There was a major milestone in the world of personal watercraft performance that has gone for the most part completely ignored: how two athletes from the United Kingdom decimated two of the biggest classes. Lee Stone and James Bushell put on such powerful performances in Pro Freestyle and Pro Runabout GP and Open, respectively, that the standing watermarks will likely remain in places for several years to come.
Bushell, a native of Peterborough, United Kingdom, in particular, went on from a stellar performance on his turbocharged Rotax-powered RXP-X (don’t let the low-profile GTI hood and fairings fool you) to clench the Pro Runabout World Championship at the 2014 World Finals in Lake Havasu, Arizona; only to follow his display of PWC prowess two months later at the 2014 Jet Ski World Cup.
The win not only earned Bushell the coveted King’s Cup, but a fat sum of $33,000 for his win. His 2014 season not only bumped the champ’s count to IJSBA 11 world titles, but the first Briton to bring home a King’s Cup. The feat of course, has been hailed by fans of jet ski racing worldwide and rightfully so. But none have been more congratulatory than the crew at Aquacarts, who published a gallery of James’ world-winning Sea-Doo’s being built while rest on a set of custom one-off shop carts built specially for the World Champ!
Below we’ve included some of Aquacarts’ cool build pics as well as plenty of action of James at this year’s King’s Cup.