6 Best Waverunners & Jet Skis this Year

6 Best Waverunners & Jet Skis this Year

Depending on the part of the country where you live, the weather has already started to play the way you want it. Soon, it will be time to hit the beach or the lake. It's time to get the toys out and have some fun on the water.

If you've ever ridden a jet ski, you know that it can be an exhilarating experience - and you've probably already spent time looking for a jet ski for sale. And, perhaps it's time to own one for yourself. (You might want to look at a Yamaha jet ski, a Kawasaki jet ski, or even a Yamaha Waverunner.)

Or, maybe jet ski's aren't your thing, and you want something a little more involved. (Of course it helps when you've got some extra cash laying around your Swiss bank account.) Don't worry! We've thought of you too. We've included a few other personal watercrafts that might be more your taste. Perhaps a personal submarine rather than a jet ski (Yamaha or otherwise).

Whatever personal watercraft you want - or believe will give you the most bang for your buck, we're here to help you narrow down your choices. Topping our faves is the Kawasaki STX-15F. It has a healthy 160hp engine that has plenty of power to tow your friends for some water skiing. Having this horsepower can push you to a top speed of 62mph. And, you can carry up to 3 people with you. Finally, no more sharing!

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6 Best Waverunners & Jet Skis this Year

  • 6. Seabreacher Z
  • 5. Uboat HP SPORT SUB 2
  • 4. Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX
  • 3. Yamaha WaveRunner VX Deluxe
  • 1. Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F

Seabreacher Z

Seabreacher Z
1,899 Clicks
76 % Editor Score
80 % User Score

It comes with seating for two so that you and friend can experience the cool 360 degree barrel rolls. The Seabreacher Z is powered by a 4 stroke 260 hp 1500 cc engine. The fuel capacity for this craft is 14 gallons. The cockpit has a bubble top allowing you to get a panaramic view while you're doing your barrel rolls. It also comes equiped with a marine grade stereo system with bluetooth. 



1,561 Bought
80 % Editor Score
82 % User Score

This submersible weighs about 4850 lbs and can be boarded on any super yacht of 30 meters and up. It comes with a touch screen interface with a MANTA controller that allows the passenger to steer. If things get a little steamy while you're underwater you can just turn on the AC to cool things down a bit. 


Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra LX
1,555 Bought
85 % Editor Score
86 % User Score

The fuel capacity on this Jet Ski is 20.6 gallons fueling the 160hp engine. The hull is made of reinforced fiberglass that allows you to maneuver through the water with ease. The top speed on the ultra lx is aproximately 65 mph. No matter your size and height the ultra lx comes with adjustable steering so you can be sure to have a comfortable ride. 


Yamaha WaveRunner VX Deluxe

Yamaha WaveRunner VX Deluxe
3,359 Bought
90 % Editor Score
91 % User Score

The Yamaha WaveRunner VX Deluxe features a very cool watertight under seat storage to keep your valuables safe while you're out on the water. It can seat up to 3 people and has a fuel capacity of 18.5 gallons. If you're out with friends and you want to top them along behind you the VX Deluxe can do that thanks to it's included tow hook. If you decide to take a swim while out in the middle of the water or if you take a spill then getting back on can be easy thanks to it's reboarding step that easily tucks away. 



3,439 Bought
94 % Editor Score
94 % User Score

The Sea-Doo spark saves you up to 35% on fuel consumption compared to it's competitors. Due to it's light weight you won't need a truck to tow this as most sedans will be able to tow it without a problem. Besides being easy to ride it's compact design makes it easy to store in your garage saving you lots of space. 


Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F

Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F

The engine displacement is a healthy 1498cc. The STX-15F can seat up to three people and comes in Ebony/Lime Green colors. The fuel capacity on this is 16.4 gallons and has an electric starting system that can get you going when you want it.

6,235 Bought
98 % Editor Score
96 % User Score

The Kawasaki STX-15F has a 4 stroke 4 cylinder inline engine.

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