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When it comes to purchasing a new personal watercraft (PWC), many buyers are looking for Sea-Doo, WaveRunner and Jet Ski dimensions.
Surprisingly, these specifications can be just as important as the top speeds or the performance specs, in many cases.
It’s an interesting fact that the dimensions of personal watercraft increased significantly over the last decades, thus the majority of current watercraft models are considered too bulky by many PWC enthusiasts. A smaller hull always means more playful rides. That’s why the Rec-Lite watercrafts are the main focus nowadays.
And don’t forget that the size can be an important factor when you want to store your craft in your garage, or when you select a PWC trailer.
Because of the above, you may want to know and compare all of the Sea-Doo, WaveRunner and Jet Ski dimensions upfront before you select the best model for you.
For your convenience, we at JetDrift have collected the dimensions of all current PWCs into one chart for better comparison.
If you’re looking for additional specs, pictures and videos, don’t hesitate to use our 2020 PWC Browser and Comparison Tool.
All Sea-Doo, WaveRunner, Krash and Jet Ski Dimensions
In this chart below, you can find and compare all of the current PWC dimensions head-to-head. You can sort the rows by clicking on the header.
If you’d like to discover each model, don’t hesitate to click on their names. You can find specs, pictures, videos as well as head-to-head comparisons in the links!
|Brand||Model||HP||Length (")||Width (")||Height (")|
|Sea-Doo||SPARK 2up 60HP||60||110||46,4||41,1|
|Sea-Doo||SPARK 2up 90HP||90||110||46,4||41,1|
|Sea-Doo||SPARK 3up 90HP||90||120||46,4||41,1|
|Sea-Doo||SPARK 2up 90HP iBR||90||110||46,4||41,1|
|Sea-Doo||SPARK TRIXX 2up||90||110||46,4||42,1|
|Sea-Doo||SPARK 3up 90HP iBR||90||120||46,4||41,1|
|Sea-Doo||SPARK TRIXX 3up||90||120||46,4||42,1|
|Sea-Doo||GTI SE 130||130||130,6||49,2||44,8|
|Sea-Doo||GTI SE 170||170||130,6||49,2||44,8|
|Yamaha||VX Cruiser HO||180||131,9||48,0||46,9|
|Yamaha||FX Cruiser HO||180||140,9||50,0||48,4|
|Sea-Doo||Wake Pro 230||230||135,9||49,4||44,8|
|Sea-Doo||GTX Limited 230||230||135,9||49,4||44,8|
|Yamaha||FX Cruiser SVHO||250||140,9||50,0||48,4|
|Yamaha||FX Limited SVHO||250||140,9||50,0||48,4|
|Sea-Doo||GTX Limited 300||300||135,9||49,4||44,8|
|Kawasaki||ULTRA 310X SE||310||132,7||47,0||45,3|
Why PWC Dimensions are so Huge?
If you look through the chart above, you can see that many models have really big hulls.
Are you wondering why the current PWC dimensions are so huge? If we look back in time, we can see that they weren’t always so big!
In the past, the 2-stroke watercraft were small and flexible vessels, offering a different riding experience compared to the current large models. In fact, these PWCs were considered more like “water toys”.
But over the years, the hulls started to grow increasingly bigger to handle the large 4-stroke engine’s weight and performance to satisfy customers’ needs.
The customers also wanted bigger hulls with convenient saddles for more riders and plenty of storage space. At the peak of this trend, there were PWCs with 4-rider capacity, like the Sea-Doo LRV or the Polaris Genesis.
However, even though 4-seater PWCs are not manufactured anymore, today’s 3-seater PWCs still have pretty large hulls. Because of this, many buyers consider these PWCs small boats and are confused about which one to buy!
To remain unbiased, we have to clarify that both small and big hulls have their own pros and cons. To compare these two different hulls, let’s see what the size advantages and disadvantages are of large PWC sizes:
The advantages of large PWC dimensions:
– More passenger capacity
– More storage and weight capacity
– Higher safety (less chance to flip it over)
– Better protection from water spray: you won’t be wet!
– More stable on choppy water (better for ocean rides)
– More comfortable rides
– Higher tank sizes – better MPG
– Suitable for PWC fishing
– Suitable for tow sports
– Suitable for higher performance engines
– Beginners can ride them easily
– You can have lunch on them!
The disadvantages of large PWC dimensions:
– Higher purchase price
– Higher performance means higher ownership costs
– Higher fuel consumption
– Much heavier – more difficult to handle
– Harder to store
– Harder to launch
– Need a bigger car and trailer to tow it
– Much less flexibility (different riding experience)
– Missing the original feeling of “personal” watercrafts
Based on the above, it seems you can use a large PWC as a boat on the water. Alternatively, if you’re still looking for a small PWC, let’s see what your options are.
Many buyers consider purchasing a used PWC, despite the disadvantages and risks of buying a used one. If you’d like to buy a small vintage model as well, you can choose from several models like Honda, Polaris, Tigershark or even Wet Bike.
But be aware; these models haven’t been manufactured for a long time, so getting replacement parts or servicing them could be an issue. It’s always good to know that many service shops refuse to work on PWCs that are more than 10 years old!
Due to these factors above, we can recommend buying a vintage PWC, but only if you have mechanical skills and experience, as these crafts need more care and attention compared to new models. However, if you have the skills and tools, it could be a great side project for you!
But if you just want to enjoy riding it, and don’t want to bother with the endless maintenance, it’s wise to purchase a brand new one.
If you’re looking for new PWCs with smaller hulls, you should look at the Sea-Doo Spark, Yamaha EX as well as the new Kawasaki STX 160 series.
If you’d like to discover these models, don’t miss our detailed post where you can compare these PWCs side-by-side!
Kawasaki Jet Ski Dimensions
When it comes to Kawasaki jet ski dimensions, you can see that today’s models have a considerably larger hull. But if you check this PWC horsepower chart against all current models, it’s clear that many Kawasaki jet skis are powered with the market’s most powerful, 310 HP engines.
And as we know, the large hull is the requirement for stability. That’s why the Kawasaki’s performance models have grown to these large sizes. If you’d like to discover each model one-by-one, don’t hesitate to follow the links below!
Jet ski length and width specs
You can find all of the current Kawasaki jet ski length and width specs below:
– Kawasaki SX-R 1500 stand up jet ski length: 104.5″, width: 30.1″
– Kawasaki STX 160 jet ski length: 124.1″, width: 46.5″
– Kawasaki LX jet ski length: 132.7″, width: 47″
– Kawasaki Ultra Jet Ski series length: 132.7″, width: 47″
When it comes to Sea-Doo dimensions, it’s an interesting fact that we can find the smallest as well as the biggest sit-down watercraft on the market in Sea-Doo’s fleet.
Their smallest model, the Spark 2 UP is just 110″ long and 46.4″ wide. On the other end of the spectrum, you can find the Sea-Doo Fish Pro which is 146.8″ long and 49.4″ wide. So the difference is significant, as the Fish Pro is no less than 33% longer!
If you’d like to discover the dimensions of all Sea-Doo models, don’t hesitate to read more.
Sea-Doo length and width specs
– Sea-Doo Spark 2 UP length: 110″, width: 46.4″
– Sea-Doo Spark 3 UP length: 120″, width: 46.4″
– Sea-Doo GTI series, Wake 170 length: 130.6″, width: 49.2″
– Sea-Doo GTX series, Wake Pro 230 length: 135.9, width: 44.8″
– Sea-Doo RXP-X length: 130.6″, width: 48.3″
– Sea-Doo GTR 230, GTX Limited series, RXT-X length: 135.9″ width: 49.4”
– Sea-Doo Fish Pro length: 146.8″, width: 49.4″
Yamaha WaveRunner Dimensions
Just like the competitor models, Yamaha WaveRunner dimensions grew significantly bigger over the years.
But don’t worry. If you’re looking for a smaller WaveRunner, Yamaha has something for you. The company released the EX series to compete with the Sea-Doo Spark series in the Rec-Lite category. What’s more, Yamaha still manufactures their legendary stand-up PWC, the SuperJet.
Beyond these small WaveRunner models you can still find several comfortable sit-down WaveRunners in their fleet. Without further ado, let’s see the dimensions of the WaveRunners!
WaveRunner length and width specs
– Yamaha (stand-up) SuperJet length: 88.2″, width: 26.8″
– Yamaha EX Series, EXR length: 123.6″, width: 44.5″
– Yamaha GP1800 and VX Series length: 131.9″, width: 48″
-Yamaha FX Series length: 140.9″, width: 50″
Krash PWC Dimensions
Krash freestyle PWC models get more attention these days, and for good reason. The company started its career in Australia, but the good news is that their models are already available in the US!
With many years of experience in manufacturing aftermarket freestyle PWC hulls, the Krash already offers turn-key freestyle watercraft for their customers.
If you take a look at the specifications, you can see that Krash PWC dimensions are the smallest among all new watercraft on the market. What’s more, they’re powered with the lightweight KV997 2-stroke engine, which ensures great power-to-weight ratios!
Krash PWC length and width specs
– Krash Footrocket length: 82″, width 26″
– Krash Footrocket Pro length: 82″, width: 26″
– Krash 50 CAL length: 82″, width: 30.5″
– Krash Predator 84″, width: 28″
– Krash Reaper length: 88″, width: 32″
FAQs About PWC’s Dimensions
What are the dimensions of a PWC? The average sit-down PWCs are 120”-130” long, and 45”-50” wide depending on the model. Stand-up PWCs have smaller hulls; these watercraft are 80”-100” long and 25”-30” wide.
How long is a jet ski? Kawasaki jet skis are around 100”-130” long, depending on the model. The shortest jet ski is the SX-R 1500 with 104.5” length, while the LX and the Ultra Jet Ski series have the largest hulls, at 132.7”.
How wide is a jet ski? The current jet ski models from Kawasaki are around 30”-50” wide. The SX-R 1500 has the narrowest hull at 31.1” and at the other end of the spectrum, you can find the LX and the Ultra series. These model’s hulls are 47” wide.
How long is a WaveRunner?
Yamaha WaveRunners are typically around 125”-140” long. The shortest WaveRunners are the EX series with 123.6″ length, while the largest FX WaveRunners are as long as 140.9”
How wide is a WaveRunner?
WaveRunners from Yamaha are typically around 45”-50” wide. The smallest models are still the EX family width, 44.5″ and the longest WaveRunners are the FX models width, 45” length.
How long is a Sea-Doo?
Sea-Doo PWCs are typically 110”-150” long depending on the model. The smallest Sea-Doo is the Spark 2 UP at 110”, while the longest model in the fleet is the Fish Pro, which reaches the 146.8” length thanks to their extended rear platform.
How wide is a Sea-Doo?
Sea-Doo’s have around 46”-50” wide hulls. The exact width of each model goes from 46.4″ (Spark and Spark TRIXX families) to as high as 49.4” in case of the flagship models. These larger Sea-Doos are pretty stable on the water due to their wide hulls.
PWC Trailer Dimensions
Beyond the sizes of the watercrafts, PWC trailer dimensions are no less important. You probably want to store your PWC in your garage (or in self-storage), so it’s always wise to check all of the dimensions upfront to make sure it will fit in the desired place.
It’s also good to know that double PWC trailers are more or less the same width as a single garage door. So if you’d like to purchase a double trailer, always check your garage door’s dimensions upfront!
If you’d like to learn more about how to choose the best PWC trailer for you, don’t miss our detailed guide.
If you’re curious about the dimensions of current PWC trailers on the market, you can check, browse and compare 50 models from the 10 main manufacturers in this chart below:
You can sort the rows by clicking on the header. Curious about a specific model?
Click the model name to find additional specifications and pictures.
Mat= Material, Alu=Aluminum, G=Galvanized Steel, P=Painted Steel
|Model||Mat||PWC||GVWR||Capacity (Lbs)||Weight (Lbs)||Length (")||Width (")||Axle|
|Triton LT WCI||Alu||1||1980||1758||195||183||59||1|
|Triton LT WCII||Alu||2||2500||2180||320||181||96||1|
|Triton E WCII||Alu||3||2700||2335||365||189||102||1|
|Triton E WCIV||Alu||4||5400||4200||1200||208||102||2|
|Triton E WC2-2||Alu||2||2995||2445||550||201||102||1|
|Haul Rite JS S12||G/P||1||na||1000||na||160||65||1|
|Haul Rite JS S13||G/P||1||na||1300||na||168||69||1|
|Haul Rite JS D13||G/P||2||na||1800||na||204||102||1|
|Haul Rite VWC D||G/P||2||na||2500||na||204||102||1|
|Haul Rite VWC T||G/P||2||na||3200||na||na||na||2|
|Haul Rite JS-3P||G/P||3||na||2700||na||284||102||1|
|Haul Rite JS-4P||G/P||4||na||5000||na||400||102||2|
|Load Rite 1||G||1||na||1000||na||160||64||1|
|Load Rite 2||G||1||na||1200||na||168||64||1|
|Load Rite 3||G||2||na||2300||na||224||98||1|
|Load Rite 4||G||4||na||5000||na||351||94||2|
|Load Rite 5||Alu||2||na||2200||na||200||98||1|
|Load Rite 6||Alu||2||na||2450||na||206||102||1|
|Load Rite 7||Alu||1||na||1200||na||168||64||1|
Knowing PWC dimensions as well as weight is always a key point before you select your model.
You’ll have to store it in your garage, tow it with your car or move it by hand in many cases. Because of this, it’s always highly recommended you do your research as the Sea-Doo, WaveRunner and Jet ski dimensions vary widely depending on the model.
Additionally, don’t overlook the PWC trailer dimensions, as it has to fit in your garage as well (and also have to go through the garage door)!
If the size is an issue, you can consider a smaller Rec-Lite watercraft, or even a used vintage two-stroke PWC.
These old-timer PWC’s hulls were significantly smaller compared to today’s larger models. These days, most new watercraft arrive with a large hull for more stability and capacity.
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