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Sea-Doo X-20
(w/ 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 EFI jetdrive)

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Sea-Doo X-20
Sea-Doo X-20
Based on the company's successful Challenger 2000, the X-20 has been specially designed to meet the needs of the wakeboard market. Anodized aluminum launch tower and "Fat Sac" 600-lb bladder ballast tank standard equipment.

Key Features

    Launch tower with rear view mirrors and wakeboard stowage racks, "Fat Sac" bladder ballast, seating for 8 adults, 240-hp Mercury EFI M2 jetdrive as standard equipment.

Specifications

Sea-Doo X-20 Specifications
Length Overall 19'9'' Dry Weight 2,200 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 100 gal. ballast
Deadrise/Transom 20 Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open boat Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance 5'0'' tower up 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 X-20 Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 EFI jetdrive
Tested Power 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 EFI jetdrive
Opt. Power none

Sea-Doo X-20 Photo Gallery

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Perfect for watersports fun!

Forward seating.

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Steering wheel.

A view of the engine compartment.

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Bow seating.



Sea-Doo X-20 Captain's Report

At first glance, the X-20 looks remarkably similar to the Challenger 2000. And outside of its Bad-Boy black hull graphics, it is. Same hull, same powerplant, same seating arrangement with three across the back bench seat (in deeply padded buckets with good grabrails), two in swiveling bucket seats at the dual-console helm, and three up front. But that's not to say it's the same boat.

For starters, Sea-Doo has greatly improved the non-skid on the X-20, so it's comfortable on bare feet yet provides some traction so you don't need the carpet to prevent slipping. Second, the X-20 comes with a "Fat Sac", a 100-gallon removable bladder that sits in a centerline insole locker that can also be used for waterski stowage. The boat comes with its own filler pump which amounts to a small bilge pump with hose. When dangled over the side and plugged into the boat's 12-volt outlet, it self-primes and fills the sack in minutes. This adds 600 pounds of ballast to the X-20, setting the stage for a radical wake underway.

The X-20 also comes complete with its own anodized aluminum "launch tower" with a contact point for the towline about 7 feet above the waterline. This lets your wakeboarding athletes get big air, and it also has stowage for up to 4 boards on racks. But the most amazing part about the boat is its tracking.

We have tested a number of traditional ski/wakeboard boats, all of which have skegs and/or fins designed to keep the boat tracking straight while pulling a skier or boarder. There is no such hull hardware on the X-20 yet she tracks straight as an arrow while towing.

"The reason for that," says Sea-Doo's marketing associate Brian Smith, "is because of the jet drive. The jet creates downward suction aft that keeps the stern of the boat locked in place while towing boarders." And our video is there to prove it.

Performancewise, the X-20 is much like the Challenger 2000. She'll spin a quick 180 and carve fairly tight turns, but she's a big stable sportboat and not one you'd turn doughnuts in all day long. Still, the X-20 is the first jet-powered wakeboard boat we've seen that combines all the comfort of a sportboat (and an aft engine for a clear cockpit) with the all the safety of propless power into a fun, exciting wakeboarding package.--BoatTEST Tech Team

Sea-Doo X-20 Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Sea-Doo X-20 is 50.1 mph (80.6 kph), burning 25.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 96.14 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Sea-Doo X-20 is 34.4 mph (55.4 kph), and the boat gets 3.30 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.4 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 119 miles (191.51 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 EFI jetdrive.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Sea-Doo X-20 Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD 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 X-20 Warranty

Sea-Doo X-20 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!



Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 EFI jetdrive
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
1000 3.6 3.1 1.6 2.2 1.9 80 69 129 5.80 6.06 0.94 76
1500 4.7 4.0 2.2 2.1 1.8 76 66 122 7.60 8.33 0.90 78
2000 5.8 5.0 3.6 1.6 1.4 58 50 93 9.30 13.63 0.68 79
2500 6.4 5.5 4.4 1.4 1.3 52 45 84 10.30 16.66 0.61 82
3000 6.9 6.0 5.9 1.2 1.0 42 36 68 11.10 22.33 0.49 85
3500 10.4 9.0 7.5 1.4 1.2 50 43 80 16.70 28.39 0.59 84
4000 27.2 23.7 8.6 3.2 2.8 114 99 183 43.80 32.55 1.34 87
4500 34.4 29.9 10.4 3.3 2.9 119 103 192 55.40 39.37 1.40 89
5000 38.9 33.8 17.8 2.2 1.9 79 68 127 62.60 67.38 0.93 91
5500 44.0 38.3 22.6 2.0 1.7 70 61 113 70.80 85.55 0.83 98
6000 50.1 43.5 25.4 2.0 1.7 71 62 114 80.60 96.15 0.84 102

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 EFI jetdrive
Time To Plane 2.2 sec.
0 to 30 4.3 sec.
Test Power 1 x 240-hp Mercury M2 EFI jetdrive
Transmission none
Ratio 1.0:1
Props 7 1/4'' s/s impeller
Load 1/2 fuel, no water, 2 persons, min. gear
Climate 90 deg., 80% humid., wind: 10 knots; seas: 1 foot

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