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Brief Summary

The GTX Limited 300 from Sea-Doo is a luxury three-rider machine that delivers more comfort and performance than ever before. Given its longer stepped hull, which sports a S3 rough water inspired deep-V bottom, the GTX Limited 300 will appeal to those who want to run comfortably all day in open waters with the new Rotax 1630 ACE engine — the highest horsepower engine ever installed in a Sea-Doo. And with its new Ergolock seating to reduce driver fatigue and the three-rider capabilities of its tiered, stepped seating levels, it will take touring to a new level of enjoyment.

Key Features

  • iControl Learning Key
  • S3 Hull
  • Hinged seat
  • Fold-down reboarding step
  • Ski tow eye
  • Watertight, removable storage bin
  • Handlebar with palm rest
  • Wide-angle adjustable mirrors
  • Footwell carpets with Sea-Doo logo pattern
  • Swim platform carpet with Sea-Doo logo
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 139.2''
    3.54 m
    Beam 48.2''
    1.22 m
    Dry Weight 909 lbs.
    412 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 600 lbs.
    272 kg
    Person Capacity 3
    Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal.
    60 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 1630cc Rotax 1630 ACE
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Captain's Report

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 running shot
    Luxury segment owners expect comfort and stability in a high-end PWC, and Sea-Doo delivers with the GTX Limited 300.
    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 profile shot
    The GTX Limited 300 measures 139.2” (353.5 cm) long, 48.2” (122.4 cm) wide, weighs 909 lbs. (386 kg) dry, and holds 15.9 gallons of fuel. For 2016, it is available in a new, exclusive Jet Black Metallic and Deep Pewter Satin combination.

    Features Inspection

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 handle bars
    Handlebars on the GTX Limited 300 feature Sea-Doo’s innovative palm rests, easing grip effort on those long days afloat.

    Handlebars.

    There are four distinct tilt angles for the handlebars, adjustable to give the driver maximum comfort and control. Sea-Doo also developed ergonomic support with new palm rests, providing relief for long days of gripping the handlebars.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 ergolock seat
    Increased pressure from feet and knees lets the rider grip the Ergolock seat securely, giving the arms better steering control.

    Sea-Doo’s Ergolock seating system, developed and perfected on the racing circuit

    , is found as standard equipment on more models for 2016. The GTX Limited 300 is one of those. A narrow profile seat with hollows that the rider can grip with his or her knees, helps reduce the effort to hold on with shoulders, arms and hands in turns and in chop. This all means less fatigue for the upper body, as well as greater use of the added power with more confidence.In addition to the handling and control advantages of the Ergolock seat, Sea-Doo added wet storage under the exclusive removable watertight storage bin, creating over three times more storage capacity than the previous generation — 42.8 gallons (162 L) of total storage — and a larger glove box.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 running shot
    With the Intelligent Braking and Reverse system engaged, the GTX Limited 300 drops down off plane and stops with the driver in complete control, safely aboard.

    Now in its second generation, Sea-Doo’s iBR

    is an advanced, electronically activated braking and reversing system that the company says can help stop forward motion 160 feet sooner than a model with no braking system. It’s activated by a quick squeeze of the left-hand lever, and it also gives the driver better slow speed control, especially useful when maneuvering around the dock and always starts in neutral for safety.

    An intelligent throttle control

    , or iTC, provides the GTX Limited 300 with three power delivery curves and Cruise Control. Its selectable Touring/Sport mode offers throttle response settings that are optimal for two-up cruising, or more aggressive acceleration and mid-range power, respectively. And an Eco mode targets the most economical RPM setting for best economy. Finally, Sea-Doo incorporates Off Throttle Assisted Steering, or O.T.A.S., that seamlessly provides additional steering effect when the throttle is released.

    Engine

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 engine shot
    The new Rotax 1630 produces 300-hp from its 1.6L aluminum block with increased efficiencies in friction reduction and engine cooling.

    The new Rotax 1630 ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) engine

    is 9% bigger than the venerable Rotax 1503 and creates 15% more power with a boosted 300-hp, according to Sea-Doo. The new engine has a longer stroke compared to the Rotax 1503, raising displacement to 1.6L and increases efficiency in two areas; friction reduction and better cooling. A protective plasma coating on the engine cylinder liners creates a metallic layer that provides a hard and durable surface to withstand piston friction forces, improves surface durability, and produces better heat transfer and superior performance. A reengineered cooling system includes an additional heat exchanger and larger, more efficient engine oil cooler.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 supercharger
    This cutaway shows the new, redesigned supercharger that helps the new Rotax 1630 ACE produce 30% more intake boost, according to Sea-Doo.

    A new, re-designed supercharger with a faster spinning 32- blade wheel (double the blades of the previous version) produces 30% more intake boost and requiring no maintenance, according to the builder. A new larger intercooler provides a more dense air charge, aids in increased airflow and features a new air fin design for improved heat transfer. New ignition curves have been developed to efficiently match the increased air boost with the output of the larger fuel injectors, leading to the 15% increase in horsepower, according to Sea-Doo.

    Handling

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 running shot
    The new GTX Limited 300 is designed for large bodies of water and moderate offshore conditions.

    An innovative hull Sea-Doo calls the S3 adds to the rider’s confidence

    and comfort in rough water. It has a deep-V center section to knife cleanly through chop, and has stepped sections on the wide outer surfaces to help break suction on the hull bottom for better speed and turning. It is capable of satisfying performance, but also adds the comfort of predictable running characteristics for longer rides.

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 hull
    The S3 hull, or Stepped, Stable and Strong Hull, as Sea-Doo calls it, has narrow deep-V inner surfaces and steps to help break suction for better speed.

    Standard Equipment

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 information center
    Sea-Doo’s Interactive Multifunction Digital Information Center, flanked by the speedometer and the tachometer, indicates VTS preset, fuel consumption for instant and average, fuel level, hour meter, compass, clock, touring mode, sport mode, ECO mode, F-N-R indicator and more.

    A three-gauge cluster on the handlebars

    — speedo, customizable multifunction digital screen, tachometer — makes it easy for the driver to evaluate performance and engine conditions, among many other data points, at a glance. There’s an elevated fuel filter, dual drain plugs and a freshwater flush kit to help keep the exhaust system operating reliably throughout the season as the engine features an exclusive closed-loop cooling system. Wide-angle mirrors give a great view behind and to both stern quarters.The 2016 GTX Limited 300 watercraft is equipped with a long list of luxury features and accessories with the exclusive Limited package, including: Speed ties which do away with the need for normal docklines, a glove box organizer, watercraft cover, high-performance Variable Trim System (VTS) for quick pre-sets of boat trim for acceleration and stability, a removable dry bag, safety kit, and additional interactive gauge functions including a depth finder and water temperature.

    Options to Consider

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 rack
    An optional onboard rack for a wakeboard provides convenience.

    On the optional equipment list, there are several must-have items

    , including a snap-in fender installation kit to protect the boat from dock rash, a bilge pump kit for those days when the waves are tall, and a fire extinguisher — just common sense there. For towing sports, there’s a three-position retractable ski pylon and a wakeboard rack. And Sea-Doo offers its own line of Move trailers for single and double unit hauling that offer proper support and sensible security for PWCs. We think the depth finder gauge would be a good addition, particularly if visiting unfamiliar waters is part of the game plan.

    Price

    Sea-Doo offers the GTX Limited 300 starting at $15,999 with the added Limited package features and the powerful 300-hp Rotax 1630 ACE engine, and it’s covered by a one-year warranty from the parent company, Bombardier Recreational Products.

    Observations

    We think Sea-Doo’s take on the luxury segment, three-rider market is spot on — enhanced by the high-output Rotax engine, and by the improved Ergolock seating with stepped design that will give the driver more control with less fatigue. That should put the fun back into longer days on the water.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Shore Power Optional

    Exterior Features

    Swim Platform Standard

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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