Sea-Doo has unveiled its new models for 2024, accompanied by a range of enticing features that I’m eager to go into.
2024 feels like a return to normal, where new significant changes happen. I’m not saying the last few years have been uneventful, just that things feel “normal” again.
Let’s start off with a top view of what’s changed and then go over each one in their own section.
- New Spark and Trixx models.
- New 325 HP engine.
- The GTR-X is back!
- New Switch Cruise Limited.
- iDF standard on more models.
- And a few other changes we’ll go over.
Sea-Doo 2024 Release Video
New Spark & Trixx
We all assumed the Spark and Trixx would be getting updated soon. Sea-Doo released the Spark in 2013 for the 2014 Sea-Doo model year, and 10 years is about when they do a redesign.
We were hoping for a fresh redesign, and we kind of got that, but what we were really hoping for was a bigger engine. There were rumors about Sea-Doo trying out the 100 HP and 130 HP Rotax engines in Sparks, so we were crossing our fingers for it to happen, but nope, not in 2024. Sea-Doo is still rolling with the 60 HP and 90 HP engines in their Sparks and Trixx models.
Here is the list of changes for the 2024 Sea-Doo Spark:
- Slight body changes, but overall, looks like the old Spark.
- Still 2 and 3 seater options.
- Improved seat for more comfort.
- New handholds on the rear of the Spark to make it easier to get back on from the water.
- LinQ accessory attachment points in the rear.
- LinQ Lite attachments for smaller items like attaching cameras.
- Redesigned BRP Audio portable system.
- New 4.5 lighted digital display, has gas, speed, rpm, temp, time until empty, VTS ECO mode, Sport mode and more. Sport mode only on 90HP Sparks.
- Larger glove box with dry storage for phone.
- All models get the iBR system, even the base model 60HP.
- Higher price, but now comes with iBR. Went from $5,999 to $6,999, but you now get iBR standard, which is fair.
- A front storage bucket can be added, NOT standard on all Sparks. 11 Gallon capacity for front storage. It’s larger, first gen Spark had a total of 7.42 gallons, now it’s a total of 11.71 gallons.
Here is the list of changes for the Trixx:
- Everything the Spark got.
- New reverse bucket for better stop tricks.
- Textured rear deck area for feet.
- Comes with a 1 person free-style seat, can get longer seats.
- Revised foot wedges for better control when doing tricks.
- Still have the adjustable handlebars.
You also get new colors for the Sparks and Trixx models.
Sea-Doo now has the biggest engine from the factory than any other manufacturer. Not only the biggest, but the best power-to-weight ratio, too.
- 0 to 60 MPH in 3.4 seconds.
- Only on the RXP-X and RXT-X.
- The lower crankcase and pistons have been beefed up and optimized.
- A less restrictive air intake system and new valve train allows better airflow for the engine.
- All new supercharger. Spins close to 100k RPMs, that’s insane.
- O2 sensor in the exhaust manifold.
- Upgraded fuel system and engine management system.
- Upgraded spark plugs.
- Engine going from 8,000 RPMs to 8,250 RPMs.
- Increased power to weight ratio.
Make sure to follow the Watercraft Journal YouTube channel for more info on the engine.
Much of the attention on the RXP-X is directed towards its new engine, but there have been a few changes worth noting.
Apart from the color, there are some additional features, such as a hydraulic damper for improved steering control and a fiberglass hood. In essence, these are the APEX features, now incorporated into the standard RXP-X model.
Sea-Doo is bringing the GTR-X back and doing it right!
The GTR-X is now equipped with the 300 HP engine, coupled with the tried-and-true GTI Polytec 2.0 hull. It’s absolutely mind-boggling, and it’s likely the closest we’ll come to a Spark-X.
- It’s a GTI hull with a 300HP engine.
- Uses the Polytec Gen 2 hull.
- 3 seater.
- Comes with reboarding ladder, not something they used to do on the GTR’s.
- Larger fuel tank.
- Tech package.
- Angled foot wedges.
- Launch control.
- Polished impeller.
The GTR-X is far more forgiving for new riders who want to get a fast jet ski without getting too crazy like you would with a RXP-X. Just simple and fun, Sea-Doo hit it out of the park on this one!
Switch Cruise Limited
Sea-Doo has come out with a limited model, their higher-end version of a product, for the Sea-Doo Switch.
- 21 foot model.
- 230HP engine.
- Large 10.25 in touch screen for the driver.
- 7 inch GPS and fish finder.
- Speed tie system standard.
- Upgraded stereo system.
- Ambient interior lighting.
- The price includes a trailer.
There are more changes to note as listed below for the other Sea-Doo models.