SEA-DOO® 2006 SPORT BOATS TO BE POWERED BY ROTAX® 4-TEC® JET DRIVE ENGINES
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada - September 21, 2005 - BRP has launched its 2006 line of Rotax four-stroke 4 TEC jet driven sport boats with many models receiving more power and upgraded features. The addition of 4-TEC power across the line-up means every 2006 Sea-Doo sport boat will share the benefits of Closed-Loop Cooling, D-Sea-Bel™ sound reduction system, superior responsiveness, and first-class reliability.
NEW Speedster® 200 430 HP - More Power, More Fun The Speedster is the sport boat that started the jet drive revolution in 1994. In 2006, responsive 4-TEC power with jet drive creates a unique handling sport boat. The Speedster 200 melds every component from bow to stern to form a sleek, integrated design that exudes high performance on the water. For 2006, the Speedster 200 will be available with a 310 HP four-stroke 4 TEC engine package or an incredible intercooled 430 HP supercharged 4 TEC engine package. The Speedster 200 with 4-TEC power is the epitome of what a high-performance sport boat should be eye-catching visual appeal, responsive handling, exhilarating acceleration, and versatility with the addition of an optional wakeboard tower. Spec Sheet
NEW Speedster WAKE - Premium Equipment comes Standard New for 2006 is the 430 HP Speedster WAKE, also offered in a 310 HP version it is specifically designed for wakeboarding. The new Sea-Doo Speedster WAKE sport boat is competitively priced and very well equipped to compete in the boating industry's fastest growing segment. Premium equipment is standard on the 2006 WAKE including; remote controlled 600 lb. (272 kg) ballast system, PerfectPassâ€ Wakeboard Pro Speed Control, wakeboard tower with speakers and board racks, and all the advantages of jet drive. Spec Sheet
Sportster™ SCIC - A 15-foot Package with Miles of Fun The Sea-Doo Sportster™ will be available with two power options in 2006, an all-yellow 155 HP or black 215 HP supercharged intercooled Rotax engine. The handling of this compact boat has no parallel, with the ability to change path of direction resembling a slot car. The hull sticks to the water and turns on a dime. As with all Sea-Doo sport boats, an optional wakeboard tower is also available. With all-new racing inspired graphics, the Sportster will turn heads in either configuration. Spec Sheet
Challenger* 180 and NEW Challenger 180 CS - Much More for Much Less The popular intercooled 215 HP supercharged Challenger 180 returns in 2006 with two configuration options. The new Challenger 180 CS features a full wrap-around glass windshield, stereo remote, gauge cluster, and snap-in cockpit carpets. Both Challenger 180 packages are based on an economy-minded 18-foot platform with 20 feet of interior and storage space. The Challenger 180 is the perfect all-around "get out on the water" family recreation sport boat that can handle up to eight passengers. Available in two colors, Steel Blue and Fire Copper, the Challenger 180 and 180 CS feature intercooled 215 HP supercharged 4-TEC four-stroke engine packages. Loaded with premium features, the Challenger 180 and 180 CS will appeal to a wide audience, as it is very competitively priced compared to other sport boats. Some of the standard features include a Clarion™ stereo system, Closed-Loop Cooling system, massive bow filler cushion and rigid cooler under the rear bench seat. There is also an optional wakeboard tower available. Spec Sheet
Utopia™ 205 and Utopia 205 SE (Special Edition) - New Power & Upgraded Design The Utopia 205 and 205 SE are the sport boats with every option, performance and comfort with 60 additional horsepower thanks to the 310 HP 4-TEC engine package. The Sea-Doo Utopia 205 and 205 SE will feature a new rear bench seat configuration and redesigned outer gunwale. Air intakes have been added to feed the new 4-TEC engine package that now provides high-performance power to the luxury amenities of the Utopia models. The Utopia 205 SE features snap-in carpet, a Clarion stereo system, burlwood steering wheel, cockpit cover, tonneau cover, depth finder and a custom trailer with chrome wheels. The SE model is also available with an optional wakeboard tower. Spec Sheet
Islandia and NEW Islandia® SE (Special Edition) - Your Own Private 50 mph (80 km/h) Island The Sea-Doo Islandia sport boat is the world's only deck boat equipped with the 310 HP 4-TEC engine and Jet Drive system pushing it into the elite of high-performance deck boats. The Islandia has been upgraded with 60 additional horsepower and is joined in 2006 with the SE (Special Edition) model that features upgraded upholstery, a Clarion stereo system, redesigned gauge cluster, a depth finder, ski pylon, bimini top and the finest fit and finish. Also new for 2006, the Islandia SE can be outfitted with an optional wakeboard tower. With the SE package it is hard to find something that the Islandia SE cannot do during an outing on the water. Spec Sheet
Every Sea-Doo sport boat includes a custom trailer perfectly matched to the dimensions and weight of each model. The Sea-Doo sport boat trailers are available painted (standard) or in galvanized metal (optional).
BRP, a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski Doo® and Lynx™ snowmobiles, Sea Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Johnson® and Evinrude® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude E TEC™, Bombardier* all-terrain vehicles (ATV), Rotax® engines and karts. www.brp.com
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Sea-Doo Updates a Popular Model Tested by Capt. Tom Shackleford
In the rich history of Sea-Doo watercraft no model has made a bigger splash than the release of the Speedster in 1994. For the first time passengers sat in bucket seats instead of straddling a motorcycle-like bench configuration.
Now, ten years later, the Speedster has been reintroduced in a 20 foot version. Plainly put, if you are looking to combine the performance and excitement of a PWC with the comfort of a powerboat, Sea-Dooâ€™s Speedster 200 is the way to go.
Not alll water-jet propulsion vessels are one trick ponies, the Speedster 200 is actually very versatile: bow seating forward; bench seating and sun pad aft and collapsible ski/tow pedestal. You are as likely to go putt-putting for a sunset cruise as you are to shred a lap or two on a wakeboard.
Layout At the front of the boat a large storage compartment is concealed below a â€śVâ€ť shaped hatch that is supported not by one but by two hydraulic struts. Here can be stored ground tackle, fenders and personal flotation devices. There are 46 cubic feet of storage on board in total. Two out of the six stainless steel cleats are mounted to the bow gunwale. The other four are divided between the mid ships (2) and aft (2).
Bow seating is contoured to the craftâ€™s hull lines. It is padded for the back and bottom cushions. Below the bottom cushions (that snap into place) is additional storage.
Because of the Speedsterâ€™s performance rigid, padded handrails are mounted here. Two cup holders keep the liquid refreshments nearby.
A deck lamp near the sole offers safety lighting while underway at night.
Adding to the sleek lines of the 200 are two separate windshields, one each for both the operator and front passenger.
While the windshields have the appearance of motorcycle farings, they are multi-functional. At the top of each is a wind deflector shield that so easily snaps up and into place. These deflectors are probably the difference between a cap staying in place and doing a double back flip over the stern and into the water.
Underneath the operatorâ€™s windshield is a sizable styrofoam cooler that can be removed for access to the 12-volt battery and dash electronics among other systems. Lift the passengerâ€™s side faring and a small storage for sundry items is molded into the dash. Also located here is the JVC AM/FM/CD receiver/ stereo. Four speakers adequately deliver your favorite tunes throughout the boat. Additionally, the passenger dash has a deep glove box for other small items.
At the Console Instrumentation is concise with two tachometers flanking the speedometer. The engines systems are monitored via a multi-functional gauge. There is a fuel gauge and a blank instrument dial that can be used to install a depth sounder.
The dash also houses panel rocker switches for the blower; bilge; running lights; deck lights and horns.
Possibly the best feature on the dash (if not the entire boat) is the ignition system. At the bottom left of the instrumentation is located two red rubber push buttons. With the Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.) safety lanyard kill switch in place, the buttons are dual-purpose start and stop switches.
If that feature isnâ€™t slick enough, the D.E.S.S. lanyard can be programmed through encoding to operate up to 8 Sea-Doo vessels for the same owner.
Cruising Comfort Bucket seats are provided for the skipper and front passenger. Two levers under each provide seating adjustments both forwards and backwards or the ability to pivot up to 180 degrees for socializing with others on board or keeping an eye on a skier. The passenger seat has a handhold, both have cup holders.
Below the sole carpeting is a remarkable storage area with depth and length. There is plenty of room for wakeboards, kneeboards and/or skis. If you wish, Sea-Doo offers an optional wakeboard tower that attaches to the existing brushed aluminum handrails running the length of both gunwales.
Moving Aft Stern seating is bench style, well padded and offers more storage below the seat cushions that snap into place. Above this, across the beam of the stern is a sun pad that opens gull wing-like revealing â€“ what else? â€“ More storage. This cavernous area has a removable liner that the stern lamp clamps onto. By removing the liner, the twin Rotax 155 horsepower engines are accessible for systems checks before use.
The swim platform is textured with a non-skid surface. Two handholds are flush mounted for use with the stainless steel swim ladder tucked under the platform when not in use. A third padded handhold is affixed to the stern for that last step on board.
At the forward center of the aforementioned sun pad is a ski/tow pedestal that can be lifted up into place and pushed down out of the way for pleasure boating.
Additional Features The Weedless Control System allows the operator to clear the intake grate of debris without having to access the components below hatches etc. Simply by pressing a rocker switch on the starboard gunwale next to the driver, the process occurs automatically.
Options other than the wakeboard rack are: Bimini top; mooring cover; cockpit carpet and trim tabs.
Performance and Ride On a humid afternoon on Floridaâ€™s East Central Coast, with light winds and minimal chop we tested the 200 Speedster and found she delivered an overall a comfortable riding experience. She was also ergonomically very accommodating. Power delivery was fast and fluid, but not abrupt. Few other vessels could possibly be as nimble and sure footed turning any diameter at seemingly any speed. The chines literally grabbed at the water and did not allow the boat to slide.
Also of note was the ability to maintain a conversation while at speed. The boat is seriously quiet with engineering efforts applied specifically in this regard. Sea-Dooâ€™s D- Sea- Bel noise reduction system is credited here. It works: at idle, the biggest sound indication that the boatâ€™s motors are running is the sound produced by the water bypass!
With Sea-Dooâ€™s Speedster 200 history hasnâ€™t been rewritten, just updated.
Overview Test# 060204729
Sea-Doo has combined four-stroke technology, great handling, lots of added features, along with high horsepower to design this 200 Speedster, which adds up to an exciting ski and wakeboard boat.
Background New for 2004.
Key Features Grab Handles Built-in Ice Chest Windscreens w/Pop-Up Wind Deflector JBL AM/FM CD Stereo w/4 Speakers Ski Storage Ski Pylon Sun Deck Pad Dual Access Rear Storage Compartment Swim Platform w/Ladder
YEAR MODEL MODEL NUMBER SERIAL NUMBER 5175 Starting with US-CEC50000H304 through US-CEC50114A404 5176 Starting with US-CEC52000I304 through US-CEC52070A404 2004 Islandiaâ„˘
PROBLEM Some 2004 Islandia boats have the oil lines from the external oil tank inverted as connected to the engine. When the engine is run with the lines connected improperly, the #6 cylinder can hydrolock with oil, causing severe engine damage, and no oil will be drawn from the external tank, activating the alarm and putting the engine in the limp home mode. The following hose connection information is true of all Mercury engines in use by BRP.
The oil supply line  (blue/black) should be connected to an in-line oil filter on the port side of the engine.
The pressure line  (black) should be connected to a connector and short piece of hose that is connected to the engine crankcase on the starboard side of the engine. If the lines are connected correctly at both the cap and the engine, no corrections are necessary.
If the lines are reversed at the engine, cut both tie wraps at the oil tank cap and move the lines to the opposite fittings on the cap. Mark them as shown with a paint pen (obtained locally). Refasten using 2 tie wraps (P/N 293 750 002) or equivalent.
NOTE: Mercury has always marked the oil line with a blue stripe. Marking the lines as shown will clarify any questions when future service is required.
Remove the lanyard cap to prevent spark at the spark plugs. Remove the #6 spark plug. Turn the engine over for several revolutions to purge the crankcase of oil that may have run into the cases during storage. Please check, and if necessary, correct all 2004 Islandia boats in stock prior to delivery. If you have delivered any of the models listed, please call your customers and arrange inspection of these oil lines as soon as possible. 2 / 3 2004-6 Warranty
WARRANTY Submit a warranty claim using the following information: Warranty Information Campaign Number 2004â€“0007 Claim Type 07 Flat Rate Time 0.5 Expiration Date June 21, 2005 For claiming procedure, refer to the Dealer/Distributor Warranty Guide. Warranty 2004-6 3 / 3