SPARK is Clearly the Best 3 Seater Jet Ski by Sea-Doo

Sea-Doo has not been in the business for long as Yamaha and Kawasaki. Despite that, it is emerging as a dominating brand in the Jet Ski industry. In fact, Sea-Doo is of the top sellers for 3 seater Jet Skis. It is the only company which has watercraft models in tow sports and sport fishing category, which adds another accolade to its name.

Sea-Doo is bringing a revolution in the watercraft industry and is coming with most affordable watercraft in rec-lite models.

So, let’s see what they offer in the category of the threeseater jet ski. Let’s jump right into it, shall we?

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Rec lite skis are the Holy Grail for beginners that are both easy and cheap. They come with two basic models which are:

Common features of these models are:

  • Intelligent brake and Reverse technology (iBR) which helps in brakes, forward, neutral and reverse operations.
  • SPARK hull made from Polytec which is lightweight, scratch and impact resistant and easy to handle.
  • Rotax 900 HO ACE Engine.
  • BRP audio portable system.
  • Closed-loop cooling system for increased reliability.
  • 120 inches in length and 46 inches wide.
  • Tow hook
  • LinkQ attachment system
  • 7.9 gallons of fuel capacity.

Other Features:

SPARK SPARK TRIXX
One of a kindHandlebars with adjustable riser
Additional storage space in the front.Step wedges for increased stability while riding
Slim seat design for free movement while drivingExtended range with the variable trim system (VTS) to lift the nose to perform tricks with ease.
Handlebar with palm rests

Pros of Rec-Lite series

  • Lighter due to Polytec.
  • iBR technology for driving operations.
  • Some models come with learning key which limits the power for new riders.
  • One big storage which is comparatively less but can fit many items such as life jackets.

Cons of Rec-Lite series

  • Mirrors are not included but are available as upgrades.
  • Smaller gas tank.
  • Lower HP than the models in the category by other companies.

Recreation3 Seater Sea Doo Jet Ski

These are more stable than the Rec-lite models and are suitable for someone who wants something bigger than the rec-lite models.

Common features of these models are:

  • Intelligent brake and Reverse technology (iBR) which helps in brakes, forward, neutral and reverse operations.
  • Closed-loop cooling system for increased reliability.
  • Handlebars with Palm rest.
  • 132.6 inches in length and 48.5 inches wide.
  • 15.9 gallons of fuel capacity.
  • Total storage space of 30.7 gallons.
  • Intelligent throttle control (iTC) system.
  • Eco mode for high fuel efficiency.
  • DESS (digitally encoded security system) key.
  • Wide Angle Mirrors.
  • Tow hook.
GTI 90/130 GTI SE 130/155
Rotax 900 HO ACE engine (GTI 90) Rotax 1503 engine (GTI 130)Rotax 1503 engine (GTI SE 130) Rotax 1503 NA engine (GTI 155)
GTI hull made POLYTEC material which is lightweight, scratch and impact resistant.GTI hull made from FIBERGLASS.
The 1503 engine with the polytec hull makes it light and nimble and can easily be used for manoeuvres. Touring seat for comfort 1503 engines are reliable and the 1503 NA is the most powerful engine by Sea-doo.
Learning Key for new riders.Boarding ladder

Pros of Recreation Models

  • Great Storage space.
  • iBR technology for driving operations.
  • Closed-loop cooling
  • Different driving modes in some models such as Sport, touring, and ECO.
  • Learning key.
  • VTS system in few models for ease of performing tricks.
  • DESS key which can only start your machine.
  • Touring seats in some models.

Cons of Recreation models

  • Smallest Gas tank compared to the models in this category by other companies.
  • No reboarding ladder in few models.
  • No cup holders.
  • Some models are heavier.

Touring Series – 3 Seater Sea Doo Jet SKi

They are the best luxury watercraft that Sea-Doo has offers. They are best for all-day rides and the best comfort. They are the most stable and have features that can make your ride perfect.

Models:

Common features:

  • iBR technology which helps in brakes, forward, neutral and reverse-operations.
  • Closed-loop cooling system for increased reliability.
  • Intelligent throttle control (iTC) system.
  • 15.9 gallons of fuel capacity.
  • Eco mode for high fuel efficiency.
  • DESS (digitally encoded security system) key and learning key for new riders.
  • The total storage capacity of 27.1 gallons.
  • Length of 135.9 inches and 49.4 inches wide.
  • Watertight phone box which is waterproof and shockproof.
  • ST3 hull made from Fiberglass.
GTX LIMITED 230/300 GTX 155/230
Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine (GTX LTD 230) Rotax 1630 ACE engine (GTX LTD 300)Rotax 1503 NA engine (GTX 155) Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine (GTX 230)
Supercharged with external intercooler.The exclusive limited package which includes essential like dry bags, safety equipment kit, watercraft cover, and many more.Depth finder, USB charger, altitude indicator, water temperature reader. The 230 model is supercharged, whereas the 155 models are naturally aspirated. Tilt steering, boarding ladder and many more.

Pros of the Touring Series:

  • ST3 hull which is super stable.
  • Direct access to the front storage.
  • Reboarding ladder.
  • VTS in some models for ease in performing pull sports.
  • Palm grips, LinkQ attachments, cruise control, and slow mode.
  • Lower overall height.
  • Different driving modes- Sport, touring and ECO.
  • Lounge seating in the GTX Limited where the seats can be moved around and are suitable to picnic or relax in the back.
  • DESS and Learning keys.

Cons of the Touring series:

  • Smaller Gas tanks.
  • The overall storage is smaller compared to other models in the category.
  • No touch screen and no footwell drains.
  • Slightly heavier.

Tow Sports Series3 Seater Sea Doo Jet Ski

Sea-Doo is the only company producing machines in the Tow sports category. The number of features in these models is high. These are best for tubing or wakeboarding.

Both these models are similar in many ways and there are only a few differences. The most important difference is that the WAKE 155 is built on the GTI body and the WAKE PRO 230 is based on the GTX (ST3) body.

Features:

  • iBR technology which helps in brakes, forward, neutral and reverses operations.
  • Closed-loop cooling system for increased reliability.
  • Intelligent throttle control (iTC) system.
  • Reboarding ladder.
  • Different driving modes- Sport, touring and ECO.
  • Cruise control and slow speed mode.
  • Learning key for new riders.
  • Ski Pylon which gets the tow rope a little higher for the person who is being pulled and adds handles for the spotter.
  • Ski mode which just requires you to program the acceleration that you want and the speed you want to attain. The computer does the rest and all the rider has to do is to hold the throttle and steer the Craft. The watercraft will take off at its desired speed and reach the speed that has been set. The speed can be changed using the buttons on the handlebar.
  • A space for storing your wakeboard is available in the wakeboard rack.
  • Trim system helps you lift up and lower the nose of the watercraft.
  • 15.9 gallons of fuel capacity.
WAKE 155WAKE PRO 230
Overall storage is a little more.
Smaller engine
Fuel efficient.
Cheaper
Bigger and more stable hull.
Tilt steering.
Watertight storage for the phone.
Integrated cleats and ergo lock seats.
Supercharged engine.
Direct access to the front storage
Total storage space of 30.7 gallonsTotal storage space of 27.1 gallons
Length of 132.6 inches and 48.5 inches wideLength of 135.9 inches and 49.4 inches wide
GTI Hull made from Polytec which is lightweight, scratch and impact resistantST3 Hull made from Fiberglass
Rotax 1503 NA engineRotax 1500 HO ACE engine Supercharged with external intercooler

3 Seater Sea Doo Performance Jet Ski

These are very powerful machines and are used for racing. Sea-Doo offers a wide range of Skis in this category including 2 seater and 3 seater Jet skis.

3 Seater Models:

Common features of these models:

  • iBR technology which helps in brakes, forward, neutral and reverses operations.
  • Closed-loop cooling system for increased reliability.
  • Intelligent throttle control (iTC) system.
  • ECO mode for fuel-efficiency.
  • Variable trim system (VTS)
  • Supercharged Engine with external intercooler.
  • Handle grips with palm rests.
  • Wide-angle mirrors.
  • DESS key for security.
  • 15.9 gallons of fuel capacity.
  • Watertight phone box.
GTR 230RXT 230RXT-X 300
The total storage capacity of 30.7 gallonsThe total storage capacity of 27.1 gallonsThe total storage capacity of 27.1 gallons
Rotax 1500 HO ACE Supercharged engineRotax 1500 HO ACE Supercharged engineRotax 1630 ACE Supercharged engine
Length of 132.6 inches and 48.5 inches wideLength of 135.9 inches and 49.4 inches wideLength of 135.9 inches and 49.4 inches wide
GTI Hull made from FiberglassST3 Hull made from FiberglassST3 Hull made from Fiberglass
3 Driving modes Can use regular unleaded fuel with this engineHull is very forgiving and nimble small jet ski with a big engine standard seat with seat strapLarger storage Exclusive quickly attachable rear cargo system direct access to the front storage modular ergo locks racing seat tilt steering and cruise control. Fastest among all the models with an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds Race-inspired X-Sponsons for performance and hull StabilizationDirect access to the front storage split seat.

Pros of the Performance Series

  • More Storage.
  • The supercharged engine which is very powerful.
  • Palm grips and racing handlebars.
  • Different driving modes- Sport, touring and ECO.
  • DESS key for safety and Learning Key for new riders.
  • iBR technology for driving operations.
  • More Horsepower than Yamaha models, but less than Kawasaki models.
  • X-package racing sponsons, i.e.0020fins on the side of the craft for better cornering is present in the RXT-X model.
  • Adjustable Steering and angled footwells in some models.
  • VTS system.
  • Launch control.
  • Large swim platform.
  • LinkQ attachment options in a few models.

Cons of the Performance Series:

  • Few models are heavier compared to other models in this category by other companies.
  • Less Fuel Capacity.
  • No touch screen like the Yamaha models in this category.

Sport Fishing – 3 Seater Sea Doo Jet Ski

This is a new category which was recently launched. In fact, Sea-Doo is the only company producing crafts in this category. Needless to say, it’s one of the best Jet Ski ever made by Sea-Doo.

The only model in this category is the FISH PRO.

Features:

  • The ROTAX 1503 NA engine. It is a 155hp engine and few people consider it to be the most bulletproof engine made by Sea-Doo. It is simple and reliable and has excellent fuel efficiency.
  • It has a fuel capacity of 18.5 gallons with options for LinkQ gas can attachments. With this fuel storage, Fish Pro is perfect for travelling and exploring.
  • The body is made from GTX ST3 made from Fiberglass. It is very much stable and perfect for touring.
  • Inbuilt GPS and fishfinder.
  • A huge cooler, suitable for storing various items.
  • Direct access to front storage and total storage space of 40.6 gallons.
  • Gunwale footrest for comfort.
  • Value for money and the features make it better than a new fishing boat.
  • The total length of 147 inches and 49.4 inches wide.
  • Fishing seat for comfort and easy movement around the craft.

The only drawback is that this model mainly targets riders that fish.

To be honest, this model is close to a perfect machine for touring.  That’s because it is the best in class features and comfort. But only because it has ‘FISH’ in its name, it is passed over by many riders.

FINAL THOUGHTS: WHAT ARE THE BEST 3 SEATER SEA-DOO JET SKI

For me, despite the above-mentioned pros and cons, these are the jet skis that are best out of the best.

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