Captain's ReportThe Islandia combines all the space of a deckboat with the benefits of jet power and the look of a sport boat. Her jet drive engine offers lots of benefits including fast, powerful acceleration, greater handling abilities which means no slipping in tight turns, and a shoal draft, meaning it can venture into areas where most boats her size wouldn’t dare. Most importantly the jet drive engine obviously provides greater operating safety. The Islandia is a big 22-footer with seating for twelve. A back seat can either be used as a sunpad, or the seats lift up to become a huge recliner. Either way, it’s designed for ultimate comfort. There’s a double helm seat for extra comfort or another passenger that tilts sideways in order to socialize with the rest of the crowd. The bow provides seating room for five and she can be reboarded from the bow as well as the stern by a ladder that’s concealed in a forward hatch.A food preparation area with sink, cooler and trash container adds convenience and creature comforts to a 22-footer, as does the spacious changing room and starboard head, just forward of the helm. The swim platform is big enough for two kids to sit side by side and put on their water gear. The ski tow eye makes the Islandia a good ski boat, and the ladder lets you get in and out of the water easily. The Islandia is loaded with standard features such as non-skid decking, padded bolster seating, a control steering system which lets you steer at low speeds, ski storage in the sole, and AM/FM stereo with CD player. In addition, she has reboarding platforms on both the bow and stern, which is an unusual feature. There’s a built-in cooler, glove compartment, and ski pylon and tow hook for waterskiers or wakeboarders. The water-resistant gauges are backlit, so they’re easy to read at night, and there’s a 12-volt jack so you can plug in a cell phone or spotlight.The Islandia is powered by a single 240-hp Mercury M2 EFI jet engine that was developed specifically for this model. Out on the water she turned out to be a good performer jumping out of the hole in just 3.2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 40.5 mph at 4500 rpm. Her best cruise was 26.8 mph giving her a range of 98 miles on a full tank of fuel. Overall, the Sea-Doo Islandia has a lot to offer for a 22-footer. She’s not only a good performer, but she’s also a versatile sport boat that can be transformed to suit your needs, whether it’s waterskiing you like, pulling up to a beach for a picnic, or simply sun bathing, the Islandia is an ideal platform for these activities.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Sea-Doo Islandia is 40.5 mph (65.2 kph), burning 26.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 101.06 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Sea-Doo Islandia is 26.8 mph (43.1 kph), and the boat gets 1.98 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.84 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 98 miles (157.72 kilometers).
- Tested power is 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 EFI Jetdrive.
Standard and Optional Features
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
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