Jet Ski Buying Guide

How to ride a Jet Ski

Slowly push the throttle so that you begin to move forward. It is recommended that you stay at around 5-10mph until you are further away from the shore.

We can help you choose the right Jet Ski

We can advise what would be the right Jet Ski for you, including top speed and acceleration, fuel consumption, purchase prices, and maintenance costs

Manufacturers of Jet Skis

The 3 major manufacturers of Jet Skis are Sea-Doo, Yamaha and Kawasaki and, they produce many different models.

Supercharged Jet Skis

These Jet Skis are much faster. These are the models of supercharged Jet Skis Kawasaki , Sea-Doos, and WaveRunner Jet Skis: Sea-Doo GTR 230, Sea-Doo GTX 230, Sea-Doo Wake Pro 230, Sea-Doo RXP-X 300, Sea-Doo RXT-X 300, Sea-Doo GTX 300, Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300, Yamaha FX SVHO, Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO, Yamaha FX Limited SVHO, Yamaha GP1800R SVHO, Kawasaki Ultra 310X, Kawasaki Ultra 310LX, Kawasaki Ultra 310LX-S

How fast can a Jet Ski go?

The speed of Jet Ski depends on the make and model. Some Jet Skis have very fast acceleration and top speeds in excess of 70mph

What are the controls on a jet ski?

The controls on a jet ski usually include a throttle, steering handles and a brake or reverse lever.

What brand of Jet Ski?

Many people are Yamaha Jet Ski fans. Some will prefer to ride a Sea-Doo Jet Ski. Some prefer a Kawasaki Jet Ski. Do your research and find the best Jet Ski for you with power, speed, size, and cost.

Lifejacket and Safety lanyard

It is important to choose a lifejacket which is the correct size for your body and weight to maximise its efficiency. It’s also important to have a lanyard attached to the jet ski, this lanyard will either go around your wrist or be attached to your lifejacket. This is known as the kill switch and this lanyard will cut the engine in case you fall from the jet ski.

Starting your Jetski

Make sure you are seated comfortably with your hands on the handlebars and feet securely in the footrests of the jet ski then use the key attached to your lanyard to turn on the ignition of the jet ski at the switch.

Accessories you’ll need

Life jackets are a must. These are required by law. Jet ski covers for transport, winterising and storage, a marine GPS unit, safety whistle, dry bags, coolers, fishing gear, waterproof phone case, waterproof speakers, telescoping paddle, tow tube, tow rope, etc.

Choosing the right Jet Ski for the rider

The size of the Jet Ski is important to consider Please bear in mind that a smaller, lightweight jet ski may not be better for a less experienced rider as larger models have more stability, which is helpful for beginners. Remember Jet Skis are extremely fast.

Where you’ll ride your new Jet Ski

Are you going to use your jet ski in lakes and rivers or in saltwater? Salt water significantly accelerates the process of PWC corrosion. Closed-loop cooling systems like the ones used by Sea-Doo work better in saltwater conditions. They use surrounding water to cool the engine but the water never directly enters the engine itself.

Don’t Forget Your First Jet Ski Service

The first service that your Jet Ski has is the most important service to ensure everything is working correctly. The first Jet Ski service will remove metal micro shards that the new engine generates as the engine is still breaking in.