Far and away the largest segment in the industry, 3-4 passenger runabouts offer the widest array of prices, engine sizes and creature comforts. These crafts can be used for family fun, towing wakeboarders or just flying along the water at top speed. All of the engines in this class are at least 1000cc and can be as large as 1800cc. To make your ride more comfortable, options like navigation systems, cruiser seats, brakes and suspension are available.
Compared to its Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310 siblings, the 310R's aftermarket-style tweaks make it an even better match for the truly hardcore rider who can not only appreciate their form…but also their function.
Yamaha gave its best selling VX line a significant upgrade for 2015, adding a larger hull with NanoXcel technology and the new RiDE dual throttle controls. This former entry level craft is all grown up.
Flagship hull designs and high-end features at mid-market prices
We take a look at the Kawasaki Ultra LX, Sea-Doo GTX 155 and Yamaha FX HO and compare features, performance and pricing. These PWC share flagship hull designs, but scale back on power, making them more affordable to buy and economical to run.