Video: Sea-Doo Wants to Pay You $1,000 to Guess What’s Coming Out For 2016


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No, this is not a prank. Sea-Doo wants to pay you (actually, five lucky participants) $1,000 towards the “purchase of a new or unused Sea-Doo model or Sea-Doo parts, accessories and clothing.” Yup, all that just for making a solid guess at what Sea-Doo is cooking up for 2016. Of course, y’know The Watercraft Journal has dropped some serious hints and there’s been rumors swirling around for years now, so your chance of hitting the nail on the head is pretty dang close.

All you have to do is go to Sea-Doo’s “What’s Next” contest page and submit your guess. In fact, according the rules (listed below), it doesn’t even appear that Sea-Doo will even care if you’re right or not, as five contestants will be chosen at random to receive a winning prize package. But since you heard about the contest here, do us a favor and let Sea-Doo know that you first learned about the contest at The Watercraft Journal! It makes us look good.

Oh, but here’s what we can gather from the video below: The 2016 craft shown feature two color options: orange/black either GTR or RXT, a white/black RXT-X, and a black/red or orange RXP-X, and from all the shots of turbulent water, we almost *gasp* wonder if a new “rough water” hull might be coming out. The marketing types at Sea-Doo are pretty sneaky like that.

OK, here’s the official announcement:

BRP Ready To Launch 2016 Sea-Doo Line And A Chance At $1000 For Guessing, “What’s Next”
Valcourt, QC, Canada – September 7, 2015 – BRP is preparing for the launch of the highly anticipated 2016 Sea-Doo watercraft line by offering a chance at one of five $1000 prizes° towards a new of unused Sea-Doo model or Sea-Doo parts, accessories and clothing for thoughts on WHAT’S NEXT.

BRP is the world leader in watercraft sales, a result of continual industry leading innovation to improve the Sea-Doo owners’ riding experience making good days on the water great. The Sea-Doo SPARK model has been the catalyst for BRP’s ability to re-spark the industry making the dream of owning a Sea-Doo watercraft a reality for a much more broad audience. The 2016 Sea-Doo line will be launched Friday, September 18 at 10:30PM EST and is poised to extend the heritage of introducing benchmark-setting watercraft.

Watercraft enthusiasts and water lovers alike can go to sea-doo.com/whatsnext starting Tuesday, September 8th to provide their guess as to how Sea-Doo is taking watercraft riding to the next level in 2016. Visitors simply enter their information and provide their thoughts on what the Sea-Doo design and engineering teams have been developing and perfecting and what will be introduced on September 18th. Five random entrants will be chosen and rewarded with $1000 towards the purchase of a new or unused Sea-Doo model or Sea-Doo parts, accessories and clothing.

The conversation will extend to the Sea-Doo social media channels as visitors are offered 10 days of sneak peek looks at What Comes Next starting on September 8th up to the September 18th launch.

° For complete contest rules and details visit www.sea-doo.com/whatsnext

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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