Being the leading provider of Gold Coast jet ski licencing and training services, as well as a personal watercraft (PWC) enthusiast, I understand just how important it is to choose the right jet ski for your needs and lifestyle. While budget is generally an important consideration, there are many other things you should examine before you buy a jet ski, such as whether you’re going to be using it in fresh or saltwater. By following my tips below, it will help you make a better educated decision before buying or upgrading your jet ski.
Which jet ski manufacturers can I trust?
While there used to be a wide range of jet ski
manufacturers, the PWC market is now dominated by 3 main manufacturers, Yamaha
WaveRunner, Sea-Doo and Kawasaki. All of these manufacturers supply quality
products, which is why they are still the most popular worldwide.
Is a sit down or stand up jet ski a better alternative?
You can have hours of fun on the water with either a sit
down or stand up jet ski. The main difference being a stand-up jet ski gives
you more of a workout, so if you’re wanting to increase your exercise regime
choose this alternative. But you will have to spend more time learning how to
operate this effectively if you’re wanting to perform more complex tricks.
Will I be using my jet ski in fresh or saltwater?
If you’re going to be using your jet ski inland, say in a river or a lake, then having a closed cooling system isn’t important. But if you’re wanting to navigate the open ocean and coastal waterways, then having a jet ski with a closed cooling system can be beneficial as it may help you to eliminate some of the maintenance issues which can result from purchasing a PWC that has raw water cooling the engine. It’s important to be aware though that the more features you have on your jet ski, the heavier and less responsive it generally tends to be in the water.
Am I going to have any passengers?
If you want to maintain marital bliss in your home, I’d recommend checking to see if your wife or kids would like to take part in your jet ski adventures, before you invest in a single or double model.
These are just some of the numerous things you should take into consideration before choosing a jet ski for yourself or your family. For expert assistance with Gold Coast jet ski licencing and practical training, contact Nautical Training and Marine Services on 0412 550 570.