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Sea-Doo Model Reference: 1989 - 2014

1989     1990     1991     1992     1993     1994     1995
1996     1997     1998     1999     2000     2001     2002
2003     2004     2005     2006     2007     2008     2009
2010     2011     2012      2013     2014 (2014 SPARK)

1989 Sea-Doo Models

A new hull and top cap design was introduced in the SP. The new SP design provided for engine, electrical system access and propulsion access under the seat. The SP was powered by a 587 Rotax engine painted yellow.

1989 SP


1990 Sea-Doo Models

Sea-Doo started production of their first three-passenger model branded GT. While Sea-Doo advertised this model as a three passenger, that claim was a bit of a stretch as it took delicate balance for three passengers to stay on the ski at slow speed. Stability with three passengers was challenging to say the least, but made for a lot of cooling off time in the water. The GT was a smooth bottom hull design which provided minimal holding in hard turns. If you liked to do spins, this was the ski for you. The SP introduced in 1989 remains the same in 1990. Both the 1990 GT and SP where powered by a single carb 587 Rotax engine. The GT model also included reverse, a first for SeaDoo.

1990 GT     1990 SP


1991 Sea-Doo Models

The XP was introduced as an upgrade to the SP two-passenger. The XP model will continue to see upgrades over the next 13 years as the flagship performance model until the RXP is introduced in 2004. The 1991 GT and SP were identical to the 1990 models with the exception of a grab handle being added to the SP model. All three models included the 587 yellow engine. The XP had improved performance over the SP with the addition of a twin carburetor set up. Additionally, the XP featured rear view mirrors that were incorporated into the hood design.

1991 GT     1991 SP     1991 SPI

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1992 Sea-Doo Models

In 1992, Sea-Doo completely revamped their 587 power plant for all models. The yellow 587 engine is replaced with an upgraded white 587 design by Rotax. The yellow 587 engine is completely phased out in 1992. The SP models remain unchanged for 1992. The XP is once again upgraded with the introduction of manual trim. The three passenger drops it’s GT badge and is replaced by the letters GTS. Strakes were added to the GTS hull for better stability and handling.

1992 GTS     1992 GTX     1992 SP

1992 SPI     1992 XP


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1993 Sea-Doo Models

In 1993, the XP continued to be upgraded from the prior year. Changes to the XP included a larger 657 Rotax engine with single carb and a more robust bronze pump. The XP also received some cosmetic updates with a more modern rounded styling as well as electric trim. This year marks the start of a proliferation of models. The SPX was introduced and was by in large the same as the 1992 XP except with different colors. Sea-Doo continued to market the SPX until 1999. The SPX continued to be the prior year’s XP until 1998.

The SPI was introduced an upgrade to the SP which was the same as the 1992 SP. The upgrades included a stainless impeller and a different exhaust pipe. Both the SP and SPI were powered by a single carb 587 engine.

In addition to the SPI and SPX models introduced in 1993, the GTX was also added to the product offering. The GTX was basically the same as the 1992 GTI, which remained unchanged this year. The GTX did incorporate a dual carb design and included a fuel gauge in addition to some other enhanced features. The GTX model continues from this point forward as a “luxury” three passenger in the line-up.

1993 GTS     1993 GTX     1993 SP

1993 SPI     1993 SPX     1993 XP


1994 Sea-Doo Models

Sea-Doo introduces the 657X engine inside the XP, increasing horsepower an additional 5HP by changing timing and carbs. They also introduced an upgraded XP branded the XPI model that had the 657X engine but with twin carbs. Continuing with the trend in 1993, the SPX is the same as the prior year XP. The SP, SPI and GTS remain fundamentally unchanged from 1993, still incorporating the 587 engine with a single carb. The GTX model was upgraded to include the more powerful 657 engine, rear view mirrors and a complete gauge package.

1994 GTS     1994 GTX     1994 SP

1994 SPI     1994 SPX     1994 XP

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1995 Sea-Doo Models

In 1995, SeaDoo introduced two new engines. The 717 and 787 commonly referred to as the 720 and 800 respectively. The 720 engine was rated 85 horsepower and the 800 was rated 110 horsepower. While both were Rotax rotary valve engines, the 800 incorporated variable exhaust port valves. SeaDoo branded this feature R.A.V.E. (Rotax Automatic Variable Exhaust) valves. The 800 engines were pared with a tuned variable water injected expansion chamber and dual carbs.

The XP was completely overhauled this year. Major changes included introduction of the X4 hull design, a larger 720 Rotax engine with single carb and adjustable trim tabs. In addition to the standard XP, an XP800 was introduced that incorporated the same features as the standard except it included the 800 power plant. Both XP models incorporated a new trim design that would continue to be used for many years.

The XP was completely overhauled this year. Major changes included introduction of the X4 hull design, a larger 720 Rotax engine with single carb and adjustable trim tabs. In addition to the standard XP, an XP800 was introduced that incorporated the same features as the standard except it included the 800 power plant. Both XP models incorporated a new trim design that would continue to be used for many years.

The race inspired X4 hull had significantly improved performance and handling over the prior design. The X4 hull design was one of the best designed hulls of that time. The X4 stayed in the Sea-Doo line up until 1999. To this day, the X4 hull is still favored by many.

The GTS, SP, and SPI are basically the same as in 1994. All utilized the 587 engine. The SPX is the same as the 1994 XP with a 657 engine. The GTX is upgraded with the 657X engine and an optional touring seat available.

Sea-Doo introduces the HX to compete with the Yamaha WaveBlaster. The HX included the 720 engine and a seat suspension system. They were designed for a single passenger and were a challenge to ride. The hull was narrow in design and required forward momentum in order to stay seated on the ski.

1995 GTS     1995 GTX     1995 HX     1995 SP

1995 SPI     1995 SPX     1995 XP     1995 XP 800


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1996 Sea-Doo Models

In 1996 SeaDoo introduced a more sophisticated CDI and electrical control system that included the new DESS (Digitally Encoded Security System) feature. The new DESS security system was available on the GTX, XP and a new model, the GSX. In 1996, the 657 engine is no longer available in any model. The new electrical control system allowed SeaDoo to also launch a new LCD information gauge which was included on the GTX and GSX models. While the new electrical controls system provided for more capability, it did require that the safety lanyard be programmed to the electrical control system by a dealer with special software called BUDS. Read more about BUDS here. Only lanyards programmed to the electrical control system would start the watercraft. If you lost your key, you needed to have a new one programmed by the dealer.

The new GSX was a two passenger that was larger and more stable than the X4 hull although slower. It was much more comfortable in accommodating two passengers when compared to the “tippy” X4 hull. It included the 800 engine, electric trim, DESS feature and LCD information gauge.

The GTX hull and top cap are completely redesigned for this year. It had the 800 engine, a larger front storage area and a two piece seat. It also included the new electrical control system and LCD information gauge.

The SP, SPI and GTS are all similar to 1995. They all incorporate the 587 engine with single carb. The XP is the same as the 1995 XPI with the 800 engine. The SPX has the same features as the 1995 XP with the 720 engine and the HX remains unchanged other than cosmetics.

1996 GSX     1996 GTI     1996 GTS

1996 GTX     1996 HX     1996 SP

1996 SPI     1996 SPX     1996 XP


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1997 Sea-Doo Models

In late 1997, a new 951cc RAVE valve engine, rated 135hp, was introduced in the GSX Limited. The 1997 951 engines were painted white. There were some issues with the white engine that were resolved in 1998. The 587 engine is dropped. The 720, 800 and 951 engines will be the last two stroke engines, ultimately replaced by 4-strokes in 2007.

What didn’t change, other than graphics, in 1997 were the HX, GTX and GSX (non-Limited). The SP is upgraded to the 720 engine and the SPX is the same as the 1996 XP with the 800 engine.

The GSX platform introduced in 1996 is utilized to provide two lower priced, less featured models, the GS and GSI. The GS and GSI both have the 720 engine with a single carb. The GS is the base model of the three and does not include trim and only includes a fuel gauge. The GSI has the same features as the GSX, other than the smaller engine.

The 1996 GTI is relabeled as a GTS in 1997, representing the base model three passenger. The GTI is positioned as the mid tier three passenger and has the same hull as the GTX, but it came with a 720 engine and did not include the LCD information display gauge.

A brand new designed XP is offered in 1997. This 1997 XP was a drastic change in design and riding characteristics. Prior to this, the XP hull designs were considered a “lean-out” design. With the introduction of this hull, that changed to a “lean-in” design. The engine was moved forward under the hood which significantly moved the balance point of the hull. The seat design was similar to a motorcycle rather than a traditional PWC. The seat design was born out of the HX. The seat included an adjustable shock absorber mounted at the rear and a pivot mount at the front, allowing the seat to move up and down with the passenger. Due to an additional 90 pounds, the power to weight ratio was lower than the 1996 XP which hurt acceleration. However, the new hull was faster on top end.

1997 GS     1997 GSI     1997 GSX     1997 GSX LTD

1997 GTI     1997 GTS     1997 GTX     1997 SP

1997 SPX     1997 XP

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1998 Sea-Doo Models

In 1998, the white 947 engine is revised to address some reliability issues and is now painted silver. In addition an 800 RFI (Real Fuel Injection) engine is added to the GTX. This is the first fuel injected engine for SeaDoo and provides cleaner emissions to address environmental standards and also improves fuel economy. The horsepower rating remains the same as the carbureted 800 at 110hp.

The XP, GSX and GTX are both updated with the silver 947 engine and are designated Limited. The GTX RFI is the same as the GTX Limited except it has the 800 RFI engine. Other than the engine changes they remain basically the same as 1997.

The SP, GS, GTS and GTI models are the same as the prior year other than graphics. While the SPX stays the same as 1997 some weight was removed to make it lighter. This makes the SPX the fastest X4 hull to date. The HX is no longer available.

1998 GS     1998 GSI     1998 GSX LTD     1998 GTI

1998 GTS     1998 GTX     1998 GTX LTD     1998 GTX RFI

1998 SP     1998 SPX     1998 XP     1998 XP LTD


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1999 Sea-Doo Models

The 1999 lineup has very few changes from 1998. The SPX gains a few pounds back that it lost in 1998. This is the last year for the X4 hull and the SPX. The GS, GTS, GTI, GSX Limited, GTX Limited, GTX RFI, XP Limited all remain the same as 1998 except for the graphics and colors. SeaDoo does introduce a GSX RFI. It is the same as the GSX Limited, but with the RFI 800 engine and different colors.

1999 GS     1999 GSX     1999 GSX LTD

1999 GTI     1999 GTX     1999 GTX LTD

1999 GTX RFI     1999 SPX     1999 XP LTD


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2000 Sea-Doo Models

In 2000, a new DI (Direct Injection) 947 engine is introduced. As with the 800 RFI version, the 947 DI has the same 135 horsepower rating of the 947 carbureted engine, but it has improved emissions and fuel economy.

New for 2000 is a RX model which was available in two versions, a carbureted 947 and DI 947. The RX platform was used for the building blocks of the RXP 4-Stroke introduced in 2004. The RX model was a larger two passenger hull compared to previous skis and was quite a bit heaver. It included trim and a full gauge package on both the versions.

Also new for 2000 is the largest PWC in production, the LRV. This SeaDoo was massive and could seat four. It even included lockers for storage. SeaDoo launched this craft to compete against the Yamaha SUV series. The LRV was discontinued four years later due to poor sales. The LRV was equipped with the 947 engine and had all the features of the GTX Limited.

The GS, GTS, GTI, GTX, GTX RFI, GSX RFI and XP are unchanged other than the word Limited is dropped from the models with 947 engines and the word Millennium is used on several models. The SPX is eliminated bringing an end to the X4 hull.

2000 GS     2000 GSX RFI     2000 GTI     2000 GTS

2000 GTX     2000 GTX DI     2000 GTX RFI     2000 LRV

2000 RX DI     2000 XP

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2001 Sea-Doo Models

In 2001, there is basically no change to most of the models. No modifications to any of the engines or any new significant features introduced. Most models were offered in two colors, probably as a way to compensate for the lack of new models. There is a new GTS which is basically the same as the GTI but with fewer features. The RXX was introduced in 2001 as a race version of the RX. It was a 947 carbureted engine with performance upgrades. Reportedly it was the fastest stock to this point in time. They were only produced in limited quantities.

2001 GS     2001 GTI     2001 GTI     2001 GTS

2001 GTS     2001 GTX     2001 GTX     2001 GTX DI

2001 GTX RFI     2001 GTX RFI     2001 LRV     2001 LRV

2001 RX     2001 RX     2001 RX DI     2001 RX DI

2001 RXX     2001 XP


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2002 Sea-Doo Models

In 2002, SeaDoo introduces its first 4-stroke engine branded 4-TEC. It is a 1494cc Rotax three cylinder engine that was naturally aspirated generating 155 horsepower. With the 4-TEC comes a complete new engine management system incorporating a separate engine control unit (ECU) and MPEM. The 4-TEC engine ultimately becomes the only engine platform in the future as the 2-strokes become phase out over the next 5 years.

SeaDoo also introduces the OPAS system (Off Power Assisted Steering) which provides steering capability through the deployment of two rear rudders connected to the steering assembly. Thereby providing some steering without solely relying on the jet thrust and steering exit nozzle. OPAS is offered on three new models, the GTI LE, GTX 4-TEC and the GTX DI.

The GTX, GTI, GTX RFI, RX, RX DI, XP remain the same as in 2001. The LRV is upgraded with the 947 DI engine.

There is a new hull and top cap this year for some of the three passenger models. The new hull and top cap is used on the GTX DI, GTX 4-TEC and GTI LE. It has better stability and a large engine compartment to accommodate the larger 4-Stroke engines. It also includes a new seat design providing stadium type seating for the rear passenger and a new hood and sealed non-removable front storage compartment. The GTX 4-TEC tops the scales at 785 pounds and 155hp. Of particular note, is SeaDoo 4-TECs are of a closed cooling design.

2002 GTI LE     2002 GTX     2002 GTX 4TEC     2002 GTX DI

2002 GTX RFI     2002 LRV DI     2002 RX     2002 RX DI

2002 RXX     2002 XP     


2003 Sea-Doo Models

In 2003, SeaDoo significantly increases the horsepower of the 4-TEC power plant with the addition of a supercharger on two models, the GTX 4-TEC Supercharged and the GTX Limited Supercharged both with 185hp. While both these models are heavy at over 750 pounds, the power to weight ratio is much higher than any previous SeaDoo, resulting in very solid performance. The GTX-4-TEC remains in the lineup with a 155 horsepower, for the most part unchanged from 2002.

The XP is upgraded with a 951 DI engine as is LRV. There is also a new GTI LE RFI in the GTI series with the 800 RFI engine initially introduced in 1998 GTX RFI. The GTI and GTI LE are the only models with the 720 engine and basically are unchanged from 2002. The RX DI remains unchanged other than color.

2003 GTI     2003 GTI LE     2003 GTI LE RFI

2003 GTX 4TEC     2003 GTX 4TEC SC     2003 GTX 4TEC SC

2003 GTX DI     2003 LRV DI     2003 RX DI

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2004 Sea-Doo Models

In 2004, the RXP is introduced with a MSRP of $8899. The two passenger RXP is rated at 215hp with a dry weight of 790 pounds. It utilizes the same 1494cc 4-TEC base engine, but with a redesigned, faster spinning supercharger compared to the 185hp models introduced in 2003. The RXP is a rocket ship off the line and pulls hard to just shy of 70mph. Clearly the RXP is not for the timid. The RXP hull and top cap shares many similarities with the RX DI, which is no longer available in 2004. The RXP provides a solid cost to performance ratio.

Of the eight models available in 2004, four of them are 4-strokes, the three GTX models and the new RXP. SeaDoo continues to seed their product line with 4-strokes until 2008, when 2-Strokes are completely phase out.

The GTX 4-TEC, Supercharged and Limited Supercharged, as well as the GTI, GTI LE, GTI LE RFI and XP DI reflect little change from 2003.

A new GTI RFI model is introduced in 2004. Both the GTI and GTI RFI are base model three passengers with no mirrors and minimal analog gauges. The RFI version was introduced to address emission restrictions in certain regions.

While the redesigned supercharger provided 30 more horsepower for the RXP, it did have a major design weakness. The supercharger utilized ceramic clutch washers which were prone to fail. The ceramic washers were designed to allow slip between the driveshaft and supercharger impeller wheel. Ceramic is a very good material for heat dissipation, but very brittle and tends to shatter when it fails in this application. With the supercharger spinning over 35,000 RPMs, a ceramic supercharger clutch washer failure results in fragments of ceramic material propagating throughout the engine. This can cause a complete teardown of the engine in the worst cases and at a minimum, replacement and cleaning of the filters and oil. Should you own a 2004 to 2007 it is highly recommended that you have the ceramic clutch washers replaced with metal. Seadoo changed the clutch washer design in 2008 to address this issue. Read more about Superchargers here.

2004 GTI     2004 GTI LE     2004 GTI LE RFI

2004 GTI RFI     2004 GTX 4TEC     2004 GTX 4TEC LTD

2004 GTX SC     2004 RXP     2004 XP DI


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2005 Sea-Doo Models

In 2005, the long lineage of the XP comes to an end as the XP is eliminated. The three models of the GTX (4-TEC, 4-TEC Supercharged and 4-TEC Limited Supercharged) are not changed much in 2005, other than the GTX 4-TEC Limited Supercharged increases to 215hp. Similarly, the GTI, GTI LE, GTI LE RFI are not changed much to the prior year models.

The WAKE, a new specialty model is introduced targeted at the wake boarding market. It is basically the same as the GTX 4-TEC. It has the same 155hp non-supercharged 4-TEC, but includes a retractable tow pylon and removable wakeboard racks and special graphics.

The RXT is introduced as a three passenger version of the RXP with the same 215hp power plant. It weighs in at 869 pounds, compared to the RXP weight of 790 pounds. The extra 79 pounds is attributed to the larger hull design. Even with the extra 79 pounds the RXT only gives up a little top end speed and hole shot to the RXP. Where it outperforms the RXP is in rough water. The lager hull stays hooked up much better than the RXP. In rough water the RXP might be a little faster than the RSP depending on conditions and passengers.

The 3D is introduced in 2005. This is a love it or hate it model. We have had two, and my kids called it a “fat man’s” stand up, kind of hurtful. It was a unique model in that it had five riding modes: kart, knee, stand-up, stand-up fixed handle and motorcycle. These five modes were configured by transforming the handlebar to unfold a motorcycle seat or add the riding accessories to the handle pole or pad area. The 3D came in two models, the base and premium. The premium came equipped with the 800 RFI engine and the motorcycle seat. The kart, stand-up fixed handle pole and knee modes required purchasing these accessories. The base model did not come with a motorcycle seat as standard, but it was available as an accessory purchase. Also, the base model did not have a fuel gauge, just a low fuel warning light.

2005 GTI     2005 GTI LE     2005 GTI RFI     2005 GTX

2005 GTX LTD     2005 GTX SC     2005 RXP     2005 RXT

2005 WAKE     2005 3D RFI


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2006 Sea-Doo Models

In 2006, the 2-Stroke GTI series models are dropped and a new GTI platform is introduced. Two models are launched in 2006 in the new platform, the GTI and GTI SE models. The hull now used in the GTI series is a composite material as opposed to fiberglass. Up until now all SeaDoos utilized fiberglass in the hull design. This is a significant manufacturing and design process change for BRP. Both new GTI’s had a 4-TEC 130 horsepower engine. It was the same 1494cc platform and design as the naturally aspirated 155hp power plant, just tuned to 130 horsepower. The GTI SE included a speedometer, mirrors and a boarding ladder. The GTI did not.

There was minimal change to the RXP, RXT, WAKE, GTX, GTS SC and GTX Limited. Although the word, 4-TEC, was dropped from the GTX model names. The 3D remains in the lineup but trades its 2004 800 RFI engine for the 947 DI.

Under the hood, the electronic control system and ECU start to change. Now the LCD information gauge is married to the ECU. This means to replace the gauge requires a trip to the dealer to marry the two. Without the gauge being married to the ECU the Doo will not start. Read more about Gauge Clusters here.

2006 GTI     2006 GTI SE     2006 GTX

2006 GTX LTD     2006 GTX SC     2006 RXP

2006 RXT     2006 WAKE     2006 3D DI

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2007 Sea-Doo Models

In 2007, there were little obvious changes to the lineup. The GTX Limited, GTX, RXP, RXT, GTI SE, GTI, 3D and Wake remain basically the same as in 2006. The RXP and RXT get a redesigned top cap with repositioned, wider handlebars that change the riding position. The result of these changes is a more comfortable riding position. The GTX Supercharged is dropped from the line in 2007.

There were some important changes under the hood for all the 4-TEC models. In 2007 the MPEM was eliminated from the electronic control system and its functions incorporated into the ECU. Now there is simply an ECU and an electrical wiring and fuse panel. Read more about MPEMs & ECUs here.

2007 GTI     2007 GTI SE     2007 GTX     2007 GTX LTD

2007 RXP BLK     2007 RXP RED     2007 RXT BLK     2007 RXT RED

     2007 WAKE     2007 3D DI


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2008 Sea-Doo Models

In 2008, SeaDoo launches six new model variations while maintain all the models from 2007. The flagship “X” versions of the RXP and RXT are introduced. They are both powered by a 255hp 1503 4-TEC engine. SeaDoo added an upgraded supercharger that produces more boost, a better performing external intercooler and some ECU and fuel management changes to deliver an additional 40hp above the prior 215hp high water mark. The RXP-X and RXT-X both receive new style X-racing handlebars, seat and traction mats. The most obvious visible change is the X-racing handlebars which have a skeleton metal frame and no wrap around steering pad. The RXT-X also includes trim. The trim feature on a three passenger really improves the overall riding characteristics. This is the first year trim is available in a three passenger. The RXT-X and WAKE models now come with trim. The performance of the –X skis is incredible. 0 to 50 in 2.9 seconds. The acceleration of the –X models make it a challenge to hold on during a hard take off. Some of the most fun you will ever have in only 2.9 seconds. Fun does come with a price in this case. The MSRP for the RXP-X is $12,999 and the RXT-X is $13,299.

The 3D is eliminated from the lineup, making 2007 the last year for the 2-Stroke engine. All models now use the Rotax 1494cc 4-TEC engine.

The GTX series now has a GTX 215 version added to the GTX Limited and GTX 155. The GTX 215 is the same as the GTX 155 but with additional horsepower.

The RXP has a new naturally aspirated 155hp version, the traditional 215hp version and the new RXP-X version. The RXT has only minor changes in 2008 with the exception of the RXT-X.

A GTI SE 130 is added to the GTI family. It is the same as the GTI SE 155 but with less horsepower aimed primarily at the rental market as was the GTI 130. In addition, all the GTI models are now the new composite hull design.

A new 215hp version of the WAKE is also introduced. In addition to the more horsepower compared to the 2007, WAKE the WAKE 215 also has trim. Both WAKE models now come with a removable ballast system that allows the addition of 200lbs of water be brought on board for wake generation.

Under the cover, SeaDoo redesigns the supercharger to eliminate the ceramic clutch washers in favor of metal clutch washer. This finally resolves the shattering ceramic clutch issue from 2004. However, the clutches still require maintenance and need to be replaced and checked at end of their service life. Depending on riding style, every 75-135 hours the washers should be inspected.

2008 GTI     2008 GTI SE GRN     2008 GTI SE RED     2008 GTX

2008 GTX LTD     2008 RXP     2008 RXPX     2008 RXT BLK

2008 RXT RED     2008 RXTX     2008 WAKE


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2009 Sea-Doo Models

In 2009, SeaDoo introduces the new iS (Intelligent Suspension) in the GTX and RXT. The new RXT iS and GTX Ltd iS are really incredible state of the art watercraft with intelligent ride suspension, intelligent throttle, a new high performance VTS system, and brakes. Both incorporate the 255hp power plant introduced on the X SeaDoos. Additionally, SeaDoo completely changed the ECU with the iS and also significantly increased the complexity of the subsystems in the ski.

With the iS design, the throttle iTC, the VTS trim, iBR brake, gauge cluster and iS suspension controls all communicate with the ECU as well as each other over SeaDoo’s CanBus system. BRP calls this new control system iControl. While this provides some real ‘wow’ factor in terms of features and handling, the repair costs of the much more complex components is a big concern. The iS are extremely expensive to repair due to the two part top cap and highly expensive new electronics. While normally extended warranties are questionable, on the iS models it may make a lot of sense. Base price on the GTX iS was $16,499.

Other than the iS models there is little change in 2009 other than the WAKE 155, which is now a composite hull similar to the GTI line. Also, both WAKE models no longer have the ballast tanks as a standard feature in 2009.

2009 GTI     2009 GTI SE     2009 GTX     2009 GTX LTD 255

2009 RXP     2009 RXPX     2009 RXT BLACK     2009 RXTX

2009 RXT     2009 WAKE 155     2009 WAKE PRO 215

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2010 Sea-Doo Models

In 2010, the lineup is really starting to migrate toward the iControl concept introduced on the iS Doo’s last year. In addition, the RXT-X, RXT iS and GTX iS get an extra 5hp bringing their power plants to 260hp. The GTIs and the RXP-X changed very little from last year other than new colors. All GTX’s and RXT’s, as well as the Wake 215, now incorporate iControl which includes iTC (fly by wire throttle), iBR (brakes) and the new high performance VTS. The iS Models also incorporate intelligent suspension control.

The iControl improvements do not come free. The RXP-X in 2009 and 2010 maintained the same MSRP of $13.699, neither incorporated the new iControl system. However, the 2009 RXT 215 (without iControl) MSRP was $11,999, compared to the 2010 RXT 215 (with iControl) with a MSRP of $12,999. Price went up $1000 or 8% in one year due to the iControl system. Of note is the replacement part cost with the iControl system. The VTS function is incorporated into the iBR brake with the iControl system. The list price for the iBR/VTS replacement part alone is $900 compared to the old style VTS replacement part list price of $300. Progress clearly comes with a price.

2010 GTI     2010 GTI SE     2010 GTX 155     2010 GTX is

2010 GTX LTD 260     2010 RXP 215     2010 RXPX     2010 RXT 215

2010 RXTiS     2010 RXTX     2010 WAKE 155     2010 WAKE PRO 215


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2011 Sea-Doo Models

In 2011, the GTI line is completely refreshed from last year. They now have the GTI SE 155 & 130, GTI LTD and GTI 130, with the introduction of the new GTI line and updates to the Wake 155. Only the RXP-X 255 and GTS Pro do not incorporate the iControl system. With the exception of the RXP-X and GTS Pro, SeaDoos now incorporate iTC (fly by wire) and the iBR (brake) features. In 2012, SeaDoo will incorporate iControl across the whole line up.

As a point of reference from 2010, the MSRP of the 2011 RXP-X (without iControl) is $13,499 compared to $13,699 in 2010. The RXT-X MSRP in 2011 is $14,399 compared to $14,199 in 2010. Long gone are the days of the $5000 personal watercraft.

2011 GTI 130     2011 GTI LTD 155     2011 GTI SE 130

2011 GTS 130     2011 GTX iS 155     2011 GTX iS 215

2011 GTX iS     2011 RXPX     2011 RXT 260

2011 rxt iS     2011 RXTX     2011 RXT X

2011 WAKE 155     2011 WAKE PRO 215


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2012 Sea-Doo Models

In 2012, iControl is now a standard feature on every SeaDoo. But the big news for 2012 is the all new RXP-X with the new T3 Hull, 260 HP and the Ergolock system that allows the passengers to lock in to the seat position for much more aggressive riding. The RXP-X is loaded with new features such as angled foot wells, adjustable sponsons, front splash deflector, boost gauge and 5 position trim tabs. The RXT-X aS 260, with the exception of the T3 hull and Ergolock system, has the same features as the RXP-X. The RXP-X is now rated at 260hp.

In addition, we have a new GTR 215 muscle craft on the GTI LFI composite hull platform targeted at the performance passenger with a lower price and a few less features, as well as lighter weight than the RXT/P product line. Also new for this year is the GTX S 155, which is the same as the GTX 155 but includes adjustable suspension. The Wake models receive a new ski based mode selection for 2012. SeaDoo also adds a 215HP model GTX iS to the lineup. Total model count is up to 15 from 14 in 2011.

2012 GTI 130     2012 GTI LTD 155     2012 GTI SE

2012 GTR 215     2012 GTS 130     2012 GTX 155

2012 GTX LTD iS 260     2012 GTXS 155     2012 RXPX 260

2012 RXT 260     2012 RXT iS 260     2012 RXTX 260

2012 RXTX aS 260     2012 WAKE 155     2012 WAKE PRO 155


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2013 Sea-Doo Models

In 2013, there is little change to the 2012 model offering. The RXT iS 260 is eliminated from the lineup resulting in model count of 14. Based on prior history, it’s likely there is something big in works for 2014 or 2015. Years in which there has been minimal change result in big changes in the next year or two.

2013 GTI 130     2013 GTI LTD 155     2013 GTI SE

2013 GTR 215     2013 GTS 130     2013 GTX 155

2013 GTX LTD iS     2013 GTXS 155     2013 RXPX 260

2013 RXT 260     2013 RXT X 260     2013 RXTX aS 260

2013 WAKE 155     2013 WAKE Pro 215     

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2014 Sea-Doo Models

With the introduction of the Spark in 2014, we are forced (happily) to retract our 2011 model year summary statement: “Long gone are the days of the $5000 personal watercraft”. Much has been written about the Spark and simply writing more of the same would be of little benefit. While the Spark’s value and features are impressive and it will have a significant impact on the entire PWC industry, we will examine the Spark from a much different perspective in our 2014 model summary. The Punch line is; expect them to be scarce in 2014 and 2015 and for good reason from SeaDoo’s perspective. We have dedicated a separate page for the 2014 Spark Model Summary

As for the rest of the SeaDoo line, little has change from 2013; although, there are some notable highlights. The GTX 215 from 2013 is replaced this year with a GTX 215 Limited version. The price of the 2013 GTX 215 was $13,299. However, the price of the 2014 GTX 215 Limited is $14,499. Unfortunately, the badge change to Limited does not result in incremental features other than preset trim positions. It is the same GTX 215 with a much higher price tag. You receive very little for the extra $1,200. On the other side of the ledger, the GTS 130 has a lower price of $8,199, $200 lower than the exact same model in 2013. The GTX price increase and GTS 130 price decrease could be important clues in understanding how SeaDoo is managing the Spark launch.

Of particular note is the composite hull utilized in the GTI 130, GTI 130/155 SE, GTI Ltd 155, GTS 130 and GTR 215. All of these models are noticeably heavier for 2014 when compared to 2013. They fatten up from 755 pounds dry weight to 790 lbs. Not much is said regarding this weight increase from SeaDoo. On the surface 35 pounds does not sound like that much, however most, if not all of this increase was absorbed by the bare hull and is a significant increase in the basic composite hull weight. Expect all of the models to be slower with the added weight. The value priced, go-fast GTR 215 will certainly suffer from the extra weight on top end and acceleration.

Other than the composite hull weight increase and new badge for the GTX 215, the remainder of the line is the same as 2013 except for the new Spark.

2014 GTR   2014 RXP-X 260   2014 RXT-X 260   RXT-X aS 260

2014 RXT 260   2014 GTS 130   2014 GTI 130   2014 GTI SE 130 155

2014 GTX LTD iS 260   2014 GTX LTD 215   2014 GTX 155 LTD   2014 GTX S 155

2014 WAKE 215   2014 WAKE 155   2014 SPARK 2UP   2014 SPARK 3UP

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