CL Yachts CLX96

The X Factor CL Yachts shakes things up with its first X series yacht CLX96. It’s an X boat, a crossover. It’s a Sea Activity Vessel (SAV). It’s a…there are a lot of unusual monikers attached to CL Yachts’ newest and most striking model, the CLX96 —for this is an unusual yacht.  The 97-footer has a […]

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Sea-Doo Spark Trixx vs. Yamaha JetBlaster

The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx (left) and Yamaha JetBlaster (right) both offer lightweight, economical, freestyle PWC fun. Courtesy Sea-Doo, Yamaha Sea-Doo’s Spark Trixx and Yamaha’s JetBlaster are two of the most fun, playful models in the PWC market. Though each follows a similar formula—advantageous horsepower-to-weight ratio and near-identical trio of freestyle-oriented add-ons—they retain distinct personalities on […]

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2023 Scarab 165 ID

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2023 Scarab 165 ID

The 165 ID packs a lot of excitement. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats Looking for a little excitement? Consider the Scarab 165 ID. Though small in size, we think you’ll find it big on fun. This 15-foot-9-inch runabout can be ordered with up to 300 jet-drive horsepower, and it weighs about only 1,700 pounds with a […]

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2023 Sea-Doo Explorer Pro 170

The Explorer Pro 170 excels in the rougher conditions explorers may encounter . Bill Doster Personal watercraft buyers increasingly put their craft to more uses, riding longer and longer distances, planning and completing multiday rides, exploring new waterways, and even using their PWC to camp along shorelines en route. The Sea-Doo Explorer Pro targets those […]

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Yamaha adopts plant-derived materials for PWC parts

Yamaha Marine U.S. Business Unit will soon begin to use plant-derived cellulose nanofiber (CNF) reinforced resin in the production of specific watercraft parts. The CNF reinforced resin, developed through a collaborative agreement between Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. in Japan (“Yamaha Motor”) and Nippon Paper Industries Corporation, Ltd., represents what appears to be one of the […]

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Sea-Doo Introduces Limited Edition RXP-X 300

Sea-Doo’s Limited Edition RXP-X 300 offers one-of-a-kind look and a hydraulic steering damper. Courtesy Sea-Doo Sea-Doo teased a hotrod version of their RXP-X 300 speedster earlier this year, putting F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo in the saddle for a high-speed romp around Miami. As summer waned, we got our own turn at the controls. The scoop? […]

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Boat of the Year Finalists for 2022

Boating’s editors test more than 100 boats per year in just about every category. During 2022, our editors once again tested more than 100 boats, including PWC, 16-foot-long runabouts, cruisers, dayboats, and center-console boats in excess of 50 feet length overall. We tested gas boats, diesel boats, electric boats, jet boats, outboard boats, inboard boats, […]

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Sea-Doo Launches Two New 2023 models

Sea-Doo is leading the way with two all-new premium personal watercraft (PWC) for 2023: The Sea-Doo Explorer Pro 170 and the Sea-Doo RXP-X Apex 300. The Explorer Pro 170 is the most adventure-ready, out-of-the-box PWC, fully equipped with uncharted water features and technologies. Adventure seekers can ride as a multi-day, self-contained exploration package with its […]

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2022 Taiga Orca Carbon

The Orca Carbon is capable of hitting speeds up to 65 mph. Courtesy Taiga Motors Inc. Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Overview Walking down the dock to test the new Taiga Orca Carbon, at first glance I noted that […]

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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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Life Proof 50 Walk-Through Video

1,800 hp + yacht amenities + hull that can cut turns like a PWC + rugged construction demanded from the U.S. Coast Guard = Nothing not to like about the Life Proof 50. 1,800 hp + yacht amenities + hull that can cut turns like a PWC + rugged construction demanded from the U.S. Coast […]

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BRP sets single quarter record in Q2

BRP Inc. today reported its financial results for the three- and six month periods ended July 31, 2022. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. “We delivered record second quarter results while continuing to advance on our strategic initiatives. Our team’s agility and resilience and the strength of our portfolio allowed us […]

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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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BRP announces opening of its first experience center

BRP has announced the launch of the first BRP Experience Center. In partnership with Fairmont Le Château Montebello and located in BRP’s home province of Quebec, the Center will provide customers with the opportunity to explore uncharted waters and experience off-roading. “The launch of this first BRP Experience Center is part of a global strategy […]

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