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Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 (2016-)
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Brief Summary

The Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 provides the comfort riders expect from a high-end PWC with high-tech features, such as a special suspension system, activity-specific cruise control, and an on-water braking system. The Variable Trim System (VTS) allows riders to adjust the attitude of the bow angle by changing the position of the jet pump nozzle. Integrated mooring lines, a dry storage bag, and a full cover are also included. She's powered by a 1503 HO Rotax 4-TEC supercharged and intercooled engine, and the jet pump has a stainless-steel impeller. The hull is stepped to improve efficiency and overall performance.

Key Features

  • Rider capacity of three persons
  • S3 hull
  • High-Performance Variable Trim System
  • BRP limited warranty covers the watercraft for one year
  • Icontrol learning key
  • Handlebar-mounted start/stop button
  • Touring mode/sport mode
  • Touring seat
  • Reboarding platform with rear storage
  • Ski tow eye
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 139.2''
    353.5 cm
    Beam 48.2''
    122.4 cm
    Dry Weight 1,030 lbs.
    467 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 18.6 gal.
    70 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total 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

    Std. Power 1 x 1494cc 1503 HO Rotax 4-TEC
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Captain's Report

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 running shot
    New for 2015, the Anthracite Gray and Manta Green color scheme enhance the machine’s upscale feel.

    Mission Statement

    The Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 is designed to provide the comfort riders expect from a high-end luxury watercraft with high-tech features such as a suspension system, activity-specific cruise control and an on-water braking system. The machine also comes standard with items such as integrated mooring lines, a dry storage bag and a full cover.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 pwc drawing
    The entire rider environment of the GTX Limited iS 260 is completely suspended with 6” of travel providing a much smoother ride.

    Features Inspection

    The Seat.

    Comfort for a rider starts at the seat and Sea-Doo designed a plush seat that is ergonomically shaped and well-upholstered for maximum comfort. Notice how the seat narrows where the operator’s knees would be, creating a more comfortable, natural position. The integrated lumbar bolster is firm and designed to support the driver's back while providing a soft ride. The foot trays are carpeted with the Sea-Doo logo embossed. The seat is hinged at the front and raises on supports to provide easy access to the engine.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 seat
    The two-level seat has a raised backrest to support the driver and a strap handle for the passenger.

    The Swim Platform.

    Abaft the seat, the reboarding platform is carpeted and has storage plus access to the battery and fuses. Centered just above the deck is the tow point, and note the cupped indents to either side where the observer places his feet when facing aft. On the back edge are two hand grips to assist in re-boarding along with the fold down extended re-boarding step. One of the Speed Tie retractable docking lines is also mounted on the transom.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 reboarding platform
    The re-boarding platform has enough space for a swimmer to climb aboard and the handle on the back of the seat will come in handy.

    The Handlebars.

    Turning our attention to the handlebars, the ergonomically shaped handgrips help position the rider with his/her hands in a more natural, tucked-in position. The handlebar also tilts in unison with the gauges with four adjustable steering angles and providing a clear line of sight to all gauge information.With a luxury machine, owners should expect features and the GTX Limited iS 260 has plenty. It comes with iControl, which is Sea-Doo’s term for the central brain that integrates and controls all systems. On the port handle grip are thumb controls for the Variable Trim System (VTS) that allows riders to adjust the attitude of the bow angle by changing the position of the jet pump nozzle.The lever forward of the grip is the Intelligent Brake & Reverse (iBR) system. When the rider squeezes the lever, the throttle is immediately overridden and an aluminum spoiler at the rear of the craft lowers into the flow of water to quickly slow the craft. Sea-Doo says the machine stops 100’ (30.5 m) shorter at 50 mph than competitive units.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 handle bars
    In this photo, the tilt handlebars are raised to their highest position.

    Cruise Control.

    On the starboard handle are the throttle trigger and the thumb controls for cruise control. The GTX Limited iS 260 has different operating modes in what Sea-Doo calls Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC). Touring mode provides a more linear power delivery optimal for cruising, while Sport mode increases the performance with quicker throttle response and stronger acceleration and ECO mode provides the best fuel economy. To accommodate a variety of rider abilities, the machine has the Sea-Doo Learning Key that can be programmed to limit engine output. The key also includes D.E.S.S. (digitally encoded security system) with radio frequency technology.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 cruise control
    The cruise control also has a "slow" mode.
    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 left handle bar
    The left handlebar has the trim and Sport and ECO mode buttons, plus the start/stop switch.

    The Dash.

    The GTX Limited iS 260’s instrument panel is best described as three large gauges. The port side gauge is the speedometer and the tachometer is to starboard while in the center is a digital multi-function displays that provides 33 different bits of information including fuel level, engine hours, a compass, clock, fuel consumption, time/distance to empty, altitude, water temperature, and a depth finder.

    Independent Suspension.

    The “iS” stands for a feature called intelligent Suspension. This system allows the hull to move independently of the upper deck, implementing a shock absorber and rear swing arm to comprise the suspension to smooth out the ride for the driver. It is electronically controlled so it can be set manually or in automatic mode. Our tests have shown that this system works as advertised and provides 6” of travel.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 suspension
    In this photo, the suspension has the console raised to its maximum height.

    Storage.

    The GTX Limited iS 260 has storage in the bow, in a glove box forward of the seat and in the aforementioned rear storage areas. Aft to port is a deep compartment and to starboard, there’s more space plus a dedicated spot for the fire extinguisher. The bow storage has a removable and watertight plastic tub. A removable dry bag that converts into a backpack comes standard as part of the Limited Package.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 dry bag
    Sea-Doo’s 25L capacity dry bag is a clever feature and fits in the front storage. It can be converted into a backpack.
    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 docking lines
    The Speed Tie docking lines are spring-loaded retractable docking lines that are always with the boat.

    Power and Propulsion

    We haven’t tested the GTX Limited iS 260 so we don’t have any performancenumbers. The GTX Limited iS 260 has a 1503 HO Rotax 4-TEC engine. This is a 1494 cc 4-stroke multiport injected engine with a supercharger that has an external intercooler and a closed loop cooling system. The jet pump has a stainless-steel impeller. The GTX Limited iS 260’s S3 hull is stepped to improve efficiency and overall performance. The hull is made using the closed mold process that provides the strength and durability needed for a high performance PWC, but with a lower weight.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 running shot
    With a supercharged engine, the GTX Limited iS 260 has the speed for three-up cruising and the power for towing watersports.
    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 splash deflector
    This image clearly shows the splash deflector at the bow and the slap cap fueling point.

    Price

    The MSRP is $17,299.

    Options to Consider

    • Removable wakeboard rack
    • Ski mode
    • Top/average speed and RPM
    • Lap timer
    • Engine temperature
    • Sandbag anchor
    • Bilge pump
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Fender
    • Sea-Doo Move trailer

    Warranty

    BRP limited warranty covers the watercraft for one year.

    Observations

    The Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 260 is a three-person luxury watercraft that should interest buyers who like premium comfort and styling and high-tech features. The Intelligent Throttle Control system lets a rider choose among three activity-specific settings and the iControl Learning Key allows for power output to be limited while inexperienced riders learn how to operate the machine. The braking system should appeal to safety-minded buyers and the suspension helps cushion the ride during a long cruise.Sea-Doo also enhances the craft’s appeal by including an accessories group called the Limited Package. It features equipment that many buyers would be interested in, such as the high-performance Variable Trim System, upgraded gauge functions including a depth finder, time/distance to empty and water temperature, Speed Tie retractable docking lines and storage accessories that will help keep gear dry.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Exterior Features

    Swim Platform Standard

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

    Price

    Pricing Range: $17,299.00

    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.