Living on the beach in Baja, I will occasionally look out my window and see someone rushing through the waves on a Jetski, and I’m always envious. With little exception, they are clearly having more fun than at that moment. I have put some thought into getting a personal watercraft, but I know next to nothing about them. But I think I may have found the one I like most, the 2012 Sea-Doo RXP-X260.
Here are the basic specs of the Sea-Doo RXP-X260, although I admit to most being lost on me; a 1503 XHO Rotax 4-TEC engine, Supercharged. It features the Sea-Doo Direct Drive. This water speed machine seats 2, and features a near 16 gallon fuel tank, which sounds like enough to easily last all day.
The thing I do get is the design, it’s a beautiful machine. The RXP-X260 features a really aggressive style, with striking lines that pronounces speed even before you start the engine. It’s light and well angled.
With a list price of about $17k, it’s one of the more expensive models out there, bringing it more inline with a low-priced car than a personal watercraft. A big part of me thinks it may be a bit much for a novice like myself, but in the end, it’s just money, and I’m a quick study.