Boat Test: 2007 Sea Doo Sportboat Speedster 200

Boat Tested2007 Sea Doo Sportboat Speedster 200
Price As TestedNot Available
Category Jet Boat
Manufacturer Sea Doo Sportboat
Length19ft 9in / 6.02 m
There is only one word to describe time

spent in the 2007 Sea-Doo Speedster

200: FUN!

And the fun factor only gets more adrenalinefilled

when equipped, as our test boat was, with

Twin Rotax 215 hp, supercharged, intercooled


With 430 hp of power behind it, this sportboat

definitely earns its "Speedster" name, leaping

out of the hole to 20 mph in 2.56 seconds and

reaching 30 mph from idle in a mere 4.23 seconds.

Although the Speedster 200 accelerates lightning

fast at all speeds up to its top end of 57 mph,

it planes a little slower than expected at 19 mph

and about 3900 rpm.

Next to hole shot, the Speedster 200's most

noteworthy performance feature is its turning

radius. It handled precisely and aggressively, turning

on a dime, with the manoeuvrability made

possible by its direct drive propulsion system. This

also allows the 200 to complete impressive

manoeuvres and venture into areas you can't get

into with a boat with a propeller. Any boater not

used to jet drive, however, should plan on a period

of adjustment - the feel of it is quite different from

outboards or I/Os.

But what good would sportboat handling be

without sportboat style? The Sea-Doo 200 has lots

of sporty flair with impressive lines, sleek and

multi-functional aluminum rails, and all-new


The first thing you'll notice once at the helm is

the absence of a full windshield. Instead, the 200

has a windscreen with pop-up wind deflector.

Although this does not offer much protection

from the elements, it definitely helps to heighten

the thrill of the ride and adds to the overall sportboat

feel. The full instrumentation dash is very

readable and a Clarion AM/FM CD stereo

ensures the tunes keep pumping for added entertainment.

Underneath the helm is convenient storage,

including a built-in ice cooler to store beverages

and food for the trip.

Besides the helm space, the Speedster 200

offers plenty of dry, secure storage, with 46 cubic

feet of total storage capacity. Storage spaces are

tucked away under the bow seats, a bow storage

area big enough for a person to crawl into, an infloor

ski locker provides storage for a wide assortment

of water toys and accessories, and dual rear

storage compartments under the transom sun pad

ensures no gear has to be left on shore. This is

great, especially if you choose to include the

optional wakeboard tower like our test boat.

In fact, if playing on the water is your thing,

the Speedster 200 offers lots of great features. A

pull-up ski pylon provides a convenient rope

attachment for towing, while a rear integrated

swim platform with two-step ladder will make for

easy and comfortable reboarding, especially in deep


And when a long day of fun and excitement

finally comes to an end, cockpit courtesy lights

provide indirect lighting for all those passengers

that will be fighting for a chance to ride.

With impressive performance and loads of

style, any thrill-seeker would be living for the

weekend with the 2007 Sea-Doo Speedster 200.

… but you may want to give your less adventurous

friends a bit of a heads up before hitting the

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