The Best Jet Skis
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Sea-Doo Spark Trixx
Best for stunts

One for the daredevils, Sea-Doo's Spark Trixx has been designed to make impressive Jet Ski stunts easier and more fun than ever. A handlebar with an adjustable riser allows you to customise the watercraft to your riding style while step wedges provide greater stability and control for stand-up riding and a variable trim system exaggerates how high you can raise the nose or how deep you can bury it - making your tricks look better than ever. Powered by a Rotax 900 H0 ACE engine, the Spark Trixx also has an intelligent brake and reverse system and Sport and Touring acceleration modes so you get the perfect ride every time.

Spark Trixx, from $7,399, sea-doo.com

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Gibbs Quadski
Best for exploring ashore

Why choose between a jet ski and a quad bike when you can have both? While probably more at home on a river than in a harbour, there’s no denying the cool factor of Gibbs’ Quadski. This amphibious vehicle allows you to explore onshore and in the water without leaving the driving seat. Simply ride it down a ramp in to water and, with the press of a button, the wheels retract seamlessly in seconds. With a top speed of 45 mph on sea and land thanks to its 1,293cc engine and a width of 62.5”, it is also one of the most stable jet ski options for new drivers.

Quadski, £59,995, gibbssports.com

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Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300
Best for touring

Featuring the largest swim platform available on the market, there's plenty of room to hang out on the latest GTX Jet Ski from specialists Sea-Doo. Designed for touring, the model comes equipped with handy extras as standard such as tilt steering, slow mode and a boarding ladder, as well as a watertight and shock-proof cradle with an integrated USB for storing phones and other devices. When you're ready to return home, a huge Rotax 1630 ACE Supercharged engine will zip you back to the boat in no time, controlled using the intelligent throttle. What's more, Sea-Doo’s unique braking technology also allows it to stop nearly 50 metre before other watercraft would.

From £18,699, sea-doo.com

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Yamaha WaveRunner FX SVHO
Best for comfort

If you’re looking for a Jet Ski with comfort levels to match your superyacht then Yamaha’s three-seater FX SVHO is an ideal choice. Complete with all the expected luxury bells and whistles, including cruise control, a generous aft platform for easy boarding and an adjustable steering system, what really sets this model apart is the attention that has gone into its saddle. The two-piece design is tiered to allow all three passengers a brilliant view and finished in luxury materials with excellent lower back support for longer journeys. Speed freaks needn’t worry, however, Yamaha’s Super Vortex High Output 1812cc engine still packs a serious punch.

WaveRunner FX SVHO, from $16,499, yamahawaverunners.com

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Kawasaki Ultra 310LX
Best for speed

Billed as the fastest jet ski on the planet, Kawasaki’s flagship model features a big 1,498cc engine. Supercharged with Eaton Twin Vortices, Kawasaki’s flagship PWC packs a mighty punch – and it features Jetsound Bluetooth audio. Other standout features include five-way adjustable handlebars, smart steering for beginners, and a one-touch 5mph mode for "No Wake" zones. 

Kawasaki Ultra 310LX, €19,699, kawasaki.eu

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Yamaha GP1800 R HO
Best newcomer

All new for 2021, the GP1800R HO offers the perfect balance of race-proven performance and onboard entertainment. The GP1800 boasts incredibly tight cornering and stability in tougher conditions, as well as a top speed of 70mph thanks to a 1.8 litre engine. Other features include automatic trim, tilt-adjustable handlebars and deeper and wider self-draining footwells. A custom integrated audio system is available as extra with twin marine speakers.

GP1800 R HO, from $12,549 yamahawaverunners.com

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Sea-Doo Wake Pro
Best for tow sports

Sea-Doo's Wake Pro Jet Ski is designed as the perfect vessel for wakeboard and waterskiing enthusiasts looking to get out on the water. Key features include a retractable Linq Q Ski Pylon, a wakeboard rack and Ski Mode: an exclusive feature that allows riders to select preprogrammed acceleration and speed profiles for steady ski and wakeboard launches. Plus, a fully-integrated waterproof Bluetooth sound system lets you pick the perfect track to accompany an afternoon of wakeboarding. The Wake Pro is powered by a Rotax 1630 Ace Supercharged engine and features Sea-Doo's iBR intelligent throttle and braking system.

From 15,399, sea-doo.com

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Yamaha Aqua Cruise
Best for kids

This inflatable battery-powered Jet Ski is perfect for little ones on board. While adults can enjoy the thrill of skipping full-throttle across the ocean, younger members of the party can pootle around for up to an hour thanks to Yamaha's motorised Aqua Cruise. A top speed of 3.2km/h means they'll never venture too far while its propeller is fully locked in a cage for complete safety. 

£259.99, amazon.com

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