Personal Watercraft

What to Do When Finding Personal Watercraft

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Do You Want a Sit or Stand Model?

The first thing for a PWC is to see if the model is one that you can sit down on or stand up with. A stand-up model is smaller in size and gives you more control over the vessel. A sit-down PWC is convenient for many users, although it requires some extra effort for steering because that boat is likely to be larger.

See the Capacity

The capacity of the watercraft is a good measure to notice. The Sea-Doo Spark can handle two or three people at a time, for instance. But a Sea-Doo GTX can only work with one or two people at once. See how well the design of your PWC works so you can have enough room for yourself and any other boater you want to have tag along.

See What Activity You Want to Enjoy

You can find boats from Yamaha, Sea-Doo, and other brands that offer support for various activities. Some of the things you can do with a personal watercraft include:

  • Towing. Some personal watercraft models are designed with stronger four-stroke motors that can handle weights you want to bring out. This is ideal if you have a smaller vessel to carry along, but you should see what the towing capacity of the PWC is like.
  • Touring. A touring PWC is made for lighter speeds and sightseeing purposes while on the water.
  • Fishing. Many models from Tigershark and Kawasaki among other manufacturer options have small decks on their back spots for fishing. You can use the deck for storing fishing equipment and for having a space to stay on when fishing. Be sure the craft is fully stopped and that the motor is off so the PWC can stay in the same spot while in the water.
Always Complete a Test Drive

No matter what you choose for a watercraft, you should ask to see when finding one that you can take in a test drive. Take the boat out on the water to see how well it moves and how it can go through waves and various other situations. You need to ensure the PWC you buy works well for your recreational desires.

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