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Are you trying to find out the 2020 Jet Ski prices? Once you’ve decided to get a new Kawasaki watercraft, it’s time to ask the question, How much is a Jet Ski in 2020?

Are you considering other brands? If so, you might be interested in the new Krash, Sea-Doo or WaveRunner prices and models as well!

If you want to find out about the 2020 PWC models from these manufacturers, just click on the links above to see the current prices and specs as well as videos and pictures of those models.

If you would like to browse and compare all of the 2020 PWC prices on one list head-to-head, just keep reading. We at JetDrift have compiled all the new personal watercraft prices onto one chart for your convenience!

You can also find out how much watercraft prices have changed, as well as what’s new on the market in this year.

One of the most important news flashes is that watercrafts from Krash Industries are already available in the U.S. through several nationwide dealerships. You really should consider this manufacturer as well. It’s definitely worth a serious look!

Before you make your purchase, be sure to read our buyer’s guide to avoid the 8 most common mistakes of PWC buyers.

If you’re thinking of buying a used model rather than a new one, don’t miss our used PWC buyers guide, with the pros and cons of buying a used watercraft.

But now, without further ado, let’s check the current Sea-Doo vs. WaveRunner vs. Krash vs. Jet Ski price chart!

2020 Sea-Doo, WaveRunner, Krash and Jet Ski Prices

To make your decision easier, all current 2020 Jet Ski prices as well as Sea-DooWaveRunner, and Krash prices have been compiled on one chart. This list can help you decide which one best fits within your budget!

Click on the header to sort through the list by manufacturers or MSRP!  You can find out all about each model by following the links in the chart.

BrandModelHPMSRP ($)
Sea-DooSPARK 2up 60HP60$5 499
Sea-DooSPARK 2up 90HP90$6 099
Sea-DooSPARK 3up 90HP90$6 699
YamahaEX100$6 899
Sea-DooSPARK 2up 90HP iBR90$7 099
Sea-DooSPARK TRIXX 2up90$7 599
Sea-DooSPARK 3up 90HP iBR90$7 699
YamahaEX Sport100$7 899
Sea-DooSPARK TRIXX 3up90$8 199
YamahaSuperjet73$8 699
YamahaEX Deluxe100$8 899
Sea-DooGTI 9090$8 999
YamahaVX-C125$8 999
YamahaEXR110$9 399
KawasakiSTX 160160$9 599
KawasakiSTX-15F160$9 699
YamahaVX125$9 899
KawasakiSTX 160X160$9 999
KawasakiSX-R160$9 999
Sea-DooGTI 130130$9 999
YamahaVX Deluxe125$10 699
Sea-DooGTI SE 130130$10 799
YamahaVX Cruiser125$10 999
KawasakiULTRA LX160$11 199
Sea-DooGTI SE 170170$11 399
YamahaVX Limited125$11 399
KawasakiSTX 160LX160$11 699
YamahaVX Cruiser HO 180$11 799
Sea-DooWake 170170$12 199
YamahaGP1800R HO180$12 299
Sea-DooGTR 230230$12 399
Krash50 CAL130$12 599
KrashReaper130$12 599
KrashPredator130$12 599
KrashFootrocket130$12 599
Sea-DooGTX 170170$12 999
YamahaFX HO180$13 699
Sea-DooGTX 230230$13 999
YamahaFX Cruiser HO180$14 199
YamahaGP1800R SVHO250$14 399
Sea-DooWake Pro 230230$14 899
Sea-DooFish Pro170$14 999
KawasakiULTRA 310X310$15 299
Sea-DooRXP-X 300300$15 399
YamahaFX SVHO250$15 699
KawasakiULTRA 310X SE310$15 799
Sea-DooRXT-X 300300$16 199
Sea-DooGTX Limited 230230$16 199
KawasakiULTRA 310R310$16 299
YamahaFX Cruiser SVHO250$16 399
KrashFootrocket Pro130$16 799
Sea-DooGTX Limited 300300$17 199
YamahaFX Limited SVHO250$17 599
KawasakiULTRA 310LX310$17 999

2020 PWC Comparison

As you can see based on the numbers above there are wide variations in 2020 PWC prices.

The price of a watercraft has much to do with its size, build quality, and all of the extra features that make it unique. But one of the most important specifications that determine the price is always going to be its performance!

Price tag vs. Performance Calculation

When it comes to the price tag on PWCs, the rule of thumb is the more horsepower, the higher the price. Let’s make a simple calculation: How much does one single horsepower cost in each of these model lines?

Kawasaki STX 160 Series: $60-$73
Kawasaki Ultra 310 Series $50-$58

Sea-Doo Spark $74-$92
Sea-Doo GTI Series $67-$100
Sea-Doo Performance and Luxury models $51-$88

Yamaha EX Series: $69-$89
Yamaha VX Series: $66-$91
Yamaha FX and GP Series: $58- $79

Krash watercrafts: $97-$129

As you can see, the cost of one horsepower is in the same range in each category.

If you are looking for the most horsepower for your money, the Kawasaki Ultra 310X is for you, as you can get 310 Horsepower for $15,299, which is only $49/horsepower!

At the high end of the spectrum is the Krash Footrocket Pro with a price tag of $16,799. If you choose this model, you will pay $129 for every single horsepower. But don’t forget, this watercraft has the best power to weight ratio on the market!

If you are looking at all the models, you will find that the average price for one horsepower is $75.

How much is a Jet Ski in 2020?

How much is a Jet Ski in 2020?

Discover the 7 Main PWC Categories

There are 7 major categories in which PWCs are divided. You can find out about all 7 here:

Below you can read more about each of the categories, find out what the pros and cons of each are, and get some tips on why you should choose a specific category:

Rec-Lite Category: “Small & Affordable”

If you are determined to buy a new watercraft rather than a used one, and looking for the most affordable models, you should take a look at the Rec-Lite category.

Rec-Lite, as the name suggests, includes PWCs that are typically smaller and lighter than the average watercrafts, which means they provide really fun rides!

In the past, all PWCs had much smaller and more nimble hulls, and riders typically rode on them alone. That’s why these machines are called personal watercrafts!

But over the years the dimensions on PWCs started growing larger and larger, so many of them ended up being alternatives of boats!

Because of this, the market was still in need of smaller models. So, finally the Sea-Doo released the Spark series in 2014, and the Rec-Lite category was born.

Yamaha also released their EX Line to compete with Sea-Doo’s Sparks, and these two model lines still exist in the Rec-Lite category.

When it comes to performance numbers, it’s a well-known fact that Rec-Lite models are not famous for their high horsepower numbers. But they are famous for their low-price tags and maintenance costs!

These models are typically powered by 899-1049 cc non-supercharged engines that usually offer 60 -110 HP. If you want to compare the top speeds of all current models, you will also find our PWC top speed chart useful.

If you check the Rec-Lite models’ capacity, you will find that Sea-Doo Sparks are available with 2 and 3 passenger capacity, while Yamaha EX is only available in 3-seater capacity.

It’s also good to know that the Rec-Lite models’ seats are not as roomy and comfortable as the seats on larger PWC models. So, in the reality, a 2-seater Rec-Lite is comfortable for one adult and a child, and the 3-seater is comfortable for 2 adults and one child.

How much does a PWC cost in the Rec-Lite category? Depending on the model and the manufacturer, the prices in 2020 go from $5,499 to $9,399.

You can discover and compare the 2020 Rec-Lite PWC models here!

Recreation: “Best for Beginners”

Recreation models are a great way to get your first feel for running a PWC.

They come with larger hulls, which means they are more stable than the Rec-Lites. A bigger hull also means more weight capacity, as well as much more storage capacity. If you are a family man or plan on regularly riding with passengers and don’t want to break the bank, the Recreation category is for you.

Their main advantage is that most of these models are already equipped with brake systems as standard (like iBR or RIDE). With these units you can expect to have smoother and safer rides, and a better riding experience.

Because of the features mentioned above, Recreation watercrafts are widely considered to be the best models for beginner riders. How much does a PWC cost in the Recreation category? You can expect to see price tags from $8,999 to $11,799 in 2020.

You can discover and compare the current Recreation PWC prices and models here.

Performance Category: “For Speed Junkies”

As the name implies, Performance PWCs are the fastest models on the market, equipped with the highest performance engines available. These are the sports cars of the PWC industry, and this easily explains their hefty price tags.

Most of these models come with 1498-1812 cc, 4 stroke, supercharged engines, producing 180-310 horsepower depending on the model. They reach higher top speeds and accelerate faster than any other type of watercraft.

Performance models are also quite expensive to maintain due to their more expensive, high-end performance parts like the supercharger. They also have higher levels of fuel consumption!

Most of these models offer a large seat capacity of 3 riders, but some of them have a smaller seat capacity of only 2 riders.

If you are looking for the highest performance level or plan to race your jet ski, a Performance PWC would be best for you. However, if you are a beginner it’s highly recommended that you choose a model with less performance, as purchasing a supercharged PWC without experience could be dangerous.

Are you wondering how much a Performance PWC costs? You can expect to see price tags from $12,299 to $16,299 in 2020.

You can find out all about the 2020 Performance PWC models and prices here.

Luxury Category: “The High-End Models”

Performance PWCs are definitely the most powerful machines around but Luxury models are not very far behind. (Sea-Doo calls these the “Touring” category.)

These watercrafts often hit the same top speed and acceleration levels as the Performance models.

But if you compare them closely with the Performance category, you can see that the Luxury models are available with engines in the wider performance range of 155 HP to 310 HP.

Therefore, in this category you can find many more non-supercharged models that come with lower price tags as well as lower maintenance costs.

On the other hand, they are sometimes heavier, slightly less responsive, and less agile during operation. This is due to their larger size and different hulls, which are designed to make your rides less bumpy. It’s also good to know that all of these models have a seat capacity of 3 riders.

Luxury watercrafts, however, are pure class. These models are known to come with an array of extra features that make them more stylish and comfortable. Their price tags reflect this as well, because these models are the most expensive Jet Skis, Sea-Doos and WaveRunners in each year.

If you are looking for some luxury, or planning to regularly make long trips, this category is likely the best one for you.

And we have to mention here that tons of cool features mean more conveniences and more fun on the water, but they also mean less reliability. It’s easy to see that a simpler model would be less prone to breaking down!

How much does a PWC cost in the Luxury category? Depending on the model and the manufacturer, the prices in 2020 go from $ 12,999 to $17,999.

We’ve compiled all the 2020 Luxury (Touring) PWC models here for your convenience!

Tow Sports & Sport Fishing

When it comes to Sea-Doo this manufacturer is famous for its large fleet and special models designed for different purposes. They offer a special PWC for fishing purposes,namely the 2020 Sea-Doo Fish Pro.

As PWC fishing is becoming more and more popular in the U.S., Sea-Doo came up with the great idea of designing a special watercraft dedicated to the needs of fishermen. If you are engaged in PWC fishing, or just thinking about it, you should take a look at the Fish Pro!

Tow sports are another widely popular activity on the water. Tubing, wakeskating and wakeboarding have been going on behind boats for a long time. Thanks to the large hulls on today’s PWCs, 3 passenger seats and powerful engines, you can very easily tow with these watercrafts.

Although there are some drawbacks to towing with a PWC, more and more riders are choosing a PWC over a boat for watersport purposes.

Sea-Doo thought of this too and offers two models that are designed for watersports, the new Sea-Doo Wake 170 and the 2020 Sea-Doo Wake Pro 230. These models are equipped with several useful features like wakeboard racks, and PWC wakeboard pylons!

Stand-Up PWCs

Almost in an exclusive world of their own, the Stand up PWC category is unique. Unlike other categories, you can ride these crafts in a standing position.

Stand-ups are a more engaging and athletic activity because riders need to stand up while operating it. This could get pretty challenging for a non-athletic rider. Riding a stand-up PWC definitely requires some skill and practice, so it’s certainly not for everyone.

And one of the main drawbacks is that you will be wet on these more often than not. However, it could be great fun on sunny summer days. But when the weather turns a little chilly, many riders no longer think it’s much fun falling off into the water!

On the other hand, Stand-ups do have some advantages. They are typically smaller in size and weight, which means you can handle, tow and launch them much easier. They also come with lower price tags and cheaper to maintain in terms of cost.

Stand-ups are strictly solo jet skis that do not allow for shared experiences with family or friends. They are also inadequate for long distance cruises or tubing.

If you would like to compare the current models head to head, check out our comprehensive Stand up PWC comparison review here.

How much does a Stand-up PWC cost in 2020? Depending on the model and the manufacturer, purchase prices go from $ 8,699 to $16,999!

How much is a Jet Ski? Kawasaki Jet Ski Prices 2020

How much does a Jet Ski cost?

When it comes to price changes for this model year, the good news is that all Kawasaki Jet Skis cost exactly the same as last year! The only change is that Kawasaki released the new STX 160 series, which are the upgraded versions of the previous model STX-15F. It means the new Jet Ski prices go from $9.599 to $17.999 depending on the model.

If you are looking for the STX-15F, don’t worry, because this model is still available in 2020!

You can find and compare all of the 2020 Kawasaki Jet Ski prices and models here.

Sea-Doo PWC Prices 2020

Are you looking for a brand new Sea-Doo?

If we compare the 2019 and the 2020 Sea-Doo prices, we can see that the prices of the Rec-Lite and the Recreation models are slightly higher, typically about $100. In the higher-priced categories, the prices were raised $100-$400 depending on the model. It means you can expect to see Sea-Doo price tags from $5,499 to $17,099 in 2020.

At first glance it seems like a big price increase, but don’t forget that the engine in many models has been upgraded. Sea-Doo stopped manufacturing models with 1494 cc engines, and all of the higher performance models come exclusively with the 1630 cc, 4 stroke Rotax engine (cooled with a closed- loop cooling system).

You can find and compare all of the 2020 Sea-Doo prices and models here!

Yamaha WaveRunner Prices 2020

If you are a Yamaha Fan, you probably are interested in the new 2020 WaveRunner models.

If we compare the current prices to the previous year, it’s clear that the prices on WaveRunners have risen slightly higher as well, typically $200-300 depending on the model. So finally, an average WaveRunner costs around $6,899 to $17,599 in this year.

Except for the color changes and some small new accessories, there are not too many changes in the WaveRunner fleet for this year. There is only one name change we have to mention, the previous VXR WaveRunner is now available under the name of 2020 GP1800R HO.

You can find out everything about the 2020 Yamaha WaveRunner prices and models here.

2020 Krash PWC Prices

If you look into our 2020 PWC database, you can still find the 2019 models from Krash Industries in this tool.

The reason for this is that unlike the big 3 manufacturers (Kawasaki, Yamaha, Sea-Doo), Krash will be releasing their new models somewhere in the spring of 2020.

Although we have no official information about the 2020 Krash PWC Lineup as yet, there are rumors that there won’t be any major mechanical changes on the new models. But the models will get a new color set for the new year!

Once the official 2020 Krash PWC colors are released, our database will be updated immediately with the new pictures of course.

Until then, you can purchase the 2019 models at any Krash dealerships in the U.S., since these models are still available nationwide!

How much does a PWC cost to own?

Take note that beyond the primary purchase price of a personal watercraft, you will also be faced with several other initial, running and maintenance costs. 

If you would like to learn more about all the costs, just click on the link above, but for convenience we’ve explained the main responsibilities of owning, and their costs in separate articles as well:

– Registration and taxes
PWC license
Maintenance
Winterizing
Insurance
Finance
Fuel
Storage
Trailer
– Launching fees
Cleaning
– Accessories

Be sure to account for all of the above when considering the cost of owning and running a PWC. It’s always wise to determine your budget upfront!

Conclusion

How much is a Jet Ski, Sea-Doo or WaveRunner?

As you can see the answer is fairly complex, as the purchase prices depend on many different factors like the model category and features – but mainly on the performance!

Because of the large range of performance and features, there are wide variations in the Sea-Doo, WaveRunner, Krash and Jet Ski prices. Depending on the model and the manufacturer, the new PWC prices in 2020 go from $ 5,499 to $17,999!

If you look into our 2020 PWC comparison tool, (or on any manufacturer’s website) you can check the MSRP, which means “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price.”

This is just a suggested price, so your dealer can offer the crafts for higher or even lower prices! It depends on what season it is; bargains being offered and many other factors. That’s why it’s important to learn when the best time is to buy your PWC.

With all options wide open to you, we believe you will now be able to make the best decision regarding your purchase. Also, be sure to choose the right PWC trailer for your craft.

Also don’t miss our guide to avoid the worse mistakes that PWC buyers make. In spite of the drawbacks, many buyers consider buying a used PWC rather than a new one.

If this is to be your first ever purchase, we highly recommend getting a feel for different models first by renting some PWCs so that you can try them out!

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