Sea-Doo’s Spark revolutionized the personal watercraft industry in numerous ways, not the least of which included dramatically lowering the cost to buy a PWC. Designers accomplished that feat by pairing a small but efficient 90 hp Rotax engine with a hull made from a new lightweight composite. In the process, they also brought back a loose, playful personality missing too often in today’s more precise, more powerful machines. The Spark Trixx exploits that personality to the max, allowing the craft to do moves like power slides and spins with ease, leap off waves, and even perform showy stunts previously limited to stand-up models, including wheelies and tailspins.
A core trio of features are responsible for the craft’s increased trickery. The biggest bang for the buck comes from the extended range added to the craft’s electronic variable-trim system. Designed to allow the directional nozzle to extend beyond the normal limits, it instantly elevates the bow when trimmed to the max and makes the hull loose and spin-happy. Shift your weight aft and lean back against the handlebars, and the craft goes bow-high, performing its ultimate showoff maneuver. The backup duo of an adjustable handlebar riser and angled footwell wedges adds the necessary ergonomic punch, increasing a rider’s leverage over the craft while shifting weight and adding the necessary traction to stay in control.
Numerous upgrades have been introduced to the Spark Trixx for 2024, including a standard one-passenger freestyle seat that doesn’t hinder a rider when moving aft or tweaking their weight placement. A passenger seat is now an optional add-on for passenger duty. Sea-Doo has also modified the Intelligent Brake & Reverse system to drop the reverse bucket lower into the water, opening up the possibility for additional popular maneuvers like nosedives and reverse doughnut spins. A sleeker, modernized top deck serves a dual purpose. It freshens up the craft’s looks while smoothing out the edges to make surfaces more body-friendly during the occasional fall or deepwater reboard common during the learning process. Further improvements to the rider experience include a larger 4.5-inch digital display and bigger glove box with a waterproof phone compartment.
- LinQ mounts secure a cooler, gear bag or gas caddy.
- Five LinQ Lite mounts around the perimeter anchor fenders and cameras.
- Optional Bluetooth sound system includes a setting that directs sound to the driver.
How We Tested
- Engine: Rotax Marine 900 ACE
- Drive/Impeller: Jet drive/140 mm high-pressure pump with stainless-steel impeller
- Gear Ratio: 1.00:1 Fuel Load: 5 gal.
Pricing and Specs