Sea-Doo's new 255hp PWC is launched at the London Boat Show

 

How’s this for complete and utter bonkersness. Sea-Doo’s new RXT-X and RXP-X are the world’s most powerful personal watercraft thanks to their supercharged and intercooled engine producing a massive 255hp. When you consider that these PWCs weigh in at just 372kg, you are looking at one serious power to weight ratio. Consider that a 25ft sportscruiser of around 2000kg can have less than 200hp in the engine room and still crack 30 knots, and you’ll get an idea of just how fast these new models are. If you want figures, how does 0-50mph in just 2.9 seconds sound? How about a standing start to 200ft in just 4 seconds? Top speed sir…? That’ll be over 70mph. Adrenalin junkies should get themselves along to the Bombardier Recreational Products stand in the South Hall and form an orderly queue. Just don’t forget the eleven grand you’ll need to make one of these your own.