OK, we’re just going to come out and say it: we’re kinda digging on these. Literally 3 years ago, we introduced the readers of The Watercraft Journal to Sealver Waveboat with some mixed feelings as there’s still quite a few questions left to be unanswered in perusing the website and watching the videos they produce – most of which encircle the mounting process and how well the coupling works while battling late afternoon chop and big wakes. Nevertheless, the selection of craft that Sealver is now offering for hookups with today’s modern runabouts is rather impressive.
In a recent post celebrating over 500,000 views of its “Jet Ski + Boat = Wave Boat” video (which we have embedded below this article), Sealver showed off a variety of applications, be it Recreation class GTI models, larger RXT and GTX Luxury model Sea-Doos, and even VX and FX Yamaha WaveRunners. The attachment system firmly wraps around the bondlines on either side of the craft, and is expected to winch tightly to the bow eye, although we haven’t seen the actual mechanism. Once connected, the runabout acts as the powertrain and steering for the craft, although it can float freely without the PWC connected.
Variations of the Sealver line include Zodiac-style inflatable pontoon craft, small open cabin vessels, and even larger vessels featuring wake towers, a variety of storage compartments and bimini tops, not to mention running lights, drop-in cleats and comfortable bench seating surrounding the watercraft. Unfortunately, Sealver is headquartered in France, making ready commercial access to these pretty dang difficult. Once US distribution is found, we would be very interested in testing one of these for the season. (wink, wink)