Reviewed by Aaron Wasylyk
If you’re looking for a sport boat that has versatility and style, yet still packs a punch, then you need to check out the new 2011 Sea-Doo 210 SP. Of the four boats offered in Sea-Doo’s Sport Family, the 210 SP is the lightest, weighing in at 4,150 lb./1,882 kg., and a very agile 21 feet in length. It is the perfect crossover between the luxurious Challenger lineup, and the aptly named Speedster family, both offered by Sea-Doo.
The 210 SP is the ideal combination of comfort and performance. With a seating capacity for 10 people and ample storage capacity (56.65 cubic feet), it is still large enough to load it up with family and friends for lengthier excursions, yet at the same time it’s perfect for short jaunts and towing activities. It comes equipped with an adjustable arch tower featuring a bimini top as well as a ski tow eye. In addition there is a ski pylon as well as rear facing transat seats that are perfect for spotting from or relaxing in.
Like it’s Challenger family counterparts, the 210 SP also comes equipped with the Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC). This incredibly intuitive system allows the driver to have customizable control over virtually all aspects of power and performance. Everything is controlled by a digital helm, allowing you access to 22 functions including the wonderful Docking mode that provides only a small amount of power, helping you maneuver the boat at very low speeds. It also features the fuel-efficient ECO mode, which helps maximize fuel consumption and ultimately keeps a few extra pennies in your pocket. The cruise control and Ski modes are very useful functions in that they allow you to maintain a consistent and constant speed whether you’re doing high speed cruising or are towing someone behind the boat. The Ski mode actually allows you to program and customize the power, pull and top speed of the boat according to the ability of your rider.
The 210 SP hits all the right notes, in all the right places. The stereo remote at the transom is perfect for anyone hanging out in the transat seats, or for the wakeboarder that simply wants to crank up his or her favourite track right before their epic run. The premium stereo delivers solid clear sound that can easily be heard by any rider being towed behind the boat. Additionally the cushioned swim platform mat will be greatly appreciated by all riders as they get into and out of the water at the stern. The 210 SP boasts the full assortment of stainless steel features found on the top of the line Challenger family of boats, including: rub rails, cup holders, and pull up cleats. Both the driver and passenger seats are bucket seats which track and swivel, and also feature an adjustable bolster that help provide a little extra height for better viewing when piloting the craft.
Sea-Doo really hit the mark with the 210 SP. It’s a boat that is as exciting and fresh as its Mango Orange colour scheme and absolutely every bit as fun.
|Length:||20' 6"||6.25 m|
|Dry weight:||3180 lbs||1440 kg|
|Fuel Capacity:||44 US gals||166.5 l|
|Engine / Drive:||Rotax® 4-TEC®|