Check Out These Chinese-Built RIB Kits For Sea-Doo Sparks


It’s light. It’s nimble. It’s wet and wild. It’s playful as all get-out. And it might not be for you, if you don’t like any of these attributes in a personal watercraft. Then again, that’s all part of the fun owning a Sea-Doo Spark, and most folks who do love it precisely for these reasons.

Yet, for those who don’t, a yet-to-be-named Chinese company is producing a set of RIB (rigid inflatable boat) kits for the venerable Rec-Lite Sea-Doo, some of which look absolutely massive. In a Facebook post, 单祥 (Dān Xiáng) shared a handful of images showing the RIB-mounted Spark (as well as a pair of Kawasaki Ultra 310Xs and a Sea-Doo Wake Pro) both fully-equipped as well as in action.

The largest of these kits feature a double-set of inflatable pontoons that extend far out beyond the bondrails, giving the Spark a massive width, completely eliminating any lean that the HX-inspired hull has. Rather, the Spark is shown turning flatly, the smallest portion of the Spark’s hull protruding from beneath the rubberized raft encompassing the runabout.

Typically employed for close-to-shore rescue, lifeguards could quickly launch the lightweight, Polytech-hulled Spark (and its giant pre-inflated RIB) and venture out into the surf with little effort. The larger Ultras make take a little more work to drag from the sand (as lifeguards typically beach their PWC) into the water. Nonetheless, we’re interested to see more of this heavily-insulated Spark in action and whether it may make for a good rescue vessel.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com 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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