Bring in the jets

By Adam Quandt While the entire recreational marine industry has been extremely hot over the last few years, there’s one segment in particular that has been absolutely on fire; Personal watercraft (PWC). Despite facing similar and near-constant supply chain challenges as the rest of the industry, the PWC market has been a driving force to […]

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Jet Ski Inventor Dies

Clayton Jacobsen II (Attribution 4.0 International) Courtesy Kidsixteen / Wikipedia Clayton Jacobson II, a California inventor credited as the inventor of the personal watercraft, died August 18th at his home in Byron Bay, Australia from complications of advanced skin cancer. Jacobson was 88 years old. A one-time banker and avid dirt-bike racer, Jacobson reportedly grew […]

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‘Last Call Before Fall’ Fun Run To Benefit Suncoast Charities For Children

Set for Saturday, September 17, the “Last Call Before Fall Fun Run” presented by Suntex Marinas is the final event of Suncoast Summer Fest in Sarasota, Fla., which raises money for Suncoast Charities for Children. Vessels of all shapes and sizes, from personal watercraft to high-performance catamaran, center consoles and V-bottoms. Vessels of all kinds […]

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Q&A: Taiga CEO Sam Bruneau

By Adam Quandt Canadian-based Taiga Motors Corporation launched into a journey to bring electric vehicles (EVs) to the outdoor recreational world at the end of 2015. In early July 2022, Taiga began deliveries for its Orca electric personal watercraft. Shortly after, Boating Industry was invited to Vermont to get some seat time on the all-new […]

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Ready For Launch

  Versatile, lightweight, easy to maneuver, towable without a truck: the Sea-Doo Spark is pure entertainment in a fun, flexible package. To showcase just how easy and low-maintenance the Spark is, we set up a road trip around Miami, and spent the day navigating the trailered Spark around, over and through the Magic City, and launched it […]

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The Captain Test

  With DNA that includes boat, pontoon, and PWC, what exactly has Sea-Doo created with the Switch? The answer: something that appeals to all people across the marine space and beyond, and we’re here to prove it. We invite captains, drivers, and pros from across the marine universe – and beyond – to test out […]

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Saxdor sportsboats: Everything you need to know

With an HQ in Helsinki and an impressive new 10,000m² shipyard in Poland, Saxdor Yachts has been on a fast track to big things since day one. Saxdor 320 GTO Founded in 2019, this bright young Finnish brand already boasts a dealer network spanning 37 countries and a raft of prestigious international awards – and […]

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Tested: Saxdor 200 Pro Sport

This nimble dayboat runs like a PWC on steroids. The Saxdor 200 Pro Sport can be described as a personal watercraft that combines a jet ski’s convenience and ease of use with the safety and comfort of a compact boat. However, there’s a lot more to this boat that makes it exceptional. This style of […]

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Taiga begins deliveries of Orca electric PWC

Taiga Motors Corporation, an electric off-road vehicle manufacturer, announced it initiated deliveries of its Orca personal watercraft. Taiga’s 2022 Orca marks its world’s first electric personal watercraft sale, as the company continues to ramp up production, furthering its legacy of being a pioneer in the electric powersports industry. “This is a significant moment for the […]

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2022 Yamaha JetBlaster

  With its cyan-blue deck, lime-yellow saddle, and splatter-paint graphics, the JetBlaster evokes Yamaha’s WaveBlaster, a mid-’90s craft that retains a die-hard fan base. But don’t expect a trip down memory lane. Longer and wider, the JetBlaster is also far more ­playful, part of the reason it joins the stand-up SuperJet in a new freestyle […]

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