Sea-Doo Model Reference 1988-2010

Sea-Doo Model Reference (1988-2010) Unveiled: A Journey Through Innovation and Performance

Sea-Doo Model Reference 1988-2010 Unveiled: A Journey Through Innovation and Performance

This comprehensive guide takes you on a detailed journey through the Sea-Doo models from 1988 to 2010, highlighting their unique features, advantages, and any noteworthy aspects. Please note that occasional personal opinions and industry insights are included in the narrative. If you spot any errors or have additional contributions, feel free to reach out!


The Evolution Begins (1988-1993)


The Sea-Doo adventure commenced in 1988 with a distinctive hull design and a seat that set it apart. Sporting the 587 Yellow motor, a constant in Sea-Doo models from 1988 to 1991, the SP, a technically two-passenger machine, made its debut. While not as prevalent as the 1989 SP, the 1988 model holds its own uniqueness. Contributions from Sea-Doo enthusiasts are welcome for a more comprehensive overview.

1989 SP 1989 SP



The introduction of the 1989 SP brought forth a new engine access design, setting the trend for subsequent models. The removable seat, granting access to the engine and electrical components, became a signature feature retained in SP models until 1993.

1989 SP



In 1990 Sea Doo kept the SP in the lineup and also introduced the first 3 passenger GT model which featured a basically smooth hull which was fun for spins, but also could get pretty unstable with three. Since it had the 587 (twin carb), it also wasn't the most powerful or fast but the old 587 was pretty indestructible. The GT also was the first time Sea Doo introduced the reverse feature on a ski.

1990 SP 1990 GT



The SP and GT continued in 1991, welcoming the XP to the lineup. The XP, essentially an SP hull with the Twin Carb 587, introduced a hood with mirrors and a grab handle to enhance reboarding.

1991 SP 1991 SPI 1991 GT



The year 1992 marked the shift from the yellow to the white 587 engine. Trim made its first appearance in the XP, albeit manual. The GT transformed into the GTS, featuring a white lower hull with strakes.

1992 SP 1992 SPI 1992 XP 1992 GTS 1992 GTX



In 1993, the XP embraced a larger 657cc engine, a new hull design, and electric trim. The SPX (587 dual carb) continued the trend of repackaging previous year models. The lineup expanded with the SP, SPI, GTS, and the first appearance of the GTX, offering more power and additional features.

1993 SP 1993 SPI 1993 SPX 1993 XP 1993 GTS 1993 GTX


Design Revamps and Technological Strides (1994-1998)


1994 witnessed a design overhaul, with the SP, SPI, and SPX models carrying over. The XP featured the 657X engine for increased horsepower. The GTS maintained its 1993 design, while the GTX now boasted the 657 engine, bronze vane pump, and enhanced features.

1994 SP 1994 SPI 1994 SPX 1994 XP 1994 GTS 1994 GTX



The 717 and 787 engines emerged in 1995. The XP800, featuring the 787X RAVE valve engine, showcased significant power. The HX, a novel release, brought a unique riding experience with its narrow design and suspension-equipped seat.

1995 SP 1995 SPI 1995 SPX 1995 XP 1995 XP800 1995 HX 1995 GTS 1995 GTX



The 657 engine phased out entirely in 1996, signaling a shift to the DESS ignition system. The XP now featured the 787 RAVE engine. New releases included the GSX and the GTX, incorporating a digital infocenter for detailed information.

1996 SP 1996 SPI 1996 SPX 1996 XP 1996 HX 1996 GTS 1996 GTI 1996 GTX 1996 GSX



The iconic 587 engine bid farewell in 1997, making way for the 130hp Rotax 947 RAVE engine. New models like the XP and GTS continued the evolution. Late in the year, the GSX Limited with the 130hp 947 RAVE engine set the stage for future innovations.

1997 SP 1997 SPX 1997 XP 1997 GTS 1997 GTI 1997 GTX 1997 GS 1997 GSI 1997 GSX 1997 GSX Limited



In 1998, the lineup evolved further, introducing the fuel-injected RAVE engine. Environmental considerations influenced the shift towards more fuel-efficient models. The SPX (1997 model) saw a weight reduction, becoming the lightest among the X4-hulled 787 SPX models.

1998 SP 1998 SPX 1998 XP 1998 XP Limited 1998 GTS 1998 GTI 1998 GTX 1998 GTX Limited 1998 GTX RFI 1998 GS 1998 GSI 1998 GSX Limited


Pioneering Engines and Technological Refinements (1999-2003)


Notable in 1999 was the introduction of larger engines - the 717 and 787. The GSX RFI, GTX RFI, and XP Limited continued the trend of refining existing models.

1999 SPX 1999 XP Limited 1999 GTS 1999 GTI 1999 GTX Limited 1999 GTX RFI 1999 GS 1999 GSX RFI 1999 GSX Limited



The millennium ushered in a plethora of new models and the 947 DI engine. The GTX DI, GSX RFI, and the innovative LRV (dual carb 947) made their debut. The 3D RFI, a transformative model with multiple riding configurations, added a touch of versatility.

2000 GTS 2000 GTI 2000 GTX 2000 GTX RFI 2000 GTX DI 2000 GS 2000 GSX RFI 2000 XP 2000 RX DI 2000 LRV



In 2001, the 717 GTS saw its last year, making way for new models like the GTI and the introduction of color options for various models. The RXX, a limited production race machine, boasted a powerful 130hp engine.

2001 GTS 2001 GTS 2001 GTI 2001 GTI 2001 GTX 2001 GTX 2001 GTX RFI 2001 GTX RFI 2001 GTX DI 2001 GS 2001 RX 2001 RX 2001 RX DI 2001 RX DI 2001 XP 2001 LRV 2001 LRV 2001 RXX



A focus on four-stroke technology dominated 2002. The GTX 4-TEC and GTI LE RFI showcased the transition to more fuel-efficient, quieter, and environmentally conscious models. The LRV DI offered a unique 3-4 passenger capacity.

2002 GTI LE 2002 GTX 4TEC 2002 GTX 2002 GTX RFI 2002 GTX DI 2002 RX 2002 RX DI 2002 XP 2002 LRV DI 2002 RXX



The 2003 lineup featured the GTI LE RFI, GTI LE, GTX 4-TEC, GTX 4-TEC Limited Supercharged, and the XP DI. Technological advances included closed-loop cooling, the GTX 4-TEC Limited Supercharged's supercharged intercooled engine, and the XP DI's direct fuel injection.

2003 GTI 2003 GTI LE 2003 GTI LE RFI 2003 GTX 4TEC 2003 GTX 4TEC SUPERCHARGED 2003 GTX 4TEC SUPERCHARGED 2003 2003 RX DI 2003 XP DI Picture Coming Soon 2003 LRV DI


Innovations and Expansions (2004-2010)


Sea-Doo expanded its offerings in 2004 with the RXP and RXT, both equipped with the new 215hp supercharged intercooled 4-TEC engine. The GTX 4-TEC Supercharged and Wakeboard Edition models added diversity to the lineup.

2004 GTI 2004 GTI LE 2004 GTI LE RFI 2004 GTI RFI 2004 GTX 4TEC 2004 GTX 4TEC Limited 2004 GTX 4TEC SUPERCHARGED 2004 XP DI 2004 RXP



In 2005, the RXP received the 215hp engine, and the RXT emerged as a powerhouse with a 255hp supercharged intercooled engine. The 4-TEC engine continued to dominate the lineup, with improvements in performance and efficiency.

2005 GTI 2005 GTI LE 2005 GTI RFI 2005 GTX 2005 GTX Limited 2005 GTX 4TEC SUPERCHARGED 2005 GTX WAKE EDITION 2005 RXP 2005 RXT 2005 3D RFI



The 2006 lineup featured the GTX 4-TEC Limited, GTX 4-TEC SC, RXP, and RXT. Technological enhancements included the learning key, allowing control over performance levels, and the introduction of the RXT 215hp model.

2006 GTI 2006 GTI SE 2006 GTX 2006 GTX Limited 2006 GTX 4TEC SUPERCHARGED 2006 GTX WAKE EDITION 2006 RXP 2006 RXT 2006 3D DI



2007 marked the release of the Wake Editions for the RXT and GTX 4-TEC. The GTI lineup saw improvements, and the RXP received the S3 hull for enhanced stability and cornering.

2007 GTI 2007 GTI SE 2007 GTX 2007 GTX LTD 2007 RXP (black) 2007 RXP (red) 2007 RXT (red) 2007 RXT (black) 2007 WAKE 2007 3D DI



In 2008, Sea-Doo introduced the iS (intelligent Suspension) system in the GTX Limited iS 255 and RXT iS 255 models. These models featured a semi-active suspension, providing a smoother ride in various conditions.

2008 GTI 2008 GTI SE (green) 2008 GTI SE (red) 2008 GTX 2008 GTX LTD 2008 RXP 2008 RXP-X 2008 RXT (black) 2008 RXT (red) 2008 RXT-X 2008 WAKE



The 2009 lineup showcased innovative features like the iBR (intelligent Brake and Reverse) system, adding a new dimension to rider control. The Wake Pro 215 joined the Wake Edition lineup, catering to watersports enthusiasts.

2009 GTI 2009 GTI SE 2009 GTX 2009 GTX LTD iS 255hp 2009 RXP 2009 RXP-X 2009 RXT (black) 2009 RXT (yellow) 2009 RXT-X 2009 WAKE 155hp 2009 WAKE Pro 215hp



The final year in our journey featured the GTX Limited iS 260, RXT iS 260, and the RXP-X 260 models. The introduction of the iS system across various models showcased Sea-Doo's commitment to rider comfort and control.

2010 GTI - MSRP $7,999 2010 GTI SE - MSRP $8,999 2010 GTX 155hp - MSRP $11,599 2010 GTX iS 215hp - MSRP $14,699 2010 GTX LTD iS 260hp - MSRP $16,499 2010 RXP 215hp - MSRP $11,999 2010 RXP-X 255hp - MSRP $13,499 2010 RXT 215hp - MSRP $12,999 2010 RXT-X 260hp- MSRP $14,199 2010 RXT iS 260hp - MSRP $14,999 2010 WAKE 155hp - MSRP $10,399 2010 WAKE Pro 215hp - MSRP $13,499

Sea-Doo Model Reference 1988-2010

The Sea-Doo journey from 1988 to 2010 is a testament to continuous innovation and technological advancements. From the humble beginnings of the SP to the groundbreaking iS system, Sea-Doo has consistently pushed the boundaries of personal watercraft design. This guide offers a glimpse into the evolution of Sea-Doo models, inviting enthusiasts to appreciate the rich history and technological strides of this iconic brand. Feel free to share your thoughts, experiences, and additional insights as we celebrate the legacy of Sea-Doo watercraft.

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