I think Sea-Doo probably hosts the biggest marine demo program in the United States, and the company has just published the schedule for its 2013 Test Ride Tour program, which includes three-day events at 23 locations this season. If you have any interest in trying out a new personal watercraft, the Test Ride events are a great opportunity. If you are still riding that old two-stroke powered PWC, these events offer an opportunity to experience the performance and technology of the latest four-stroke models — and you might well be shocked at how quiet, smooth, fast and comfortable watercraft have become in the past decade.

The Sea-Doo Test Ride events are free to the public and are managed by the Sea-Doo events team partnering with local Sea-Doo watercraft dealers. Each Sea-Doo Test Drive event is designed for both experienced and first-time boating families. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a new Sea-Doo GTI Limited 155 model and Sea-Doo MOVE I trailer in the Sea-Doo “I BRAKE FOR…” sweepstakes.  Anyone can enter by visiting Sea-doo.com.

All Sea-Doo Test Ride Tour participants must possess a valid driver’s license and must be over the age of 18 and in some states/provinces may be required to possess a safe boaters certificate/card/license.

2013 Sea-Doo Test Ride Tour Schedule

April 12-14: Tampa, FL. Hogan’s Beach Grille

April 19-21: Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Markham Park

April 26-28: Ft. Myers, FL. TBD

Phoenix, AZ. Lake Pleasant/Pleasant Harbor Marina

May 3-5: Colorado River, AZ/CA. Pirates Cove Resort/Needles, CA

Charleston, SC. California Dreaming Restaurant

May 10-12: Lake Lanier, GA. Laurel Park Launch Ramp/Gainesville, GA

Long Beach, CA. Long Beach Marine Stadium

May 17-19: Lake Cumberland, KY. State Dock Marina

Sacramento, CA. Granite Bay Launch Ramp/Folsom Lake

May 31-June 2: Atlanta, GA. Dallas Landing Park, Lake Allatoona/Cummings, GA

Houston, TX. South Shore harbour Marina/Clear Lake, TX

June 7- 9: Charlotte, NC. Stutt’s Marina/Lake Norman

Dallas, TX. Sneaky Pete’s Restaurant/Lake Lewisville

June 14-16: Norfolk, VA. Willoughby Launch Ramp

June 21-23: Annapolis, MD. Hemingways Restaurant/Bay Bridge Marina Yacht Club

Lake of the Ozarks, MO. Dog Days Grill

June 28-30: New Jersey. TBD

Minneapolis, MN. East Medicine Lake Park

July 12-14: Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. TBD

Delevan, WI. Lake Lawn Resort/Lake Delevan, WI

July 19-21: Traverse City, MI. Torch River Marine/Torch Lake