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Sea-Doo 230 Challenger SE (2007)
(w/ 2 x 215-hp Rotax 4-TEC engine)

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Brief Summary

The Sea-Doo Challenger series merges classic lines with modern designs and high-power performance of direct-drive engines to deliver a powerful, fun and elegant sport boating package for today’s growing family.

Key Features

  • Swivel buddy passenger seat
  • Driver's adjustable height, swivel bucket seat
  • Large in-floor ski storage
  • Satellite-ready stereo with 125 with channel amp.,
  • Tower speakers, P/A and remote
  • Swim platform with 2-step ladder
  • Rear storage compartments
  • Pull-up ski pylon
  • Trailer, custom-matched
  • Non-skid decking
  • Anchor locker
  • Fold 'n stow walk-through door
  • Snap-in carpet
  • Backlit depth sounder
  • Pull-up cleats
  • Cockpit table
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 23' 6''
    Beam 8' 9''
    Dry Weight 3,350 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 12''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 7' 4'' (no tower)
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 53 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power 2 x 155-hp Rotax 4-TEC engine
    Tested Power 2 x 215-hp Rotax 4-TEC engine
    Opt. Power 2 x 215-hp Rotax 4-TEC engine

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    2500 6.1 5.3 1.8 3.4 3.0 162 141 74
    3000 7.3 6.3 2.6 2.8 2.4 134 116 76
    3500 8.3 7.2 3.7 2.2 2.0 107 93 81
    4000 10.1 8.7 4.9 2.1 1.8 98 85 83
    4500 14.2 12.3 5.9 2.4 2.1 114 99 82
    5000 21.8 18.9 7.4 2.9 2.6 140 122 82
    5500 28.8 25.0 10.1 2.9 2.5 136 118 87
    6000 35.3 30.7 13.2 2.7 2.3 128 111 86
    6500 39.9 34.7 17.6 2.3 2.0 108 94 87
    7000 44.6 38.7 21.5 2.1 1.8 99 86 87
    7500 50.7 44.0 26.3 1.9 1.7 92 80 89
    8000 57.3 49.8 32.1 1.8 1.6 85 74 89
    2500 141 261 9.80 6.81 1.44 74
    3000 116 216 11.70 9.84 1.19 76
    3500 93 172 13.40 14.01 0.95 81
    4000 85 158 16.30 18.55 0.87 83
    4500 99 183 22.90 22.33 1.02 82
    5000 122 225 35.10 28.01 1.25 82
    5500 118 219 46.30 38.23 1.21 87
    6000 111 206 56.80 49.97 1.14 86
    6500 94 174 64.20 66.62 0.96 87
    7000 86 159 71.80 81.39 0.88 87
    7500 80 148 81.60 99.56 0.82 89
    8000 74 137 92.20 121.51 0.76 89

    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

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 2.4 sec.
    0 to 30 3.9 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props None - Jet Drive
    Load Load: 2 persons, Fuel: 1/4 full, Water: none, Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 77 deg., Humid: 68%, Wind: 10-15 knots, Seas: 1ft chop

    Captain's Report

    A Competitor Ready for Any ChallengeThe 230 SE is a Tough Package to BeatBy Capt. Rob SmithSea-Doo is crushing the typical image of the family sportboat with the Sea-Doo Challenger SE. From the front or side, looking at this craft you only seem to notice an odd line or shape, not really able to figure out what it is that has caught your eyes. Looking inside, you see enormous spaces with room for plenty of friends and family, elegant touches and some eye-catching and interesting features. When you get around to the back it hits you like the proverbial beer truck. That’s a jet boat?! No, this is a direct-drive family oriented open sport boat with features for dad, mom and the rest of the family.Sleek Design and Modern LooksThe Sea-Doo Challenger merges classic lines with modern design and engineering to deliver a sportboat that meets the challenge of today’s water-sport driven family. As more boats are added to the water every year and water sports becomes more focused on precision and speed, it is critical that the design team keeps in step. This new model does just that.Starting at the bow, there is an ample anchor locker that has a cradle for the Danforth style anchor and room for typical rode on a boat this size. Cleats are pull-up stainless steel, and bow rails are low-profile and easy to reach. Seating in the bow is tremendous. At least six can comfortably gather up front. Large marine speakers deliver the tunes to the bow and lighted inset drinkholders are on both sides. Lift the seats up and you find a neat system for protecting gear stored inside. A rubberized grass mat system allows any water to drain down to the bottom and away while softening the bumps along the way. Under your feet, snap-in carpet softens the sole and makes clean up a snap at the end of the day.Innovative Features ThroughoutStepping on back you find the first major surprise on the SE, a fold and stow retractable windscreen with door in the walkthrough. This pocket door system simply pulls out of the driver’s side pod. You flip up the window and lock it in place, then lock the entire door in place with a barrel latch. Another great feature about this system is that it is all tempered glass so you have a truly open feeling looking forward while blocking the chilly morning breeze from the main cockpit.The companion and driver’s seats are comfortable bucket seats with swivel and slide adjustments to keep you in the conversation and having a clear view ahead underway. Speakers on both sides of the seats provide great sound to the main cockpit. A sturdy stainless grab bar gives the rider more confidence until they get used to the power of the optional 430-hp supercharged engine package. The two boxes in the companion station house the stereo head, 12-volt adaptor, and plenty of room for bottles of tanning lotion, and more. In the floor between the seats is a huge locker that has a rubber pad to protect the skis and any other long items you need to stow, or to keep the life jacket kit in easy reach.Behind the WheelThe helm station is laid out well for easy visibility of all instruments. Lighted and well labeled rocker switches control power. The top of the dash has a pad to protect and hold your glasses, keys and phones. Split throttle and shift levers are on the side gunnel with a padded arm rest that has a drinkholder just below. Our test model had another great option, electric retractable windows to really open up the feel underway. Push a button and the windows come down or go back up just like in your car.Moving on back, the aft cockpit offers another huge sitting space with wrap-around seating benches. Under the starboard bench is a handy carry-on Igloo cooler for drinks and beverages. Over on the port side is another padded storage box. The sunpad on the back covers the engine box. Under the pad, the table is stowed making it easy to find and easy to set up. The stern light stows in clips in the fiberglass tray that lifts out to gain access to the engines. With the engine cover down, the sunpad makes a great place to hang out at anchor, sit comfortably to put your skis or wakeboard on or just relax and watch a sunset. Across the back are numerous handholds for getting back aboard as well as a concealed telescoping swim ladder.If you have never experienced a direct-drive sportboat, you are in for a wonderful surprise. If you did years ago, you need to try this one out before you set your opinions, as they have changed drastically. The Sea-Doo 230 SE will please just about everyone and will certainly gain the respect of hard-core I/O users, and likely convert many!

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Sea-Doo 230 Challenger SE (2007) is 57.3 mph (92.2 kph), burning 32.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 121.5 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Sea-Doo 230 Challenger SE (2007) is 21.8 mph (35.1 kph), and the boat gets 2.94 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.25 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 140 miles (225.31 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 215-hp Rotax 4-TEC engine.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional


    Bimini Top Standard


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