2024: Top 10 Jet Skis For Riders New To The Sport

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There is a range of new Jet Skis for 2024 – as well as some old favourites – across the Sea-Doo, Yamaha WaveRunner and Kawasaki line-ups. With more than 50 Jet Skis to choose from across the three major brands – Sea-Doo, Yamaha and Kawasaki – we know deciding which one to buy can be daunting. But hopefully this rundown of the key models – and the key differences, including prices – will help take out some of the guesswork.

2024 Sea-Doo price and specs

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The 2024 Sea-Doo line-up has been unveiled, with a new second-generation Sea-Doo Spark and Sea-Doo Spark Trixx, a new mid-range high-performance model called the GTR-X 300, and a 325 horsepower boost for performance flagships, the RXP-X and RXT-X. Plus Sea-Doo has added the option of supercharged power to its Explorer Pro series. And the Sea-Doo Switch has also come in for some cool upgrades.

2024 Yamaha WaveRunner price and specs

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The 2024 Yamaha WaveRunner line-up has been unveiled with new colour schemes – a new 200 horsepower, non-supercharged 1.9-litre four-cylinder engine, the biggest capacity in the Jet Ski world – and significant price rises across the range. It’s the biggest engine change for Yamaha in 15 years, since 2008.

Yamaha WaveRunner FX HO JetFish

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Jet Ski fishing enthusiasts in Australia now have the choice of another ‘turn-key’ solution ready to go, straight off the showroom floor. Following the success of the Sea-Doo Fish Pro series – which now extends to three models: Scout, Sport and Trophy – Yamaha WaveRunner has finally launched its take on the Jet Ski fishing theme. Meet the 2023 Yamaha FX HO JetFish edition, based on the popular Yamaha FX HO WaveRunner but with a load of unique, factory-backed accessories available as a complete package.

Belassi Burrasca Review

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It’s the most expensive Jet Ski we have ever tested. It’s called the Belassi Burrasca and while it has an Italian name – Burrasca is Italian for ‘storm’ – the craft is hand-made in Austria. When it went on sale in Europe in mid 2021 it was priced from 50,000 Euros, the equivalent of about $56,000 US dollars or about $82,000 Australian dollars. And while that is a power of money – and comfortably more than twice the price of the fastest Jet Skis from Sea-Doo, Yamaha and Kawasaki – it shares some technology and construction materials found in Formula One race cars.

Sea-Doo Switch: Jet Ski power returns to Sydney Harbour

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Supercharged Jet Ski power has returned to Sydney Harbour – more than 20 years after Jet Skis were banned from the iconic waterway. The Sea-Doo Switch is a brand-new, Jet Ski-powered pontoon party boat. It is legal to operate on Sydney Harbour because it is approved for use as a boat, even though it has Jet Ski propulsion and Jet Ski handlebars instead of a steering wheel.

Supercharged vs non-supercharged: Yamaha FX SVHO vs FX HO

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Supercharged versus non-supercharged? It’s a question many Jet Ski riders begin with, even before they’ve set foot in a showroom or hit the water for a test ride. We performance test the supercharged Yamaha FX SVHO and the Yamaha FX HO back-to-back and run VBox numbers to see what the speed difference really is, including acceleration and top speed.