HOW-TO WITH DOCTOR DOO: SEA-DOO WINTERIZING TIPS – KEEP UP THE ENERGY

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drdoo Dr. Doo wants you to keep your energy up during the offseason so your Sea-Doo watercraft is in tip-top shape when spring arrives.

This monthly blog will include tips and insight on seasonal maintenance, systems care, and the products to help maximize your Sea-Doo Life. The winter cold is tough on batteries. It’s important to take the proper preventive maintenance steps to ensure your battery is healthy and ready-to-go when you take your watercraft out of hibernation.

The cold can cause troubles for your battery trauma in two ways;

  • Your Rotax engine requires much more current from your battery to turn over when it’s cold due to the thickening of the oil.
  • Colder temperatures slow the chemical reactions that generate electricity.

Although you may not be using your Sea-Doo watercraft in the cooler months as often, or at all, these tips from Dr. Doo will help ensure you keep the energy up with your electrical system. 

Give your battery a visual check-up.

Ensure your Sea-Doo battery terminals are corrosion free.

Ensure your Sea-Doo battery terminals are corrosion free.

Take a detailed look at the battery casing, looking for damage such as cracks or leaks. If you find any “flaws” in the battery, replace it immediately as a damaged battery can cause operational problems. The battery terminals (where the cables attach to the battery) should be clean, free of corrosion and the cable ends should be securely attached with no “wiggle.” Also, check the cables themselves for damage or wear. If there is any exposed metal of the wiring, replace that section.

Conduct a test.

A certified BRP Sea-Doo watercraft technician should check any battery three years old or older. The tech can conduct a cold cranking power test (CCA test) to measure the amount of power (amperage) the battery is able to produce for half a minute in cooler temperatures. A battery should produce a minimum voltage of 7.3 volts even at freezing. If the battery falls below these minimum standards, it’s time to purchase a new Yuasa° battery from an authorized BRP/Sea-Doo dealer.

Keep it warm if possible.

Providing a protected environment away from freezing temperatures and frigid winds can help keep the energy levels up. If possible, store your watercraft inside a garage or closed storage area. If storing your Sea-Doo watercraft inside isn’t possible you may want to consider removing your battery and storing it in your garage during the winter. When storing your battery, be sure to cover your terminals with a rubber cover or in a cardboard box to avoid possible arcing.

A "Smart" battery charger will maintain proper charge  over extended times of non-use.

A “Smart” battery charger will maintain proper charge over extended times of non-use.

An IV for your battery.

To help ensure your battery maintains healthy energy levels Dr. Doo prescribes you utilize a smart battery charger. These tools are designed for this use and won’t overcharge your battery and ensure they are at maximum strength when it’s go time. These tools can also be used for your other motorized vehicles that utilize a 6-volt or 12-volt system.

Drdoo-levelKeeping up the energy during the long winter months is challenging but with Dr. Doo’s How-To tips to live the best Sea-Doo Life, your watercraft battery will receive a complete clean bill of health.

YOU WANT PERFORMANCE? SEA-DOO INVENTED IT & REINVENTED IT.

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From power to ergonomics and style, Sea-Doo has set the standard for performance watercraft. The Sea-Doo brand was the first to produce a performance watercraft when the 1991 Sea-Doo XP was launched, creating an entirely new segment in the watercraft industry. In 2015 BRP continues to lead the performance watercraft segment with five models, making it easier to find the right model for every type of rider to deliver the exact adrenaline pumping experience they’re looking. But, finding the right watercraft can be lead to questions. If you’re thinking performance, keep reading as we will you help find the model that deliver the experience you’re looking for.

2015 SEA-DOO RXP-X 260 – Pure Exhilaration With World Championship Credentials

Sea-Doo RXP-X 260

Sea-Doo RXP-X 260

Engineered for maximum riding potential, the Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 has claimed more world championships than any other runabout model over a 4-year span. The T3 hull (tight-turning t-hull) and ergonomics are ideal for closed course racers – be it a buoy course in Lake Havasu, the rivers of Florida, or the bayous of Louisiana – allowing the model to aggressively lean into corners and penetrate chop better than any of its two-seater rivals. The RXP-X 260 uses an unmatched advanced, dual surface hull design with a combination of soft and hard chines, dual axis adjustable rear sponsons and performance trim tabs. Riders lock into the machine with the narrow, body-molded racing seat, Adjustable Ergonomic Steering (A.E.S.) and angled footwell wedges. In the middle of a race, riders can take tighter, faster turns using more of the available power leaning further into corners.

The Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 becomes an extension of the rider with a perfect upper and lower body connection. This watercraft is designed to be sen and be noticed on the water and off with a very technical design using a detailed flowing facet design philosophy that provides a ominous appearance demanding respect. The ride itself is the closest experience to a motorcycle not he water as you will find in 2015 as the RXP-X 260 is happiest when leaned over and pushing up walls of water in tight turns. If you want to unveil the Pro rider in you every weekend the RXP-X 260 is your Sea-Doo.

2015 SEA-DOO RXT-X aS 260 – The Most Advanced Offshore Watercraft Available

2015 Sea-Doo RXT-X aS 260

2015 Sea-Doo RXT-X aS 260

Because we know that sometimes Sea-Doo riders want to challenge open water with something aggressive, we developed the RXT-X aS 260. If your riding includes treks in open water or oceans this is the Sea-Doo platform to focus on.  It delivers on speed, strength and stability with a fully adjustable suspension rider environment set on the wave-penetrating S3 hull. The RXT-X aS 260 is built with the high output, supercharged Rotax 4-TEC engine with intercooler and race-inspired features. Sea-Doo advanced iControl tech is included so that when riders hit rough waters, they have more comfort. The adjustable suspension reduces rider fatigue to help maintain maximum performance longer. And, so riders stay glued to the water in heavy conditions Sea-Doo has included adjustable trim tabs, bow stabilizers, and custom steering with A.E.S. The digital infocentre includes a boost indicator and lap timer. The RXT-X aS 260 includes so many features it’s a perfect combination of race ready watercraft to fully loaded enduro cruiser.

2015 SEA-DOO RXT-X 260 – When Getting From Point-A to Point-B First Is The Goal

2015 Sea-Doo RXT-X 260

2015 Sea-Doo RXT-X 260

The RXT-X 260 thrusts its riders from point A to point B accelerating to 50mph in less than 3 seconds. This non-suspended model integrates the S3 hull with rear sponsons and to carves corners better than any competitive 3 seat watercraft. By adjusting the VTS and the A.E.S. steering, any rider can customize their preferences for enhanced performance. The RXT-X also features the digital info center, iBR, and iTC along with ECO mode and quick-set Sport/Touring modes.

The riders who travels large lakes or long rivers and accepts the friendly wager to see who can get to the other side first is the rider who should look at the RXT-X 260. The RXT-X 260 is a perfect combination of race/touring and is equipped with race inspired features including the special X-TEAM seat design that is perfect for those high RPM runs with passengers. If you are in need of a performance machine that has the race look and feel and you wan tot do it with a passenger, the Sea-Doo RXT-X 260 should be at the top of your list.

2015 SEA-DOO RXT 260 – The Epitome of a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

2015 SEA-DOO RXT 260

2015 SEA-DOO RXT 260

If you are the type of rider that doesn’t necessarily feel the need to be noticed until you zoom by the competition then the Sea-Doo RXT 260 is your watercraft. For the weekend warriors, BRP has you covered with the Sea-Doo RXT 260. The high output, supercharged Rotax 4-TEC engine executes ultimate power and confidence during those longer rides. The RXT 260 features the S3 hull for improved handling and stability whether you’re riding in touring mode for linear power delivery or sport mode for more aggressive acceleration. Need more options? The RXT 260 also comes with ECO mode along with its superior iBR & iTC tech, tilt steering with an integrated digital infocenter, VTS, hinged seat for engine access, watertight removable storage bin and fuel consumption displays. All perfect combinations for longer rides.

2015 SEA-DOO GTR 215 – Pure Performance Fun With An Entry-Level Attitude

2015 SEA-DOO GTR 215 ACTION 8For the performance enthusiast who wants a performance Sea-Doo model with out the performance cost the Sea-Doo GTR 215 is the perfect fit. Good at everything, the GTR 215 is Sea-Doo’s entry-level “musclecraft,” and when it accelerates to 30 mph in just 2.3 seconds, riders agree its deserving of performance circles respect. Based on the GTI hull, this machine features fun, nimble and predictable handling, and is quickly becoming the race craft of choice for 250 class AquaX competitors. The 3-seater offers more lateral stability, something that is appreciated when you’ve got a couple of passengers behind you. And if you’re cruising along in Touring mode, they’ll still feel the power, but with less of a punch. Pull the throttle in Sport mode, and the supercharged Rotax 4-TEC marine engine delivers a mean response with its superior power to weight ratio. The GTR 215 comes with some of Sea-Doo’s best innovations including the iTC and iBR system and includes an integrated infocentre, VTS, and 30.5 gallons (116 litres) of storage capacity.

SEA-DOO LOOKS BACK AT GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORD ACHIEVEMENTS

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Today’s not just Throwback Thursday. Guinness Book of World Records Day is also celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. The durability and reliability of Sea-Doo watercraft have played an enormous role in some historic moments for Sea-Doo riders. So, for todays TBT, here’s a quick look back at five world records set by riders on a Sea-Doo watercraft from 2009.

Eric Lagopoulis sets Guinness World Record, 2009

Eric Lagopoulis attempting to set Guinness World Record, 2009

• Most miles travelled on a PWC in a 24-hour period
o *1,019.94 miles (1,641.43 km) by Ivan Otulić of Croatia in June 2009 on a SeaDoo GTX IS
• Most miles travelled on a PWC in a six-hour period
o 286 miles (460 km) + by Eric Lagopoulos of Sarasota, FL in November 2009
The strong winds, dark skies and scattered rain wasn’t enough to stop Eric Lagopoulos from finishing his six hour ride and neither was the cold front that moved through the area as he pushed through to attempt furthest ride in 24 hours.
• Most miles travelled on a PWC in open-water in a 24-hour period
o 753 miles (1,211 km) + by Mike Pagliccia of Naples, Florida in October 2009
• Fastest time to 1000 km (621 miles) on a PWC
o 10 hours, 9 minutes by Juan Felix Bravo of Madrid, Spain in July 2009 stopping only to refuel himself and his Sea-Doo RXT-I
• Most miles travelled on a PWC in a 24-hour period
o 786 miles (1,265 km) by Dale Vranckx of Ontario, Canada in July 2009

Eric Lagopoulis teamed with the Boomer Esiason Foundation to raise money for "Project Dream"

Eric Lagopoulis teamed with the Boomer Esiason Foundation to raise money for “Project Dream”

Congratulations to everyone who sets World Record’s today; as we know they are no easy feat. New records have since been set on Sea-Doo watercraft in more recent years.

*Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that Eric Lagopoulos of Sarasota, FL broke the record for most miles travelled on a PWC in a 24-hour period in November 2009 at 880 miles (1,416 km). The attempt was short by 139.94 miles (225.43 km) to Ivan Otulić’s ride.

CITY OF CHAMBLY TO RECEIVE AN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR USE OF NEW SEA-DOO SAR WATERCRAFT

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Sea-Doo-SAR-search-and-rescueThe National Search and Rescue Secretariat recently announced that the City of Chambly, Quebec will be receiving the Award of Excellence 2014 in the innovation category for its involvement in the development of the Sea-Doo SAR, a watercraft designed exclusively for search and rescue professionals.

The award will be presented at the SARscene 2014 conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario on November 2nd. The Mayor of the City of Chambly, Denis Lavoie, and the Director of the Fire Department of the City of Chambly, Stéphane Dumberry will be receiving the award.

The presenter, SARscene 2014, aims to stimulate discussion and collaboration among people and agencies within search and rescue, emergency and consequence management. It is the largest national search and rescue conference in Canada.

The Sea-Doo SAR watercraft was developed by BRP in partnership with the Chambly Fire Department. It was unveiled earlier this year during the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. BRP worked closely with the Chambly Fire Department to develop the Sea-Doo SAR watercraft as a utility vehicle dedicated to life-saving professionals. The Sea-Doo SAR watercraft combines the features rescue professionals need to respond in life-threatening situations. You can see the Sea-Doo SAR in action below.

“At the Chambly Fire Department, we wanted to minimize the risk of injury to our water rescue team while improving the performance of our watercraft. We worked with BRP engineers at developing a safe, robust yet powerful and nimble SAR watercraft, one tailored to our needs,” said Nicolas Drapeau , Deputy Fire Chief.

SEA-DOO X-TEAM RIDERS CLAIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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Jean-Baptiste Bottie, the new 2014 PRO OPEN World Champion on his Sea-Doo RXP-X

Jean-Baptiste Bottie, the new 2014 PRO OPEN World Champion on his Sea-Doo RXP-X

BRP led the 2014 IJSBA World Finals with a weekend of excitement with Sea-Doo riders Jean-Baptiste Botti winning the premier Pro Open world championship and James Bushell winning the Pro GP world championship. Both riders claimed their victories on Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 models with this being Botti’s first Pro Open world title and Bushell’s seventh world title in four years.

James Bushell 2014 Pro GP World Champion

“The RXP-X T3 hull has been so good to me and has been key to winning seven World Titles*,” said Bushell. “The T3 hull dynamics combined with the Ergolock system and my Sea-Doo Centre engine package allows me to maintain maximum speed around the entire track.”

“BRP’s 12 Pro World Titles in the last four years in the premier racing classes is a resounding statement for the Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 model,” said Julie Tourville, Global Marketing Director, Sea-Doo watercraft. “Both Botti and Bushell depended on the exclusive Sea-Doo RXP-X T3 hull that allowed them to track straight through chop and lean into corners to turn tighter and faster.”

BRP would like to congratulate the following Sea-Doo X-TEAM riders on their 2014 IJSBA World Finals performances and riding their Sea-Doo watercraft to championships.

PRO OPEN

Jean-Baptiste Botti – Porto Vecchio, France – Sea-Doo RXP-X

PRO GP

James Bushell – Wisbech, Combs, UK – Sea-Doo RXP-X

PRO RUNABOUT 1000

Jayme Cheney – West Fargo, ND – Sea-Doo SPX

EXPERT RUNABOUT

Mohammad Burbayea – Kuwait – Sea-Doo RXP-X

AMATEUR RUNABOUT 800

Abdulrahmen Alomar – Kuwait – Sea-Doo SPX

AMATEUR REC LITES

Rashed Al Rashed – Kuwait – Sea-Doo SPARK

AMATEUR RUNABOUT 1000

Phadit Buree – Thailand- Sea-Doo SPARK

The IJSBA World Finals is the largest watercraft specific event in North America where the best racers from around the globe converge to compete for World Championships. In addition to the high-caliber racing, BRP also hosted the fourth annual Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride that saw a fleet of Sea-Doo watercraft owners ride from Lake Havasu to Pirate Cove Resort in Topock, CA.

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The activities continued Saturday with the “Under the London Bridge” night show that showcased the special Sea-Doo Bounty SPARK Challenge invitational competition.

As for the main event, the Sea-Doo #SPARKSOMEFUN concert was a blast with internationally known music artist, TV personality, and former pro Sea-Doo watercraft racer, Vanilla Ice.

Vanilla Ice at the Sea-Doo #SPARKSOMEFUN concert.

Vanilla Ice at the Sea-Doo #SPARKSOMEFUN concert.

Visit the Sea-Doo brand on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SeaDoo to view images from the 2014 IJSBA World Finals and to learn about upcoming events.

*James Bushell has won the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Pro GP world titles and 2011, 2012 Pro Open world titles on a RXP-X T3 hull equipped Sea-Doo watercraft and the 2013 Pro Stock world title aboard a Sea-Doo RXP-X 260.

DR. DOO – WINTERIZING TIPS: FUEL SYSTEM PROTECTION

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Dr. Doo is back, and will be 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 days become shorter the Sea-Doo watercraft riding season comes closer to an end. Now is the time to begin preparing 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 wreak havoc on various 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 end 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.

Sea-Doo Spark – One Year After Becoming The Watercraft Industry’s Instant Star.

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BRP is world renown for shaping the future of the powersports world and the impact the Sea-Doo Spark model had on the watercraft industry added to the company’s many monumental product launches. It has been a little over a year since the Sea-Doo Spark was launched to the public and since then the energy and excitement this revolutionary product has made is nothing short of amazing. Sea-Doo has long been the leading watercraft brand world-wide yet BRP knew there was an opportunity to offer a product that would make the dream of owning a Sea-Doo watercraft a reality with a completely re-thought and re-engineered design that made the Sea-Doo life more accessible to more people.

Lets take a high level look at the first year on the market of the Sea-Doo Spark.

Sea-Doo Spark unveil for the International Press.

Sea-Doo Spark unveil for the International Press.

September 9, 2013 – The Sea-Doo Spark was introduced to the International Press at Universal City Walk

 

September 11, 2013 – The Sea-Doo Spark was introduced to the North American Press in Orlando, Florida

September 15, 2013 – The BRP dealer network and the world was introduced to the new Sea-Doo Spark at the Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Soon after, the first production units were being shipped to Brazil, Australia and other southern hemisphere countries.

September 26, 2013 – The First container of Sea-Doo Spark units arrive in Australia. .

October 4, 2013 – The first production Sea-Doo Spark units are shipped to the US dealer network.

October 12, 2013 – BRP sparks some fun in Topock, California in conjunction with the IJSBA World Finals as the first public rides of the Spark are offered to Sea-Doo participants of the Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride III.

Pro Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons and the Sea-Doo Spark

Pro Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons and the Sea-Doo Spark

November 9, 2013 – World Tour professional surfer and Australian legend Sally Fitzgibbons unveils BRP’s latest watercraft, the Sea-Doo Spark PWC, at an exclusive event in Sydney.

November 16-17, 2013 – Fans and spectators of the P1 AquaX event in St. Cloud, Florida see the Sea-Doo Spark on Display.

January 2, 2014 – The Sea-Doo Spark makes its boat show debut at the New York and Houston international Boat Shows.

2014 NMMA Innovation award winning Sea-Doo Spark

2014 NMMA Innovation award-winning Sea-Doo Spark

February 13, 2014 – The BWI (Boating Writers International) present BRP with the NMMA Innovation award for the Sea-Doo Spark, the sixth for BRP in six years.

March 16, 2014 – The Sea-Doo Events Team begins the #SPARKSOMEFUN Miami Take Over with various Sea-Doo Spark activities in South Florida leading up to the SPARKSOMEFUN Deadmau5 concert.

March 23, 2014 – A week-long of Sea-Doo activities in Miami, Florida culminate with a SPARKSOMEFUN concert with performance artist David Garilbaldi and EDM producer Deadmau5 at South Beach’s Fountainblue resort.

March 24, 2014 – Deadmau5 and Vanilla Ice go have fun riding the Sea-Doo Spark watercraft near downtown Miami, Florida.

DSC00783April  4, 2014 – The Sea-Doo #SPARKSOMEFUN Test Ride Tour begins its 33 stop, four-month, North American tour in Pompano Beach, Florida.

April 30, 2014 – The Sea-Doo Spark receives the Edison Award silver medal for innovation in San Francisco, California.

May 1, 2014 – Boating Industry named the Sea-Doo Spark one of their Best New Products for 2014.

May 3, 2014 – YouTube video producer Devin Supertramp shots his, “Skateboarding on Water” Wakeskate video with the NIKE wakeskate team behind the Sea-Doo Spark. The video has been viewed over one million times.

July 10, 2014 – The Sea-Doo Spark wins the prestigious Red Dot Award for product design.

July, 2014 – The Sea-Doo Spark proves to be the star of the summer as young families  search the BRP dealer network for the Spark of their choice.

September 15, 2014 – The 2015 Sea-Doo line of watercraft is launched to the public.

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There were thousands more highlights for the Sea-Doo Spark in its first year and most of those included the fun had by the thousands of owners who joined the Sea-Doo family by purchasing the most accessible watercraft on the market, the Sea-Doo Spark. You can join the trend setters by pre-ordering you Sea-Doo Spark, or any of the other models of the Sea-Doo watercraft family by simply clicking SPARKSOMEFUN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEA-DOO BOUNTY #GOXTEAMGO SPARK CHALLENGE

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2015 SEA-DOO SPARK -ACTION A8BRP has long been the leading supporter of watercraft racing and is coming into the 2014 IJSBA World Finals with a special exhibition Sea-Doo #GOXTEAMGO Spark Challenge. As the manufacturer who gave birth to the performance watercraft with the introduction of the 1991 Sea-Doo XP, BRP has continuously set the benchmark in what a performance watercraft is. Today that is defined by the Sea-Doo RXP-X 260, the winningest runabout model of the past two World Championships. Where there are performance machines, there are racers and the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty program rewards the racers who successfully compete on Sea-Doo watercraft.

The Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty racer contingency program is the industry’s premier and highest paying contingency program and acts as an, “open-sponsorship” that all riders competing in the designated classes are eligible for extra cash contingencies. The Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty is a program BRP offers to help Sea-Doo racers offset some of the financial elements of racing, a program no other OEM offers. The World Finals Bounty payout is strong for 2014 and can make winning a World Championship all the more rewarding.

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In addition to the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty program, BRP supports the majority of the north american race promoters/producers. Sponsorship funds are provided to help elevate the quality and quantity of watercraft racing events and to provide Sea-Doo owners events to feed their competitive spirit.

It has become a tradition for BRP to produce a special Sea-Doo X-TEAM Bounty exhibition competition by inviting the world’s elite Sea-Doo watercraft racers to compete in a special event at the World Finals. For 2014 BRP will be inviting those who have landed on podiums in premier classes during the 2014 season to compete in a special International Race Of Champions (IROC) aboard identically prepared Sea-Doo SPARK watercraft.

The field of ten will qualify Friday evening, October 10th, with the fastest five riders on the slalom course moving on to the final. On Saturday night, those final five X-TEAM riders will compete head-to-head in a five-lap moto during the IJSBA “Bounty Under the Bridge” show, under the London Bridge. Then, on Sunday October 12, Sea-Doo racers will need to complete another three-lap moto 2 on the official World Finals track. The winner of the combined motos will take home $1000 while the other four competitors will claim $100 for their efforts.

2014 Sea-Doo Bounty #GOXTEAMGO SPARK Challenge Invitees include:

With identical Sea-Doo Spark units the competition should be ultra competitive and make for an entertaining show.  The Sea-Doo Spark is the most affordable, light-weight, and easy to use watercraft on the market making the dream of owning a Sea-Doo watercraft more accessible than ever before.

Be part of the world’s strongest performance brand, cheer on the Sea-Doo X-TEAM.

#GOXTEAMGO

SEA-DOO X-TEAM COMES TO THE IJSBA WORLD FINALS TO ADD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP COUNT AND TO OFFER THE ULTIMATE FAN WEEKEND

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Valcourt, QC, CANADA– September 16, 2014 – BRP is bringing the world leading Sea-Doo X-TEAM to the 2014 IJSBA World Finals to defend the historic number of racing World Championships claimed in 2013. The Sea-Doo events team will Spark Some Fun during the World Finals, taking place in Lake Havasu City, AZ, from October 8th to 12th, orchestrating numerous Sea-Doo related activities for Sea-Doo X-TEAM racers and enthusiasts alike, including a special #GOXTEAMGO concert with former Sea-Doo racer, Vanilla Ice. The Sea-Doo X-TEAM returns to Lake Havasu to defend 21 World Championships captured by Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 riders over the past three years.

Defending PRO OPEN World Champion, Jared Moore will be joined by fellow X-TEAM rider James Bushell in efforts to add to the RXP-X's historic number of championships.

Defending PRO OPEN World Champion, Jared Moore will be joined by fellow X-TEAM rider James Bushell in efforts to add to the RXP-X’s historic number of championships.

The IJSBA World Finals is 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.

With the dominating success of the Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft, BRP comes to the 2014 World Finals with fun fan activities and special X-TEAM initiatives. Sea-Doo race fans and general enthusiasts alike will be treated to an entertaining experience. 2014 Sea-Doo World Finals efforts will include:

  • SEA-DOO #SPARKSOMEFUN ZONE – The Sea-Doo #SPARKSOMEFUN Zone will headline the IJSBA World Finals Performance Alley with a full, interactive display of the all new 2015 Sea-Doo X-Series models and the popular Sea-Doo SPARK.
  • Sea-Doo #GOXTEAMGO CONTEST – Sea-Doo fans who follow @BRPSeaDoo on Instagram, Twitter and the Sea-Doo Facebook page will have the opportunity to show their Sea-Doo X-TEAM pride during World Finals week and could win one of two Sea-Doo X-TEAM gear packages. For full contest details, go to the Sea-Doo social channels in the coming weeks.
  • DSC03737SEA-DOO ULTIMATE OWNERS RIDE IV – The world’s largest personal watercraft event will be joined by the premier Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride IV on Saturday, October 11th. Sea-Doo enthusiasts 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 #GOXTEAMGO 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, write to BRPSEADOO@gmail.com
  • SEA-DOO BOUNTY #GOXTEAMGO SPARK CHALLENGE – Elite Sea-Doo racers (noted below) who have landed on podiums during the 2014 season are being invited to compete in a special International Race Of Champions (IROC) aboard identically prepared Sea-Doo SPARK watercraft. The field of ten will qualify Friday evening, October 10th, with the fastest five riders on the slalom course moving on to the final. On Saturday night, those final five X-TEAM riders will compete head-to-head in a five-lap moto during the IJSBA “Bounty Under the Bridge” show, under the London Bridge. Then, on Sunday October 12, Sea-Doo racers will need to complete another three-lap moto 2 on the official World Finals track. The winner of the combined motos will take home $1000 while the other four competitors will claim $100 for their efforts.
  • 2014 Sea-Doo Bounty #GOXTEAMGO SPARK Challenge Invitees include: 
  • Jared Moore
  • Erminio Iantosca
  • Trey Frame
  • Eric Lagopoulos
  • James Bushell
  • James Masterson
  • Shante Bukes
  • Kylie Ellmers
  • Paul Green
  • Additional international rider TBD
  • (L-R) Performance Artist Garibaldi, Vanilla Ice, and Tim McKercher of Sea-Doo Competition Management r at the Miami #SPARKSOMEFUN event.

    (L-R) Performance Artist Garibaldi, Vanilla Ice, and Tim McKercher of Sea-Doo Competition Management r at the Miami #SPARKSOMEFUN event.

    SEA-DOO #GOXTEAMGO CONCERT WITH VANILLA ICE – BRP is ready to Spark Some Fun in Lake Havasu City with an exclusive concert with former Sea-Doo racer and internationally known musician and television personality Vanilla Ice. The Sea-Doo #GOXTEAMGO concert will take place at the legendary KOKOMOS Saturday night, October 11th following the IJSBA night show.

Visit www.facebook.com/seadoo for the most up-to-date information regarding BRP’s 2014 IJSBA World Finals activities.

*All Sea-Doo Ultimate Owners Ride IV 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.

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2015 SEA-DOO WATERCRAFT LAUNCHED

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BRP LAUNCHES THE COLOR INSPIRED 2015 LINE OF SEA-DOO WATERCRAFT WITH NEW RF D.E.S.S. KEY AND INCREASED CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS.

Goggleplus2015-AValcourt, QC, September 12, 2014 – BRP launches its ultra vibrant line of 2015 Sea-Doo watercraft continuing their legacy as the trendsetter in the industry and introduces several new accessories for the popular Sea-Doo SPARK model providing greater customization.

2015 Sea-Doo Spark with new TOW PRO accessory

2015 Sea-Doo Spark with new TOW PRO accessory

The award winning Sea-Doo SPARK watercraft returns in 2up and 3up models and is available with the Rotax 900 ACE and Rotax 900 HO ACE marine engine packages. Sea-Doo SPARK owners can also add the option of BRP’s exclusive iBR (Intelligent Brake & Reverse) system for added control in braking, docking and tight quarter maneuvering. The SPARK model is the most customizable and colorful watercraft on the market with five color options and six new graphics wrap kits in 2015 bringing the graphic combinations to 26. The Sea-Doo SPARK watercraft is more affordable1 and more fuel-efficient2 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. Compact and lighter than its competitors, the Sea-Doo SPARK watercraft is fun, customizable, easy to ride, easy to maintain and can be towed by most sedans.

New Sea-Doo RF D.E.S.S. Key

New Sea-Doo RF D.E.S.S. Key

New for 2015 is the Radio Frequency (RF) key that will be standard on all full-size Sea-Doo watercraft models and optional on the Sea-Doo SPARK. The RF key maintains the theft deterrent standard set with BRP’s D.E.S.S. (Digitally Encoded Security System) with a redesigned key that offers a more precise connection. With the RF D.E.S.S. key connected, the Sea-Doo watercraft system is instantly activated allowing instant starting at all times when the new key is in place.

2015 Sea-Doo RXP-X 260

2015 Sea-Doo RXP-X 260

The Sea-Doo performance watercraft will stand out more than before in 2015 as Sunburst Yellow becomes the signature look across all five models. The Sea-Doo   RXP-X 260 remains the benchmark in precise and aggressive riding with the revolutionary T3 hull and Ergolock system allowing the rider to utilize more of the available power, longer. The Sea-Doo RXT-X 260 and RXT-X aS 260 models return as the premier open water X-Series racers for the best in point A to point B riding for three. The Sea-Doo RXT 260 and GTR 215 are the foundation models for the Sea-Doo performance family offering class leading lists of features at competitive prices.

New 2015 Sea-Doo GTI SE 130/155

New 2015 Sea-Doo GTI SE 130/155

The GTI family provides full-sized recreational family fun in all new cool colors as the Sea-Doo GTI models ride the color wave in 2015. The Sea-Doo recreation segment flagship Sea-Doo GTI Limited 155 model receives a new accent of Manta Green colorization complimenting the Anthracite Grey top deck. The GTI SE 130/155 and GTI 130 models providing great value in a full-sized watercraft platform and featuring the first on-water braking system in the segment with iBR join the GTI Limited 155 model. For 2015, the GTI SE 130/155 comes with 2 new vibrant colorations: Maldives Blue and Manta Green (130 only) and the GTI 130 will be available in these two color options on a white top deck.The combination of design, features and BRP durability provide owners of Sea-Doo GTI family of watercraft strong peace of mind.

New 2015 Sea-Doo GTX iS Limited 260

New 2015 Sea-Doo GTX iS Limited 260

The 2015 Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 watercraft continues to set the benchmark in ultimate comfort and luxury on the water with the industry’s only intelligent suspension system as part of the exclusive iControl technology package. In 2015, the GTX Limited models receive fresh new Manta Green accents complimenting the modern Anthracite Grey top deck. Equipped standard with more than ten special accessories, the GTX Limited iS 260 package also extends to the Sea-Doo GTX Limited 215 for those looking for a touring model without suspension while utilizing the heralded S3 hull. Grand Touring watercraft are accessible to a wider audience with the Sea-Doo GTX S 155 and GTX 155 models rounding the luxury family.

2015 Sea-Doo WAKE 155 - official tow vehicle of the NIKE Wake Team

2015 Sea-Doo WAKE 155 – official tow vehicle of the NIKE Wake Team

The Sea-Doo WAKE 155 and Sea-Doo WAKE PRO 215 models are the only watercraft specifically designed for tow sports and are the exclusive tow vehicles of the NIKE wake team. The wake models feature a removable board rack, retractable ski pylon with observer handles and rope strap, and Ski Mode as part of the iTC (intelligent Throttle Control) system to help every driver be a perfect driver.

The SPARK 3up model is only available with the Rotax 900 HO ACE

1 Source: Manufacturer’s website. Prices vary according to product specification.

2 Based on BRP internal testing. Testing of competitive model done under identical conditions.

Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, Spyder Rotax, SPARK, GTI, GTR, RXP, RXT, WAKE, iBR, D.E.S.S., iTC iControl, 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.

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