John Salvatore of and the Watercraft Superstore said: “The six-person selection committee awarded an amazing 9.14 average out of 10 to the 2012 Sea-Doo RXP-X and nearly a perfect 10 in the fun factor category. From the looks to the handling, every rider had nothing but praise for this watercraft.”

Sea Doo RXP wins award

The award-winning Sea-Doo RXP

This is BRP’s second Ski of the Year award, with the 2011 Sea-Doo GTI SE 130 model taking the top spot last year. The 2012 Sea-Doo RXP-X was judged side-by-side with the best new watercraft from the industry by a variety of riders of varying skill and experience in multiple categories. With its improved rider ergonomics and new hull design, the ability of the new Sea-Doo RXP-X to allow riders to fully realise their performance potential apparently played a part in leading to the PW’s extraordinarily high marks.

Yves Leduc, Vice-President and General Manager for the North America Division, said: “BRP focuses on elevating the consumer experience for every product we build. For many riders, the Sea-Doo RXP-X redefines the high-performance watercraft. Winning the second straight Ski of the Year award is the result of BRP’s dedication to developing designs and technologies that focus on improving the rider’s experience.”

The new Sea-Doo RXP-X won particular praise for its ErgoLock system, which uses angled footwell wedges and a gradually narrowing seat to better connect the rider to the watercraft. Designed to reduce upper body fatigue by allowing the rider to ride with more confidence, the system compliments the aggressive new, ‘lean-in’ style T3 hull. For more on this and the rest of the Sea-Doo range see BRP.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.