We here at The Watercraft Journal like to wait until the end of the calendar year to award a new watercraft the title of “Watercraft of The Year;” particularly as we weigh the unit’s reception to the industry, sales, impact on new product and the industry as a whole. So it’s a little early (in our view) to fire up the ticker-tape parade as Watercraft Superstore’s latest catalog announced the 2018 Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 as the “Ski of The Year.”
Now, that is not to say that the new GTX Limited isn’t worth some serious praise, but understand that it was judged against a ’18 Yamaha Cruiser SVHO only. No ’18 Kawasaki Ultra 310LX was present for review, and WCSS was only judging top-of-the-line luxury models this year. That being said, the GTX Limited 300 is a phenomenal addition to the Sea-Doo lineup for 2018. We definitely think it’s an awesome machine, as outlined in our review from half a year ago.
Nevertheless, Sea-Doo is quite enjoying the praise (and rightly so), and issued an announcement acknowledging such. The original press release wrote:
Valcourt, QC, June 12, 2018 – BRP (TSX:DOO) was awarded another accolade for the Sea-Doo GTX Limited as the new watercraft was named ‘Ski of the Year’ by the Watercraft Superstore and PWCToday.com. The new Sea-Doo GTX Limited was also named Best in Class among all luxury watercraft and comes on the heels of winning the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award. The luxury flagship GTX Limited model redefines the premium personal watercraft with extended capabilities that enhance the rider experience.
“Kudos to Sea-Doo for rethinking the limits of a personal watercraft,” noted Watercraft Superstore/PWCToday.com. “In the end, Sea-Doo’s comfort, ergonomics and abundant features (on the GTX Limited) carried the day,”
“We are honoured to have the Sea-Doo GTX Limited named watercraft of the year, ” said Marc R. Lacroix, Global Marketing Director for Sea-Doo and Ski-Doo at BRP. “The GTX is a new benchmark in the luxury segment thanks to the new 3-seater platform that delivers an enhanced experience onboard. Customers are truly delighted with this new for 2018 model.”
The revolutionary new platform on the Sea-Doo GTX Limited delivers a premium on-board experience. Ground-breaking innovation is found throughout, including three industry firsts: a cargo compartment designed for easy access from a seated position, a waterproof Bluetooth sound system, and modular LinQ accessory system. The GTX Limited also has industry-leading stability and control for the best experience both at speed and at rest.