by Dom Wiseman

BRP have announced a new platform for select models in the 2018 Sea Doo personal watercraft range. With the recent launch of the Spark igniting the small craft category, Sea Doo have implemented a platform that completely transforms the onboard experience and gives the craft a much greater platform for riders to truly extend the range of activities they could previously enjoy. The new platform is available on seven models across the Sea-Doo GTX, RXT and WAKE PRO families.

Providing maximum comfort, the new personal watercraft has a smart reconfigurable rear seat that transforms the watercraft into an onboard living room. It can change quickly from a standard 3 seat set up to a flat lounge area, where two people can face each other for a picnic lunch. When removed, the larger, flatter rear deck makes reboarding easier and more stable. Now people can enjoy more time on the water to relax and soak in the surroundings.

Not only is the comfort factor enhanced, but now thanks to a truly waterproof Bluetooth audio system riders can listen to their favourite artist while relaxing on the rear deck. With a simple swipe of a finger, riders can now enjoy their favourite playlists. There is also improved storage including a waterproof, shockproof compartment for a phone with USB charger, as well as direct-access front storage with no standing required.

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“This new Sea-Doo platform brings the personal watercraft to the next level,” said Bernard Guy, SVP Global Product Strategy at BRP.

“Everything was ingeniously designed and built to enhance the consumer experience on water. Riding a Sea-Doo watercraft is fun, with this new platform, we extend the exhilaration.”

The improved stability has been achieved via a lower lower center of gravity and based on BRP internal testing improves confidence in rough water, at high speeds and with passengers onboard. It is also wider for easier reboarding and movement around the watercraft. They have also implemented a new, deep-V hull that again improves rough water handling and control.

In addition, BRP have also unveiled a Sea-Doo SPARK TRIXX 3-UP achieved by extending the seat and rear platform. It maintains the same level of fun as the successful 2-UP model launched last year, but with an additional passenger and tow sports capability.