2023 Sea Doo Lineup: If one is in the field of predicting the future, we have found that it is best to become familiar with the feel of the crow.
Today is one such humbling example, as nearly half of the predictions made by The Watercraft Journal this year – relating to the 2023 model – are drowning. Completely redesigned Spark? Not yet, buddy. The multi-model-sweeping X-Series? Hmm, good luck next time.
And this May’s RXP-X green and carbon fiber leak featuring Formula 1 pilot Daniel Ricciardo becoming a one-time habit? Not even close, son.
PWC’s 2023 Sea-Doo lineup returns with a few minor changes, the most important of which are the following:
- New model #1: 2023 Sea-Doo Explorer Pro 170 (rebranded and upgraded Fish Pro Sport 170)
- New model #2: 2023 RXP-X Apex 300 (regular RXP-X 300 with some tweaks)
- Model discontinued: GTI 90
- New features: windshield, heavy-duty front bumper, front LinQ support, multi-LinQ plate, heated grip, etc. (available on Explorer Pro 170)
- IDF is available on more models (such as the GTI family)
- The Technology Package comes as standard on the RXT-X 300
- Several new color schemes
- Prices are slightly higher
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Instead, in a surprising move, BRP chose to appeal to the furthest extremes of some of the hobby’s most polarizing opponents: the fuel-efficient long-range cruiser; and hardliner-cutting racing enthusiasts in your seats, with the new Explorer Pro 170 and RXP-X Apex 300, respectively.
The two new models stand alone as the only additions to the Sea-Doo family of watercraft and expand the brand’s range of custom-built products.
Apart from a number of new colors – including the top GTX Limited 300 model, GTI, and Spark – the rest of the water boat range is a direct continuation from 2022 in both livery and equipment.
This decision allows the 2023 lineup to seamlessly fit into last year’s production run, which is still working towards finalizing the unfinished model. Until now, BRP CEO José Boisjoli emphatically praised dealers during the 2023 product launch.
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Boisjoli thanks his dealer network for its professionalism and continued patience over the past two and a half years of production delays and an influx of unfinished products arriving at dealers.
During the invitation-only presentation, Boisjoli shared several examples of the difficulties BRP took to complete the unit, including ordering dozens of 747 flights to bring in material from abroad and making more than 15,000 engineering changes to streamline and reduce production woes.
These efforts combined with the strength of BRP’s 20,000 employees give the company strong positive momentum ahead of the new year.
And helping that momentum are two new engines that specifically speak to two very unique interests. With the aforementioned 2023 RXP-X Apex 300 ($20,999 MSRP). Sea-Doo is offering it as a limited launch for 2023 only available via pre-order with deposits ending November 30, 2022.
The Apex comes almost exactly as shown in leaked images and videos featuring F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo – wrapped in Racing Green and Graphite Grey, and featuring carbon fiber on the mirrors and bonnet with blacked-out badging, the Apex lives up to its name.
What really sets the Apex apart from the standard RXP-X 300 (which returns in Millennium Yellow and Premium Triple Black) is the use of a Hydraulic Steering Damper on the reinforced steering column (with three resistance settings).
The adjustable hydraulic damper action is designed to reduce the amount of rider input required to track through cuts – especially at speed – and consequently reduce rider fatigue. The exclusive Apex also includes seating options for the RXP-X, a high-back single seat (Ergolock-R), and an optional passenger seat. Otherwise, all other Apex characteristics remain identical to the standard RXP-X (sponsor, power output, weight, etc.).
For those looking for an entirely different use of water, Sea-Doo is rolling out its new “Adventure Segment” starting with the 2023 Explorer Pro 170 ($16,799 MSRP).
This machine shared much in common with the Fish Pro Sport 170, using a full-sized ST3 platform, flat “Touring” bench seat with the same thick padding, gunwale footrests, modified Fish Pro extended rear deck (more on that in a second), and a 7-inch Garmin GPS/Fish Finder combination navigator.
The Explorer Pro 170 includes several firsts for the Sea-Doo and PWC industry such as a full-length removable windshield, heavy-duty front bumper, vertically adjustable steering neck, LinQ Explore Bag, standard LinQ multi-cargo rack, and rear platform. redesigned with triple LinQ mounts, allowing adventurers to carry up to six LinQ accessories! The Explorer Pro 170 will appeal to those looking to venture far upstream, along the coastline, and even camp overnight close to the shoreline.
For the rest of the 2023 Sea-Doo lineup, the changes are minimal. Starting with Rec Lite and working its way up, Spark returns with unchanged variations: Spark 2-up ($7,699) and 3-up ($8,899), both with or without BRP Sound), and Trixx 2-up ($8,799) and 3- up ($9,399) also with or without BRP Sound – all Sparks optional in Manta Green or Dazzling Blue.
The GTI lineup is offered with the 90-horsepower ACE ($10,699), SE 130 ($11,499) or SE 170 ($12,099) – and is offered in Reef Blue, Coral Blast/Eclipse Black or Ice Metal and Neo Mint respectively.
The Touring segment consists of two GTX tiers, the standard ST3-based GTX which is available with 170 horsepower naturally aspirated ($15,199) or supercharged 230 ($16,199) or 300 horsepower ($17,499) options. All of this carries over from 2022 in the same Eclipse Black and Orange Crush livery.
For the top-tier Limited 300 model ($18,800 MSRP), customers have the option of the new Premium Metallic Sage or Blue Abyss color. No changes to this model have been announced other than the availability of the iDF and BRP Technology Package on non-Limited models as options.
The Performance segment is also unchanged – apart from the aforementioned Apex – both the RXT-X ($18,499) and RXP-X ($16,499) return in Triple Black or Millennium Yellow. The GTR 230 ($13,299) continues in Millennium Yellow for 2023 as well.
Other than that, that’s the story for the Wake Pro 230 ($17,499) and Wake 170 ($12,899), both of which are back for 2023 on the Neo Mint. And finally, the Fish Pro family warrior in the same livery as last year – Scout and Sport in Gulf Stream Blue ($14,299 and $16,499); and Breakthrough Trophy in Flint Gray and Orange Crush ($19,599).
The goal for 2023 is to ensure that every pending order and every new order is fulfilled within a satisfactory time frame. It will take continued strenuous effort on behalf of BRP as well as tens of thousands of hands helping to make every Sea-Doo a reality.
The listed price increases reflect pressure on global supply chains and should come as no surprise to anyone who has subscribed to The Watercraft Journal in recent years. We’re excited to see how this new product is received while addressing very different audiences.
2023 Sea Doo Lineup Price
- 2023 Spark 60 2UP: $5,999
- 2023 Spark 90 2UP IBR: $7,699
- 2023 Spark Trixx 2UP: $8,799
- 2023 Spark 90 3UP: $8,899
- 2023 Spark 90 3UP IBR: $8,899
- 2023 Spark Trixx 3UP: $9,399
- 2023 GTI 130: $10,699
- 2023 GTI SE 130: $11,499
- 2023 Wake 170: $12,899
- 2023 GTI SE 170: $13,299
- 2023 GTR 230: $14,099
- 2023 Fish Pro Scout 130: $14,299
- 2023 GTX 170: $15,199
- 2023 GTX 230: $16,199
- 2023 RXP-X 300: $16,799
- 2023 Explorer Pro 170: $16,799
- 2023 Fish Pro Sport 170: $17,299
- 2023 GTX 300: $17,499
- 2023 Wake Pro 230: $17,499
- 2023 RXT-X 300: $18,799
- 2023 GTX Limited 300: $18,899
2023 Fish Pro Trophy 170: $19,599
- 2023 RXP-X Apex 300: $20,999