Top 5 Best Family Sports Jet Skis May 30, 2016 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)

Riding a jet ski is one of the best ways to stay cool and have a good time this summer. Between the rush of the wind and the plumes of white water, any trip on a jet ski can beat the heat. You just need to figure out which sports jet ski is right for your family. The best options will be affordable, safe, and easy to use and have room for multiple passengers.

Kawasaki STX-15F


Families who want a sports jet ski that can handle nearly everything should consider the STX-15F, also one of our top choices for economical watercraft. It has 160 horsepower, meaning that you ride gun the engines up to 62 mph. You can even use this particular jet ski to tow a water skier or wakeboarder and generate some serious spray on the water.

Sea-Doo Spark

If you are looking for a more affordable option to start your family off with a jet ski, go with the Sea-Doo Spark. It is much more budget-friendly than other entry-level jet skis. To save on cost, you will get a bit less power than with other models. Keep in mind that it is also slightly lighter than other models, so it has a similar power-to-weight ratio. Besides, parents may appreciate the lower power, especially if your teen is riding the watercraft alone for the first time.

Sea-Doo RXP-X 260


This jet ski has plenty of thoughtful features for families. The splash guard protects you from getting wet if you don’t want to. There are also folding re-board steps, so you don’t have to struggle like some other models. There are also on-board security features, and families will appreciate the modes that prevent the vehicle from achieving higher speeds or acceleration, great for inexperienced riders. Get your children started on those modes so they can get more comfortable before being in control of the full 260 horsepower.

Yamaha Waverunner Superjet

This particular Yamaha model is unique among jet skis since you stand up to ride it. That can make it awkward to use at first, but as soon as you get the hang of it, it has much better maneuverability than seated versions. This model has 74 horsepower and is lightweight, giving it startling acceleration and making it a thrill to ride on the water.

Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser SHO

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This is one of the very few family jet skis on the market that is sporty and packed with features. It has a multifunction instrument panel with a compass, cruise control, and all the other information you need. There is also a cup holder so you can stay hydrated, a display showing the water temperature in the lake, and two storage spaces. Families will also love its ability to seat three people. Luckily, this feature-packed family sports jet ski has a 210-horsepower engine that can handle all the weight.

Get out to the lake or hit the open ocean and enjoy the summer with your family in the best way possible—on the water.


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