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Hi folks,

Need expertise and opinion...

Have owned lots of Seadoo PWCs over the years and had bought a brand new 1998 Speedster "back in the day".

Looking at buying a runabout for our lake. Here is what I'm considering:

Challenger 180
Uptopia (twin 155)
05 and newer Speedster

What is the best engine option? Generally have 2-4 people on board, rarely do watersports, and looking for at least mid 40's mph.

Don't care that the SC motors have to be serviced every 100hrs (or whatever the recommendation is).

I really like the 05 and newer Speedsters...

Thoughts?
 


IDoSeaDoo

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I own the 04 speedster with 155s. It's surprisingly good on fuel, but bounces. Even on relatively calm water. I think the challenger has a better hull. Utopia would probably be my choice if you like windshields and boat in cooler climes. Also, it's beautiful.
 

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I own the 04 speedster with 155s. It's surprisingly good on fuel, but bounces. Even on relatively calm water. I think the challenger has a better hull. Utopia would probably be my choice if you like windshields and boat in cooler climes. Also, it's beautiful.
I remember going to the dealership and seeing them for the first time in person, very good looking craft.
 

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I remember going to the dealership and seeing them for the first time in person, very good looking craft.
Indeed they are. Fun to throw around too, even in the ocean on big waves. But it's a rough ride on the seas. Really a sheltered water boat. I've been having issues with sensors on mine lately. They're getting old and having a code reader is a must. They're not cheap those things :(
 

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