All Personal Watercraft articles

  • Sea-Doo RXT-X

    BRP posts Q3 growth in sales and profits


    As with other peers in the recreational sector, BRP saw continued momentum in consumer demand and growth in new entrants through its FY2021 third quarter, ending 31 October.

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    SA government proposes end to ban on PWCs in marine protected areas

    2020-10-13T09:16:00Z IBI , by Bobby Jordan

    The South African government has published new draft regulations that propose overturning the current ban on the use of personal watercraft in marine protected areas. In terms of the new draft regulations, which were published for public comment earlier this year, PWCs larger than 3m would be allowed to ...

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    Kawasaki PWCs return to UK market

    2020-09-01T13:17:00Z appointed exclusive UK distributor for Kawasaki PWCs, trading under the title of Kawasaki Watercraft UK

  • 2020 Sea-Doo GTI

    Higher profits offset lower Q2 revenues for BRP

    2020-08-28T13:18:00Z By Arlene Sloan, Craig Ritchie,

    Recreational products manufacturer BRP said Q2 delivered better than expected results driven by strong worldwide retail demand for its portfolio, including PWCs and boats. Wind-down of the Evinrude outboard business was reflected in a 35% drop in marine revenues.

  • Taiga Orca Sport

    Canadian electric PWC builder expands product line


    Taiga Motors unveils two new models with retail prices starting at US$15,000 in bid to gain mass market traction

  • Sea Doo

    BRP takes further steps to manage COVID-19 impact


    After slowing down and temporarily suspending manufacturing at all powersports and marine operations sites around the world, Canada’s BRP Inc. announced a series of additional measures – including cost-containment measures and employee compensation changes – to protect the company’s financial flexibility and long-term growth.” BRP’s marine-related products are captured ...

  • BRP has manufactured Sea-Doo personal watercraft for the US market at its plant in Querétaro, Mexico since 2013

    BRP temporarily halts or slows down global operations in response to Covid-19


    Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has announced that, due to the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 situation, the company is temporarily suspending or slowing down all powersports and marine manufacturing operations around the world. These actions, says BRP, will allow the company to evaluate and respond to the changing conditions, as ...

  • Electric Nautique at Seattle

    Nautique shows prototype electric towboat in Seattle


    US towboat manufacturer Nautique is making a splash at the Seattle Boat Show this week as it debuts a prototype electric version of its popular Nautique 210 towboat.

  • Sea-Doo Spark

    BRP celebrates record Q3


    Quebec, Canada-based BRP Inc released third quarter results for its 2019 fiscal year today, celebrating what president and CEO José Boisjoli described as the company’s best third quarter ever with year-over-year increases in total revenues, gross profits, net incomes and EBITA.

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    Canadian firm unveils all-electric PWC


    Canadian snowmobile manufacturer Taiga Motors has introduced a new all-electric personal watercraft (PWC) that the company describes as “a new segment of personal watercraft, defined by conscious luxury, high performance, and connectivity.”

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    Australian start-up unveils electric hydrofoil PWC


    Electro.Aero, an Australian start-up based in Perth, has developed what it claims is the world’s first electric hydrofoil personal watercraft – the WaveFlyer.

  • Missouri flag

    Calls for Missouri motorboat ban to be enforced four years after approval


    Horsepower limits and a complete motor ban approved for Missouri’s Ozark National Scenic Riverway have yet to be enacted

  • Wake-Surfing-web

    Idaho County moves to restrict wakeboats, PWCs


    It what appears to be growing trend, Valley County, Idaho has become the latest governmental body to propose restrictions on wake boats and personal watercraft (PWC), in some cases, effectively banning their use.

  • Thom Dammrich, president NMMA

    Dammrich receives WSIA Lifetime Achievement Award


    Outgoing National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) president Thom Dammrich has received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the US Watersports Industry Association (WSIA).

  • Wake-Surfing-web

    Wakeboats could be sunk under proposed Vermont legislation


    A US bill that would ban wakeboats and effectively ban wake-surfing in parts of Vermont will be vigorously opposed by the Watersports Industry Associate (WIA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

  • Yamaha's Exult 43, launched at the 2018 Tokyo Boat Show

    Yamaha Marine reorganises multiple business units


    The company’s marine division - accounting for nearly 1/5 th of Yamaha Motor’s total business - is one of many units to be restructured

  • News

    Yamaha announces medium and long-term growth strategies


    Earlier this week Yamaha revealed its top-line strategic goals up until 2030 along with a new medium-term management plan for the three year period starting in 2019. The plans cover various product sectors in the company’s business portfolio. As far as the marine business is concerned the stated key ...

  • BRP

    BRP chief ‘happy’ with USMCA


    Jose Boisjoli happy despite an expected CA$10m hit

  • Strong North American demand for personal watercraft contributed toward BRP’s record Q3 results

    BRP reports record Q3 revenues, net income


    Quebec-based BRP reported revenues of C$1,394.2m and net income of C$90.2m for its third quarter of 2018, marking continued strong growth for the manufacturer of Sea-Doo personal watercraft and Evinrude outboard engines.

  • News

    US powerboat registrations strong through Q2


    Sales of towboats, cruisers, freshwater fishing boats, yachts and PWCs were all up