Captain's Report by Christopher Hughes
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Features
|Carpet: Cockpit||Standard Snap-in|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|