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Sea-Doo Challenger 2000
(w/ 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 jetdrive)

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Sea-Doo Challenger 2000
Sea-Doo Challenger 2000
The Challenger 2000 is a sport boat that’s designed to handle high speeds with confidence. Her sleek lines, radical look and seating for up to 8 people add up to a lot on this 20-footer.

Key Features

    The Challenger 2000 is powered by a water jet pump, which gives you safety, quick acceleration and shoal draft. Bucket seats will keep you in place at high speeds and there are grabrails to hold onto when making tight turns. A ski locker is large enough for two skis or a wakeboard. On the helm side, the gauges are well laid out and easy to read, and the throttle has an elbow rest behind it to lessen driver fatigue. Contact: Sea-Doo Sportboats, 6545 U.S. 1, Grant, FL 32949 Phone: (321) 722-4028, www.sea-doo.com.

Specifications

Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Specifications
Length Overall 19'9'' Dry Weight 2,100 lbs.
Beam 8'0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 1'0'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 40 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity none
Deadrise/Transom 20 Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open boat Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance 4'0'' Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
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.

Engine Options

Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Engine options
Std. Power 1x240-hp Mercury M2 EFI jetdrive
Tested Power 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 jetdrive
Opt. Power 1x200-hp Mercury M2 Optimax jetdrive

Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Photo Gallery

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She's nimble, fast, and has precise handling.

The Challenger 2000 is a sportboat powered by jet engines. She's versatile and can be used for a number of different water activities.

Comfortable seating for up to eight.

As you can see there's good room aboard the Challenger 2000. She has comfortable bucket-like seats that will keep you in when making tight turns.

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There's a built-in cooler and a glove box.

There's a storage compartment and a built-in cooler on the starboard side of the boat. There's also a good grabhandle there to hold onto when cruising at high speeds.



Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Captain's Report

There are many benefits to having a jet-powered boat. With its direct-drive jet pump, it’s one of the most maneuverable craft you’ll drive. Jet pumps have many advantages, they add up to these four things; stronger acceleration, superior handling, better safety and improved shallow water operations. She draws only 12 inches!

The Challenger 2000 is fully loaded with an AM/FM stereo with CD player and 12-volt jack for your cell phone. There’s also a built-in cooler above the console to hold a six-pack of your favorite drinks. A large ski locker in the cockpit sole is big enough for two skis or a wakeboard.

Sea-Doo has created incredible room on this 19-foot, 9-inch boat. Her bucket seats are a real neat feature and they will not only keep you in place in tight turns, but they are also comfortable. With room for eight people, you can invite all your friends aboard this versatile platform.

Another plus to the Challenger 2000 is a choice of Mercury engines, either a 200- or 240-hp powerplant. These engines were developed by Mercury especially for Sea-Doo, says the company, and both have over-rev protection, along with low oil and engine overheat warnings. The mixed-flow, high-volume jet pump gives the boat excellent acceleration. There’s also a hydro-surge intake grate on the bottom of the boat to keep weeds out of the impeller.

The Challenger has 20 degrees of deadrise at the transom, which gives you the best ride possible in chop. We measured a quick hole-shot of 1.9 seconds to be exact. Its 2,100 lbs. is heavy enough for breaking through waves, but it doesn’t hold the boat back. In fact, this boat hit a top speed of 49.9 mph at 5650 rpm and her optimum cruise was at 27.6 mph at 4000 rpm. This all adds up to 109 miles of fun at best cruising speed.

Out in big water our test team was impressed with both her handling and the fact that everyone came back dry. Her 8-foot beam provided a stable ride and she cut right through waves like a samurai sword.

Once aboard the Challenger 2000 you’ll begin to understand why there’s so much excitement about this boat. The Challenger has much more to offer than just a fun, fast ride. She’s a versatile jet boat that can be used for a number of different water activities. Besides being attractive the Challenger is also nimble, fast and has very precise handling.

We like what See-Doo has done here which is to marry jet-pump propulsion with a versatile sport boat concept. We predict you will see this concept catch on.

For more information call (800) 882-2900 or visit www.sea-doo.com.

Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 is 49.9 mph (80.3 kph), burning 25.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 96.9 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 is 27.6 mph (44.4 kph), and the boat gets 3.03 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.29 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 109 miles (175.42 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 jetdrive.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Stereo Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Warranty

Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Price

Sea-Doo Challenger 2000 Price
Pricing Range $23,999.00
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.


Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 jetdrive
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
2000 6.2 5.4 2.9 2.1 1.9 77 67 124 10.00 10.98 0.91 75
2500 7.0 6.0 4.5 1.5 1.3 56 48 90 11.30 17.03 0.65 78
3000 8.5 7.3 5.6 1.5 1.3 54 47 87 13.70 21.20 0.64 81
3500 20.8 18.1 7.1 2.9 2.6 105 92 169 33.50 26.88 1.25 82
4000 27.6 24.0 9.1 3.0 2.6 109 95 175 44.40 34.45 1.29 84
4500 33.7 29.3 12.1 2.8 2.4 100 87 161 54.20 45.80 1.19 88
5000 38.7 33.7 18.5 2.1 1.8 75 65 121 62.30 70.03 0.89 90
5500 43.0 37.4 21.9 2.0 1.7 71 61 114 69.20 82.90 0.83 91
5600 49.9 43.3 25.6 2.0 1.7 70 61 113 80.30 96.91 0.83 98

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 jetdrive
Time To Plane 1.9 sec.
0 to 30 4.2 sec.
Test Power 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 jetdrive
Transmission waterjet
Ratio 1.0:1
Props 7 1/4
Load 2 pers, 1/8 fuel, no water, no gear
Climate 80 deg, 80% humid, wind: 5-10 knots; seas: 1 foot

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