
The Wider 32 is well suited to serve as a sport cruiser or a megayacht...