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May 4, 2009 – PWC Digest

May 4, 2009
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Sea-Doo doubles up warranty

Sea-Doo is currently offering to double the normal one-year warranty on new and unused 2007, 2008 and 2009 models purchased, delivered and registered between April 1-May 31.
Eligible units will receive the standard 12 months of coverage provided by BRP’s existing limited warranty, followed by 12 months of BRP Extended Service Term (B.E.S.T.), subject to a $50 deductible on each repair. Florida residents will receive a full, two-year BRP Limited Warranty.
Sea-Doo notes the two-year term, with an approximate value of $750, is double the industry standard.

FX WaveRunner one of most popular in PWC history

Yamaha Watercraft Group produced its 100,000th FX WaveRunner, making it one of the most popular models in the history of the PWC industry.
The Yamaha FX Cruiser SHO is currently the best-selling luxury model this year and was the best-selling luxury model in 2008, according to a press release from Yamaha.
Yamaha’s FX WaveRunner was the first PWC to feature a four-stroke engine, and it has won more design and innovation awards than any other model in the industry, reports Yamaha.
Last year, the FX Cruiser SHO was the first PWC to feature hulls and decks engineered using nanotechnology, stated the release.
For 2009, the Yamaha FX line includes four configurations, including the FX SHO, FX Cruiser SHO, FX HO and FX Cruiser HO. All four models feature Yamaha’s proprietary NanoXcel hulls and decks.
“Since its inception in 2003, the FX line has focused on exceeding customers’ expectations,” Bryan Seti, national marketing manager of Yamaha Watercraft Group, said in the release.
“We do this by identifying the key attributes that customers tell us they want in their PWC, and then we innovate relentlessly to give them even more.”

Boating group to offer social networking site

Move over Facebook. The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) recently announced plans for its own social networking site, launching in time for summer. According to the association, the site will allow competitors, recreational members, affiliates, promoters and aftermarket associates to create profiles and pages available directly through the IJSBA Web site.
The goal is to streamline the daily information PWC enthusiasts are already searching for, as well as provide a valuable service to everyone from race competitor to aftermarket performance shop.
Members will be able to post pictures and video clips, as well as link to their friends, sponsors, aftermarket shops, etc. The IJSBA plans to soon ask for beta testers to participate in the program to get it up and running. Interested parties can contact the IJSBA at info@ijsba.com or call 714/751-8695.

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