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How Much Does A Jet Ski Weigh? + Trailer Weight & Capacity [Videos]

Are you thinking about getting a jet ski but worried about the weight of the craft? Will your truck be able to pull it? Will you need a new boat lift?

I’ve gone through all the current weights from every jet ski manufacturer. I’ve calculated the lowest, highest and average weights.

I even cover why knowing the weight of your watercraft is so important and what factors it affects.

How Much Does a Jet Ski Weigh?

To start off, a jet ski weighs between 375 and 1,089 pounds. The average weight is 732 pounds.

The lightest standup is the Yamaha SuperJet at 375 pounds. The lightest sit-down is the Sea-Doo Spark 2up at 410 pounds. The heaviest PWC is the Kawasaki ULTRA 310LX at 1,089 Pounds.

The advertised weight of a unit doesn’t always include fuel, gear, and other items that go along with a fully ready PWC. You also need to keep in mind the weight of the trailer if you’re pulling them with your truck.

The Sea-Doo, Yamaha and Kawasaki Weight Chart

MakeModelWeight (lbs)
YamahaSUPERJET375
Sea-DooTrixx 1Up425
Sea-DooSpark 2UP 60HP428
Sea-DooSpark 2UP 90HP Convenience432
Sea-DooSpark 3UP 90HP448
Sea-DooSpark 3UP 90HP Convenience448
Sea-DooTrixx 3UP448
YamahaJETBLASTER549
KawasakiSX-R551
YamahaEX578
YamahaEX SPORT584
YamahaEX DELUXE600
YamahaEX LIMITED602
YamahaVX DELUXE675
YamahaVX CRUISER679
YamahaVX LIMITED697
YamahaVX-C701
YamahaGP HO717
Sea-DooGTI 130739
Sea-DooGTI SE 130739
Sea-DooGTI SE 170739
Sea-DooWAKE 170747
YamahaGP SVHO754
Sea-DooGTR 230774
Sea-DooGTX 170776
YamahaVX CRUISER HO776
Sea-DooRXP-X 325778
Sea-DooFISH PRO SCOUT783
Sea-DooGTR-X 300794
YamahaVX LIMITED HO794
Sea-DooGTX 300806
Sea-DooGTX 230809
Sea-DooWAKE PRO 230829
YamahaFX HO840
Sea-DooRXT-X 325842
YamahaFX CRUISER HO842
Sea-DooGTX Limited 300849
Sea-DooFISH PRO SPORT858
YamahaFX SVHO858
Sea-DooExplorer Pro 170859
YamahaFX CRUISER SVHO860
KawasakiSTX 160864
YamahaFX LIMITED SVHO877
KawasakiSTX 160X877
KawasakiSTX 160LX877
Sea-DooFISH PRO TROPHY898
KawasakiULTRA 310X1032
KawasakiULTRA 310LX-S1065
KawasakiULTRA 310LX1089

To see more info from each manufacturer…

If you’re looking for the max capacity and limit, then this post will help.

How Much Does a 3-Seater Weigh?

The weight-range of a 3-seater ranges from 425 to 1,100 pounds.

A 3 person, or a 3-seater PWC, is the most common seating capacity, with a 2-seater next. There were a few watercraft that had 4 person capacity, but they’re rare to see these days. You also have 1 person capacity, but mostly on standup jet skis.

How Much Does a 2-Seater Weigh?

The weight-range of a 2-seater ranges from 375 to 800 pounds.

A 2-seater is less common, mostly lower-end and racing watercraft have a 2 seater capacity.

How Much Does Two Jet Skis Weigh? And Trailer?

The average-weight of one is about 750 pounds, so two would be 1,500 pounds.

Two of the lightest jet skis could vary from 500 pounds up to 1,000 pounds.

The heaviest of jet skis, if you had two of them, would be around 2,200 pounds.

This information is important if you intend to get a trailer or lifts for your watercraft. A two-place trailer can add an extra 600 pounds on top of those figures, which is important to know for a tow vehicle.

Why Is The Weight So Important?

It’s not always obvious why the weight of a waverunner, its trailer, or both is so important.

Below, I’ve listed why PWC and trailer weight is so important.

  1. Truck capacity – Your tow vehicle has a rated capacity that it can haul and stop safely. It’s important you know this number and take into consideration not only the PWC weight, but also its trailer along with any gear, too.
  2. Lift capacity – If you keep your PWC on a drive-up lift or hoist, you will need to know how heavy it is to use the lift properly. Lifts come in different sizes and rated for different capacity, so it’s important you get one rated for your jet ski.
  3. Don’t overload your trailer – A watercraft trailer can only hold so much weight. It’s not only the weight of the craft, but all the gear and fuel you carry needs to be considered.
  4. Don’t over load your jetski – You don’t want to overload your jetski weight capacity, as covered here.
  5. Fuel efficiency – The heaviness of the machine can impact its fuel efficiency. Heavier jet skis will require more power to propel through the water, resulting in increased fuel consumption. Understanding the weight allows you to make informed decisions regarding fueling and plan accordingly for longer rides. It can also affect the fuel efficiency of your tow vehicle too.
  6. Safety Considerations – Proper weight-distribution is crucial for safe towing. Understanding the weight of your PWC and trailer helps ensure that you distribute the load evenly, maintaining stability and reducing the risk of accidents or trailer sway during transportation.
  7. Maintenance and Repairs – Knowing the weight of your waverunner and trailer is essential for proper maintenance and repairs. It allows you to know what is the proper tire and axle that is rated for the weight of your trailer.
  8. Laws and regulations – Trailers in some places around the world require brakes after a certain weight capacity. So, knowing the weight of your ski and gear will play a role in what trailer you can buy.

The weight of the PWC needs to be known for things like lifts, such as the one in the video below:

What Is Curb Weight?

Curb weight means the total weight of a jet ski with standard equipment, all necessary operating consumables (e.g., oil and coolant), a full tank of fuel, while not loaded with either passengers or cargo.

Dry-weight is also used by some manufacturers to refer to the weight of a jet ski without fuel, oil and other operational fluids. It also doesn’t include the driver or gear weight either.

In my charts, I use dry weight, as that is what most manufacturers use.

Curb weight is more accurate, but leads to higher measurements being shown.

Kawasaki is more likely to use curb weight, while Sea-Doo and Yamaha are more likely to use dry weight. To get a more fair weight, subtract 100 pounds from Kawasaki to get an estimated dry weight. When you do that, the weight is not too much greater, but overall, Kawasaki jet skis do tend to weigh more.

The Variety Of Trailer Weights

Listed below is the weight of each type of jet ski trailer.

  • Single (One Jet Ski) – 150 to 300 pounds.
  • Double (Two Jet Skis) – 300 to 600 pounds.
  • 4-Place (Four Jet Skis) – About 1,200 pounds.

The Carrying Capacity Weights

Listed below is the total weight a PWC trailer can carry, including the gear, fuel, and the unit itself.

  • Single – One, around 1,800 pounds total.
  • Double – Two, a combined of 2,000 to 3,000 pounds.
  • 4-Place – Four, a combined 4,200 pounds.

The Dimensions Of Trailers

If you’re storing your jet skis on a trailer in a garage or storage unit, you’ll need to know the dimensions that I cover here.

Tip: If you're going to get a trailer and have the option of a Triton Aluminum Trailer, then get it. Sea-Doo, Karavan, and many others make trailers, and they work just fine. But I always have the best luck with Triton Trailers. I find that the Aluminum trailers like the Triton's are lighter and hold up better to rust.  

Author

Steven

I started working at a power sports dealership in 2007, I worked in parts, service counter, and as a technician before moving to sales in 2013. I created StevenInSales.com in 2014 to answer common watercraft questions I would get from people. Now managing the site full-time, I continue to provide advice and web tools for my readers about watercraft. I've owned several watercraft, with a Sea-Doo Spark as my current main PWC.

Comments

  1. Thanks…very informative. One question; Is there a way to know the tongue weight based on the weights you’ve given here?

    Thanks, Terry

    Reply
    • The weights given in the post are not exact numbers, they can vary depending on the watercraft. The tongue weight can also vary too and there is no exact number to give. If anything, I like having a heavy tongue than a light one to keep bouncing from happening. To help with the weight of the tongue I get a Tongue Jack which saves the back. As a general rule, always assume the trailer is tongue light when approaching it. I’ve been smacked and trailers noses flung up in the air because the trailer was light when got on it or took it off the ball. Better to be safe than sorry.

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