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All Jet Ski Prices – How much a Jet Ski costs in 2020

Find out just how much a jet ski might cost you in 2020. We list the prices for a variety of manufacturers including Seadoo, Kawasaki, and Yamaha.

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In 2020, a new jet ski typically costs around $5,000 on the low end of the spectrum, but higher-end PWC can cost close to $20,000.

The cheapest jet ski currently on the market in 2020 is the Sea-Doo Spark, and the most expensive is the Kawasaki Ultra 310LX. We’ll discuss each in a bit more detail later on in this article.

How much a jet ski costs greatly depends on its level of performance, its build quality, and any extra features it might have. Factors like the make, model, and all the bells and whistles can all play a part in determining jet ski prices.

In today’s article, we’ll show you the range of jet ski prices available from the popular manufacturers. Whether you’re on a tight budget or you’re ready to spend, we list all the options available to you.

First, let’s take a look at the different types of jet skis you might be interested in.

Types of Jet Skis

There are 3 types of jet skis:

  • Luxury
  • Performance
  • Recreation / rec-lite

As you might expect luxury jet skis have the highest cost, followed closely by performance jet skis. Recreation / rec-lite jet skis can be expected to be the most affordable.

*SeaDoo has a category know as Tow Sports jet skis. These are essentially recreation jet skis designed specifically for tow sports.

Luxury

A luxury jet ski often offers the same acceleration and top speed as its performance jet ski counterpart. The engines tend to be very similar, although luxury jet skis are sometimes heavier and use different hulls that result in slower, smoother rides. They’re usually not as agile as performance skis either and won’t be quite as responsive to your steering commands.

The main difference between the two different classes is the large array of extra features that come as standard on luxury jet skis. For many riders, the extra features included more than justify the larger price tag. Whether the hefty retail prices are worth it ultimately depends on individual rider’s wants and intentions.

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Performance

How much a jet ski costs has a lot to do with the engine inside of it. Because performance jet skis are the fastest jet skis on the market, just like sports cars they have a hefty price tag that shows it. They have higher top speeds, faster acceleration, and more maneuverability than other types of jet skis. These are the models that typically attract adrenaline junkies and power sports enthusiasts.

Supercharged engines that oftentimes come standard in performance jet skis make up for a bulk of their price. The one exception to performance jet skis hefty price tags are stand up jet skis. They’re regularly categorized as performance jet skis, but they cost about the same as a recreation jet ski. They’re typically much smaller than sit down jet skis, so the price is much lower.

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The maintenance performance jet skis require can sometimes be higher due to the different fuel needed, as well as the necessity for higher-end performance parts. If taken care of properly performance jet skis will last just as long as other types. Most riders who enjoy going fast have no problem paying extra to get a higher quality watercraft.

Recreation / Rec-Lite

Recreation and rec-lite jet skis are basically the same, but a rec-lite is going to have a smaller engine and fewer features. These two categories are the most common type of jet ski for several reasons. They may not be the fastest or the most luxurious, but they’re a solid in-between that meets most peoples needs. Recreation / rec-lite jet skis are great for tow sports, families, and beginner riders.

The affordability of recreation jet skis attracts many first time buyers. Choosing a recreation style jet ski is a great way to test the water (literally) and figure out what you may want more or less of on your next PWC purchase. Some people may even find they don’t want to upgrade. It’s not uncommon for people to keep their starter jet ski for years. The responsive and nimble ride of recreational / rec-lite models can easily become a preference for a lot of owners.

So how much does a jet ski cost? This is how much.

Below are several lists compiled of all the current new jet ski prices from every manufacturer. Although these lists are accurate at the time of writing (January, 2020), be sure to check local markets for any possible fluctuations.

SeaDoo

Sea-Doo's fastest jet ski

SeaDoo is well known for having affordable jet ski prices without sacrificing quality. Not only do they have some of the lowest priced PWC, but they also have the largest line-up of jet skis out of all major manufacturers. While SeaDoo is best known for their low jet ski prices, they do offer luxury models as well. SeaDoo was one of the first ever jet ski manufacturers and has built a large fan base over the past few decades.

The SeaDoo Spark is currently the cheapest jet ski. You can find an in-depth review of the Spark here.

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ManufacturerModelJet Ski TypePrice
Sea DooSpark 2 UP 60HPRec Lite$5,399
Sea DooSpark 2 UP 90HPRec Lite$5,999
Sea DooSpark 3 UP 90HPRec Lite$6,599
Sea DooSpark 2 UP 90HP iBR w/ convRec Lite$6,999
Sea DooSpark 3 UP 90HP iBR w/ convRec Lite$7,599
Sea DooGTSRecreation$7,699
Sea DooGTIRecreation$8,899
Sea DooGTS SERecreation$9,599
Sea DooGTI SE 130Recreation$10,499
Sea DooGTI SE 155Recreation$11,099
Sea DooWake 155Tow Sports$11,999
Sea DooGTR 230Performance$12,099
Sea DooGTI Limited 155Recreation $12,499
Sea DooGTX 155Luxury$12,799
Sea DooGTR-X 230Luxury$13,099
Sea DooRXT 230Performance$13,799
Sea DooGTX 230Luxury$13,899
Sea DooWake Pro 230Tow Sports$14,699
Sea DooRXP-X 300Performance$15,399
Sea DooRXT-X 300Performance$15,699
Sea DooGTX Limited 230Luxury $15,899
Sea DooGTX Limited 300Luxury$16,899

Kawasaki

Best 3 seater jet ski

Kawasaki has a reputation for their high-powered dirt bikes, street bikes, and motorcycles. The same powerful engines and luxury features that come standard on their bikes carry over to their watercraft models.

How much are jet skis from Kawasaki? Well, a bit more than other manufacturers actually. Kawasaki jet ski prices are generally a little higher, but the quality is guaranteed to be exceptional. Their line up has changed very little over the years, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on who is asked. Although the line up offered by Kawasaki is limited, the select few models they have vary enough to suit almost anyone.

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ManufacturerJet Ski ModelJet Ski TypePrice
KawasakiSTX-15FPerformance$9,699
KawasakiSX-RPerformance$9,999
KawasakiUltra LXPerformance$11,199
KawasakiUltra 310XPerformance/ Tow Sports$15,299
KawasakiUltra 310X SEPerformance$15,799
KawasakiUltra 310RPerformance$16,299
KawasakiUltra 310LXLuxury$17,999

Yamaha

Yamaha VX1 Limited

Yamaha is recognized as a leading brand in almost every power sports category. Their seniority in the industry has helped them develop an extensive and well-rounded lineup of wave runners to suit any rider’s needs. The reliability of Yamaha is outstanding, and many riders choose their brand solely because of the low maintenance required.

So how much is a jet ski from Yamaha? Check out the table below.

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ManufacturerJet Ski ModelJet Ski TypePrice
YamahaEXRec Lite$6,699
YamahaEX SportRec Lite$7,699
YamahaSuperJetPerformance$8,499
YamahaEX DeluxeRec Lite$8,699
YamahaVXRecreation$9,599
YamahaVX DeluxeRecreation$10,399
YamahaVX CruiserRecreation$10,699
YamahaVX LimitedRecreation$11,099
YamahaVX Cruiser HO
Recreation$11,299
YamahaVXR
Performance$11,999
YamahaFX HOLuxury$13,299
YamahaFX Cruiser HOLuxury$13,799
YamahaGP1800
Performance$13,999
YamahaFX SVHOLuxury$15,299
YamahaFX Cruiser SVHOLuxury$15,999
YamahaFX Limited SVHOLuxury$16,899

Related: Best Jet Ski for Beginners

All 2020 Jet Ski Prices

Below is a table listing how much every new jet ski costs in 2020. These are the current jet ski prices of every model from every manufacturer.

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ManufacturerModelJet Ski TypePrice
Sea DooSpark 2 UP 60HPRec-Lite$5,399
Sea DooSpark 2 UP 90HPRec-Lite$5,999
Sea DooSpark 3 UP 90HPRec-Lite$6,599
YamahaEXRec-Lite$6,699
Sea DooSpark 2 UP 90HP iBR w/convRec-Lite$6,999
Sea DooSpark 3 UP 90HP iBR w/convRec-Lite$7,599
Sea DooGTSRecreation$7,699
YamahaEX SportRec-Lite$7,699
YamahaSuperjetPerformance$8,499
YamahaEX DeluxeRec-Lite$8,699
Sea DooGTIRecreation$8,899
Sea DooGTI SERecreation$9,599
YamahaVXRecreation$9,599
KawasakiSTX-15FPerformance$9,699
KawasakiSX-RPerformance$9,999
YamahaVX DeluxeRecreation$10,399
Sea DooGTI SE 130Recreation$10,499
YamahaVX CruiserRecreation$10,699
Sea DooGTI SE 155Recreation$11,099
YamahaVX LimitedRecreation$11,099
KawasakiUltra LXPerformance$11,199
YamahaCruiser HORecreation$11,299
Sea DooWake 155Tow Sports$11,999
YamahaVXRPerformance$11,999
Sea DooGTR 230Performance$12,099
Sea DooGTI Limited 155Recreation$12,499
Sea DooGTX 155Luxury$12,799
Sea DooGTR-X 230Luxury$13,099
YamahaFX HOLuxury$13,299
Sea DooRXT 230Performance$13,799
YamahaFX Cruiser HOLuxury$13,799
Sea DooGTX 230Luxury$13,899
YamahaGP 1800Performance$13,999
Sea DooWake Pro 230Tow Sports$14,699
YamahaFX SVHOLuxury$15,299
KawasakiUltra 310XPerformance / Tow Sports$15,299
Sea DooRXP-X 300Performance$15,399
Sea DooRXT X 300Performance$15,699
KawasakiUltra 310X SEPerformance$15,799
Sea DooGTX Limited 230Luxury$15,899
YamahaFX Cruiser SVHOLuxury$15,999
KawasakiUltra 310RPerformance$16,299
Sea DooGTX Limited 300Luxury$16,899
YamahaFX Limited SVHOLuxury$16,899
KawasakiUltra 310LXLuxury$17,999

Hidden Jet Ski Costs

How much a new jet ski costs goes further than a simple retail price. Other factors like insurance, a trailer, fuel, maintenance, and accessories need to be factored in as well. Most of these hidden costs are relatively small, but they should still be factored in.

  • Insurance: One of the biggest factors that play into jet ski prices is insurance. The price of PWC insurance varies according to a few different details. Typically, owners can expect to pay $100-$500 per year, but this can fluctuate greatly. Some of the more important details that affect jet ski insurance costs are:
    • Make, Model, and Year
    • Overall value of the PWC
    • Horsepower and engine type
    • All modifications made to the PWC
    • Any potential boaters safety courses taken
  • PWC Trailer: A PWC trailer is a pretty necessary jet ski cost for obvious reasons. Without a trailer, it’s somewhat difficult to get a PWC into the water. Most PWC trailers cost between $250 and $1,500. The price mostly depends on how many PWC it can hold, and the materials it’s built out of. The good thing about PWC trailers is they’re basically a one time fee. Most trailers should last a very long time and only require a tire change here and there.
  • Fuel: The price of fuel is always difficult to factor in as a jet ski cost because it fluctuates so much. The good news is most PWC are becoming increasingly fuel efficient. Minus some of the performance models, jet skis can really make a single tank last. It’s not uncommon for some PWC to go multiple days without needing to be refueled.
  • Maintenance: Seasonal maintenance is required for all PWC models. This is usually in the form of an oil change and fluid check, but older models may require a little more. Simply winterizing a PWC every year can greatly increase its lifespan, and limit the overall maintenance required. Although maintenance requirement vary, usually it’s around $100 per year per jet ski. There are plenty of ways to cut these costs, such as doing oil changes at home, and investing in PWC covers that last multiple seasons.
  • Accessories: Most PWC accessories aren’t a major jet ski cost. However, a couple of new jet ski accessories can be a great way to make owning a PWC even better than before. Accessories can be as cheap as $5, and as expensive as $300. It really just depends on the item.

A Final Tip

Jet ski prices can’t be negotiated like the price of a car, but there are still ways to save money when buying one. The time of year can greatly affect the price of a new jet ski. Dealerships are more likely to offer rebates or price reductions in the fall and winter. It may be a little chilly the first few times you ride but sometimes the savings are worth it.

If you plan on buying a used jet ski, read this article for some great tips.

Every jet ski manufacturer offers affordable models with minimal features and luxury models with advanced features. Deciding which features are most important to you will determine how much a jet ski cost.

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14 Comments
  1. It’s crazy that some of these jet skis cost as much as a new car. I’m looking to buy but I’ll more than likely get a used model. I just can’t justify spending over $12,000 for a weekend toy that I can only use half of the year.

  2. Kawasaki is the only manufacturer that maintains consistent prices. Everyone else jacks up their entire line by $300+ every year. I know there’s inflation but it’d be nice if other manufacturers could find a fair price point and stick with it.

  3. Thanks for this. Been shopping around for months. Looking to zero in on a make and model soon!

  4. Thanks for the list! Makes shopping around way easier.

  5. Wonder how much dealer options make the price vary. Taxes, fees, etc.

  6. Thanks for the numbers. It’s hard to find straight forward info anymore

  7. I’m kind of surprised how cheap some of them are. But I’m also surprised at how expensive some of them are too haha.

  8. Can’t go wrong with a Yamaha vx deluxe 1100. They go forever and require minimal maintence.

  9. looks like im going with a used jet ski

  10. Weird seeing how the costs have gone up and down over the years. I remember prices from the 80’s. Now that was a good time to buy.

  11. i have a 2004 yamaha FX cruser and runs fetastic

  12. See the hidden costs are what i was worried about. They don’t seem to be too bad Im mostly just worried about insurance.

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