Can You Ride a Jet Ski Wearing Just a Bikini?

People who are new to jet ski riding often ask me what they should be wearing and naturally, I give them some good advice. Surprisingly, so few actually ask what they shouldn’t be wearing.

Bikinis and Jet Skis

Women often come along as pillion passengers on jet skis, whether as a date idea or some fun with friends. Some choose to take the controls which is seriously fun. If this is your first time, then heed this warning:

It’s dangerous to ride a jet ski wearing just a bikini. While it looks atheistic in brochures, marketing materials and on Instagram reels, it isn’t realistic or safe to wear such little protection. At high speeds, you can severely damage your skin if you were to crash or simply fall off.

Let’s not forget that wearing so little puts you at risk of skin cancer, especially in Australia where I live. Essentially, you’d be crazy to go almost naked on a jet ski at high speeds.

What You Should Wear

Well then, what should women wear while riding along as a passenger on a jet ski?

In an ideal world, I’d recommend a full-size wetsuit but this may not be practical where you live. For instance, it may be too hot or you may not have access to one.

Aim to wear a rashie at a minimum to cover your chest area. You’ll find these at most sports stores for under $50. This O’Neill rashie on Amazon will give some basic protection for women riding jet skis.

You can also dig up an old pair of yoga pants to protect your lets. You’ll need to wear underwear with these in case they split. This can happen as the material can become quite wet and saltwater and sand can make the material brittle.

You might also want to wear a helmet and jet ski shoes too to make your day our riding so much better.

What Could Happen

Falling off at high speeds means that you’ll get a nasty sting as you make contact with the water. Sure – your life jacket will give some protection to your chest and back area, but your legs, arms and hands will be exposed. Trust me – it’s gonna hurt!

That said, if you’re travelling at under 20 knots, then it’s reasonable to wear just a bikini. Even for just some Insta-glam shots. You’re unlikely to fall off unless it’s really choppy and any contact with the water will be mild.

Under 40-knots and you can get away with normal beach attire on a jet ski such as shorts, t-shirt or rashie. Not preferred but if you rarely go out riding, it’s good start at least.

The jet ski hire businesses near me are often happy to take people on tours wearing normal beach clothing. They always stick to under 40 knots and rarely have an issue.

In Summary

It doesn’t cost a fortune to give yourself some protection out there on the water. Shorts and a T-shirt aren’t quite adequate and might irritate your skin. For novice riders/owners, a normal rashie is reasonable while a full-size wetsuit is preferred once you start going beyond 40-knots.

I became obsessed with the marine industry when I was just 7-years old. Today I’m thrilled to share my knowledge online. When I’m not out there riding, I’m engaging with industry trends and eagerly helping people get more time-freedom online so they can spend more time out there riding their jet skis around.

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Is It Worth Installing Mirrors on a Jet Ski?

Often people ask me if installing mirrors on a jet ski is actually worth the hassle? Well, my reply is generally along the lines of this:

Jet ski mirrors are a good choice to have, however, they shouldn’t be relied upon on the waterways. Unlike car mirrors, a mirror on a PWC are much smaller and often have some blind spots. It’s recommended that riders still look over their shoulders, much like a motorcycle rider does, before altering directions on the waterways.

There are instances where having these fitted do have their merits which I’ll get into.

Using Jet Ski Mirrors For Tow Sports

The main use of mirrors isn’t casual jet ski riding. Instead, they’re designed for keeping an eye on those on tubes, wake boards or skis. Certainly it’ll prevent a lot of neck strain.

Just keep in mind that the mirrors aren’t only small, but they’re not sitting at the eye-line of the driver like a car. Instead, like a motorcycle, they’re slightly lower and aren’t showing fully everything behind, so keep an eye out of the blind spots and don’t depend entirely on those mirrors. It’s why you have a pillion passenger after all.

Use PWC Mirrors For Solo Riding

For most riders, using mirrors on a jet ski when riding solo is almost pointless. At any more than 30-knots, the continual bouncing of your hull means the mirrors are going to be hard to focus in on.

Sure – you’ll spot a cruise ship but it’s going to be hard to spot another jet ski out there. This is why you really need to LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER and not just your mirrors before hooking a turn!

New Rider Training

One of the biggest traps for new jet ski riders is an excessive reliance on mirrors. They’re just not the same as motorcycle mirrors. Sure – use them on occasions, such as checking how sunburnt you’ve become, but for all other reasons – you should avoid using them.

Should I Buy Jet Ski Mirrors?

That depends. I would recommend jet ski mirrors for tow sports but you shouldn’t depend entirely on these. They certainly can make things a little easier for unloading your jet ski too, but there isn’t much else as a benefit.

Here are several great jet ski mirrors for the Sea-Doo Spark and Yamaha Ex:

You can also purchase these from your local dealership if your current mirrors need to be replaced.

I became obsessed with the marine industry when I was just 7-years old. Today I’m thrilled to share my knowledge online. When I’m not out there riding, I’m engaging with industry trends and eagerly helping people get more time-freedom online so they can spend more time out there riding their jet skis around.

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Best Aussie Jet Ski Dealers and Repair Shops

Ever wondered who can give you the best price on a new or used jet ski or have your existing jet ski repaired? We’ve got you covered!

This isn’t a list of some back-alley Gumtree ‘businesses’ that claim to offer repairs to personal watercraft. Nope! We’re talking genuine repairs and top-notch service across Australia.

We’ve done the digging around and asked for feedback and reviews from individuals inside popular Australian Facebook groups. We have even found some after-hours home-based repairers who can come to your home/pontoon for repairs and services without costing you a fortune like the dealers typically do.

So if you’re looking for a jet ski dealer or repairer near you, then keep this list handy.

Queensland

Of course, we need to start with the #1 state for jet ski ownership in Australia. There are far more owners in Queensland than anywhere else and for good reason – year-round riding conditions! It’s little wonder why I live here too.

Brisbane

Brisbane is fortunate to have numerous jet ski dealers who also double as repair stores. This covers riders who want to head north or south on weekends, or even explore the Brisbane river!

1. Brisbane Sea-Doo

Address: 239 Zillmere Rd, Zillmere QLD 4034

Phone: (07) 3633 0123

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.7 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Been running for 35+ years with awesome management team!

2. Brisbane Kawasaki

Address: 58 Delta St, Geebung QLD 4034

Phone: (07) 3265 7555

Brands: Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.7 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Seriously friendly team in here ready to help out total beginners.

3. Shoreline Yamaha

Address: 80 Moss St, Slacks Creek QLD 4127

Phone: (07) 3804 3105

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.8 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: My #1 recommendation if you’re looking for a Yamaha!

4. Custom Jet Skis

Address: 66 Pritchard Rd, Virginia QLD 4014

Phone: (07) 3265 5550

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: My #2 recommendation if you’re looking for a Yamaha!

5. Shoreline Sea-Doo

Address: 45 Moss St, Slacks Creek QLD 4127

Phone: (07) 3290 6097

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.9 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: One of the best customer-service experiences to date!

6. Brisbane Auto Marine Jet Ski Servicing

Address: 5 Moss St, Slacks Creek QLD 4127

Phone: (07) 3133 8137

Brands: Yamaha, Sea-Doo, Honda and Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes (Their main business is repairs and servicing)

Basic info: High reputation among Brisbane’s PWC community.

7. Brisbane Kawasaki

Address: 58 Delta St, Geebung QLD 4034

Phone: (07) 3283 8383

Brands: Kawasaki

Reputation: 5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Smaller dealer but support their customers well.

8. Baycity Jetskis

Address: 20 Veronica St, Capalaba QLD 4157

Phone: (07) 3245 6224

Brands: Yamaha, Sea-Doo, and Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes (Their main business is repairs and servicing)

Basic info: Mostly parts, servicing and repairs though they occasionally have jet skis for sale.

9. Brisbane Jet Ski Maintenance

Address: 37/193 S Pine Rd, Brendale QLD 4500

Phone: 0437 197 383

Brands: Kawasaki, Yamaha and Sea-Doo.

Reputation: 5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: One-man band repair shop. You can text them and they get back to you pretty quickly.

Gold Coast

I have lived on the Gold Coast for 4 years and even wrote this guide about places where you can ride. Well worth checking out!

1. JSW Powersports (Jet Ski Warehouse)

Address: 3 Ereton Dr, Arundel QLD 4214

Phone: (07) 5529 2616

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: Excellent. The World’s #1 Sea-Doo Dealer.

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Chances are you’ve seen this place while driving up and down Brisbane Rd. They’ve stacked their jet skis 4-high in crates which represents just how much they are selling monthly!

2. Jet Ski World

Address: 332 Brisbane Rd, Arundel QLD 4214

Phone: (07) 5537 9290

Brands: Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.3 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Across the road from the Jet Ski Warehouse and great service here!

3. Gold Coast Waverunners

Address: 5 Gateway Dr, Biggera Waters QLD 4216

Phone: (07) 5529 1855

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: An awesome place to go for the Yamaha enthusiasts!

4. Jetski Parts Southport

Address: 2/2 Goodyear St, Southport QLD 4215

Phone: (07) 5531 3855

Brands: All

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes (it’s their main business)

Basic info: Great place for repairs and servicing if you don’t want to pay those dealer rates! There is also a jet ski wrecking place next door.

5. Australian Jet Ski Parts

Address: 26/38 Kendor St, Arundel QLD 4214

Phone: (07) 5537 9322

Brands: Honda, Yamaha, Sea-Doo and Kawasaki

Reputation: 5 Stars (in other words…remarkable!)

Repairs/Servicing Offered: No

Basic info: Parts-only store. You can find just about any part you need and either install it yourself or get a jet ski mechanic to do the work for you.

6. Jetpowered Mobile Jet Ski Repairs

Address: None. He brings his workshop van to your place and does the service on your driveway!

Phone: 0474 827 695

Brands: Sea-Doo, Yamaha and Kawasaki

Reputation: Excellent

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes! (His main business is repairs, servicing, rebuilds and performance upgrades)

Basic info: Rob is an awesome guy who often goes out of his way to help fellow PWC owners.

7. Jet Ski United

Address: 7/7-9 Activity Crescent, Molendinar QLD 4214

Phone: (07) 5524 3320

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Seriously good workmanship here. Can’t fault their reviews!

8. Works Racing Components

Address: 10B/354 Brisbane Road, Arundel QLD 4214

Phone: (07) 5563 1031

Brands: All

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: No

Basic info: Parts only store. Designed for those who want to upgrade the performance of their jet ski using a local supplier!

Sunshine Coast

Today I live on the Sunshine Coast and still can access some epic riding through going south from Caloundra. Curious where I ride? Check out this guide.

1. Sunshine Coast Yamaha

Address: 14 Machinery Ave, Warana QLD 4575

Phone: (07) 5346 9981

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Small dealership and may not have every model in stock at the time, but they do order in regularly!

2. Sunstate Sea-Doo

Address: 58 Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore QLD 4558

Phone: (07) 5479 4344

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: They don’t score highly with their online reputation, but heading into the dealer recently for me was a welcoming experience!

3. iJetski

Address: 1/13-15 Fishermans Rd, Kuluin QLD 4558

Phone: (07) 5443 9653

Brands: All

Reputation: 5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: The best place to get your jet ski serviced on the Sunshine Coast! Definitely will save you a few bucks here paired with real first-hand PWC knowledge from Rob the owner.

4. Northcoast Motorsport

Address: 22 Enterprise St, Caloundra West QLD 4551

Phone: (07) 5493 9376

Brands: Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: The only jet ski dealer in Caloundra offering jet skis and much more!

5. Sunshine Coast Power Sports

Address: 10/33-47 Fred Chaplin Circuit, Bells Creek QLD 4551

Phone: (07) 5437 2506

Brands: Honda, Yamaha, Sea-Doo and Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Parts and gear store offering performance upgrades/tuning as well as traditional servicing and repairs. Highly recommend this place despite being #5 on this list for the Sunshine Coast.

Rest of QLD

From the Whitsundays to Cairns and even down to Hervey Bay, there’s plenty to explore!

1. Duncan Powersports Cairns

Address: 193 Lyons St, Cairns

Phone: (07) 4035 1576

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Great family-run business offering jet skis to the Cairns community.

2. Suncity Powersports Townsville

Address: 735 Woolcock Street, Townsville QLD 4814

Phone: (07) 4774 2355

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: The only Sea-Doo dealer anywhere near Townsville with a strong reputation history!

3. Townsville Marine Yamaha

Address: 943 Ingham Rd, Bohle QLD 4818

Phone: (07) 4774 3777

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.6 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Awesome dealer if you’re going with Yamaha instead of Sea-Doo!

4. Phoenix Powersports Mackay

Address: 165 Paradise St, Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: (07) 4952 2436

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Very helpful team and reasonable pricing.

5. Mackay Kawasaki

Address: Corner Heaths Rd and Windmill Crossing, North Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: (07) 4942 4300

Brands: Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Small store but very friendly team here!

6. Sugar City Marine Mackay

Address: 11 Victoria St, Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: (07) 4951 4711

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.6 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Pretty big showroom this one with plenty of spare parts and accessories.

7. Sunstate Sea-Doo Fraser Coast

Address: 83 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba QLD 4655

Phone: (07) 4124 2322

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: Unknown (just opened for business recently)

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: The Sunstate Sea-Doo dealer in Hervey Bay is one of Australia’s newest dealers and hasn’t yet had the time to generate online reviews or a track record for success. I’ll be dropping by there next month to check it out for myself!

8. Cairns Watercraft

Address: 20 Sturt Street, Bungalow QLD 4870

Phone: (07) 4041 1444

Brands: Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda and Seadoo

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Cairns Watercraft is the premier destination for over 80 superyachts with all their toys, over 700 local watercraft from Thursday Island to Townsville. The owner Bren Turner has over 20 years of experience in jet skis from servicing, racing, building, tuning and sales.

New South Wales

NSW is #2 on our list as there are plenty of places to explore both in salt and freshwater, paired with the dealers/repairers to look after everyone out there.

Sydney

I also lived in Sydney for a couple of years so I wrote this guide on places to ride.

1. Sydney Watercraft Centre

Address: 2/700 Victoria Rd, Ermington NSW 2115

Phone: (02) 9858 4441

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Most centrally-located jet ski dealer in Sydney.

2. Sydney Powersports

Address: 7/169 Hune Highway, Cabramatta NSW 2166

Phone: (02) 9728 4030

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.6 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: The premier Sea-Doo dealer in Sydney who have been around for years.

3. Dan’s Jet Power

Address: 3/73 Gov Macquarie Dr, Chipping North NSW 2170

Phone: (02) 9726 4272

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.7 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes.

Basic info: Great alternative to the Ermington dealership.

4. Mobile Jet Ski Service Sydney

Address: 18/17-21 Willock Ave, Miranda NSW 2228 (but comes to your house)

Phone: 0432 028 038

Brands: Honda, Yamaha, Sea-Doo and Kawasaki

Reputation: 4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes, main business.

Basic info: Great place to go if you don’t want to get ripped off with excessive dealership servicing costs!

6. A&J Outboard and Boating Services

Address: 734/738 Woodville Rd, Fairfield East NSW 2165

Phone: (02) 9728 9311

Brands: Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.2 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Great place for servicing though they may void your warranty. Best to check with your manufacturer first.

7. Cronulla Sea-Doo

Address: 150 Taren Point Rd, Taren Point NSW 2229

Phone: (02) 8515 0660

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.9 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Very clean dealership and impeccable customer service!

8. Marina Bayside

Address: 1-13 Mangrove Ln, Taren Point NSW 2229

Phone: (02) 9524 0044

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.6 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Smaller dealer but a well-run operation!

9. Beaches Sea-Doo

Address: 770 Pittwater Rd, Brookevale NSW 2100

Phone: (02) 8459 7420

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.7 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Best jet ski dealer on Sydney’s northern beaches!

10. Vtech Tuned Jet Ski Performance

Address: Wellington St, Umina Beach NSW 2257

Phone: 0405 174 751

Brands: All

Reputation: 5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes, offers performance upgrades too.

Basic info: Easily the best way to get affordable jet ski servicing in Sydney.

Rest of NSW

When people say “Get outta Sydney!” they don’t just mean for the seriously high living costs…but the epic places to go riding. Luckily – there are a few dealers around to help us out.

1. Lake and Valley Powersports

Address: 1/14 Alliance Ave, Morrisset NSW 2264

Phone: (02) 4973 6000

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.9 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Pretty much the biggest jet ski dealer on the Central Coast and saves you a trip down to Sydney!

2. Newcastle Jet Ski Centre

Address: 1/218 Macquarie Rd, Warners Bay NSW 2282

Phone: (02) 4956 9110

Brands: Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.3 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Awesome little Kawasaki jet ski dealership paired with friendly staff!

3. Wollongong City Jet Ski

Address: 152 Church St, Wollongong NSW 2500

Phone: (02) 4227 3818

Brands: Kawasak

Reputation: 4.9 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Smaller store for those on the south-side and don’t fancy a long trip to the city!

Victoria

Victoria might be miserably cold in winter but that means less traffic out there on the waterways!

Melbourne

1. Melbourne Sea-Doo

Address: 99 Bulla Rd, Essendon Fields VIC 3042

Phone: (03) 9374 1779

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.2 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Clean and modern dealership that’s near the airport.

2. Project Jet Ski Hire and Sales

Address: 11/11-13 North Park Rd, Somerton VIC 3062

Phone: 0421 942 151

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Quite a distance from the CBD but great if you’re riding in lakes/dams out north or live up that way.

3. Performance Jet Ski

Address: 237 Derrimut Dr, Derrimut VIC 3026

Phone: (03) 8353 2650

Brands: All

Reputation: 4.1 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Some complaints about poor workmanship and pricing, but these responses were from several years ago. Things have improved since!

4. City Edge Jet Ski

Address: 1/26 Albemarle St, Williamstown North VIC 3016

Phone: 1300 453 875

Brands: All

Reputation: 4.1 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Some negative reviews recently but seem to be once-off incidents.

5. TeamMoto Frankston

Address: 590 Frankston – Dandenong Rd, Carrum Downs VIC 3201

Phone: (03) 8763 3191

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.3 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Biggest jet ski dealer on the Mornington Peninsula

Rest of Victoria

Let’s not forget the rest of the state!

1. Peter Stevens Geelong

Address: 21 Mercer Street, Geelong VIC 3220

Phone: (03) 5246 9800

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Great dealership if you don’t want to make the trip to Geelong!

2. Marriotts Leongatha

Address: 34 Anderson St, Leongatha VIC 3953

Phone: (03) 5662 2028

Brands: Sea-Do

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Very small dealer with very few personal watercraft on display, however they can get them ordered in from Melbourne with a couple of days notice.

South Australia

I’m originally from SA so I’ve been in my fair share of dealers around Adelaide. Not only that, but I’ve been to some of these Adelaide jet ski riding areas worth checking!

Adelaide

1. Peter Stevens Adelaide

Address: 221 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: (08) 8212 1494

Brands: Yamaha and Kawasaki

Reputation:

Repairs/Servicing Offered:

Basic info:

2. Yamaha Pitmans Marine

Address: 420 Main N Rd, Blair Athol SA 5084

Phone: (08) 8349 7599

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Most well-known Yamaha dealer north of the city.

3. Yamaha World

Address: 949 South Rd, Melrose Park SA 5039

Phone: (08) 8297 0622

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Huge dealership with lots of parking! Highly recommend this one.

4. Coast Powersports

Address: 222 Main S Rd, Morphett Vale SA 5162

Phone: (08) 8382 5581

Brands: Yamaha and Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.7 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Long trading history and much closer to the Murray River than many of these spots.

5. Jet-Tech Performance

Address: 139 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale SA 5162

Phone: (08) 8384 4488 or 0412 526 276

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: They offer some used jet skis for sale which have been checked over with their mechanics as well as servicing, repairs and upgrades of modern-day jet skis.

Western Australia

Our cousins in Western Australia live in their own bubble but they certainly aren’t complaining! Well paid FIFO workers can afford quality jet skis paired with great servicing.

Perth

1. Friday’s Jet Ski and Can-Am

Address: 1/11 Saltaire Way, Port Kennedy WA 6172

Phone: (08) 9524 5858

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.6 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: One of Perth’s premiere jet ski dealers with a strong reputation. Great for folks living down Mandurah area!

2. Sea-Doo Sport and Leisure

Address: 238-246 Great Eastern Hwy, Ascot WA 6104

Phone: (08) 9277 2844

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4.4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Another well known jet ski dealer right by the city!

3. Perth Kawasaki

Address: 1/115 Albany How, Victoria Park SA 6100

Phone: (08) 9362 3266

Brands: Kawasaki

Reputation: 4.2 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: The #1 place to go in Perth for anything Kawasaki-related!

4. Rockingham Boating

Address: 7 Crocker St, Rockingham WA 6168

Phone: (08) 9527 2999

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Not the best reputation but still a great place to check out if you’re down Kwinana way!

5. Western Watercraft

Address: 3/65 Buckingham Dr, Wangara WA 6065

Phone: (08) 9409 4644

Brands: All

Reputation: 5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Very dependable place for jet ski tune ups!

6. Cully’s Yamaha

Address: 9/511 Wanneroo Rd, Calcutta WA 6021

Phone: (08) 9344 4444

Brands: Yamaha

Reputation: 4.5 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes, extensive

Basic info: I definitely left the best until last on this list! Just an awesome dealership and seriously large too!

Northern Territory and Tasmania

We couldn’t let our small population out of our cracks here. They deserved a spot on our list despite not having the better places to go riding. Anyway…

Darwin

Watch those crocs! Heaps of great ocean riding around Darwin-year round, apart from the wet season which sees too much debris enter the ocean, and where you can’t safely pin the throttle.

1. NT Powersports

Address: T17/425 Stuart How, Coolalinga NT 0839

Phone: (08) 8983 3322

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Very small dealership and don’t always have the jet ski you’re looking for in stock.

Tasmania

While not as popular, there are a few dozen jet ski owners/riders in Tasmania to hook up with, paired with dealers to look after everyone.

Hobart

1. Maynes Marine Sea-Doo

Address: 2/25 33 Howard Rd, Glenorchy TAS 7010

Phone: (03) 6272 7000

Brands: Sea-Doo

Reputation: 4 Stars

Repairs/Servicing Offered: Yes

Basic info: Small dealership and limited stock at times, but otherwise good for a service at reasonable prices.

Summary

Keep in mind that our list isn’t exhaustive and isn’t updated every 3 minutes. We do try to update this at least once per month.

Some of the jet ski business listings on this page were recently removed as they were scamming customers as per their 1-star reviews. Before you spend your hard-earned dollars, check out online reviews and the quality of website that individuals have created. Then you’ll get an indication if it’s worth doing business with that particular outfit.

Have fun and catch you out there!

I became obsessed with the marine industry when I was just 7-years old. Today I’m thrilled to share my knowledge online. When I’m not out there riding, I’m engaging with industry trends and eagerly helping people get more time-freedom online so they can spend more time out there riding their jet skis around.

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Jet Ski Snorkeling: How To Go PWC Swimming & Snorkelling

There are numerous ways in which you can enjoy the freedom of jet ski ownership, and one of those ways is through going snorkelling.

It’s not too difficult and in this guide, I’ll show you how to get the most out of your day under the waterline and seeing a different world that few people will ever experience.

Let’s begin.

Things You’ll Need for Jet Ski Snorkeling

It’s not simply a matter of packing a set of goggles and a snorkel. There is a lot more that makes for a great day out there on the water. That all begins with checking the predicted weather conditions since high winds won’t lead to an enjoyable day out, and neither does recent rain as it makes the water quite murky.

So you can treat this as the perfect jet ski packing list to ensure you don’t get stuck out there.

1. Quality Snorkel

Instead of purchasing some cheap snorkel off Amazon, I prefer to recommend the big name brands whose products last for several years. The oceans need less throw-away plastics and I’m sure you’d agree, so buy yourself a decent snorkel with goggles.

2. Flippers

Some people use flippers and some people don’t. It’s optional and flippers are often too large to fit in the front locker of most jet skis. I’ve seen guys store these in their footwells though it means they do need to ride more conservatively.

3. Jet Ski Anchor

I’ve seen guys rock up to do some snorkelling only to have forgotten the jet ski anchor. Even if you are beaching your jet ski, I’d still recommend an anchor whether it’s an incoming or outgoing tide. I’d be aiming to let out 30 metres of rope in addition to the chain length. It’s also a good way to reference where you are underwater so you don’t get accidentally swept too much by the current.

4. Towel

It goes without saying that you’re going to want to bring a towel. The thing is – you’ll need one that is more adept to be rolled up small as your space will be limited with your other gear. I like to bring two towels and keep one covering my seat of the jet ski while I’m swimming. When I get back, then it’s toasty warm!

5. Diver’s Flag

Some guys I’ve seen use a diver’s flag when they’re snorkelling with their jet ski closeby. This often isn’t necessary nor is it legally required in most places, but great for an area which has a lot of marine traffic (read: weekend warriors!) who might cross over your area.

6. Vinegar

A pro-tip I can give you is to pack some vinegar in the front locker as you’ll never know when you might be bitten. I’ve also seen some guys pack shark deterrent devices but for where I live, it’s completely unnecessary given how reasonably shallow the water is.

7. Cell Phone or VHF Radio

In an emergency situation, you’ll want to have quick access to communications equipment. Don’t depend on cell phone signal everywhere but in 75% of areas you’ll pick up signal just fine as well as having access to changing weather forecast. A VHF is also becoming quite standard given their reduction in costs and small size.

In Summary

There we have it! 7 things you need to pack for a successful trip out there snorkelling with your jet ski. It’s much easier than taking an entire boat especially if you plan ahead.

Stay safe and I’ll catch you out there!

I became obsessed with the marine industry when I was just 7-years old. Today I’m thrilled to share my knowledge online. When I’m not out there riding, I’m engaging with industry trends and eagerly helping people get more time-freedom online so they can spend more time out there riding their jet skis around.

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5 Best Jet Ski Choices for Rental Business Fleet

So you’re looking to start your very own rental business. That’s the dream of many individuals looking to combine their passion with their daily work.

Now – your biggest expenditure is the purchase of your fleet. You might be looking to buy 4 to 10 jet skis in bulk from one of the main manufacturers. For that reason, I created this guide to steer you in the right direction.

After looking at the purchase choices and preferences of numerous hire companies across the world, I’ve come to these conclusions. None of these is based on brand preferences or allegiances since I’m not a fanboy of either brand and would easily own both.

Kawasaki doesn’t have any jet skis suitable for the rental industry and so you’re left with only Yamaha and Sea-Doo to work with. It’s generally the rec-lite series that works best to reduce upfront expenditure and ongoing maintenance costs.

These are the best choices for a jet ski rental fleet:

1. Sea-Doo GTI 90

I did the research and found the GTI 90 is ideal for the rental industry as its upfront cost is quite reasonable and the non-supercharged model is great for reducing your fuel overheads. Not only this, but it’s quite safe as a jet ski and won’t cause concern for the individual since the power is quite tame.

Some companies I researched also went for the GTI 130 but this is really best for those who are running open ocean tours. If you’re only running a lake-side rental business, then the GTI 90 makes the perfect model.

2. Yamaha EX and EX Deluxe

The EX really does mirror the GTI 90 quite well and if you’re a Yamaha fan, then this model will suit your business very well. I did see slightly more business owners choosing the GTI 90 but the EX is actually slightly cheaper although its mid-2000’s aesthetics don’t look quite that good for Instagram

Yamaha has their own in-house finance and could help you set up the entire business with remarkably low-interest rates. The EX Sport and Delux models are also excellent if you don’t like the aqua-look of the 2021 EX.

3. Sea-Doo Spark

Now some people would wonder why I didn’t list the Spark as the first on this list, and there are several reasons for this. It’s a great model and excellent for a rental business fleet, but it may struggle to attract hirers.

You see, some people really know their jet skis well and the Spark is largely considered to be quite slow and doesn’t quite perform that well. Some individuals may choose one of your competitors if they have the EX and GTI 90 as their slightly more powerful.

4. Yamaha VX-C

Sometimes the recreational-lite series just isn’t enough for riding in some areas. If you’re planning to head out into the ocean and expect the entire party to be hauling at 40-knots, then the Spark and other models will struggle with their lighter hull design.

The VC-C is a recreational jet ski that starts to verge into the performance spectrum. If riders have a passenger then this ski will better cut through the waves leaning to a smoother ride without feeling like being thrashed around.

5. Sea-Doo GTX

The last on our list is actually one of my favorite jet skis for first-time riders! It also happens to be ideal for the hire industry as an ocean-going contender. The GTI SE is also a great model to consider in this spectrum.

While some would say that the GTX is an overkill for first-time riders and in some sense I would agree, but sometimes you need the right jet ski for the owner or tour leader. Then this is the model I would choose as it’s possible to tow a broken down jet ski if it happens (and it does happen, but it’s rare). The cost of the GTX (almost 2.5x the cost of a Spark) obviously puts off many who have a hard budget for the entire fleet.

Getting Started

There we have it! 5 top choices for fitting out your rental fleet with personal watercraft. You’ll have some budget options as well as those better suited for when conditions aren’t so glassy.

I’ve also created a guide on How to Start A Jet Ski Rental Business which is a worthwhile read. It really does give you the lowdown on what one should expect.

Also, don’t forget about the importance of locations, marketing and reliability. It’s not just about the actual fleet at the end of the day. You could get a discount on some used models but the dealers often provide a volume discount on the new models as you effectively become a marketing channel for them. In other words, the riders become excited and decide to buy a PWC themselves.

If one dealer says no to a volume-based discount and letting you effectively advertise for them…then go to the next one! It’s that easy.

Catch you out there!

I became obsessed with the marine industry when I was just 7-years old. Today I’m thrilled to share my knowledge online. When I’m not out there riding, I’m engaging with industry trends and eagerly helping people get more time-freedom online so they can spend more time out there riding their jet skis around.

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