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Dr. Doo is ready to help prepare your Sea-Doo for its winter downtime by providing technical information to help ensure the good health of your Sea-Doo watercraft.  This monthly blog will include tips and insight on seasonal maintenance, systems care, and the products to help maximize your Sea-Doo Life.

As the days have become shorter the Sea-Doo watercraft riding season comes closer to an end. Now is the time to prepare your Sea-Doo watercraft for winter months. Non-use of your watercraft can be more damaging than excessive use if the proper preventive maintenance isn’t performed properly and in a timely manner.

For those who live north of the Sunbelt, the long winter months can be torturous on various systems and components. BRP provides a host of XPS products specifically designed to compliment the winterization performed by an authorized Sea-Doo dealer.

A trained and certified BRP technician knows the procedures to properly prepare your watercraft for months of non-use and the harsh conditions of a cold winter.

You too can help the health of you watercraft by following these simple tips.

Prevent Fuel-Related Problems with the Right Fuel Treatment Products

Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 9.46.14 AMTo minimize condensation build up in the fuel system, you should store your watercraft with a full tank. When you fill your tank for the last time, Use BRP’s XPS Fuel Stabilizer or XPS Carbon Free Fuel Treatment to properly store and treat today’s fuel.

Depending on your weekend adventure schedules, your watercraft may be used infrequently and fuel can be aged 30 days or longer before it’s utilized in an engine. Fuel-related problems increase as the fuel ages. Therefore, fuel should be treated to stabilize and combat the risks of fuel system corrosion, fuel oxidation, the accumulation of fuel system deposits and phase separation. Keep fuel fresh and help prevent these fuel-related problems using XPS Carbon Free Fuel Treatments. This goes beyond Sea-Doo watercraft but is applicable to any machine that uses a combustion engine.   

Fuel System Corrosion

Ethanol is an alcohol, and alcohols have corrosive properties. Both XPS Fuel Stabilizer and XPS Carbon Free have effective corrosion inhibitors that coat fuel system components to provide protection against the corrosive effects of ethanol-blended fuels. Blended fuels such as E10 degrade quickly and attract moisture that can lead to internal engine corrosion. Unlike your car, these problems are more severe for engines that sit idle and don’t have fresh fuel moving through the lines and injectors daily.

Fuel Oxidation

Both XPS Fuel Stabilizer and XPS Carbon Free have antioxidants that stabilize fuel and inhibit fuel oxidation. All petroleum products – gasoline, gasoline ethanol blends and all mineral and synthetic oils – contain hydrocarbons. Oxidation occurs when hydrocarbons react with oxygen and break chemical bonds.

This breakdown can occur in as soon as 15 days. Carbureted engines and vehicles with vented fuel systems are prone to rapid oxidation, and water contamination risk is increased due to humidity and condensation from temperature fluctuations – especially for watercraft that are near open water. For these reasons, fuel stored in a container or in an engine’s fuel tank should be treated quickly after purchase.

Fuel System Deposits

Fuel system gum and varnish deposits are the products of oxidation. These new, clustered compounds in oxidized clog fuel system components and can lead to difficult starting, non-starting, power loss or engine failure. XPS Carbon Free Fuel Treatment is a complete treatment and an addition to fighting the start of oxidation, it has functional cleaning/detergency properties to both prevent and help clean and remove system deposits that ruin engine performance. The XPS Carbon Free Fuel Treatment will help clean carbon deposits on the piston and in the combustion chamber, in turn helping maintain engine performance.

Phase Separation

Ethanol is hygroscopic, which means it has properties that attract. Approximately 0.5% water content will mix with E10 and burn harmlessly in an engine with few, if any, noticeable effects by the user. When this percentage is exceeded, most often from other methods of water contamination, the fuel blend can no longer suspend the water and it forms a separate, visible layer below the gasoline. Ethanol itself will not “grab” enough water vapor from the air to create phase separation – additional water comes from other contamination, commonly in the form of condensation from high humidity and rapid, broad temperature changes.

Unfortunately, there is no safe cure for phase separation and any product claiming otherwise makes a false claim. Once a fuel blend has separated, the fuel must be removed from the fuel system and discarded properly. The only safeguard for phase separation is to try and stop water contamination before it starts with careful fuel management.

  • Use XPS Fuel Stabilizer and XPS Carbon Free Fuel Treatment to protect against corrosion, stabilize fuel to fight oxidation and prevent fuel system deposits. It also cleans the fuel system and combustion chamber.
  •  Keep tanks full to reduce available interior surface area for condensation.
  • Try to avoid using non treated fuel in your Sea-Doo watercraft that was purchased more than 30 days prior.
  • Purchase fuel from busy fuel stations to ensure you fill up with the freshest fuel.
  • Avoid storing your watercraft and fuel containers in high humidity areas when possible.
  • Finally, avoid using a product that contains alcohol. Alcohol is often added to some manufacturer’s products as a means of suspending additional water in solution to prevent phase separation. Additional alcohol, when added to the an E10 fuel, is increasing the alcohol content to levels greater than the 10% rating that manufacturers warn users not to exceed.


Prevents Corrosion

Prevents Oxidation

Prevents Fuel System Deposits

Cleans Fuel and Intake Systems

XPS Fuel Stabilizer


XPS Carbon Free Fuel Treatment

 Taking your Sea-Doo Rotax engine to its most basic form explains why fuel treatment is so important. For a combustion engine to operate properly it needs three things: air, fuel, and spark. BRP XPS fuel treatment products can ensure 1/3 of that equation is trouble free. For more information on these and other maintenance products click on XPS.



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AquaX Champion, Eric Lagopouls

AquaX Champion, Eric Lagopouls

Eric Lagopoulos claimed his second consecutive AQUAX series championship on a Sea-Doo GTR 215.

The championship was not determined until the final moto of the final race of the six event series, a year where the GTR 215 was the most popular model of the 250 class, Lagopoulos piloted the #361 consistently to podium spots an ultimately his second AquaX title.

After dozens of titles from around the world, Eric Lagopoulos has little to prove other than he can still win and win riding a Sea-Doo taken from the showroom floor against competitive factory supported teams. Lagopoulos has been in the sport of watercraft racing for over 20 years yet carries the youthful enthusiasm and drive to compete at the highest level of professional watercraft racing winning on what is fast becoming the sport’s biggest stage. We caught up with him to get some insight on his 2015 run.

Eric Lagopoulos aboard the #361 Sea-Doo GTR 215

Eric Lagopoulos aboard the #361 Sea-Doo GTR 215

OnBoard: Can you describe your 2015 AquaX season in one sentence?

Lagopoulos: “It was an incredibly exciting season filled with ups and downs but when it  came down to who was destined to be on top the season ended in pure satisfaction with the X-TEAM’s second championship in two-years!”

OnBoard: Why was the GTR 215 your craft of choose for the 250 class?

Lagopoulos: “The Sea-Doo GTR 215 is nimble in the surf and great in the flat and handles both with precision while being forgiving at the same time. It’s fast too and the reliability obviously helped us finish every race up front which is what you need to win championships over a grueling Aquacross season.”

OnBoard: Does the GTR 215 have an advantage over competitor models in regard to AquaX?

Lagopoulos: “I’ve had so much success on the GTR 215 in regards to Aquacross because of the different conditions each round. I mean is good in every condition. The GTR 215 is good in the flat water, good in chop, and good in the big surf races. It’s a watercraft that you can ride hard no matter where its ridden.” 

bugOnBoard: What was the most memorable moment of the year, other than the last moto of the season?

Lagopoulos: “I had a really cool moment Sunday before the races as a ladybug landed on my arm and I knew it would be my weekend!”

Onboard: That isn’t exactly what we were looking for… so lets go straight to the dramatic moment Sunday. Can you tell us what was going on in your head in the last moto when you knew you had to beat one person to win?

Lagopoulos: “I really love the mental side of the sport, so knowing I had to beat one rider for the overall championship was really exciting! I pushed the entire race from the drop of the green flag to the beautiful checkered flag and my second Aquacross championship in a row! It was a tight race figuratively and literally. The GTR 215 simply proved it’s the better overall watercraft.” 

Onboard: What’s next?

Lagopoulos: “I’m considering some really cool new opportunities in racing that I will be announcing in the near future so be sure to follow me on Facebook and on Twitter @Lagopolous and Instagram @lagopoulos1!”



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BRP takes performance riding to the next level once again with the introduction of the new 300-hp Rotax 1630 ACE engine in the 2016 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 and RXP-X 300 and the integration of the race-proven Ergolock seat on all RXT models.

The new Rotax 1630 ACE engine is bigger, more efficient and delivers more power with a boosted 300 hp, becoming the most powerful engine ever produced by Rotax. The Rotax 1630 ACE has a longer stroke compared to the Rotax 1503 and features a new supercharger with a faster spinning 32-blade wheel producing 30% more intake boost1. Adding to the power producing efficiency is a reengineered cooling system that is improved by 33% in part from an additional heat exchanger and more efficient engine oil cooler. New ignition curves have been developed to efficiently match the increased air boost with the output of the larger fuel injectors leading to a 15% increase in horsepower and the industry’s best power-to-weight ratio in the 2016 RXP-X 300 model.

This new engine also features a new plasma coating technology for aluminum-block engines developed by a Rotax team in Gunskirchen, Austria. The plasma coating technology is a thermal spraying process that deposits a protective coating on engine cylinder liners to create a metallic layer that provides a hard and durable surface to withstand piston friction forces. It improves surface durability, while keeping the engine lighter and more compact with better heat transfer and superior performance, and reduced use of chemicals.

The race-proven Ergolock seat is now available on all RXT models for 2016 and allows riders to hold onto the watercraft better by using their stronger leg muscles to squeeze the narrower seat, thus improving control and reducing upper body fatigue. The 2016 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 receives the complete Ergolock system that includes the narrow Ergolock seat, the Adjustable Ergonomic Steering (A.E.S.) handlebar and the angled footwell wedges for more rider comfort and control.

All 2016 Sea-Doo performance models will be equipped with the second-generation iBR that improves on the industry’s first, intuitive braking system with a more responsive activation. The new iBR reduces the stopping distance by close to 48.75 m (160-feet)2 sooner than deceleration without braking. The Sea-Doo iBR system is the first and only braking system recognized by the USCG since 2009 for contributing to recreational boating safety and is now even better with a stronger gear drive motor and larger, reengineered brake gate. The iBR system adds to the rider centric design approach providing maximum control in all conditions. The 2016 Sea-Doo performance models also include race-inspired features such as high-performance Variable Trim System (VTS), increased storage capacity on RXT models, new handlebar grips with palm rest and race-inspired coloration and graphics.


2016 SEA-DOO RXT-X 300

The combination of the increased power and efficiency of the new ROTAX 1630 ACE engine with the advanced ergonomics of the Ergolock seat deliver a confidence inspiring ride allowing you to push your limits even further on the 2016 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300. The 300-hp Rotax 1630 ACE engine delivers more torque providing more mid-range power to help maintain momentum when riding through heavy chop where the jet pump is continually reengaging the water. The new power package provides greater throttle response in all conditions and is the most powerful engine ever offered in a Sea-Doo watercraft.

The RXT-X 300 model also benefits from the learning’s of the recent Sea-Doo closed course racing success as the race-proven Sea-Doo Ergolock system of the RXP-X has been adapted to this model. The system allows the rider to connect with the watercraft better and use his entire body to hold on rather than only the upper-body, thus improving confidence and reducing upper body fatigue. The narrower, body-molded seat, Adjustable Ergonomic Steering (A.E.S.) handlebar and angled footwell wedges, have proven to benefit in aggressive cornering and are equally beneficial in connecting the watercraft in choppy, open-water, straight-line riding. The added ability for the rider to feel better connected to the RXT-X 300 delivers better control and less fatigue allowing the rider to utilize the available power more efficiently.

The addition of the Ergolock seat also aided in a redesign that now offers added wet storage under Sea-Doo’s exclusive removable watertight storage bin for over three times more storage capacity than the previous generation with 162 liters (42.8 US gallons) of total storage and a larger glove box. The technical flowing edges of the RXT-X model is complimented by the functionality of the stable and predictable S3 hull with adjustable rear sponsons. The RXT-X 300 watercraft is equipped with race specific features including, digital infocenter with integrated lap timer and boost indicator and high-performance Variable Trim System (VTS). It also features the second-generation iBR adding to the level of rider control with the most intuitive operation and Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) systems with Touring, Sport and ECO modes. The 2016 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 model is available in muscle colors of Lava Red and the modern Monolith Black Satin or race inspired White and Dayglow Yellow.

2016 SEA-DOO RXP-X 300

The Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft is the most decorated performance model in the last five years and is now powered by the new 300-horsepower Rotax 1630 ACE engine offering the industry’s best power-to-weight ratio performance. This new, stronger, bigger and more efficient engine takes the RXP-X 300 model to the next level as the industry’s undisputed king of performance fun. The Rotax 1630 ACE power package provides greater mid-range power for better cornering speed and produces over 1G during acceleration from a stop.

The T3 hull design allows the RXP-X 300 model to aggressively lean into corners and penetrate chop better than any of its two-seater counterparts. T3 stands for “tight-turning t-hull” and uses an advanced, dual running surface hull design with a unique combination of soft and hard chines, adjustable rear sponsons and performance trim tabs. The T3 hull combined with the Ergolock system allows the rider to lean further into corners, using more of the available power, with greater confidence and less effort to turn tighter and faster.

The Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 also receives the new handlebar grips with palm rest and intuitive second-generation iBR enhancing the level of rider control to complete the most intuitively controlled two-seater in the high-performance segment. The Sea-Doo RXP-X model has set the standard for precise handling and in 2016 is available in Lava Red and the modern Monolith Black Satin coloration or race inspired White and Dayglow Yellow.

2016 SEA-DOO RXT-X aS 260

The Sea-Doo RXT-X aS 260 model is perfect for the hard-core rough water or offshore rider wanting adjustable suspension set on the wave penetrating S3 hull and equipped with the new Ergolock seat for added rider connection and control. The RXT-X aS 260 model features a high output, supercharged Rotax 4-TEC engine with race-inspired features, making this the ideal, open water performer.

The Adjustable Suspension (aS) system features a compression-adjustable FOX damper and mechanical spring preload adjustment mechanism providing full rider suspension calibrated for heavy offshore conditions. The RXT-X aS 260 model boasts heavy sea condition enhancements including: adjustable trim tabs and bow stabilizers integrated with the S3 hull to give the rider greater stability and control at speed.

Sea-Doo X-series watercraft are the only models equipped with standard race-inspired features including: custom steering system with A.E.S. and handlebar grips with palm rest, adjustable rear sponsons, and digital infocenter with boost indicator and lap timer. The RXT-X aS 260 model comes in new Lava Red and Monolith Black Satin coloration and also adds the intuitive second-generation iBR and adds iTC systems with ECO mode to compliment the most full-featured performance watercraft in the industry.

2016 SEA-DOO RXT 260

BRP’s 2016 Sea-Doo RXT 260 model is ideal for the weekend performance enthusiast looking for an exhilarating experience during longer rides. The new Ergolock seat is now available on the RXT 260 model for added control, comfort and confidence in all conditions with a form fitting design for the driver and passengers.

The 2016 RXT 260 with new Ergolock seat also aided in a redesign that now offers added wet storage under Sea-Doo’s exclusive removable watertight storage bin for over three times more storage capacity than the previous generation with 162 liters (42.8 US gallons) of total storage and a larger glove box. The 2016 Sea-Doo RXT 260 model comes equipped with all the benefits of the Sea-Doo exclusive iControl technologies including new second-generation iBR for more responsive activation and faster braking. The exclusive BRP iTC system allows customizable power delivery modes including ECO mode. The RXT 260 model features the S3 hull for improved handling and stability, touring and sport mode calibrations for linear power delivery or more aggressive acceleration, tilt steering with integrated digital infocenter, high-performance VTS, hinged seat for easy engine access, watertight removable storage bin and fuel consumption displays among many more. The 2016 RXT 260 is available this year in Black and Sunburst Yellow coloration.

2016 SEA-DOO GTR 215

The 2016 Sea-Doo GTR 215 model is arguably the most versatile performance model in the industry by lowering the barriers for enthusiasts to enter the Sea-Doo performance family with more technology and flexibility than comparable competitor watercraft at an affordable price.

The GTR 215 model is the preferred model of choice for 250 class as the reigning AQUAX US 250 class champion3. This model is based on the nimble yet predictable handling of the GTI platform while offering more power from its supercharged Rotax 4-TEC marine engine for a superior power-to-weight ratio. The 2016 Sea-Doo GTR 215 will be spotted in the lead pack in Black and Sunburst Yellow coloration. The GTR 215 watercraft is also fully equipped with the Sea-Doo iControl technologies including the iTC and second-generation iBR system, allowing the rider to reduce the stopping distance by close to 48.75 m (160-feet) for greater peace of mind. The Sea-Doo GTR 215 features: integrated infocenter, high-performance VTS and 116.6 liters (30.8 US gallons) of storage.



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  • RXP-X wins premier Pro Open world title for fifth straight year
  • SPARK wins first World Championship in 1000 Superstock classes
  • 2016 Sea-Doo 300-HP watercraft models generate buzz among crowd

 Valcourt, Québec, October 19, 2015 – BRP (TSX:DOO) added a fifth consecutive Pro Open class title to its historic IJSBA World Finals championship count this year. The event, attended by the top riders in the world, helped usher in a new era of performance dominance with 2016 Sea-Doo 300-HP watercraft models.

Kasza wins his first Pro Open World Championship

Kasza György wins his first Pro Open World Championship on his modified Sea-Doo RXP-X.

Much of the buzz entering this year’s IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu City, AZ, was the launch of the 2016 Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 and RXT-X 300 models, and how they are poised to be the next dominant models in watercraft racing. After the weeklong event, the buzz became a roar to accompany the roar of the crowd after Hungarian, Kasza György, claimed his first Pro Open World Championship aboard a Sea-Doo RXP-X.

“The entire Sea-Doo team is extremely proud to continue our racing on the RXP-X by taking home the premier Pro Open world title for the fifth straight year,” said Julie Tourville, Global Marketing Director, Sea-Doo watercraft. “We congratulate Kasza György and his team on their win, and we’re excited about the future as the new 300-HP Sea-Doo models make their way to starting lines in 2016.”

The 2016 Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 and RXT-X 300 come equipped with a new ROTAX 1630 ACE engine that is bigger, stronger and more efficient than before. That, together with the new Ergolock system, allows riders to enjoy more performance, confidence and greater control to push limits even further.

A new era in lower horsepower classes has begun as well, as Thailand’s Nopphadon Sapmunsaerr claimed the first Pro-Am Runabout 1000 Superstock title on a modified Sea-Doo SPARK. This is the first world championship for the SPARK, which was introduced in 2015, in a class that has been dominated by late model Sea-Doo SPX models for the past 10+ years.

SEADOO-BOUNTY_bushell-on-rightMulti-time world champion James Bushell won the $1,000 #SeaDooNEXTLEVEL Bounty Invitational in a head-to-head, three-lap race aboard identical 2016 RXT-X 300 models against New Zealand’s Carl Lampe. Bushell, who is from the UK, also finished second in both Pro Open and Pro GP classes on his Sea-Doo RXP-X.

SEADOO-ownersride1In connection with the IJSBA World Finals was the Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride V that drew 94 participants. Sea-Doo owners were led on a 45+ mile round trip from Site 6 launch ramp in Lake Havasu City, AZ, under the historic London Bridge and up the Colorado River to Pirate Cove Resort and Marina in Topock, CA. Riders from as far as Ontario and Denmark took part.

Visit Sea-Doo on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SeaDoo to view images from the 2015 IJSBA World Finals and to learn about upcoming events.

For information about the product:

North America:

Tim McKercher

Competition, Events and Media Relations

Sea-Doo watercraft

Tel.: 321.409.0519


2015 Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride V

Lake Havasu City, Arizona to Pirate Cove Resort -Topock, CA                    October 10, 2015

BRP’s Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride V takes place in conjunction with the famous IJSBA World Finals. The Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride is a fun-filled, 25+ mile guided group ride (50+ mile round-trip) on Lake Havasu and the Colorado River. This is the opportunity to experience one of the best one-day rides in all of North America and do it with enthusiasts who share the same passions as you. Join the Sea-Doo Event Team for a fun day of riding, receive a special edition Sea-Doo World Finals cap, lunch at Pirate Cove Resort in Topock, California, and chance to win BRP gear and prizes.



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Launch Ramps

We are anticipating approximately 90+ owners at this years ride so we suggest that owners plan appropriately to allow time to efficiently launch your Sea-Doo vessels. We suggest planning on launching by 7:30 AM to allow proper time to gather at the departure location, Site Six Launch Ramp. Site Six Launch Ramp is space limited in the number of trailers able to launch at one time so we suggest arriving as early as possible.

SITE SIX LAUNCH RAMP – Free Launch Ramp McCulloch Blvd. – On the Island over London Bridge
 (928) 453-8686
 www.ci.lake-havasu-city.az.us (map below)

Pre-Registration and On-Site Ride Registration – Participants can register by sending in the included entry from and e-mailing to info@look-marketing.com or faxing to 321.674.9260 and filling in the requested information by October 6th or on-site on Friday, October 9th at Mudsharks Brewery, 210 Swanson Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 from 6:30-8PM on the back patio.

ALL Pre-Registrants are required to check in at the Friday, October 9th registration event at Mudsharks Brewery.

Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride V – THE RIDE – The 2015 group ride will require all participants to ride responsibly and safely and understand the route and follow instructions. With the large number of participants in this year’s ride, it is very important that everybody practice safe riding and keep a minimum distance of 150’ from one another. This ride is approximately 50+ miles round-trip and requires ALL units to be COMPLETELY topped off with fuel for a safe and trouble free round trip ride.

Riding in a group requires that riders respect the space of others (maintain a minimum distance of 150-feet away from all other vessels while at speed) and run in a consistent, straight line. NEVER pass your flight leader. If you are planning to turn right, please look over your right shoulder before initiating the turn and vice-versa for left turns. If you are stopping please signal you are stopping by raising your off-throttle high over your head for those behind you before beginning to slow. ALL RIDERS MUST FOLLOW ALL USCG AND LOCAL BOATING LAWS AT ALL TIMES ON RIDE.

Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride V – THE ROUTE – The ride will include multiple stops and your flight leader will direct you to these various stops. The stops will include:

  1. Site Six Launch Ramp – Departure location
  2. Famous London Bridge – photo op
  3. Mouth of the River – Re-group stop
  4. Havasu Sandbar – photo op and re-group stop
  5. Topock Gorge – idle zone and re-group location
  6. Pirate’s Cove Resort – Lunch location, Sea-Doo Spark Test Ride Venue, turn-around point



Each event participant, rider and passenger, is required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) while operating or riding on a PWC during the 2015 Sea-Doo Ultimate Owner’s Ride event. Additionally, each Sea-Doo watercraft must have on board the following safety equipment:

  • Properly functioning fire extinguisher
  • Whistle, horn or other distress signaling device
  • Orange flag or other non-flammable visual distress signal
  • Properly affixed and current state registration numbers

Additionally, riders may also wish to carry or wear the following during the ride for additional safety and/or comfort:

  • Cell phone
  • GPS
  • Tow rope/dock line
  • Anchor/Anchor bag
  • Bottled water
  • Towel(s)
  • Camera
  • Wetsuit
  • Booties
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses or Goggles
  • Sunscreen






6:30 – 8:00 PM                       Pre-Reg check-in and last minute registration at Mudsharks Brewery



7:45 – 8:45 AM

Launch Sea-Doo units at Site Six Launch Ramp – ensure all watercraft are COMPLETELY TOPPED OFF WITH FUEL


8:00-8:45 AM


9:15 AM


Riders Meeting, at Site Six Launch Ramp

9:30 AM

Group to depart Site Six for Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride V.

We will make various stops along the way to ensure all riders are safe and to regroup and to provide riders to re-hydrate and take photos. (tag your photos #SEADOONEXTLEVEL)

11:30 – 1:30 PM

Hosted lunch at Pirate’s Cover Resort in Topock, CA

Sea-Doo Spark Some Fun Test Ride

Sea-Doo Trivia Challenge for BRP prizes

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Return Trip to Lake Havasu City, AZ at your leisure (ON YOUR OWN, UNGUIDED)

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Participant VIP “#SEADOONEXTLEVEL” demo hour at Crazy Horse

What’s New for Sea-Doo in 2016


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Nashville, Tennessee Sept. 18, 2015 – BRP charges into 2016 building on the successful launch of the Sea-Doo SPARK as the industry’s most accessible watercraft and introduces new technologies and designs that take riding to the next level emphasizing the Sea-Doo legacy of being on the forefront of innovation.

WhatsNewBRP continues to perfect the Science of Fun with the introduction of the new 300-hp Rotax 1630 ACE engine powering the 2016 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300, RXP-X 300 and GTX Limited 300 models and adding the Ergolock seat to all RXT and GTX models with many models receiving a redesign of the storage area providing up to three times the overall storage volume. All 2016 models will now have the new second-generation iBR (intelligent Brake & Reverse) system and new, trend leading coloration including three new delicious colors for the 2016 Sea-Doo SPARK.



To feed the larger engine more air a new, re-designed supercharger with a faster spinning 32-blade wheel (double the blades of the previous version) has been added producing 30% more intake boost. A new larger intercooler provides a more dense air charge and aids in increased airflow and features a new air fin design for improved heat transfer utilizing a smart design with long life aluminum alloys for better corrosion protection. New ignition curves have been developed to efficiently match the increased air boost with the output of the larger fuel injectors leading to the 15% increase in horsepower in the 2016 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300, GTX Limited 300 and RXP-X 300 models. The 2016 RXP-X 300 sets the new standard at the next level now with industry’s best power-to-weight ratio.



BRP designers have applied the science of rider centric ergonomics learned in the laboratory and from the recent Sea-Doo closed-course racing success as the race-proven Sea-Doo Ergolock seat of the RXP-X model has been adapted to more models for 2016. The Ergolock seat is optimized to fit a variety of riders and utilizes a narrower, slim profile design between the legs with body-molded knee pockets allowing riders to sit in a more natural position and leverage leg muscles to grip the watercraft. It also allows the rider to connect with the watercraft better and use the entire body to hold on rather than only the upper-body, thus improving comfort, confidence and reducing upper body fatigue.

The new Ergolock seat is available on all Sea-Doo RXT and GTX models and the WAKE PRO 215 model. On the RXT and WAKE PRO 215 models, the Ergolock seat lets riders leverage leg muscles to grip the watercraft for better control. The GTX models feature the Ergolock seat with stepped design for more comfort while touring and confidence while turning. The stepped design implements sculpted, rising seat levels for better passenger vision and lateral support. Added surrounding lumbar cushioning for up to three riders holds them in place better with more comfort in all conditions.

The 2016 Sea-Doo RXT-X 300 receives the full Ergolock system. In addition to the sculpted seat optimized for better transition between sit-down riding and standing, it includes the Adjustable Ergonomic Steering (A.E.S.) handlebar and angled footwell wedges, that have been proven to benefit in aggressive cornering and are equally beneficial in connecting to the watercraft in choppy, open-water, straight-line riding. The added ability for the rider to feel better connected to the      RXT-X 300 delivers better control and less fatigue allowing the rider to utilize the available power more efficiently and more confidently. The WAKE PRO 215, non-suspension RXT and GTX models with new Ergolock seat also adds wet storage under Sea-Doo’s exclusive removable watertight storage bin for over three times more total storage capacity than the previous generation with 162 liters (42.8 US gallons) and a new larger glove box.



All 2016 Sea-Doo models will be equipped with the second-generation iBR that sets the standard for intuitive operation and improves on the industry’s first braking system. The new iBR allows you to stop close to 48.75 m (160-feet)1 sooner than deceleration without braking. The Sea-Doo iBR system is the first and only braking system recognized by the USCG since 2009 for contributing to recreational boating safety and is now even better with a stronger gear drive motor and larger, reengineered brake gate. The intuitive iBR system adds to the rider centric design approach providing maximum control and a more natural reaction in all situations.



All 2016 Sea-Doo models will be equipped with new handlebar grips that feature a flared surface acting as a palm rest for a better ergonomic fit for the hand added comfort during extended riding.


The Sea-Doo SPARK continues to be the industry’s most accessible and affordable watercraft making the dream of owning a watercraft possible now. The Sea-Doo SPARK has contributed to 20% industry growth in its introduction year2 and returns in 2up and 3up3 models and is available with the Rotax 900 ACE and Rotax 900 HO ACE marine engine packages. In 2016, the Sea-Doo SPARK is easy to personalize with three new delicious colors; Blueberry, Key Lime, and Chili Pepper, joining the Pineapple and Vanilla colorations and six new graphic kits expanding on the dozens of graphic kit options available. For 2016, models equipped with the iBR system will also come with the Convenience Package Plus that includes the Sea-Doo SPARK Front Storage Bin Kit that flows with contours of the design, the Sea-Doo Step for easier reboarding and the Digitally Encoded Security System (RF D.E.S.S. Key) that allows for greater security from theft and unauthorized use.

The Sea-Doo SPARK watercraft is more affordable4 and more fuel-efficient5 than any other model in the industry. Plus, the durable Polytec material of its hull and deck is solid while being recyclable, making it a more eco-friendly watercraft. The compact design of the Sea-Doo SPARK and lightweight construction makes it easy to own, easy to tow, simple to store and a blast to ride.


The engineering and design team at Sea-Doo introduces the leading edge Element Jacket and Pants for 2016, offering riders warmth and protection to extend riding season beyond the summer months. Brand advocates of both genders will transition from land to water in chic styling. The windproof material with Teflon water-repellent treatment has a laminated membrane that is designed to be both water resistant and breathable. For added comfort during colder days, the jacket and pants are lined with brushed-knit polyester thermal fleece. A relaxed fit allows enough room for the rider’s favorite Sea-Doo boardshorts and the pre-shaped legs are designed for multiple riding positions. The Element Pants add on to the functionality and styling of the Element Jacket with additional exterior pockets to carry essentials. The new Element Jacket and Pants offer Sea-Doo enthusiasts casual and functional gear that matches the unique design of Sea-Doo watercraft and will get their hearts pounding.


About BRP

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.5 billion from 107 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide.

1 Based on BRP internal testing.

2 Based on retail sales of the PWC industry.

3 The SPARK 3up model is only available with the Rotax 900 HO ACE
4 Source: Manufacturer’s website. Prices vary according to product specification.
Based on BRP internal testing. Testing of competitive model done under identical conditions.


Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Can-Am, Spyder, Rotax, SPARK, GTS, GTI, GTR, RXP, RXT, WAKE, iBR, D.E.S.S., iTC, iControl, Ergolock, Polytec, Exoskel, iS, T3, S3 and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. GTX is a trademark of Castrol Limited used under license.

All product comparisons, industry and market claims refer to new sit down watercraft with 4-stroke engines. Watercraft performance may vary depending on, among other things, general conditions, ambient temperature, and altitude, riding ability and rider/passenger weight. Testing of competitive models done under identical conditions. Not all functions available for all models. Model names may differ for international markets. Please note some models may not be available in all regions. Please contact your local BRP representative for more information.





Sea-Doo Planning to Take IJSBA World Finals to the NEXT LEVEL


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Valcourt, QC, CANADA– September 23, 2015 – BRP is ready to take the 2015 IJSBA World Finals to the next level with the introduction of new 300-HP Sea-Doo watercraft models. The Sea-Doo X-TEAM is looking to forge the next chapter in performance history by adding to their four-year string of Pro Open and Pro GP World Championship titles. The X-TEAM is led by 2014 champions James Bushell and Jean-Baptiste Botti and joined by Sea-Doo rider Erminio Iantosca, who claimed the 2015 US IJSBA National Championship, all on RXP-X models.

The IJSBA World Finals is taking place October 5-11, 2015 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and is renown as the largest watercraft specific event in North America where the best racers from around the globe converge to compete for World Championships. The event takes place at Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City, AZ and draws 15,000 spectators every year. BRP is the leading supporter of watercraft racing through the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty racer contingency program and the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Promoter support program.

Following the unveiling of the 2016 Sea-Doo RXP-X 300, RXT-X 300, and GTX Limited 300 in Nashville, Tennessee the Sea-Doo Events Team comes to the 2015 World Finals with fun fan activities and special X-TEAM initiatives. Sea-Doo race fans and general enthusiasts alike will see how Sea-Doo is taking watercraft riding to the Next Level. 2015 Sea-Doo World Finals efforts will include:

  • #SEADOONEXTLEVEL ZONE – The Sea-Doo Next Level Zone will headline the IJSBA World Finals Performance Alley by showcasing the new 300-HP Sea-Doo RXP-X 300, RXT-X 300, GTX Limited 300 and new Sea-Doo SPARK models in Blueberry, Key Lime, and Chilly Pepper.
  • #SEADOONEXTLEVEL EXPERIENCE – The Sea-Doo Events Team will be offering test rides on the new 300-HP Sea-Doo models for a limited time on Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th on the west end of Performance Alley at the World Finals event site.
  • 10306322_10152852249383307_2131695459216915750_nSEA-DOO ULTIMATE OWNERS RIDE V – The world’s largest personal watercraft event will be joined by the premier Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride V on Saturday, October 10th. Sea-Doo owners can enjoy an action filled Sea-Doo weekend by experiencing one of the most beautiful, one-day, leisure boating rides in North America, and watching the best watercraft racers in the world compete for Pro championships on Sunday. The ride will depart from Site Six Launch ramp at 8:30 AM and travel up the Colorado River to Pirate Cove Resort for a sponsored Sea-Doo lunch stop and exclusive VIP seating for the Sunday Pro Finals behind the Sea-Doo Next Level Zone in performance alley. Open to Sea-Doo owners*, participants will get a special owners ride event hat, food, and be eligible for Sea-Doo giveaways. For more information visit sea-doo.com/owners-ride.
  • Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 2.26.21 PM#SEADOONEXTLEVEL BOUNTY CHALLENGE – Elite Sea-Doo racers (noted below) who have landed on podiums during the 2015 season are being invited to compete in a special competition aboard the new 300-HP Sea-Doo RXT-X 300. The invited riders will qualify Friday evening, October 9th, with the fastest two riders on the slalom course moving on to the next level, the final on Sunday, October 11th. The top two qualifying Sea-Doo racers will complete in a special competition simultaneously on the World Finals course with the winner taking home $1000 and the runner up claiming $300 of Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty money.
  • 2015 #SEADOONEXTLEVEL Challenge Invitees include:
  • James Bushell
  • Erminio Iantosca
  • Jean-Baptiste Botti
  • Eric Lagopoulos
  • Blain Spooner
  • Paul Green
  • Dylan Osborne
  • Additional international rider TBD

Visit facebook.com/SeaDoo for the most up-to-date information regarding BRP’s 2015 IJSBA World Finals activities.

For a look at the new 2016 Sea-Doo watercraft and riding gear, visit www.sea-doo.com

*All Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride V drivers must possess a valid driver’s license and must be 18 years old or older and utilize a 2002 or newer, four-stroke Sea-Doo watercraft.

7 Basic Tips for Sea-Doo Towing


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You’ve been eyeing the next addition to your personal Sea-Doo line up. How can you have more fun on the water? The solution—WAKE. The Watercraft Journal recently reviewed the WAKE 155 model stating, “In perfect Sea-Doo fashion, the PWC manufacturer equipped with their Wake units with so much innovation and features that the segment has become one of the brand’s most popular in recent years. Branching further than mere wakeskate and wakeboard riders, the Wake models appeal to families using the craft for whipping towables around their local lake or river.”

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So you’ve made the decision and your new Wake model is home. You can’t wait to get out on the water. One of two things come to mind. It’s either, “I have never towed someone before. How do I do that? What’s right and wrong;” or “I’ve got this, let’s go.” Whichever way, safety is important so here are 7 basic tips for Sea-Doo towing.

1. Know your local laws before towing. Most states require that the watercraft is a 3-passenger with mirrors, with a driver and a spotter. Some states require safety signal devices.  Check www.boatus.org for the laws in your state.

2. Make sure your rope is secure to the watercraft, either a ski pylon or tow eye in the rear of the watercraft. Do not tie ski rope to anything that was not manufactured to be used as a tow point.

3. Take note of a person’s ability. Driver’s should practice without a skier, and focus on smooth accelerations and maintaining a steady speed. On Wake models (WAKE 155 & WAKE Pro 215), SKI mode is a standard feature and can be turned on to accomplish this. SKI mode is an advanced iControl feature that allows the driver to adjust the intensity of the launch for different rider skill levels and tow sports while maintaining a constant speed. You get 5 acceleration profiles for the best possible tow sports experience.

WAKE Pro 215

4. Once your skier is in the water, take the slack out of the rope. Begin idling once the slack is tight.  Then when the skier signals that they are ready to go, accelerate enough to pull the skier up on the top of the water. Get to your preferred speed and maintain that speed.

5. Always look forward, not behind at the skier, that is the spotters job.

6. When the skier is done or falls, come down to an idle, slowly turnaround without running the rope over, maintain a steady, slow speed back to your skier. Loop around behind them so they can reach the rope, and start all over again making sure you never aim straight at your rider, always stay to the left or right of them during your approach.

2015 SEA-DOO WAKE PRO 215_ACTION27. Signals for sking: thumbs up (faster), thumbs down (slower), fist on your head means you are done and you are going to let go of the rope (stop).



Want to know more? Check out our DOO it playlist on Youtube. Here’s a video that will surely spike your interest for tow sports and get you ready to take on the waters.





Four Hulls, Never-Ending Riding Experiences


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Sea-Doo personal watercraft have four entirely different types of hulls. Yes, four. And, each one offers a different type of riding experience so that you get the best type of ride for your style.


Let’s start with the GTI hull. Our GTI hulls are playful, stable and predictable. They provide riders that need a more forgiving watercraft, but still have versatility for glassy and moderate water conditions. The hull rides higher on the water surface so that you get that nimbleness that make watercraft a blast and it planes quickly. With multiple passengers, the extended width has been shown to be the most stable ride. How can you point this hull out?

GTI HullThe GTI hull has a flatter V (16-degree deadrise) and is shorter with a low center of gravity. It is also a three-seater, which means it has tow sport capabilities! This hull makes for ideal rides on all of Sea-Doo’s GTI / recreation models as well as the WAKE 155 for wakeskating & wakeboarding and the GTR 215 for performance rides. A recent win from Eric Lagopolous at AquaX in St. Cloud on his Sea-Doo GTR 215 shows just how versatile this hull truly is.

Always innovating, we didn’t stop with the unique performance of the GTI hull. Our team of designers developed the S3 hull for a Stepped, Stable and Strong ride. Sea-Doo S3 Hull Stepped Design

These hulls are made from a lightweight material, and the stepped style creates a low-pressure zone to reduce drag and create nimble handling.  The S3 hull cuts through the water and leans naturally when cornering; it’s really all about comfort. For riders looking to take an extended journey, this hull reigns supreme as it bridges and cuts chop better.

Sea-Doo S3 Hull You can differentiate the S3 hull by it long, deep V shape (23-degree deadrise) and suspension option. It also comes as a three-seater with towsports capabilities. The S3 is the platform for all of the Sea-Doo GTX / Luxury models (we mentioned comfort, didn’t we?), the WAKE Pro 215, and the RXT models for better offshore performance.

The revolutionary T3 hull was another design success. For performance enthusiasts, this hull is the cream of the crop. It provides aggressive lean-in turning characteristics. And, it penetrates through chop and rough water conditions better than any of its predecessors. T3 stands for Tight-Turning T-hull and uses an advanced dual surface hull design.

Exclusive T3 Hull

A unique combination of soft and hard chines engages the water with a suction-like force when leaning into a corner. These combined features allow the rider to turn tighter and faster. The T3 hull has great stability at idle and low speeds, unmatched acceleration, and a narrow high-speed running surface that helps the RXP-X track though chop better. It delivers an agile and highly precise driving experience ideal for enthusiasts craving a superior race-oriented watercraft. Complimenting the T3 hull is the Ergolock system that offers the rider greater control and confidence as it focusses on connecting the rider better with he lower body minimizing upper body fatigue. The T3 hull design can only be found on the two-seater RXP-X 260.


The SPARK hull design objective was based on bringing back the simple fun and heritage of early day Sea-Doo models. The Sea-Doo X4 hull was one of the all-time best selling hull styles and this hull was used as the basis for the SPARK. This V-hull includes a latter center running surface and two sets of hard chines on either side of the keel to provide precise handling while being nimble and playful.

2014 SEA-DOO SPARK 2UP_STUDIO PROFILE PINEAPPLEThe hull features three new design effects that provide a better overall rider experience. Additional volume was added both to the bow and to the rear gunnels to provide extra buoyancy and stability. Plus the reshaped bow design helps deflect water down providing a dryer ride. Available in both 2up and 3up versions, the 3up option includes the addition of a modular hull extension to raise capacity 100 pounds and providing a more stable platform for tow sports.

2014 SEA-DOO SPARK_LIFESTYLE4SmallThe innovation doesn’t end there as one of the many value propositions of the SPARK is accessibility and fun. Keeping the power-to-weight ratio strong includes keeping the SPARK light weight and the new, exclusive Polytec material provides a lightweight hull while maintaining ruggedness and durability. Weighing in at nearly half the weight of full-sized watercraft, the SPARK is easy to move both on-water and off making it easy to tow with even the smallest sedans.

Needless to say, whatever type of fun you’re looking to have out on the water, Sea-Doo’s designs deliver.

Crushing it at the Ultimate Sea-Doo Beach Party


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Last you heard, we were planning our Ultimate Beach Party with Devin SuperTramp this past May. We wouldn’t be giving it proper justice if we said it was anything less than a total and complete blast. Nothing is more fun than living the Sea-Doo life with beautiful weather and great friends. While we were stoked to work with Devin on another great video, we were just as excited about including the winner from the Ultimate Beach Party contest, Trevor Soety (@the_trevorsoety & Trevor Soety Channel), and two of his closest friends who joined us in May for the ultimate fun at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Trevor Soety, Winning Image Not only did Trevor get to hang out with the Sea-Doo crew and Devin, he won a 2015 SPARK! Trevor’s new addition is the first PWC he has owned and we were more than happy to share his experience with all of our Sea-Doo fans.

‘For me, winning the Ultimate Beach Party contest was an amazing experience. I got to meet Devin Graham, which gave me the chance to be in one of his SuperTramp videos. He actually said something pretty impactful to me while we were filming; “anything worth doing is worth doing right,” this really hit close to home.

After winning my new SPARK in Orange Crush, it brought so much fun into my life. I’ve been able to take my SPARK scalloping and even picked up wakeskating. Trevor Soety 2015 Sea-Doo PARKWhat’s even better is the bet I had with one of my friends about this contest. If I won and got the new SPARK, my buddy would buy one too. Guess what? I won! Riding it is such a blast, I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to buy a personal watercraft. 

I want to say thanks to Sea-Doo, Devin SuperTramp, and the Sea-Doo community which includes all of the fans that submitted videos or photos for the beach party contest.’ — Trevor Soety

Scalloping with Trevor and SPARK

Just in case you missed the Ultimate Sea-Doo Beach Party, check it out here!


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