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2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Review and Specs [Video]

2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Review and Specs [Video]

The 2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was the first supercharged WAKE model in the Sea-Doo PWC fleet. This model was virtually a GTX 215 with some wakeboard-intended features and a unique color scheme. Its more reliable sibling was the WAKE 155, featuring a naturally-aspirated 155 HP engine.

If you want to find out more about this special Sea-Doo, this post is for you.

We at JetDrift have compiled all you need to know into this 2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 review!

2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Review

‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Hull and Top Deck

Unlike their small 2-stroke predecessors, huge 4-stroke jet skis can be used for a variety of water activities, and tow sports are no exception.

The first Sea-Doo WAKE model was introduced in 2004 and labeled the Sea-Doo GTX WAKE. As the name suggests, this series was specifically designed for jet ski wakeboarding.For 2007, the base Sea-Doo WAKE 155 was redesigned and completed with the supercharged WAKE 215.

The latter was almost identical to the GTX Limited 215, but it enjoyed some special features including a VTS (variable trim system), a wakeboard rack, a retractable pylon, and two removable ballast tanks.

The WAKE series borrowed its hull and top deck from the touring GTX line. This platform measured 130.3 inches in length 48 inches in width, and 47.2 inches in height.

Due to its extra features, the dry weight of the WAKE 215 was 853 pounds, 48 pounds heavier than the GTX Limited 215.

Its body enclosed a 15.9-gallon fuel tank, a rear storage basket, a glovebox, and a standard bow storage. The latter featured a sealed cap and a removable storage tray.

For 2010, the WAKE 215 was heavily redesigned, so it came back with a refreshed design.

‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Engine and Propulsion

The power source of the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was the proven 4-stroke, supercharged, 1494cc, SOHC, 3-cylinder Rotax 4-TEC engine rated at 215 HP.

This unit was the first supercharged Sea-Doo engine used in many popular skis including the GTX Limited 215, RXP 215, and RXT 215.The key features of this power mill were as follows:

  • 4-stroke, 3-cylinder architecture
  • Supercharged, 52mm throttle body
  • 12 valves (4 per cylinder) with hydraulic lifters
  • Single Over Head Camshaft (SOHC)
  • Compression ratio: 8.4:1
  • Performance: 215 HP
  • Water-cooled exhaust system
  • Dry sump lubrication system
  • Digital inductive ignition
  • Closed-loop cooling system
  • Electric starter
Thanks to its 4-stroke configuration and advanced features, this supercharged Rotax 4-TEC engine offered extreme power and smooth operation.

This power source was paired with a high-performance, axial-flow, single-stage jet pump, housing a stainless steel impeller, and a 10-vane stator.

 ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Features

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 came with many advanced features, including:

Besides the above, the WAKE 215 came with some special wakeboard-intended accessories and features, including:

  • VTS – Variable Trim System
  • Wakeboard rack
  • Wakeboard post
  • Ballast tanks
Let’s drill into the details and talk about each in detail!

VTS – Variable Trim System

The WAKE 155 and the supercharged 215 were some of the few Sea-Doos that featured the advanced Variable Trim System (VTS).

This helpful system was designed to change the vertical angle of the jet nozzle (a.k.a. the trim).

It was a great deal of help for the operator since a wakeboarder being towed behind the ski completely changed the forces acting on the Sea-Doo.

Thanks to the adjustable trim, these changes were easily compensated for, which prevented porposing, and turning the hull, so it’s at the perfect angle.

Over the years, the Variable Trim System has become more prevalent across the entire Sea-Doo lineup.

Sea-Doo WAKE Wakeboard Rack

Sea-Doos offer very limited deck space for wakeboard gear, the board itself is especially hard to place.

This is where the dedicated Sea-Doo Wakeboard Rack comes into play.

Attached to the outer side of the footwell, this rack can accommodate a wakeskate or a complete wakeboard with bindings.

This practical rack has become standard equipment on each Sea-Doo WAKE model.

Sea-Doo Wakeboard Post

The Sea-Doo Wakeboard Post is a small retractable wakeboard pylon installed behind the seat.

It not only provides a higher connection point for the tow rope but also reduces the chances of the jet ski sucking the tow rope into its pump.

The pylon is mounted on a sturdy base and equipped with foldable handrails for the observer.

When it’s not in use, it can be hidden under the rear grab handle.

Like the rack, the Sea-Doo Wakeboard Post also comes standard on each Sea-Doo WAKE model from 2004 onwards.

Ballast Tanks

The Ballast Tanks of the Sea-Doo WAKE series were intended to enhance the size of the wake.

The system included two removable plastic tanks mounted on top of the swim platform, but they also expanded into the rear of the footwells a bit.

These containers could be filled with water, to a total capacity of 200 pounds.

Unfortunately, the Sea-Doo WAKE ballast system never became popular, so it was discontinued after three years of production.

So, the 2006-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE models were the only ones that came standard with ballast tanks.

’07-’09 Sea-Doo Wake 215 Gauge

The information center gauge of the WAKE 215 had many useful functions as well, which were as follows:

  • Speedometer
  • Tachometer
  • Fuel level
  • Information display
  • Compass
  • Hour meter
  • Message display
  • Water temperature display
  • VTS position indicator
  • Indicator lights

 ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Performance

The supercharged WAKE 215 quickly became popular among wakeboarders, and with good reason. This PWC had many advantages over a regular wakeboard boat, including:

What’s more, the WAKE 215 was very fast due to its supercharged engine, so on good days it topped out at 65-67 mph!

‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Problems

Although the WAKE 215 was known for its high quality, it had some minor flaws, including:

  • Awkward thumb throttle
  • OPAS malfunctions
  • Supercharger failures
  • Lack of a brake system
For some reason, the ’07-’09 WAKE 215 was still being designed with an outdated thumb-throttle lever.

Unlike modern finger throttle levers, this thumb lever ensured less precise throttle handling and caused hand fatigue on long rides.

Another big flaw of the WAKE 215 was its deflective OPAS system. It was designed to be an off-throttle steering assist system, but its rudders often came into operation when they shouldn’t.

Early supercharged Sea-Doos were also known for their supercharger failures. Fortunately, many of these issues could be prevented by periodically rebuilding the supercharger.It’s also good to know that the ’07-’09 WAKE 215 was manufactured without an electric brake system.

2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Specs Charts

For your convenience, we’ve compiled the key specs of the 2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 into these charts:

2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Engine Specs

Engine Specs2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215
Type215 hp Rotax® 4-TEC®, Single Over Head Camshaft (SOHC)
Number of cylinder3
Number of valve12 valves (4 per cylinder) with hydraulic lifters (no adjustment)
Displacement1494 cc (91.2 cu. in)
Intake systemSupercharged with intercooler and 52 mm throttle body
Bore100 mm (3.9 in)
Stroke63.4 mm (2-1/2 in)
Compression ratio8.4:1
CoolingClosed-loop system

2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Electrical System

Electrical System2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215
IgnitionDigital inductive
StarterElectric
Spark plug - Make and typeNGK, DCPR8E
Spark plug - Gap0.75 mm (.030 in)
Battery12 V, 30 Ah. Electrolyte type

2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Propulsion system

Propulsion system2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215
Propulsion systemSea-Doo® direct drive
Jet pumpAluminum, axial flow, single stage. Large hub with 10-vane stator
TransmissionDirect drive, forward/neutral/reverse
ImpellerStainless steel
VTSElectric

2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Dimensions and Capacities

Dimensions and Capacities2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215
Length331 cm (130.3 in)
Width122 cm (48 in)
Height120 cm (47.2 in)
Weight (dry)388 kg (853 lb)
Load limit (passengers + luggage)273 kg (600 lb)
Storage capacity129.8 L (34.3 U.S. gal)
Rider capacity (refer to load limit)3

2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Fluids

Fluids2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Fuel Minimum octaneInside North America: (87 (RON + MON)/2), Outside North America: 92 RON
Fuel Recommended octane rating for optimum performanceInside North America: (91 (RON + MON)/2), Outside North America: 95 RON
Fuel tank capacity60 L (15.9 U.S. gal)
Engine oil TypeXP-S summer grade. Refer to MAINTENANCE section for more information.
Engine Oil Capacity3 L (2.7 U.S. qt) oil change w/filter, 4.5 L (4.1 U.S. qt) total
Cooling system - Coolant typeEthylene-glycol 50% - 50% , antifreeze and demineralized water. Coolant containing corrosion inhibitors for internal combustion aluminum engines
Cooling system Capacity5.5 L (5 U.S. qt) total
These charts are for informational purposes only! For exact specifications, please refer to the factory manual.

Takeaways

As a takeaway, we’ve answered the most common questions about the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215:

What is a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215?

The 2007-2009 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was a purpose-built Sea-Doo marketed for wakeboarders.

When did the Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Come Out?

The Sea-Doo WAKE 215 debuted in 2007 and remained in production until 2016. It had undergone many changes and was phased out by the WAKE PRO 230 in 2017.

What Size was a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215?

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 measured 130.3 inches in length, 48 inches in width, and 47 inches in height.

How Much Did a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Weigh?

The dry weight of the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was 853 pounds.

How Many People Could Ride on a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215?

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was rated for three riders.

What Kind of Engine was in the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215?

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was powered by a 4-stroke, 1494cc, SOHC, Rotax 4-TEC engine.

Was the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Supercharged?

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 utilized a supercharged engine configuration.

Was the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 a 4-stroke?

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was powered by a 4-stroke engine.

How Much Horsepower Did a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Have?

As the name suggests, the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 produced 215 HP in stock condition.

How Much Fuel Did a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Hold?

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was equipped with a 15.9-gallon fuel tank.

How Much Oil Did a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Hold?

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 required 2.7 US quarts of oil with filter and 4.1 U.S. quarts total.

How Much Weight Could an ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Hold?

The total weight capacity of the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was 600 pounds.

How Fast Did a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Go?

The top speed of a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was about 65 mph under ideal conditions.

Could the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Tow a Skier or a Wakeboarder?

Thanks to its three-seater configuration, the Sea-Doo WAKE 215 could legally tow a wakeboarder or skier.

Did the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Have a Reverse?      

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 came standard with a mechanical reverse system.

Did the ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Have a Brake?          

The ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 was manufactured without a brake system.

How Much Does a ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 Cost?

The asking price of a used ‘07-’09 Sea-Doo WAKE 215 varies between $4,000 and $8,000 depending on the year and its condition.