Sea-Doo Trixx and Yamaha JetBlaster: A Comparative Guide

Within the Rec-Lite category of watercraft exist the Freestyle class.

Both Sea-Doo and Yamaha have jet skis that compete in this field; Sea-Doo has the Trixx and Yamaha has the JetBlaster.

While both the Trixx and the JetBlaster are very similar, they differ on many things too. In this comparison guide, we will go through each one to find the one that best fits your needs. So if you’re throwing around the idea of a getting a Trixx or JetBlaster then we have the guide for you.

Comparison Chart

ModelSpark Trixx 2 upSpark Trixx 3 upJetBlaster
Top Speed (MPH)494951
Top Speed (KPH)797982
Weight (lbs)428439549
Storage Capacity (US Gal)0.420.427.7
Seating Capacity233
Fuel Capacity7.97.913.2
Length (Inches)110120123.6
Width (Inches)46.446.444.5
Height (Inches)
Reboarding StepNoNoYes
TrimExtended VTSExtended VTSCustom-Tuned
Driving ModesYesYesNo
Fuel Type878787
Height Adjust HandlebarsYesYesNo

More Details On The Sea-Doo Trixx

More Details On The Yamaha JetBlaster

Sea-Doo Trixx Pros:

  • Have two options for seating capacity, 2up and 3up.
  • Cheaper than the JetBlaster.
  • Weighs less.
  • Shorter Length, more playful.
  • Modular deck.
  • Closed-Loop Cooling.
  • Extended VTS.
  • More color options.

Yamaha Jet Blaster Pros:

  • Slightly faster than both Trixx models.
  • More HP.
  • More storage capacity standard.
  • Larger fuel tank.
  • Reboarding step.
  • Mirrors.

Seating Capacity

The JetBlaster is only a 3 person capacity while the Trixx comes in 2 and 3 person capacity options.

The JetBlaster and Trixx are in the Rec-Lite category, so in reality, a 3 seater is really a 2 seater, and a 2 seater is really a 1 seater when you have “normal” sized adults.

You may get two adults and one child on a 3 seater, but you won’t get 3 full-grown men without it being extremely tipsy.

Both the JetBlaster and Trixx are stable with one person, I can stand on the side without flipping it over.

2up vs. 3up

The Sea-Doo Trixx is the only one with a 2 seater (2up) and 3 seater (3up) option. Well, they’re calling the 2up a 1up now, but it’s the 2up body.

This is important because if you plan on riding these jet skis as they should, the 2up will be easier and more fun.

The 3up adds a rear extension and a slightly longer seat. The extension doesn’t keep you from doing wheelies, but not having it does make it a little easier.

2up vs 3up Spark seat side by side comparison.
The size difference of the Spark Seat

The reason to get the 3up over the 2up is if you ever plan on doing any pull sports, as by law in many states you need a 3 seater for safety reasons. A 2up can pull a tube, but it may not be legal where you live, especially if you don’t have mirrors.

Trim and Wheelies

Both the JetBlaster and Trixx have a VTS (variable trim system) that is different from other models in the lineup.

Both are adjusted to allow the watercraft to be more vertical and do wheelies, as seen in the video below.

The Trixx wins in the wheelie department as its lighter, smaller frame, along with its extended VTS, makes it far easier and more predictable.

Yamaha has come out saying the JetBlaster is more focused on being a wave jumper instead.

Horsepower, Fuel Capacity, And Weight

The JetBlaster beats the Sea-Doo Trixx in horsepower and fuel capacity, for sure.

The JetBlaster has 20 more HP and 5.3 gallons more fuel capacity.


The Sea-Doo Trixx 3up is 110 pounds lighter than the JetBlaster, and the 2up is 121 pounds lighter. That is basically a whole person lighter, and why the JetBlaster is not much faster.

This weight difference is noticeable, especially when doing tricks and flinging the PWCs around.

Fill Up

The Trixx will also be cheaper to fill up since it is a smaller fuel tank. But I honestly rather have the larger fuel tank the JetBlaster has to fuel up less often.

The JetBlaster may weigh more and have a more fuel hungrier engine, but the difference in fuel tank size is still better overall with the JetBlaster when compared evenly.

Storage Capacity

The JetBlaster gets 7.7 gallons of storage from the factory, while the Trixx only gives you the glovebox at 0.42 gallons.

You can add a front bucket storage for the Trixx to give you an extra 7 gallons for a total of 7.42 gallons.

Front Bucket

Once you add the front bucket storage to the Trixx, the storage is far more useable. On the other hand, the JetBlaster storage is greater, but it’s more spread out, and not easy to store something large like a cover or even a life jacket.

For example, I have the front bucket storage on my Spark, and I can easily fit a folding paddle and a cover or even a life jacket.

Front storage of my spark with a few items in it.

You can buy a front bucket storage to your Spark (Amazon Link Ad). It’s not hard to install, but it does require you to drill into the deck, so not for the faint of heart.

I do suggest getting a few jet ski accessories talked about here when you do get your jet ski.


The Trixx does not come with mirrors, but the JetBlaster does.

You can buy mirrors for your Spark here (Amazon Link Ad).

Mirrors on a jet ski are essential if you plan on doing any pull sports. In many states, it’s a legal requirement to have mirrors, and some states even require both mirrors and a spotter.

Reboarding Step

If you’re not a nimble person, the reboarding step is a must.

Of course, you can get back on the watercraft without one, but the step makes it easier.

Transmission – iBR vs RIDE

The Trixx uses iBR, which is intelligent brake and reverse. iBR controls your forward, neutral, reverse, and brakes.

The JetBlaster uses RIDE, which also is the forward, neutral, reverse, and “brakes.”

Sea-Doo First

Sea-Doo came out with iBR first and used the word “brakes,” Yamaha RIDE came out later and called it “dual throttle.”

They’re both similar but have slight quirks that make them different.


Just know, the right hand is forward, and the left is reverse and braking.

To learn more, I have a guide that goes over the transmission of a jet ski here.

Driving Modes

The Trixx comes with two driving modes, normal and sport.

Normal mode is what you start in, and it’s a slow takeoff and a granular speed increase until you get to top speed.

Sport mode is full power; nothing holds you back.

The JetBlaster has just one mode, which is fast.

Which One Should You Get?

Both the Trixx and JetBlaster are great watercraft with pros and cons for each.

One model may suit someone else more than the other, so it’s not a winner-take-all competition.

  • I find the Trixx better if you want a more playful jet ski first and a family jet ski second.
  • I find the JetBlaster to be more of a family jet ski first and a playful jet ski second.

I prefer JetBlaster for pull sports due to the engine, fuel tank size, mirrors, and larger frame.

But the Trixx will be more fun spinning out, doing wheelies, jumping waves, and other fun stuff.



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 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.


  1. I am a waveblaster rider from waybacl
    Do you feel I shouldn’t be holding my breath for something comparable in a 4 stroke?
    Thanks for reading

    • I feel the JetBlaster is the closet thing we’re ever going to get to a WaveBlaster. I expect the Spark and EX models to get slightly bigger in the future; the market always drives towards bigger and more stable.

  2. Hi Steve, great input as usual. Just one thing: The VX Cruiser HO top speed is 65mph. This is the 1.8 liter, not the regulars cruiser which is 1.0 You have it as 58mph. I believe the VX Limited HO is also 65. The FXHO is 63 I think. Thanks! Happy Riding!!


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