Compare Specs Discover '24 PWCs Browse Reviews
2024 Sea-Doo Switch Pontoon Boat Review [Specs Chart]

2024 Sea-Doo Switch Pontoon Boat Review [Specs Chart]

Sea-Doo launched its innovative Switch pontoon boat family for the 2022 model year. These amazing vessels combine the stability of a regular pontoon platform with the advantages of the proven and playful Rotax jet engines. In 2024, the Switch family was expanded with the flagship Switch Cruise Limited.

If you want to find out more about the Sea-Doo pontoon boats, you’ve come to the right place.

We at JetDrift have compiled all you need to know into this post!

2024 Sea-Doo Switch Specs Chart

Without further ado, let’s compare the 2024 Sea-Doo Switch models in one chart:

2024 Sea-Doo Switch Price List

Model2024 MSRP $Lenght (ft)HPPassengers
Switch (Base)$23,69913’1305
Switch (Base)$2769916’1308/7
Switch (Base)$36,19919’17010/9
Switch Sport$28,99913’1705
Switch Sport$39,69918’2308/7
Switch Sport$42,69921’23010/9
Switch Cruise$33,19918’1308/7
Switch Cruise$37,19918’1708/7
Switch Cruise$40,69918’2308/7
Switch Cruise$40,69921’17010/9
Switch Cruise$43,69921’23010/9
Switch Cruise Limited$50,99921’23010/9

2024 Sea-Doo Switch Specs Chart

And for your convenience, we’ve also compiled the key specifications of these models under one roof.

SpecsSwitch (Base) 13Switch (Base) 16Switch (Base) 19Switch Sport 13Switch Sport 18Switch Sport 21Switch Cruise 18Switch Cruise 18Switch Cruise 18Switch Cruise 21Switch Cruise 21Switch Cruise 21 Limited
Passengers (US/CA)5/58/710/95/58/710/98/78/78/710/910/910/9
HP130130170170230230130170230170230230
Top speed (mph)nana35444644313746344444
Est. Dry Weight (lbs)167819642264178022222456223122802272248925772564
Est. Dry Weight with trailer (lbs)215325093004225528513196286029092901322933173304
Length (ft)12.815.918.912.817.420.417.4'17.4'17.4'20.420.420.4
Width (ft)7.87.87.87.87.87.87.8'7.8'7.8'7.87.87.8
Height (ft)5.85.85.86.76.76.76.7'6.7'6.7'6.76.76.7
Height with trailer (ft)7.57.57.58.28.58.58.78.78.78.58.58.5
Draft (")13.618.719.313.618.719.318.718.718.719.319.319.3
Fuel Capacity (gal)292929292929292929292929
Total Storage Capacity (gal)109119151144.4155165.5190221.5221.5221243241
Max. Load Capacity (lbs)8251155148582511551485115511551155148514851485

These charts are for informational purposes only! For exact specifications, please refer to the factory manual.

Sea-Doo Switch Review

There’s no question that Sea-Doo’s latest objective is to revolutionize the pontoon boat market.

Its innovative Switch fleet differs from regular pontoon boats in many ways! In a nutshell, the key features of Sea-Doo’s Switch pontoon boats are as follows:

Let’s drill into the details and take a closer look at each!

Sea-Doo Switch Engines

Unlike regular pontoon boats, the Sea-Doo Switch family is powered by Rotax 1630 ACE jet engines. These 1630cc, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder power sources deliver 130-230 HP depending on the model. The naturally-aspirated engine options have 130 or 170 HP, while the supercharged version produces 230 HP.

These jet engines do a really good job in shallow water and in areas where underwater obstacles like stumps and rocks could be an issue. Operating a pontoon with a regular outboard under such circumstances is always dangerous as you risk damaging the prop.

But on a Sea-Doo pontoon, you don’t have to worry about these issues!

To make their jet pontoon boats more unique, Sea-Doo equipped them with a PWC-like handlebar system instead of a traditional steering wheel.

On top of that, Sea-Doo engines utilize a unique closed-loop cooling system, so raw water doesn’t access the engine.

Sea-Doo Switch Hull and Top Deck

Another key feature of new Sea-Doo pontoons is their custom tri-hull design, which ensures outstanding stability and handling. This innovative hull shape makes the Switch easier to operate than a regular pontoon.

Why is this hull so unique and exciting?

In a nutshell, it features a larger center hull that sits lower in the water than the two outer hulls. This allows the Switch to lean into the corners, which leads to a nimble performance. Eventually, it results in a lot of fun and a dynamic attitude that you can’t get from any other conventional pontoon boat!

On the other hand, this design gives you more control and makes the passengers feel more confident onboard.

It’s also good to know that Sea-Doo Switch hulls are made of a special durable plastic, called Polytec.

Switch Modular Deck

Perhaps the most amazing feature of these boats is their modular deck built of special configurable tiles. This versatile tile system works like Lego bricks and allows you to re-arrange the onboard layout in seconds.

Yes, you read correctly; you can change the layout of these boats at any time based on your needs. You can add or remove seats, relocate the table and accessories without using any tools.

Whether you want to go wakeboarding with your friends or on a solo fishing trip, you can configure the boat for any purpose. According to the manufacturer, you can choose from almost 100 different options!

Another good point is that some of these tiles and the swim platform are equipped with LinQ brackets to which you can attach many different LinQ accessories.

Surprisingly, just like the hull, the entire deck is also made of plastic!

Sea-Doo Switch Brake and Reverse System

Thanks to the innovative iBR system, the Sea-Doo Switch is the world’s first pontoon boat with a brake and reverse system.

The iBR (Intelligent Brake and Reverse System) made its debut on Sea-Doo’s PWC line in 2009, but now it finds its way to the new Switch pontoon boats.

This feature also radically improves the machine’s maneuverability, which comes in handy in tight spaces and around docks!

Also, the boats feature iTC (Intelligent Throttle Control) with three different riding modes: ECO mode for the best fuel range, Sport mode to get the most out of the engine, and Cruise control.

Sea-Doo Switch Comes with iDF

On a regular jet-powered pontoon boat unclogging the intake is always a headache. The jet propulsion is prone to sucking up things like seaweed and debris, which can clog the intake or even the entire pump.

This is where the innovative Sea-Doo iDF comes into play, as it’s designed to reverse the direction of impeller rotation with the push of a button.

The reverse rotation forces the water backward in the pump and cleans the intake.

Sea-Doo Switch Accessories

Last but not least, let’s talk about the amazing Sea-Doo Switch accessories.

Like any other watercraft designed by the Canadian manufacturer, the 2022 Sea-Doo Switch family is also available with many innovative bells and whistles.

Since it would be impossible to list them all, we’ve listed some of the most important ones below:

  • 4.5-inch digital display (with speedo, clock, fuel consumption data, etc.)
  • Garmin 7-inch touchscreen GPS
  • Various Bluetooth audio systems
  • Integrated anchor storage
  • Retractable boarding ladder
  • Secure D.E.S.S. key
  • Various tables
  • Clear-view side panels
  • Wind deflectors
  • Rearview mirror
  • Glove box with USB port
  • 12V outlet
  • Ski tow eye
  • 29-gallon fuel tank
  • Integrated LinQ cleats
  • Under-deck storages
  • Under-seat storages
  • Console storage net
  • LED courtesy light
  • Bimini tops
  • Swim platform
  • Deck mats
  • Extra seating and storage

Please note that the list of standard and optional accessories vary depending on the model. For more info, don’t hesitate to visit the manufacturer’s official website!

In addition to this, you can add many different LinQ accessories to the boats, thanks to the integrated cleats on the deck.

Finally, don’t forget that each Sea-Doo Switch comes with a trailer!

2024 Sea-Doo Switch Models

The Sea-Doo Switch family contains three different model lines, the Basic, Sport, and high-end Cruise. For, 2024, the latter has been completed with the top-of-the-line Cruise 21 Limited.

The Sea-Doo Switch line contains three different models, the Basic, Sport, and the high-end Cruise.

Each of them is available with different hull and engine configurations. In a nutshell, you can select from five different hull sizes:

  • 13-foot
  • 16-foot
  • 18-foot
  • 19-foot
  • 21-foot

as well as three different engine options:

  • 130 HP (naturally-aspirated)
  • 170 HP (naturally-aspirated)
  • 230 HP (supercharged)

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about how you can combine these options!

2024 Sea-Doo Switch Review (Base Model)

The base Sea-Doo Switch is available with 13-, 16-, and 19-foot configurations in a Lava Red color scheme. The compact 13-foot model is marketed exclusively with a 130 HP engine and can accommodate 5 passengers.

Since its (estimated) dry weight is only 1,678 pounds, this is the lightest Sea-Doo Switch in the fleet. With the trailer, its weight jumps up to 2,153 pounds. Thanks to its light weight, the draft of this Sea-Doo Switch is as little as 13.6 inches.

Regarding capacities, the smallest base Switch offers a total storage capacity of 109 gallons, and its maximum load capacity is 825 pounds.

If you’re looking for a larger boat, you should take a look at the 16-foot Switch, as it can carry 8 people and has a load capacity of 1,155 pounds.

Just like its smaller brother, this model also utilizes the 130 HP engine option. The dry weight of this model is about 1,964 pounds on its own and 2,264 pounds with the trailer.

The largest boat in this breed is the 19-foot Switch powered by a more powerful naturally-aspirated (non-supercharged) 170 HP engine. This model alone weighs about 2,264 pounds and 3,004 pounds with the trailer.

For your convenience, we’ve compiled the key specs of these three models into one chart:

SpecsSwitch (Base) 13Switch (Base) 16Switch (Base) 19
Passengers (US/CA)5/58/710/9
HP130130170
Top speed (mph)nana35
Est. Dry Weight (lbs)1 6781 9642 264
Est. Dry Weight with trailer (lbs)2 1532 5093 004
Length (ft)12.815.918.9
Width (ft)7.87.87.8
Height (ft)5.85.85.8
Height with trailer (ft)7.57.57.5
Draft (")13.618.719.3
Fuel Capacity (gal)292929
Total Storage Capacity (gal)109119151
Max. Load Capacity (lbs)8251 1551 485

This chart is for informational purposes only! For exact specifications, please refer to the factory manual.

2024 Sea-Doo Switch Sport Review

Let’s move on to the more exciting Sport family, which is offered in 13-, 18-, and 21-foot long hulls. These boats are available in either Neon Yellow, Lava Red, or Marine Blue.

As the name suggests, these models are designed for performance-minded owners and watersport lovers! To make tubing or wakeboarding more fun, they are equipped with a ski-eye, rearview mirror, quick-attach tube storage, Ski Mode, and swim platform.

The entry-level Sport Switch is basically equivalent to the base 13-foot model, except for its more powerful 170 HP engine option. This boat tops out at 44 mph, and its integrated Ski-Mode offers smooth rides.

If you’re in the market for the fastest Sea-Doo Switch pontoon, the 18-feet Switch Sport is for you. Despite its bigger hull, with the 230 HP supercharged Rotax engine, this boat can easily hit 46 mph, not to mention its outstanding acceleration!

To share the fun, this boat can carry 8 passengers along with a maximum load capacity of 1,155 pounds. The boat weighs 2,222 pounds on its own and 2,851 pounds with a trailer, while its draft is 18.7 inches.

The largest Sea-Doo Switch Sport features a 21-foot hull and the same 230 HP supercharged engine. Its load capacity is a remarkable 1,485 pounds, which is necessary as it’s rated for 10 passengers.

This boat weighs 2,456 pounds on its own and 3,196 pounds with a trailer. (Draft: 19.3 inches.)

As a rule of thumb, each Switch Sport comes standard with a watersport package, including:

  • Rearview mirror
  • Inflatable holder
  • Ski mode
  • Driver seat with bolster
  • Unique front lounge with backrest and sun pads
  • Stern lounge
  • Bimini top
  • Full swim platform with LinQ Attachment points (18′ and 21′ only)
  • Garmin 7″ touchscreen GPS (18′ and 21′ only)
  • BRP Audio System (optional)

You can compare the specifications of the three Switch Sport pontoons in this chart:

SpecsSwitch Sport 13Switch Sport 18Switch Sport 21
Passengers (US/CA)5/58/710/9
HP170230230
Top speed (mph)444644
Est. Dry Weight (lbs)178022222456
Est. Dry Weight with trailer (lbs)225528513196
Length (ft)12.817.420.4
Width (ft)7.87.87.8
Height (ft)6.76.76.7
Height with trailer (ft)8.28.58.5
Draft (")13.618.719.3
Fuel Capacity (gal)292929
Total Storage Capacity (gal)144.4155165.5
Max. Load Capacity (lbs)82511551485

This chart is for informational purposes only! For exact specifications, please refer to the factory manual.

2024 Sea-Doo Switch Cruise Review

The Cruise line is offered with 18- and 21-foot hulls, which are pretty close to the supercharged Sport models.

However, the 18-foot Switch Cruise is exclusively available with naturally aspirated power sources.

The 130 HP engine offers a top speed of 31 mph, the 170 HP is about 37 mph. Regarding dimensions, this model is almost identical to the 18-foot Switch Sport, except for its larger 190/221-gallon storage capacity.

The larger Switch Cruise 21 is manufactured with both naturally-aspirated 170 HP and 230 HP engine options that offer top speeds of 34 or 44 mph, respectively.

This model shares the hull with the 21-foot Switch Sport, except it offers a larger (221- or 243-gallon) storage capacity.

As you might assume, this model is the heaviest in the fleet as it weighs 2272-2489 pounds depending on its engine option.

When it comes to accessories, it is obvious that the Cruise is designed for parties and family events. They come with a swim platform, extra seating and tables, a sound system, and a collapsible Bimini top for maximum comfort. These boats as available in Lava Red, Neon Yellow, and Marine Blue.

You can compare the Cruise models head-to-head in this chart:

SpecsSwitch Cruise 21 170Switch Cruise 21 230
Passengers (US/CA)10/910/9
HP170230
Top speed (mph)3444
Est. Dry Weight (lbs)2 4892 577
Est. Dry Weight with trailer (lbs)3 2293 317
Length (ft)20.420.4
Width (ft)7.87.8
Height (ft)6.76.7
Height with trailer (ft)8.58.5
Draft (")19.319.3
Fuel Capacity (gal)2929
Total Storage Capacity (gal)221243
Max. Load Capacity (lbs)1 4851 485

This chart is for informational purposes only! For exact specifications, please refer to the factory manual

2024 Sea-Doo Switch Cruise 21 Limited Review

The flagship model in the 2024 Sea-Doo Switch fleet is arguably the all-new Switch Cruise Limited.

This boat is virtually a more featured version of the high-end Switch Cruise 21, meaning that these models share their 21-foot hull and 230hp supercharged engine.

Are you wondering what’s special in the Cruise Limited?

It’s not only available with a unique Harbor Blue color scheme, but it also enjoys a wide range of convenience features, including:

  • Adjustable premium captain’s chair
  • Quick-adjust handlebar
  • 10.25” touchscreen display (with BRP Connect)
  • Garmin 7″ touchscreen GPS
  • BRP Premium Audio System
  • Additional seating
  • Exclusive Harbor Blue coloration
  • Interior lighting
  • Limited package: speed ties, unique badging, trims, flooring and seating,

The key specifications of the 2024 Switch Cruise 21 Limited are as follows:

SpecsSwitch Cruise 21 Limited
Passengers (US/CA)10/9
HP230
Top speed (mph)44
Est. Dry Weight (lbs)2 564
Est. Dry Weight with trailer (lbs)3 304
Length (ft)20.4
Width (ft)7.8
Height (ft)6.7
Height with trailer (ft)8.5
Draft (")19.3
Fuel Capacity (gal)29
Total Storage Capacity (gal)241
Max. Load Capacity (lbs)1 485

This chart is for informational purposes only! For exact specifications, please refer to the factory manual

Takeaway – FAQs about the Sea-Doo Switch Family

As a takeaway, we’ve compiled the most common questions about the new Sea-Doo pontoon boats!

What Size is a Sea-Doo Switch?

The lengths of Sea-Doo Switch pontoon boats are 13, 16, 18, 19, or 21 feet depending on the model, but their width is uniformly 7.8 feet. The height of the base model is 5.8 feet (7.5 feet with trailer), while the Sport and Cruise Switch are 7.6 feet high (8.5 feet with trailer).

How Much Does the Sea-Doo Switch Weigh?

As a rule of thumb, the dry weight of Sea-Doo Switch boats ranges from 1,678 pounds up to 2,577 pounds. To be more specific, the exact weight of each model is as follows:

  • Switch 13’ weight: 1,678 lb (2,153 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch 16’ weight: 1,964 lb (2,509 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch 19’ weight: 2,264 lb (3,004 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch Sport 13’ weight: 1,780 lb (2,255 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch Sport 18’ weight: 2,222 lb (2,851 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch Sport 21’ weight: 2,456 lb (3,196 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch Cruise 18’ 130 weight: 2,231 lb (2,860 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch Cruise 18’ 170 weight: 2,280 lb (2,909 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch Cruise 18’ 230 weight: 2,272 lb (2,901 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch Cruise 21’ 170 weight: 2,489 lb (3,229 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch Cruise 21’ 230 weight: 2,577 lb (3,317 lb w/ trailer)
  • Switch Cruise Lim. 21’ 230 weight: 2,564 lb (3,304 lb w/ trailer)

What is the Draft of Sea-Doo Switch Boats?

The draft of the Sea-Doo Switch boats depends on their hull type:

  • Draft of 13-foot Sea-Doo Switch boat: 13.6 inches
  • Draft of 16- and 18-foot Sea-Doo Switch boats: 18.7 inches
  • Draft of 19- and 21-foot Sea-Doo Switch boats: 19.3 inches

What Kind of Engine Do Sea-Doo Switch Boats Have?

Each Sea-Doo Switch boat is powered by the same Rotax 1630 ACE engine, but it comes in three variations. This 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, fuel-injected power mill utilizes a closed-loop cooling system.

How Much Horsepower Do Sea-Doo Switch Boats Have?

Thanks to their powerful Rotax engines, Sea-Doo Switch boats have 130-230 HP. The naturally-aspirated engine option delivers 130 HP or 170 HP, while the supercharged version puts out a whopping 230 HP.

How Fast Can a Sea-Doo Switch Boat Go?

The top speed of Sea-Doo Switch boats is about 26-46 mph under ideal conditions. According to factory specifications, the top speed for each model is as follows:

  • Switch 13’ top speed: na. (est: 30-32 mph)
  • Switch 16’ top speed: na. (est: 30-32 mph)
  • Switch 19’ top speed: 35 mph
  • Switch Sport 13’ top speed: 44 mph
  • Switch Sport 18’ top speed: 46 mph
  • Switch Sport 21’ top speed: 44 mph
  • Switch Cruise 18’ 130 HP top speed: 31 mph
  • Switch Cruise 18’ 170 HP top speed: 37 mph
  • Switch Cruise 18’ 230 HP top speed: 46 mph
  • Switch Cruise 21’ 170 HP top speed: 34 mph
  • Switch Cruise 21’ 230 HP top speed: 44 mph
  • Switch Cruise Lim. 21’ 230 HP top speed: 44 mph

How Many Passengers Can the Sea-Doo Switch Boats Carry?

Sea-Doo markets its Switch boats with several hull configurations, which can carry 5, 7, or 9 passengers, depending on the model.

What is the Maximum Load Capacity of Sea-Doo Switch Boats?

The innovative tri-hull design of the Switch fleet offers a remarkable load capacity of 825 – 1,485  pounds. The maximum load capacities of the exact models are as follows:

  • 13-foot Sea-Doo Switch boat: 825 pounds
  • 16- and 18-foot Sea-Doo Switch boats: 1,155 pounds
  • 19- and 21-foot Sea-Doo Switch boats: 1,485 pounds

What is the Maximum Load Capacity of Sea-Doo Switch Boats?

The storage capacity of Sea-Doo Switch boats is about 109-243 gallons. The exact specifications can be found on the list below:

  • Switch 13’: 109 gallons
  • Switch 16’: 119 gallons
  • Switch 19’: 151 gallons
  • Switch Sport 13’: 144.4 gallons
  • Switch Sport 18’ 155 gallons
  • Switch Sport 21’: 165.5 gallons
  • Switch Cruise 18’ 130 HP: 190 gallons
  • Switch Cruise 18’ 170/230 HP: 221.5 gallons
  • Switch Cruise 21’ 170 HP: 221.5 gallons
  • Switch Cruise 21’ 230 HP: 243 gallons
  • Switch Cruise 21’ Lim. 230 HP: 241 gallons

How Much Fuel Can a Sea-Doo Switch Boat Hold?

The fuel capacity of Sea-Doo Switch boats is uniformly 29 gallons.

Do Sea-Doo Switch Boats Come with a Trailer?

Yes, each Sea-Doo Switch is marketed with the trailer, which comes with a black paint job and 10-inch disk brakes.

How Much Does a Sea-Doo Switch Costs?

The prices of Sea-Doo Switch boats start at $23,699 and go up to a whopping $50,999.

This is our detailed Sea-Doo Switch review, we hope you find it useful!