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Is the 2014 Sea-Doo Spark Affordable?

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BRP Unveils Affordable New 2014 Sea-Doo Spark!

By choosing plastic, Sea-Doo was not only able to substantially lower weight, but also produce a rainbow of colors.

As well as make the Spark “unapologetically” low in price. By following similar outside-the-box thinking with the engine within, Sea-Doo has brought the Spark in at an almost astonishing $4,999, a price that is literally thousands less than anything else on the market.

2014 Sea-Doo Spark Beauty
BRP threw a major curveball for the 2014 model year with the $5,000 Sea-Doo Spark.

No, that’s not a typo. And yes, there’s more to the story.

Thinking Outside The Box

Though introduced for the 2014 season, the germ of the idea that would become the Spark dates back to 2006, when Sea-Doo set the goal to make the dream of “family fun” accessible to a whole new audience. In the process, it hoped to bring back some of the simplicity and fun often missing from today’s further-reaching models. Though inspiration came from a brand legend – the SP – designers, engineers, and management all realized that achieving that goal would mean a serious departure from conventional thinking.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the Sea-Doo GTI 130

The most obvious example of that thinking is the plastic hull. Essentially polypropylene reinforced with long-strand glass fibers, the material (dubbed PolyTec) appears surprisingly strong and is far lighter in weight than fiberglass. Sea-Doo turned the fact that it has a matte finish to its advantage, developing five colors – Bubble Gum, Pineapple, Orange Crush, Vanilla, and Licorice – that, when combined with a common black, give the craft a fresh and trendy look.
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“Build-your-own” approach

Passenger capacity

 2 persons (159 kg / 350 lbs)
 2 adults + 1 kid (205 kg / 450 lbs)

Engine options
 Rotax 900 ACE (2up only) – 40 mph (65 km/h) top speed
 Rotax 900 HO ACE – ~ 50mph (80 km/h) top speed +
sport mode

iBR (with or without)

Convenience package
 Front storage bin kit
 Reboarding step

 Vanilla, Orange Crush, Bubble Gum, Pineapple, Licorice

 Graphic kit, trailer, shade, etc.

Analyst Briefing / Club BRP Can-Am & Sea-Doo
Orlando, Florida / September 16, 2013 17

MSRP range: US $4,999 to 7,199
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MSRP range: US $4,999 to 7,199[/QUOTE]

BASE Rotax 900 ACE $ 4,999
W/Convenience Package** $ 5,199
BASE Rotax 900 HO ACE $ 5,699
W/Convenience Package** $ 5,899
BASE Rotax 900 HO ACE w/iBR $ 6,399
BASE Rotax 900 HO ACE w/iBR
-W/Convenience Package** $ 6,599
BASE Rotax 900 HO ACE $ 6,299
W/Convenience Package** $ 6,499
BASE Rotax 900 HO ACE w/iBR $ 6,999
BASE Rotax 900 HO ACE w/iBR
-W/Convenience Package** $ 7,199

**includes: front storage cover bin and reboarding step.
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So entry level price is $5000?

That is a LOW entry price for a brand new sea doo. Some used sea doos are more than that.
How much are the Seadoo Spark's competitors going for? $5000 doesn't seem bad at all for a Seadoo though. Definitely got me to take another look. I am willing to shell out for a fun toy but you can only use it for a short time of the year when it is both summer and you have taken a trip up to the lake. I can' justify spending too much on something that will sit in my garage all year. $5000 sounds like just the right price though.
The competitors are charging 8000 and up for inferior products, the Spark is the best deal out there for sure.
i wouldnt say inferior. but the spark is probably the best VALUE for your money
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From what i've seen, as a starter PWC and something new, it is one of the better PWC's out there.
you can literally call it a a big hunk of plastic :D
The fuel capacity of the Spark is a lot less than its rivals. It is probably more efficient too, but do you think you will end up having to spend loads more on fuel with the Spark? That can start to get pretty pricey by itself.
its not a big engine so i dont see it using much fuel.
its not a big engine so i dont see it using much fuel.
Same here, it's a lot not something to worry too much about. But of course you need to know your range, don't want to get stuck out on the water.
and when did we care about gas consumption for something like this :D
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and when did we care about gas consumption for something like this :D
Exactly. this is more of a question for people buying cars with big V8's.
Even guys who buy V8s know what they are getting into. They aren't going to complain.
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