Orlando, Florida, August 16, 2016 – BRP offers two tow sports specific watercraft in 2017,
the Sea-Doo WAKE 155 and new WAKE PRO 230 which features the new, more efficient Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine providing 15 more horsepower. These two Sea-Doo WAKE models offer families’ unmatched versatility to enjoy multiple aspects of watersports fun, with exclusive tow specific features standard on two of Sea-Doo’s most popular watercraft platforms.
The Sea-Doo WAKE models have been developed to fit the needs of tow sports enthusiasts based on input collected over years of wake sports involvement. Sea-Doo watercraft have been part of the wakeboard and wakeskate scenes since their respective inceptions as the tow vehicle of choice for elite watersport athletes as well as providing the perfect instructional tow vehicle for amateurs and enthusiasts. The Sea‑Doo WAKE models provide the best wake towing capabilities of any personal watercraft and are equipped with exclusive features developed specifically for tow sports such as Ski Mode, a removable wakeboard rack, Variable Trim System (VTS) to dial in wake shape and a retractable ski pylon with spotter handles and rope strap.
The new Rotax 1500 HO ACE in the WAKE PRO 230 watercraft produces 15 more horsepower than the previous engine to provide stronger start-ups and more precise power delivery. The new Rotax ACE, or Advanced Combustion Efficiency, engine implements advancements in combustion and cooling efficiency that produce substantially more power without adding size, elevating the WAKE PRO 230 watercraft’s reputation for providing the best watercraft pull. This new Rotax ACE engine is optimized for regular fuel resulting in more money saved at the gas station and features a maintenance free* supercharger.
BRP extends its support and long-standing relationship with the best wakeskaters in the world to continually improve the WAKE models with real world engineering input. The tow sport specific Sea-Doo WAKE 155 and new WAKE PRO 230 models maintain their position as the watercraft of choice for elite X-TEAM wakeskate team riders Ben Horan, Yan LeCompte, Andrew Pastura, and Nick Taylor. In 2017, the Sea-Doo WAKE models continue to make a personal statement with vibrant coloration and the ability to switch from world-class tow sport vessel to all around family fun on the water watercraft with in seconds.
The exclusive, second-generation Sea-Doo Intelligent Brake & Reverse (iBR) system has also become a valuable tool for tow sports enthusiasts as the intuitive system provides added control for quick turn-arounds to pick up downed skiers. Both 2017 Sea-Doo WAKE models include the exclusive Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) system and speed-based Ski Mode to dial in the power to fit wakeboarders and wakeskaters needs. This exclusive Sea-Doo feature is engineered to make every driver an expert driver with the ability to program the acceleration curve and target speed for a consistent, perfect pull every time. Learning to ride behind an iControl technologies-equipped Sea-Doo watercraft is easier, less intimidating, and more economical than behind a traditional powerboat.
2017 SEA-DOO TOW SPORTS MODELS
- WAKE PRO 230
- WAKE 155
2017 SEA-DOO WAKE PRO 230
The Sea-Doo WAKE PRO model receives a major upgrade in 2017 with the addition of the 230-hp Rotax 1500 HO ACE engine. With an increase of 15 horsepower, the new WAKE PRO 230 offers unmatched out of the water torque in the tow sports segment. The Rotax 1500 HO ACE provides optimal efficiency to enjoy a full day of ride sessions for the entire family.
Commonly described as the most versatile watercraft in the industry, the WAKE PRO 230 is designed for power; pro calibre tracking and the best watercraft tow specific components and performance on a larger platform, making it the ultimate towing and all around family fun watercraft. The WAKE PRO 230 watercraft features the Ergolock seat integrating a narrower driver saddle area and larger lumbar support for greater driver comfort and confidence. The rear section of the Ergolock seat offers a large surface for a rear-facing observer to sit comfortably and provides plenty of room for the boarder to sit when the session is done.
Based on the S3 hull with a deeper V-shape, the Sea-Doo WAKE PRO 230 model offers solid straight-line tracking during rider edging and greater comfort during extended treks over open water. The Sea-Doo WAKE PRO 230 also garners attention with White and Denim Blue Satin colorization and WAKE graphics. Additional features include a retractable ski pylon with spotter handgrips, removable wakeboard rack, fold-down reboarding ladder, Ski mode, tilt steering, high-performance Variable Trim System (VTS) and watertight removable storage bin as part of the massive 42.8 US gallons (162 liters) of total storage.
2017 SEA-DOO WAKE 155
The WAKE 155 model is ideal for those looking for a step up from the basics for a fun tow sport watercraft. The WAKE 155 model is built on the award-winning GTI platform and offers a nimble, yet predictable ride, on a smaller hull. In addition to Ski mode, that allows the ramp acceleration and set speed to be programmed, this model includes iControl and ECO mode. The intuitive second-generation iBR is the industry’s first braking system and ensures quick turnarounds for less down time and more ride time.
The 2017 WAKE 155 watercraft comes equipped with a large swim platform with a fold-down reboarding ladder, mirrors, and the watercraft industry’s only WAKE package including; Ski mode, retractable ski pylon with three positions and spotter handles, and removable wakeboard rack. It features class-leading comfort and storage with 116.6 litres (30.8 US gallons) of usable space and adorns the White and Belize Blue colorization and WAKE graphics.
X-TEAM wakeskaters including Horan, LeCompte, Pastura, and Taylor use BRP’s Sea-Doo WAKE watercraft exclusively, logging over combined 3,500 hours of use. Watch these riders in action with their Sea-Doo WAKE models in the “DOO IT” wake videos that can be seen in the Wake section on Sea-Doo.com and on the Sea-Doo YouTube channel.
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.
* Inspect supercharger every 200 hours (irrespective of the number of years) when vehicle is used in intense conditions such as off-shore riding, continuous operation at wide open throttle, etc.
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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.