Introducing: Steven’s Used PWC Values (SUP Values)

I’m proud to announce a project I’ve been working on for years that I’m calling “Steven’s Used PWC Values” or SUP Values for short.

SUP Values is a tool that gives you a value for used watercraft based on the current market as a whole. You also get a trade-in number and the original MSRP that the watercraft sold for when it was brand-new.

Check out SUP Values here

The Reason For SUP Values

SUP Values started when Kelley Blue Book (KBB) stopped doing watercraft and boat used values around 2021.

I routinely used KBB to look up used jet ski prices and trade-in values when buying or selling jet skis, especially when working at the dealership. The tool wasn’t perfect, but it got the job done, so I was bummed when it went away.

Since then, I’ve been building my database of used watercraft values and building the tool to calculate these numbers. It’s taken me a few years, but it’s now ready.

When I created SUP Values, I wanted something I would want to use. Something that was easy to use, quick, and gave a ballpark starting point.

How SUP Values Are Calculated

To get the SUP Values, I look at the market as a whole.

I routinely check random watercraft to see how much they’re selling for around the United States. I’ve written about how to do this before. I adjust the tool based on the market as a whole.

The SUP Values do NOT include the follow:

  • Trailers.
  • Gear.
  • Hours.
  • Condition, it’s assumed average condition.
  • Supercharger maintenance.
  • Repairs.
  • Taxes & fees.
  • etc.

The SUP Values are a general ballpark, or a starting point, for used jet ski prices. The actual price may be higher or lower, as every watercraft deal will be different.

For the most accurate price, you will need to get the watercraft appraised.

These Tools Are Never Perfect

When building this tool, some of the feedback I got and read from others is that these online price value tools are not that accurate.

And I agree.

It’s impossible to get an accurate price when there are so many variables at play. Every jet ski deal will be different, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have a general starting point.

The most frustrating part is not knowing where to start, and that is what this tool is made for.

Data Range

At the time of release, the SUP Values tool data ranges from 1990 to 2024 and new watercraft will be added as time goes on.

The reason I started at 1990, even though there were many watercraft before then, is that older MSRP tend to be near impossible to find. Also, the watercraft are so old that it wouldn’t be worth worrying about price-wise. At some point, the watercraft becomes a collector’s item, and this tool is not made for that.

Manufacturers In The Database:

  • Sea-Doo
  • Yamaha
  • Kawasaki
  • Honda
  • Polaris

Now that I have such a huge amount of data, I can look at data points that are interesting. For example, what’s the average or median price since 1990? What manufacturer had the most models? On average, who makes the cheaper watercraft? All this data will be placed in my jet ski price post here.



I began working at a jet ski dealership in 2007, initially in the parts and service area. I then transitioned to the technician side before eventually joining the sales team in 2013. I've done it all! While in sales, I created this website in 2014 to assist others with their common questions about watercraft. I now manage this site full-time, where I answer common questions, offer advice, and assist others with their PWC needs.

I've owned several watercraft and continue to buy, sell, and repair them. Currently, keep my Sea-Doo Spark as my main PWC. Additionally, I have developed tools like a used watercraft value calculator, a pricing calculator, an hour calculator, and more to better assist my readers.

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