Superyacht Tenders and Toys, a company dedicated to optimising the enjoyment of the superyacht experience by means of toys, watersports accessories, deck equipment and safety gear, has announced the arrival of a new limited edition high-performance personal watercraft (PW) (see Ten top personal watercraft).
Based on the Sea-Doo RXP-X, one of four off-the-shelf models from Sea-Doo’s uncompromising ‘Performance’ line, the Black Edition has a new hull and topsides constructed from carbon fibre, bringing the total weight of the PW down to just 280kg – more than 100kg less than the very competitive weight of the standard craft.
The engine is also based on the standard Rotax 1630 ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) unit employed in the RXP-X but that too has been uprated. With a supercharger, an external intercooler and a 300hp output, it was already the most powerful engine ever fitted to a Sea-Doo, but the Black Edition adds an upgraded engine management system, an open-loop cooling system, and an optimised air intake, prop and exhaust.
The Black Edition package includes the standard two-rider capacity with recreational ‘3up’ grip position and race-proven carbon fibre pilot seat. It also includes a lowered race steering system and handlebars; an anodised throttle and brake levers; 158 Performance sponsons; a billet steering system to help lower the centre of gravity; and a bespoke Black Edition graphics kit with ‘Jade Ceramic Coating’ to protect the bodywork.
The result of all this happy tinkering is a lightweight, race-tuned PW that can apparently shift from a standstill to 60mph in less than three seconds. That’s significantly more rapid than a Ferrari 458 Spider and given that the new boat has been designed with input from Jet Ski World Champion, James Bushell, that’s probably to be expected. Presented by the manufacturer as “the fastest hand-built, race-proven personal watercraft to hit the water”, even Bushell himself seems impressed with the result, describing the Black Edition’s acceleration as “the closest feeling you will get to being sat on the start line of a Jet Ski Race.”
If you enjoy the idea of a two-man PW that blurs the already tenuous line between showroom craft and no-holds-barred race machine, contact Mark Peak on 02380 016363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Edition Sea-Doo specifications
Engine: Rotax ACE – 1630cc 4 Tech engine.
Engine management: Remapped ECU for improved acceleration and speed.
Cooling: Open loop.
Exhaust: Free flow rear exit sports exhaust.
Prop: Solas 13/18R stainless steel.
Rider capacity: 2.
See Ten top personal watercraft, Yamaha’s new personal watercraft models and Five fabulous superyacht runabouts.