You’ve got to admit that BRP has come a long way since they released their first jet boats in 1994. Since then, the company has added a wide variety of new products to its line-up, including crafts of all sizes, the more recent of which are much more modern and technologically advanced. But one thing has remained the same: BRP’s trademark jet propulsion system.
The 2012 210 Wake is actually based on the 210 SP. Special equipment has been added specifically for wakeboarding and other tow sports, some of which has only ever been included on specialty boats in the past. And its starting price is just $3,500 higher than that of the 210 SP. Not bad when you consider all the extra equipment you get. We really expected the price to jump more significantly for a Wake version.
The 2012 210 Wake comes with several new features that make all the more interesting. This includes improved ballasts – what BRP calls the Wakeboost System – which, once full of water, allow you to carve a better wake for enhanced jumps and surf. This year, they have also added swivel board racks, a light bar for evening activities, a speaker tower and an optional weedless system.
In general, the Sea-Doo 210 Wake has a more classic look. There are no signs of the Speedster models’ extroverted character, and that’s probably a good thing. The new line offers a better combination of simplicity and style. While buying a new boat usually comes with a range of colour options, BRP sticks to just one palette per model. The 210 Wake has a black and white two-tone hull emblazoned with red and black graphics. The result is sporty, dynamic and undoubtedly eye-catching – another good thing! A forward-swept arch tower boosts its size while adding to its style. It’s also quite functional as it supports many different accessories, including a Bimini top and ski rope, which is essential for acrobatics. Most importantly, the arch tower folds back easily to reduce height clearance by 12 inches, something you’ll appreciate when it comes time to store the boat.