2009 Sea-Doo iS Watercraft – A revolutionary new experience yet again.
Australia, April, 2009 – Sea-Doo, Australia and New Zealand’s number one brand for PWCs, has continued its long tradition of innovation and market leadership with the ground breaking RXT™ iS 255 and GTX Limited iS 255.
New to the 2009 range, both models feature some of the world’s most advanced watercraft technology, offering a level of control, power and performance never before seen on the water.
Featuring a technological platform called iControl, Sea-Doo’s RXT and GTX Limited iS models offer a slew of firsts for PWCs: Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR™), the first on-water braking system; Intelligent Suspension (iS™), the first full on-water suspension system; Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™), featuring the first true neutral and the S3™ Hull, the first stepped hull design.
Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR) offers a whole new level of safety and control. Now, with the simple squeeze of a lever, you can stop your watercraft on demand. If the watercraft is moving forward, squeeze the brake to slow down. If the watercraft is stopped, squeeze the brake to go in reverse. And because the throttle and brake controls are both on the handlebar, you never have to come out of the natural riding position.
Intelligent Suspension (iS) allows the hull to move independently of the upper deck, isolating the rider and passenger from the impact of rough water with six inches (15 cm) of suspension travel. So you can ride longer, with greater comfort and control, through all types of conditions. The suspension comes factory-set for sport riding on the RXT iS 255 and for luxury cruising on the GTX Limited iS 255. But each readily adapts to fit changing conditions, number of passengers, or personal preference. Choose one of nine settings or set it to auto calibration. And do it all on the move using the rocker switch on the handlebar.
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) brings a new level of precision to every riding situation. Your watercraft now starts up in neutral mode, allowing the engine to run without propelling the craft forward. It makes it easier for dockside starts and stress-free manoeuvrability, even in tight areas.
An activity-specific cruise control system lets you customize your speed settings. Set the speed and let the system adjust automatically, while you enjoy an easier ride and better fuel efficiency. And along with iBR, iTC make docking stress free, with the intuitive combination of throttle, neutral and reverse. Well-placed controls let you keep both hands on the handlebars and both eyes on what you’re doing.
The stepped design of the S3 hull creates a low-pressure zone, reducing drag and keeping the hull glued to the water. This improves handling and top end speed. And its narrow chine and deep-V design stabilize the watercraft. Lateral wave impact is minimized, resulting in very little roll or change in direction. Also, the innovative material that makes up S3 actually reduces the overall weight of the hull by 50 pounds (22.7 kg).
These groundbreaking innovations are all packaged with one of the most world’s powerful* production PWC engines, the legendary Rotax® 4-TEC™, now boasting 255 horse power.
The world’s most advanced watercraft is no longer a matter of opinion. It’s a matter of fact. And it will change the way you think about riding.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea Doo watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E TEC, Can Am all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines and karts.