Nine Cool Pontoon Boat Features

The transformer bar, as seen aboard the Sylvan L5 DLZ Bar, lets you turn the back of the boat into a social focal point. Bill Doster Sometime between the era of your grandparents’ nightly putt-putt around the lake and the more recent trend of 20-somethings partying at the sandbar, pontoon boats became cool. Cool because […]

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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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2022 Boat of the Year: Sea-Doo Switch

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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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Manitou receives honors at the 2022 Boat Builder Awards

BRP Inc has announced that Manitou was recognized in a total of three categories during the 2022 Boat Builder Awards, hosted by International Boat Industry (IBI) and Raymarine, at the METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam. Manitou won in the Innovative On-Board Design Solution and Rising Star categories, while getting an honorable mention in the Retail Marketing […]

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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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2023 Yamaha FX Limited SVHO

A ­redesigned ride plate helps plant the hull during aggressive cornering. Courtesy Yamaha 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 The FX Limited SVHO, Yamaha’s flagship Wave­Runner, combines a deep-V hull with a supercharged, mega-displacement 1.8-liter Super Vortex High Output […]

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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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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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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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On Board With: Paul Tracy

Paul Tracy enjoys performance, whether on land or water. Courtesy Paul Tracy 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. Speed is second nature to Paul Tracy. The 53-year-old Canadian-American started racing as a teen and competed at the apex of American […]

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BRP Reveals New Sea-Doo Electric Hydrofoil

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRP BRP is taking its innovation to new markets with the introduction of the all-new electric Sea-Doo Rise hydrofoil board, in addition to its new Can-Am all electric motorcycle lineup. While working to electrify its current product lines, the company is also looking to enter new markets with exciting new electric products. […]

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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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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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