REVIEW: Sea-Doo’s New 210 Challenger SE

Anyone remember the first wave of jet boats? It seems everyone, from major builder to niche player, tossed their hat in the ring. Jet boats were fun, but they were basically  just biggie-sized PWC. No one would consider buying one in place of a traditional runabout. Times have changed, obviously, and jet boat manufacturers are now few. But the remaining boats have grown far beyond the toys of yesteryear. Sure, some are still pint-sized powerhouses, designed to offer up more thrill than chill. Others, however, are now legitimate contenders in their respective size ranges, ready to take on the Sea Rays ...

25th January 2010.
By Jeff Hemmel

Anyone remember the first wave of jet boats? It seems everyone, from major builder to niche player, tossed their hat in the ring. Jet boats were fun, but they were basically  just biggie-sized PWC. No one would consider buying one in place of a traditional runabout.

Times have changed, obviously, and jet boat manufacturers are now few. But the remaining boats have grown far beyond the toys of yesteryear. Sure, some are still pint-sized powerhouses, designed to offer up more thrill than chill. Others, however, are now legitimate contenders in their respective size ranges, ready to take on the Sea Rays and Chaparrals of the world head to head.

In fact, I’d argue Sea-Doo’s new 210 Challenger is one of the better models available in the 21′ range, and even breaks some new ground with a few innovative ideas.

Interested? I recently did a full review of the Challenger for Boating Magazine. Check it out here.


About the author:

Jeff Hemmel

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Jeff Hemmel writes for boats.com, Boating, PersonalWatercraft.com, and Powersports Business. The former Senior Editor at Watercraft World, Jeff is a multi-time award winner as well as a 2008 inductee into the IJSBA Hall of Fame. His first book, "The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon...and 101 Other Things For Young Mariners To Try, Do, & Build On the Water," received a bronze medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. For more info, visit Jeff Hemmel's website.

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