Top 6 Fastest Jet Skis in the World

Jet skis, also known as personal watercraft (PWC), offer an exhilarating experience on the water. In this guide, you’ll find the fastest jet skis in the world (without modifications) from top-tier manufacturers. Because speed matters when it comes to these vehicles, we’re also going to talk about how you can make a jet ski go faster!

With the growing popularity of powered watercraft such as jet skis, which one do you think can give adrenaline junkies and ski enthusiasts the most exhilarating speed?

In today’s market, three mainstream brands manufacture the fastest jet skis that reach a speed of 67 mph — Yamaha, Sea-Doo, and Kawasaki. If you’re looking for a brand-new model straight from the factory, these are the companies you should be eyeing for.

However, one Austrian company makes the fastest jet ski in the world, which can reach the speed of 80 mph – and that company is currently known as Belassi.

Jet Ski Specifications and Performance Metrics

To understand what makes a jet ski fast, we need to delve into key performance metrics:

  1. Top Speed: The maximum speed a jet ski can reach.
  2. Acceleration: How quickly the jet ski can reach its top speed.
  3. Horsepower: The power output of the jet ski’s engine.
  4. Weight: The overall mass of the jet ski, which affects speed and handling.
  5. Hull Design: The shape and structure of the jet ski’s hull, impacting stability and maneuverability.

Importance of Each Metric

Each of these metrics contributes to the overall performance of a jet ski. Top speed and acceleration are crucial for racing and thrill-seeking, while horsepower provides the necessary power to achieve these speeds. Weight and hull design influence the jet ski’s agility and handling in various water conditions.

Top 6 Fastest Jet Skis in the World

Whether for recreation purposes, tow-in-surfing or water adventure, a jet ski’s speed is just as important as its performance; however, with the US coast guard limitations, manufacturers are only allowed to produce jet skis with a maximum speed limit of 67 mph. However, this is not true in certain countries outside of the US.

When determining a PWC’s top speed, there are some things you need to take into account, like performance specs, speed limitations, and curb weight. Take a look at our top picks below for the fastest jet skis you can get straight from your local dealerships.

  1. Belassi B3R Sport
  2. Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO
  3. Yamaha GP1800R SVHO
  4. Sea-Doo RXP-X 300
  5. Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300
  6. Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R


#1: Belassi B3R Sport

HSR Benelli Series-R Race Edition one of the fastest jet ski


  • Price: Starts at $18,355
  • Top Speed: 80 mph
  • Seating Capacity: 1-3 persons
  • Dry Weight: 723 lbs.
  • Length: 127″
  • Category: Luxury/Performance
  • Engine: 2,260 ccs, V6 four-stroke engine
  • Horsepower: 342 HP

The world’s fastest jet ski is made by Austrian manufacturer Belassi, formerly HSR Benelli. Based in Pochlarn, Austria, this PWC builder built what is known by many as the Ducati version of the jet ski.

It has bypassed Kawasaki’s 300 LX Ultra Jet Ski and Ultra 300 X to rank number one as the fastest jet ski. It should be noted that the Series-R Race Edition is no longer in production. However, the Belassi B3R can reach the same top speed, making both of these models the fastest in the world.


While US versions of the HSR Benelli Series-R Race Edition were forced to tap out at 65 mph to satisfy US Coast Guard regulations, some international versions of this jet ski reach 80 mph, which makes this the fastest jet ski available on the market today.

Drive Control/ Design

The dashboard of the HSR-Benelli Series-R Race Edition features an integrated RFID function, adjustable sponsons, and a hydraulic trim. The pump of this jet ski is a high-pressure axial flow unit with reverse.

Available in only one-color scheme consisting of black, red, silver, and carbon, this high-speed jet ski’s design mimics an expensive race car.


The HSR Benelli Series-R Race Edition is powered by a 342 hp V6 engine. This high-powered engine was created by fusing two 1130 cc in-line three-cylinder engines that were taken directly from Benelli’s Tornado 1130 Superbike.


The Series-R Race Edition can accommodate up to 3 people on its extremely comfortable saddle.

Incredibly powerful 342 hp V6 engineExpensive
Can accommodate up to 3 people on its saddleDifficult to find
Impressive design
Integrated RFID function and adjustable


#2: Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO

Fastest Jet Skis


  • Price:$19,799.00
  • Top Speed: 67 mph
  • Acceleration Speed: 5-30 mph in 1.5 seconds
  • Seating Capacity: 1-3 persons
  • Dry Weight: 875 lbs.
  • Length: 140.9″
  • Category: Luxury/Performance
  • Horsepower: 250 HP
  • Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gallons

From the makers of rally cars, outboard motors, and dust bikes comes the Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO. This high-performance jet ski is from the famous ‘Waverunner’ series that holds the record for the fastest modified jet ski that reaches up to 127 mph!


The Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO is a luxury jet ski with the latest Wave Runner technology. While you can get this model straight off the factory, it doesn’t shy away from its modified counterparts as it can reach an impressive speed of 67 mph and accelerates from 0 mph to 30 mph in just 1.5 seconds!

Drive Control/ Design

Another added feature of the Yamaha FX Cruiser is the drive control that gives it better steering and enables this watercraft to maintain its speed when cruising. With this, you’d also be able to rapidly decelerate when approaching tight corners.

The Yamaha FX Cruiser’s innovative RiDe technology gives you more control of the two different throttles for forward and reverse driving. Meanwhile, the lightweight and responsive NanoXcel2 material of the hull and deck keep the jet ski stable and easy to maneuver even in rough wave conditions.


The Yamaha FX Cruiser boasts a 1,812 cc Super Vortex High Output intercooler/supercharged marine engine with 260 horsepower. This powerful motor produces more displacement and torque than its other competitors in the market.


Among the Yamaha FX Cruiser’s incredible highlights is the 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen with GPS, along with different information you can access, such as rpm, speed, fuel consumption, and other acceleration profiles. This model also includes a waterproof integrated audio system that lets you take calls and ask for directions. Not to mention the fantastic EcoXGear speakers to complete your whole jet skiing experience.


Three’s definitely not a crowd! This watercraft has a specially designed saddle for comfort and can accommodate up to three persons without slowing down. Under its bow, you’ll find a large storage capacity of 30.3 gallons where you can put your stuff to keep them dry. Our favorite is the soft-sided cooler that keeps drinks chilled even during hot days.

For its facilities, the 2022 Yamaha FX Cruiser SVHO includes the Recdeck —an all-new innovative platform and reboarding ladder that allows easy lounging and easy boarding when coming out of the water. Aside from that, the footwell drains and the mats (exclusive to this model only) prevent water from puddling inside the craft’s hull.

Comes with a package that includes fenders, tow rope, etc.Lower horsepower than its competitors
Has grips and reboarding ladderSlightly dim LCD 
Cheaper than its competitors
Large storage capacity

#3: Yamaha GP1800R SVHO

Fastest Jet Skis


  • Price: $16,799.00
  • Top Speed: 69 mph
  • Acceleration Speed: 5-30 mph in 2 seconds
  • Seating Capacity: 1-3 persons
  • Dry Weight: 754 lbs.
  • Length: 131.9″
  • Category: Racing/Performance
  • Horsepower: 250 HP
  • Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gallons

Do you like high-performance race jet skis? If yes, the Yamaha GP1800R SVHO is one of the best options in today’s market when it comes to real speed with smaller price tags. This model is also known as the ‘Choice of Champions’, representing the #1 race series in the stock market.


The Yamaha GP1800R is the former VXR that was rebranded last 2020. Although it comes cheaper than the luxury model of Yamaha, which is FX Cruiser, the GP 1800 R has a much more impressive speed that can reach up to 69 mph. On the other hand, its acceleration speed is half a second slower than its high-end counterpart, reaching 30 mph from 0 mph in 2 seconds.

Drive control/ Design

This jet ski features an Auto-trim technology separated from the handlebar controls. When the Auto-trim is activated, it automatically shifts the trim during deceleration and prevents the bow from rising, giving the jet ski a tighter steering and a more racy feel. Aside from the Auto-trim, this jet ski also features the RiDe technology with a dual throttle system for forward and reverse maneuverability.

Since the Yamaha GP1800R is designed as a racing jet ski, its hull and deck designs feature a wider platform, an ergonomic saddle, a knee grip, and a footwell for its rider’s comfort. To keep this watercraft lightweight, Yamaha also used its innovative NanoXcel2® fiberglass as its construction material.


Regarding engine specifications, the Yamaha GP1800R has a 1.8L 4-cylinder, 4- stroked supercharged Super Vortex High Output marine engine. Compared to its previous model, this model has a bigger displacement and 20% more power.

This jet ski also includes a redesigned, high-performance intake grate for better speed acceleration and a jet pump to keep the water flow stable and reduce turbulence for smoother rides.


For this model’s infotainment, the Yamaha GP1800R features an LCD Connect touch screen that’s fully customizable, with an added security mode to disable unauthorized uses. In its touchpad’s control system, you’ll also be able to control the mobile’s speed limit and choose between its acceleration profiles.

It also has integrated speakers with a minimalist design for that seamless and clean overall look, with 4½ inch waterproof marine speakers, two integrated channels, and an amplifier for the best audio system you could ever have in a jet ski.


Compared to its predecessor, VXR, the Yamaha GP1800R has a 15% larger storage capacity. There’s also a designated space for the cooler, a glovebox, and waterproof storage below the saddle to keep your personal things dry.

Although its saddle is designed for two racers/riders, this jet ski can also carry up to three persons with a maximum weight of not more than 530 pounds. Reboarding after swimming is also made easier with this craft’s retractable step, which can double as a lounging seat.

Seamless integrated audio system with twin speakersSlightly slower acceleration speed than its competitors
Stable in rough water conditionsHandlebars are not height adjustable 
Large storage capacity
‘Cruise Control’ is not available
Mid-range price level


#4: Sea-Doo RXP-X 300

Jet ski RXP-X 300


  • Price: $16,499
  • Top Speed: 67-70 mph
  • Acceleration Speed: 5-60 mph in 3.85 secs
  • Seating Capacity: 2 persons
  • Dry Weight: 780 lbs.
  • Length: 6″
  • Category: Racing/Performance
  • Horsepower: 300 HP
  • Fuel Capacity: 5 gallons

Sea-Doo is one of the leading brands in the market when it comes to personal watercraft’s speed and reliability. They’re from the Canadian company, Bombardier Recreational Products, a manufacturer of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles that’s been in the business of making groundbreaking vehicles since 1942.


Not only is the Sea Doo RXP X 300 the fastest jet ski in all Sea-Doo’s products, but it’s also the fastest accelerating PWC among its competitors. With its manufacturing speed limit of only 67 mph, this PWC can reach an astounding speed of 70 mph, depending on certain conditions. (See below: How to Make a Jet Ski Go Faster).

This jet ski literally zooms; hence why it may be a little too extreme for novice and more recreational riders.

Drive Control/ Design

The 2021 Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 features IBR or Intelligent Brake and Reverse propulsion system, a safety feature exclusive to Sea-Doo watercraft that enables this jet ski to decelerate when maneuvering through tight corners or pulling into a brake. With the IBR, you can move forward, neutral or reverse at lower speeds. Meanwhile, the Variable Trim System (VTS) lets you control this vehicle’s acceleration through the handlebar.

This craft’s hull has a T3-R deep-V design made from fiberglass construction material. With its Shark Gill design, the Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 breaks the water surface’s tension smoothly, giving full-throttle control and the most seamless acceleration in any water condition.


Speaking of engines, nothing comes close to this jet ski’s powerful 1630 cc, 3-cylinder, 4-stroke supercharged Rotax that’s really unlike any other. The Sea-Doo RXP-X 300’s engine also includes an external intercooler — the Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) technology that allows this jet ski to accelerate and reach 60 mph from 0 mph in just 3.85 seconds!


Having a corroding engine is such a hassle, that’s why Sea-Doo has integrated this jet ski with the exclusive IDF (Intelligent Debris Free) and Closed-Loop cooling system technology to prevent debris and saltwater from entering and damaging its engine.

For its other features, the Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 also includes seat straps, trim tabs (for parallelism and improvement of tracking), wide-angle mirrors, and footwell carpets.

In its 7.8 inches LCD screen, you’d be able to connect your Bluetooth or smartphone and access music, weather, and GPS; see the vehicle’s information such as the speedometer, fuel consumption, and compass; and choose from its three performance options — Standard, Eco, and Sports mode.

Like music? Great! When it comes to entertainment, this sweet ride has a league of its own. It features a fully integrated and waterproof audio system where you can play your favorite tunes via Bluetooth or other external devices.


Since this Sea-Doo jet ski is built for speed and racing, it features an ergonomic saddle built for a solo rider only; however, an extra seat can be easily mounted on its back to accommodate an additional rider. For added comfort, it’s also designed with deep knee pockets and an adjustable backrest.

Has a lighter weight compared to other PWCsThe stock model has only one seat configuration
Large storage for its sizeIDF technology may not be totally effective
Accelerates quickly

#5: Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300

Jet Ski GTX Limited


  • Price: $19,699
  • Top Speed: 67 mph
  • Acceleration Speed: 5-60 mph in 3.6 secs
  • Seating Capacity: 1-3 persons
  • Dry Weight: 849 lbs.
  • Length: 9″
  • Category: Luxury/Performance
  • Horsepower: 300 HP
  • Fuel Capacity: 5 gallons

As regards to premium jet ski experience, nothing beats the luxurious feel of Sea-Doo’s high-end model — the 2022 Sea Doo GTX Limited 300 (see our review of the Sea-Doo 215 Wake Pro here). So what are the specs that make it ‘limited’, and what gives this watercraft more edge over its jet ski alternatives? Let’s find them out one by one.


The Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 may not be a racing PWC, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a good pace. This model has a top speed of 67 mph, the same level as the fastest jet skis on this list. In comparison, the Sea-Doo RXP-X 300 also has an acceleration rate of 5 mph to 60 mph in 3.85 seconds — a comparatively higher rate than the fastest jet ski of the Sea-Doo lineup.

Drive Control/ Design

The exclusive features of all Sea-Doo’s products are also integrated with the Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300.

For instance, the US Coast Guard-recognized IBR brake system feature allows this jet ski to decelerate to a stop slowly when cornering. This also gives it better handling when engaging forward and reversing at minimum speeds. Its other driving features include tilt steering, no-wake drive, and cruise control.

As to its construction, the GTX Limited 300 is made from a fiberglass material that features a wider and more spacious hull design. It also showcases a lowered center of gravity for more stability and easy maneuvering when turning at a higher speed.


This top-of-the-line jet ski is packed with a high-performance 1630 cc engine, a 3-cylinder, supercharged Rotax marine engine. It also features a Closed-Loop Cooling System (CLCS) exclusive to this brand that uses antifreeze instead of water to cool down its 300 HP powerful engine.


As this is the premium model of the Sea-Doo brand, you can expect to have the ‘limited’ features in this unit that you won’t be able to find in their other products. One is the 100-watt BRP Premium Bluetooth connect audio system compatible with USBs and smartphone apps.

With this, you can listen to your favorite music, whatever its source. Of course, there’s also the panoramic 7.8” LCD touchscreen with a clear and vivid color display that’s easy to see even in direct sunlight.

The Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 also includes the VTS or the Variable Trim System that lets you adjust how high you’ll raise the nose of your jet ski or how deep you’ll bury it in the water when doing tricks.

This model is also integrated with a much-improved IDF system exclusive to Sea-Doo PWC. This prevents debris like plastic, twigs, or seaweeds from entering and damaging the pumps and the engine. A watercraft cover to keep your jet ski shielded from dust or direct sunlight when not in use is also included in its package.


The Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 is possibly the best storage innovation on this list, with its direct and easy-access front storage that opens simply by lifting its handlebars. Talk about quality and convenience!

The package already comes with accessories and coverExpensive
Has more advanced technology and features
Fast acceleration speed
Sleek design


#6: Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R one of the fastest jet ski


  • Price: $16,499
  • Top Speed: 67 mph
  • Seating Capacity: 1-3 persons
  • Curb Weight: 1,047.4 lbs.
  • Length: 7″
  • Category: Racing/Performance
  • Horsepower: 310 HP
  • Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons

Kawasaki is one of the pioneers in making personal watercraft, with their first mass-produced JS400 jet ski being released in the United States in the 1970s. Until today, they’re continuously innovating their technology and features to create the fastest and most durable PWC available in the stock market.

For their racing jet ski entry in this list, we have the ever-reliable — Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R.


With a horsepower of more than 300 HP and a production of 1,890 pounds of thrust, the Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310R also holds the title for one of the most powerful jet skis in the world. It has a top speed of 67 mph that you can feel and hear, including an impressive acceleration speed that hits 0 to 60 mph in just under 4 seconds!

Drive Control/ Design

The Kawasaki brand prides itself on its PWC’s performance and features, and with regards to the Ultra 310 R’s driving control specs, this jet ski is packing!

The Jet Ski Ultra 310R includes a Smart Steering feature with handlebars that can be adjusted into 18 different positions. It also possesses ETC or the Electric Trim Control technology that allows you to handle the watercraft’s jet pump nozzles according to your riding technique or wave conditions.

There’s also the cruise control setting that you can choose for a steady and more laid-back kind of ride. It also has an eco-mode for less fuel consumption and a no-wake mode setting that doesn’t usually come with other racing watercraft.

Now, this jet ski’s deep-V hull design was inspired by the award-winning race watercraft of Kawasaki. The hull is angled by 22.5 deadrises, which allows it to penetrate and displace water more evenly. Along with its tuned sponsons, these features make the jet ski faster, more stable, and grippier when turning corners.


The Jet Ski Ultra 310 R’s engine proves how powerful and fast this watercraft can be. It has an astounding 1,498 cc, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke DOHC that makes it a real beast in water when it comes to acceleration. It also features the Eaton Twin Vortices Series or ETVS supercharger with an air-to-water intercooler for induction.


As the Kawasaki Ultra 310R focuses more on performance, they don’t offer many technical features to play with. No LCD, audio systems, or Bluetooth connections — think of driving a regular motorcycle.


Thankfully, what they lacked in features, they’ve compensated for their storage capacity with up to 56 gallons of free space. You can find storage in the front bin, the glove box, and in the nook under its seat. Additionally, the Kawasaki Ultra 310R has a safety magnetic key feature to prevent your PWC from getting stolen when not in use.

Has a magnetic key anti-theft featureNot suitable for novice riders
Powerful engine with a good gripNo infotainment

How Can You Make Your Jet Ski Go Faster?

women riding a jet ski one of the fastest jet ski

The US Coast Guard only approves the maximum speed limit of 67 mph for Personal Watercraft manufacturers; however, if that speed doesn’t satisfy, you can tweak your jet ski a little bit to make it go faster than its set speed limit.

Lose the extra pounds

A jet ski’s weight contributes to its speed and performance, so if you’re looking for a zooming watercraft, you need to remove the unnecessary gears you have in its storage locker like coolers, extra fuel, ropes, and other spare items.

Get modifications done

The record for the fastest customized jet ski is by Uva Perez, who has a top speed of 123.2 mph. If you’re craving for that kind of speed rate and you have extra bucks to spend, you can ask your dealership about extra modifications and services to improve your jet ski’s speed.

In estimation, you’ll have to spend at least $1,000 to increase speed by 1 mph. Among the services and updates you can ask your jet ski’s manufacturer are the following:

  • Upgrading the intake grate
  • Change the type and angle of the impeller
  • Getting a full service and tune-ups
  • Replacement or swapping of the turbo system
  • Adding turbos and Nitros

Enhance your riding style

It all comes down to your riding style and techniques. Even with all the upgrades in your jet ski, it won’t reach its maximum efficiency and speed if you don’t know the right way to use it. To learn some riding tips for advanced riders, check out this video below.

Benefits of High-Speed Jet Skis

Thrill and Excitement

The primary benefit of high-speed jet skis is the thrill and excitement they offer, making them a favorite among adrenaline junkies.

Competitive Racing

High-speed jet skis are perfect for competitive racing, offering the necessary speed and performance to excel in competitions.

Enhanced Performance in Various Water Conditions

These jet skis are designed to perform well in various water conditions, from calm lakes to choppy seas.

Technology and Innovation

The latest high-speed jet skis incorporate advanced technology and innovative features, enhancing the overall riding experience.

Challenges and Safety Concerns of Jet Skis

Safety Precautions

High-speed jet skiing requires strict safety precautions, including wearing life jackets, using kill switches, and adhering to speed limits.

Environmental Impact

These jet skis can have a significant environmental impact, especially regarding fuel consumption and emissions.

Maintenance and Costs

High-performance jet skis often require more maintenance and come with higher operational costs.

Legal Considerations

Riders must be aware of local regulations regarding speed limits and watercraft usage.

Future Trends in Jet Ski Technology

Advancements in Engine Technology

Future jet skis will likely feature even more powerful and efficient engines, pushing the boundaries of speed and performance.

Eco-Friendly Jet Skis

With growing environmental concerns, manufacturers are developing more eco-friendly jet skis with lower emissions.

Integration of AI and Smart Features

The integration of AI and smart features, such as automated controls and advanced safety systems, will enhance the riding experience.

Market Trends and Consumer Preferences

Consumers are increasingly looking for jet skis that offer a balance of speed, comfort, and eco-friendliness, driving future market trends.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the fastest speed of a jet ski?

A: Uva Perez holds the record for the fastest jet ski ever recorded, with a top speed of 123.2 mph with his modified Yamaha Waverunner. As for the stock model units, the fastest speed limit can only reach a maximum speed of 67 mph, according to the US Coast Guard regulations.

Q: Which jet ski brand/model is the fastest?

A: The best brands in the market are Yamaha, Sea-Doo, and Kawasaki if you’re searching for a race-performance PWC. For luxury jet skis, the Sea-Doo GTX Limited 300 offers many innovative and high-technology features.

Q: How fast does the average jet ski go?

A: On average, a jet ski can go anywhere from 40 to 70 mph, with an average speed of 57 mph. However, many jet ski users do not go past 40 mph until they master the use of their jet ski.

Q: Is a jet ski faster than a boat?

A: While a jet ski can top speeds of 70-80 mph, there is no comparison to the speed of a boat. Racing boats can reach 300-400 mph, making them several times faster than even the most powerful jet ski.

Q: What factors determine the speed of a jet ski?

A: The speed of a jet ski is determined by several factors, including the engine power, the hull design, the weight and size of the jet ski, and the water conditions.

Q: What are some safety tips for riding a fast jet ski?

A: Safety tips for riding a fast jet ski include wearing a life jacket, following all boating laws and regulations, avoiding reckless maneuvers, and being aware of other boats and swimmers in the area.

Q: What are some maintenance tips for keeping a fast jet ski in top condition?

A: Maintenance tips for keeping a fast jet ski in top condition include regularly checking and changing the oil and filters, inspecting the spark plugs, keeping the jet ski clean and dry, and storing it properly when not in use.

Q: Do I need a special license or training to ride a fast jet ski?

A: The requirements for operating a jet ski vary by state and country, but most places require a boating license or certification, and some also require specific training for operating a high-performance jet ski. It is important to check with local laws and regulations before riding a jet ski.


In summary, the top six fastest jet skis in the world offer unparalleled speed and performance, making them ideal for thrill-seekers and competitive racers alike. By considering factors such as specifications, user reviews, and comparative analysis, enthusiasts can find the perfect jet ski to meet their needs. As technology continues to advance, the future of high-speed jet skis looks promising, with innovations set to enhance both performance and eco-friendliness.

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