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A jet ski is a big investment for anyone. Unlike other large purchases such as cars, people tend to be much less aware of what to look for when buying. Particularly if it they are buying one for the first time - it can be very overwhelming. This article will give you a number of jet ski buying tips to help you out in your decision.

Is the Jet Ski Safe?

Safety has to be your paramount concern when you are buying a jet ski. If you are buying brand new, you can be fairly sure that it will be safe. Make sure you buy a reputable make (such as Kawasaki or Yamaha) and there shouldn't be any problem.

When you are buying second hand, you have to be more careful. Look the jet ski over carefully outside and in. If you have someone who knows what they are doing, all the better.

How Powerful Is the Jet Ski?

What sort of jet ski is it you are looking for? Is it just for a little light family fun? Are you going to be using it for touring or racing? Most of all, take into account your level of experience. A high powered jet ski can be dangerous if it is used by someone who is inexperienced.

Stand Up Jet Ski or Multi-seater?

Stand up jet skis are the original type of jet ski. They are fast and highly maneuverable. They are, without doubt, the most thrilling type of jet ski ride you will have.

On the other hand, if you are more interested in comfort when you travel, a sit down jet ski will be the way to go. They are also amenable to being ridden by two people at a time. Which might be a definite advantage in your case.

How Much Does It Cost?

This is likely to factor into anyone's decision. There is a definite trade off here. If you want the latest features and the most powerful jet skis around, you will have to pay significantly for it. If, on the other hand, you are willing to accept slightly older jet skis you can make a much cheaper purchase without sacrificing much in the way of performance.

Like car, jet skis lose a high proportion of their value the minute they are first used. So if you are buying new, be sure to keep this in mind. If, on the other hand, you shop carefully and are willing to buy a used jet ski, you can find some definite bargains around.


Once you have answers to these questions firmly fixed in your mind, you should be in the perfect position when you go to buy your first jet ski.

Al Wood writes at Excel Jet Sports.

Learn more about stand up jet skis and the Kawasaki 750 jet ski

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