The First PWC | Boating Magazine

The First PWC

Today's machines are not your daddy's watercraft.

The first PWC? According to the Personal Watercraft Industry Association, in 1968 Bombardier Recreational Products, known for its Ski-Doo snowmobiles debuted the first sit down, jet-powered PWC: the Sea-Doo. Check out this video in which our resident PWC expert, Jeff Hemmel rides a classic 320 cc "Sea-Doo" and also a brand new Sea Doo RXP-X, in order to highlight the evolution of the personal watercraft. Don't let the smile on Hemmel's face fool you: he is working hard. We will be running a feature about the evolution of the PWC in the near future. For now, enjoy this video.