Hey all, I am hoping to tap into some 210 SP owners and their thoughts. I currently own a 2011 Challenger 180 SE. It has been a great first boat and has me hooked on the jet drives. Our son just turned 14 and really wants to wakeboard this summer. We almost bought a 2009 Utopia SE last year but didn't as we had trouble moving backwards in model years. We did really enjoy the dual engine and tower as we found way more power, a smoother ride and easier to pop up on the wakeboard. Long story short is that the Utopia sold and we are ok with that as we were not convinced it was the boat for us. Fast forward to this year.
We went and looked at the new Scarabs and they are very nice boats but fairly pricey. Fit and finish is great and they look incredible but I think they are more money than I want to spend, over 60K for the 21 footer. The 19 footer comes single engine only which has us sort of where we are but different if that makes sense. Having said that when they are demo-ing the boats we will likely take them for a run. This brings us back to the Sea Doo's.
I have seen a couple of 2012 210 SP's with low hours available and really like the boats but have never driven one. Both boats are the 310HP version. The major questions are: Is 310HP really enough for the boat? (I'd love to hear from owners about their experiences and comparisons to other Sea Doo boats if you can make any) I wonder if they main reason they are for sale is the HP configuration (possibly not enough power as this seems the only configuration available). Are the seats hinged in the 210 SP? (I couldn't believe they weren't in the Scarab.) And finally any feedback on pleasant or not so pleasant surprises you found with the boat after owning it for a while would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and have a great summer boating!