Sea-Doo has for decades established itself as an industry leader when it comes to personal water fun with all kinds of sea boat vessels. The company is now conquering new fields by introducing the 2022 Sea-Doo Switch Cruise. The Sea-Doo Switch Cruise is a new pontoon boat that combines fun and the spirit of the ocean with the incredible stability and versatility that should come with a pontoon platform. So, how fast is the Switch Cruise, and how much does it cost?
Boating enthusiasts can’t stop raving over the 2022 Sea-Doo Switch Cruise
When the company announced it would launch its all-new pontoon boat, many people had reservations about it. This is because the company had built a considerable reputation for being a jet ski manufacturer. However, Sea-Doo has broken even with the 2022 Sea-Doo Switch Cruise, which is a true testament to how unique and good it is at its job.
Experts can’t stop raving about the boat’s unique features, including the hull and top deck, the extra seating, brake and reverse systems, and switch accessories. As The Jet Drift reviews, the tri-hull ensures you remain stable even when on rough waters. It also makes it easier to operate the boat.
What’s even better about the Sea-Doo Switch Cruise is that you can rearrange the onboard layout. Yes, you read that right. The onboard design works like Lego bricks in that you can easily move the structure around as much as you want in a matter of seconds.
The accessories are also outstanding. The Sea-Doo Switch Cruise is available with a 12V outlet, Bluetooth audio systems, wind deflectors, rearview mirror, glove box with a USB port, clear view side panels, and a retractable boarding ladder, among many more valuable and useful add-ons.
The Sea-Doo Switch Cruise speed and cost
The 2022 Sea-Doo Switch Cruise isn’t like any regular pontoon boat. It’s powered by a Rotax 1630 ACE jet engine, which offers a lot of power boost, unlike other pontoon boats. The Rotax 1630 ACE jet engines, 3-cylinder power sources deliver an extensive range of horsepower from 100-230 depending on the model and size you go for. The standard engine options of the Sea-Doo Switch Cruise have 100 to 170 horsepower, while the supercharged version offers 230 horsepower. The powerful jet engines work well in all areas but excel in shallow water and other bodies where underwater obstacles such as rocks and stumps pose an issue.
These engine options then relate to the speed of the Sea-Doo Switch cruise. An engine option with 100 horsepower allows the model to reach 26 mph, while the 170-hp engine can reach 34 mph or 37 mph (depending on the size of the Switch Cruise). Lastly, the supercharged engine option with 230 horsepower speeds the 2022 Sea-Doo Switch Cruise to a top speed of 44 mph.
Operating a pontoon boat with an ordinary outboard on shallow water with obstacles is always a dangerous affair as you risk damaging the boat. Sea-Doo has taken care of that, ensuring you get the best out of your boat. To make its boats even more unique, the company equips the pontoons with a PWC-like handlebar system that is a far cry from the traditional steering wheel we are used to. With all these unique features put into consideration, it’s easy to see why Sea-Doo would price these boats at a high price. The 2022 Sea-Doo Switch Cruise has a starting MSRP of $26,999, although its largest and most powerful build has a starting price tag of $42,619.
Other comparable models worth looking into
If speed isn’t exactly your cup of tea, but you can’t compromise on space, the Berkshire 20CL LE is a great choice. All configurations options are powered by 115 horsepower, and add-on packages offer plenty of goodies, including a stereo system, Bimini top and boot, and premium vinyl package.
If you’re looking for glitz, glamor, and deck space, the SunChaser Geneva Cruise 20 CRS is the perfect go-to. The model features forward-facing couches and a big L-lounge with a dinette that will impress those you bring on board. If you want more speed and power, you can add a third tube to get 300 horsepower.