How to Choose the Right Jet Ski Cover [Best Ones To Buy]

The 2 worst things for your jet ski are the sun and water. Ironic isn’t it, but it’s true! This is why having a good jet ski cover is so important.

What size do you need? Will it hold up? Is it even worth it? All those questions and more I answer below.

What Size Cover Do You Need?

What size jet ski cover you need will vary from 88 inches up to 140 inches long.

The average jet ski cover length to get is 133 inches long, but going with a longer 140 inch cover will work too if you’re not sure what size to get.

ManufacturerModelLength (Inches)
KawasakiUltra LX133
KawasakiUltra 310 Models133
Sea-Doo2 UP Spark110
Sea-Doo3 UP Spark120
Sea-DooGTI Models133
Sea-DooWake 155133
Sea-DooGTR 230133
Sea-DooGTX Models136
Sea-DooGTR-X 230131
Sea-DooRXT Models136
Sea-DooWake Pro 230136
Sea-DooRXP-X 300131
YamahaEX Models123
YamahaVX Models132
YamahaFX Models140

Still not sure on what size to get? It’s better to get a cover that is too big than one that is not big enough. Your main goal for when it comes to a jet ski cover is to keep the sun off it. Many of the universal covers you get won’t be a perfect fit but do work fine and can even tighten down too.

The Best Jet Ski Cover

The best jet ski cover you can buy will be the manufacturer’s OEM cover.

A manufacturer’s OEM cover is made exactly to fit your jet ski and will be the best option if you trailer your jet ski with the cover on. You will not find a better fitting cover unless you get one custom-made.

When buying an OEM cover, it’s important you pay attention to the year and model of your jet ski. They usually sell the covers in groups, like the GTS, GTI, GTI SE, GTI Limited (2011-2019) is one group as they all share the same body. If you’re not sure what year model you have, the last two digits of your VIN will tell you the year. So if the last two digits of your VIN are “19” then you have a 2019 model.

Click here to see OEM Sea-Doo Covers*

Click here to see OEM Yamaha Covers*

Click here to see OEM Kawasaki Covers*

The Next Best Cover

The next best jet ski cover to get will be a universal fitting ones as listed in the next sections.

The universal fitting jet ski covers fit most jet skis, but they will be more bulky and less fitting.

One thing I like to do, especially during winter storage, is put a universal fitting cover on top of my OEM cover. OEM covers tend to be more expensive, and having the universal cover on protects it during the off-season and keeps it going for longer.

1. Classic Accessories Stellex PWC Cover

Check out Classic Accessories Stellex*.


Medium fits up to 133 inches

Large fits up to 140 inches

Key Features

  • Rear vents help reduce inside moisture, and wind lofting, which is where it blows around (helps to equalize the inside pressure to the outside).
  • Storage bag (always nice to have)
  • Straps for holding it secure.
  • Elastic Bottom Cord to make it easy to put on.
  • Excellent weather protection with a good warranty behind it too.
  • Zippered access allows you access to the inside of the watercraft on either side.

2. Classic Accessories Lunex RS-1

Check out Classic Accessories Lunex RS-1*.


Medium fits up to 133 inches

Large fits up to 140 inches

Key Features

  • Made of a grid-like fabric that cuts down on tearing and breaking.
  • UV Protection.
  • Elastic cord allows for quick installs and makes it more secure on the trailer.
  • Venting to cut down on moisture inside of the cover and for towing.
  • Trailer strap.
  • Comes with storage bag (This is useful, trust me).
  • Trailerable.
  • Waterproof.

3. JETPRO Trailerable Jet Ski Cover

Check out JETPRO Trailerable Jet Ski Cover*.


Fits 126″ to 135″ (3 Seater watercraft)

Key Features

  • Heavy duty that holds up well against the sun and rain.
  • Straps around the bottom makes it perfect for towing on trailer.
  • Includes storage bag.
  • Rear vent to help reduce moisture and wind lofting.

4. Leader Accessories Polyester Jet Ski Cover

Check out Leader Accessories Polyester Cover*.


96 to 105 inches

106 to 115 inches

116 to 135 inches

Key Features

  • Water-Repelling
  • Resistance to mold and UV light.
  • Four-ply double sewn seams and no raw edges.
  • Mesh Storage Bag.
  • Rear Air Vents for allowing air out.
  • Elastic cord bottom for easy put-ons.
  • Quick adjustable straps.
  • Front and rear heavy-duty tie-down loops to make it easier for trailering.

What Cover Do I Use?

I use the OEM cover, but I also throw a universal fitting cover on top of it during winter storage.

The OEM cover has vents at the front to create a vacuum when towing your jet ski, so it stays tight on it. These vents also allow water in, so that is why I like having the second universal fitting cover over it during long-term storage.

Covers Are Worth It!

A jet ski cover is worth it, especially if you keep it where the sun gets to it.

The sun will fade the plastic and fiberglass of your jet ski. The sun will also tear up your seats and creates cracks in them.

Instead of your jet ski taking the damage, the cover will, and covers are much cheaper than replacing the parts the sun destroys.

How Long Do Jet Ski Covers Last?

A jet ski cover will last 3 to 5 years, depending on how much sun and abuse it takes.

It’s better for the cover to take the damage than your jet ski, and thus why we use them. The sun is harsh on plastic and fiberglass, so it’s best you get a cover for your jet ski and replace it when it wears out, or else your jet ski will take the damage.

What Else?

After getting a cover for your jet ski, don’t forget to check out the other must-have jet ski accessories!



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.


  1. Thanks again for the informative website. Would you alter any of your suggested after-market covers given the 2021 models? This is purely anecdotal (based on one review posted to Amazon) but it was suggested that 2021 Yamaha VX models are wider than they used to be suggesting some of these covers might not fit. Does this sound accurate to you? Do you think that as long as I got the large cover option from any of the possible providers listed above that I’d be okay for my 2021 Yamaha VX Cruiser HO? Thanks!

    • A large universal cover should fit a VX body, it’s not that much bigger than the last body. The FX might have an issue though. The best fit will always be one from the manufacturer. The most common thing I see when it comes to covers is that people put them on wrong and think it’s too small. The trick is handlebars first, then the nose, and the rear last.

  2. Just put a deposit on the 2021 Seadoo Fish Pro. Its pretty darn long (147″)and with the addition of the LINQ cooler would just going with a Sea Doo branded cover suffice?

  3. Thanks for the INFO my son is looking wanted a bigger SEA DOO GT 230 the looked at the SPARK 3 UP. HOW DO YOU LIKE YOURS? What would you tally son the difference #1 is price But do you like the Spark better for him I think he would not so much receding a BIGGER. He has a SEA RAY he wants something to get on when he dent want to get the big boat out

    • I love my 3up Sea-Doo Spark. Compared to a GTR 230 it’s more playful and way better on gas. But the GTR 230 is going to be faster and more comfortable of a ride. Comparing the two it depends on what you want, do you want playful or speed? If this is his first jet skis maybe give the Spark a try for a season, but if he wants to upgrade to something faster and more comfortable then go with the GTR. My only suggestion if you go with the Spark is to get the models with iBR for better control around the dock. One extra bit, if his Sea Ray is big enough he could easily get attachments for it so he can dock a Spark on the back of it.


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