Sea-Doo 210 SP (2012-)
At just over twenty feet, 20' 5'' (6.22 m) to be exact, with a beam at 8’ 6” (2.59 m) and only a 12” (30.5 cm) draft, at first the Sea-Doo 210 SP looks and feels more like a hybrid of boat and PWC than the average bowrider. We think that is a good thing. This sportboat was designed for all business on the water, and we bet she'll perform like greased lightning.
- Twin 1.5 l injected Rotax 4-TEC engine
- Big cockpit and bow area
- Innovative Transat seats on sundeck
- iTC (Intelligent Throttle Control) – drive by wire
- Wakeboard tower – easily foldable
- Satellite-ready stereo with USB direct control,
MP3 port and 4 speakers
- Backlit depth finder
- Bimini top
- Cockpit & bow covers
- Cruise control
- Docking mode
- Ski mode
- ECO mode
- Ski pylon – removable
- Weedless system (optional)
Sea-Doo 210 SP (2012-) Specifications
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Sea-Doo 210 SP (2012-)Engine options
2 x 1503 Rotax 4-TEC engine
Currently no test numbers
Sea-Doo 210 SP (2012-) Captain's Report
Captain's Report by Christopher Hughes
Seen from the bow, the design is very clearly Sea-Doo with strong lines and broad curves. Notice how Sea-Doo uses items like lights and cleats as accents to the design instead of trying to hide them. This image demonstrates how the tower supports rise vertically so as not to interfere with people standing in the cockpit.
The three-cylinder SCIC 255 Rotax Engines.
The 210 SP has twin 1.5L 4-TEC 3-cylinder Rotax engines. They have been tuned to run on regular 87 octane gasoline and the max rpm output is 7300. In any boat under 21 feet the bow space is always going to be an issue, but Sea-Doo has carried the beam forward and angled the seating area to provide as much room as possible.
This stern shot demonstrates how the 210 SP has a draft of only 12”. Notice also that the aft swim ladder is tucked under the swim platform on the centerline. You can clearly see the tie rod connecting the neutral gates that are in the deployed position.
These engines are connected to twin single stage axial flow jet pumps with nozzle diameters of 6 1/8 inches or 15.56cm. The impellers are stainless and four bladed. Since the engines are direct drive to the jet pumps, there are no transmissions and no drive sticking down below the bottom of the hull. While this means there is no lower unit to act as a rudder, the benefit is the draft of only 12 inches and that the engines are always processing water, meaning you always have maneuverability, even in neutral. This allows the Sea-Doo 210 SP to rotate within its own length in those tight docking situations.
Centered on the aft of the swim platform is one of the three tow points on this model. The second being a removable tow pylon and the third being the tow point of top of the tower.
In the above images, if you look to the port and starboard on the hull you see what looks like trim tabs. They are not trim tabs, but an exclusive engineering feature. These are two heat exchangers for the closed loop cooling system. The engine coolant is circulated through the heat exchangers that are in constant contact with the water to help ensure no contaminants enter the engine to ensure maximum longevity.
The gullwing design of the swim platform storage means you can access this area easily from onboard. Having the wakeboard inside gives you a sense of scale for the amount of room you have. Note the double gas assist struts to hold the covers in the open position.
The stern area of the 210 SP has several features, starting with the swim platform wet storage area which will fit a wakeboard, and would be a good place to store wet clothes. In the center is the mounting hole for the tow pylon and to port and starboard, what Sea-Doo calls the transat transom loungue seats have a clever design. In the up position they are sunpads when seated in the cockpit. When you pull out the lower section and pull down the cushion, it transforms into two aft lounge chairs.
Shown here the transat loungue seats are folded out and configured as lounge chairs. This clever design allows efficient use of space while running and at rest.
Inside the cockpit you have two captain’s chairs that swivel 360 degrees which makes it easy for an observer to view while towing in the companion seat. The design is accented by the shaping and use of color in the upholstery. Notice the black armrests for the driver and passenger as well as the depth of the cockpit in relation to the seats. The aft seating in the cockpit is “U” shaped and also swings up for your access to the engine compartment.
The cockpit looking towards the bow. Design is the key feature in this model. Sea-Doo does a nice job of making the space feel roomy and interesting, while at the same time adding comfort.
The helm area is a cool feature in itself. With full digital displays that have companion analog gauges, they are also backlit and anti-fog. The multi-function center display provides 23 different items of information to the driver.
In our opinion, the helm is one of the best features of this boat. The look and feel of the instruments panel is very cool. Dead-center is a large multi-function digital display that provides 23 items of information. All the gauges are backlit and anti-fog. The positioning is perfect for the sightline of an operator of any height. The rubberized dash cover has an anti-glare finish and the driver can see through the windscreen when seated and over it with the bolster up. The engine control is drive by wire and the 210 SP comes standard with ITC which is Sea-Doo’s electronic throttle control. This includes customized power delivery modes including; cruise control, docking mode, ski mode and eco mode. Eco mode is a setting that when engaged, will optimize the engine speed and power setting for maximum fuel efficiency.
This side view of the 210 SP really shows off the folding tower, and you can see the single handle aft of the pivot point. This view also highlights how the physical design blends with the graphics to create the overall look.
Having a tower that folds is a must since most of us will trailer a boat this size. This tower is designed with a cleat amidship.
The gross weight of this model is 4,100 lbs and the maximum height with the tower up is 9’10”. She has a 44 gallon fuel capacity and comes standard with a tandem axel trailer with a swing away tongue.
These are the features we think differentiate this model. Once we get her on the water and have some test numbers for you, we will be able to report back on the performance and handling as well.
Standard and Optional Equipment
Sea-Doo 210 SP (2012-) Warranty
Sea-Doo 210 SP (2012-) Warranty Information
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Sea-Doo 210 SP (2012-) Price
Sea-Doo 210 SP (2012-) Price
|Base Price (MSRP)
|Price as Tested
|Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.|