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Sea-Doo Challenger 1800
(w/ 2 x 110-hp Bombardier Rotax)

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Sea-Doo Challenger 1800
Sea-Doo Challenger 1800
With seven seats, the Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 is one of the biggest and fastest jet boats on the water today. The 1800 is a fun, versatile, and easy to use jetboat that everyone in the family will enjoy.

Key Features

    The 1800 Challenger comes with standard reverse, which is an essential feature when it comes to maneuvering the jetboat around the docks. An adjustable mirror for watching waterskiers is also standard and so is a stereo system. A built-in cooler will keep everyone’s drinks ice cold even on the hottest day, and a long in-sole locker keeps waterskis out of the way until they are ready to be used. Perhaps one of the most important features is the weedless intake system, which will keep you from having to go over the side and clear out the grate every time you encounter some floating debris.


Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Specifications
Length Overall 18' 0'' Dry Weight 1,865 lbs.
Beam 7' 6 Tested Weight N/A
Draft 10.5 in. 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 n/a
Deadrise/Transom 20 Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open boat Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance none 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 1800 Engine options
Std. Power 1x220-hp Bombardier Rotax
Tested Power 2 x 110-hp Bombardier Rotax
Opt. Power various Bombardier Rotax from 2x110-hp to 2x240-hp

Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Photo Gallery

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The Challenger 1800 is a powerful jetboat.

There’s enough room for you and six of your friends to join you for a day of fun on the water. The Challenger 1800 is a fast jetboat that delivered a top end speed of 48.7 mph on our test run.

Keep an eye on the skier with the side mirror.

The helm has all the necessary functions and switches within easy sight and reach. There’s also a side view mirror to help you keep an eye on the skier behind you.

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Lockable glovebox allows you to store valuables.

To port is a lockable glove box where you can keep the radio or any other valuables. There’s a grab handle here for when you feel like holding on.

Go ahead and take her for a spin.

As you can see the Speedster is a good-looking jetboat that can carry all your friends and equipment for the day, whether it be skis, a wakeboard or a tube. This 18-footer has a lot of power behind he

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This 18-footer offers a lot.

From the layout of this boat you can see that she has plenty of room for you and your quests. The aft seating has bucket seats which will keep your guests locked in place. Under the transom is a locke

Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Captain's Report

The Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 is one of the biggest and fastest jetboats on the water today. She’s one little speed demon that will keep your adrenaline pumping all day.

For 2000, the heart of this jetboat, is the single 210-hp M2 jet drive, a significant change from the power package on our earlier test boat.

As a winner of the IDEA98 engineering design award, it has a multi-chine V-hull that provides quick acceleration, nimble turning and handling, and a very stable ride.

Its 17-foot 11-inch overall length, seven and a half foot beam and a solid weight of 1,865 lbs. help provide that stability, even when ripping through rough waters.

With twin 800 Series Rotax motors wide open, we clocked a blistering top end speed of 48.7 mph at 5200 rpm and a best cruise of 25.0 mph at 3000 rpm. Out on the course, the 1800 flew out of the water and onto plane in just seconds. About 2 seconds to be precise.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Standard and Optional Equipment
Stereo Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Warranty

Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 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!

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