The 2023 Sea-Doo Explorer Pro 170
Sea-Doo will be making some significant changes in 2023, most notably the arrival of two new personal watercraft models.
Much of the BRP/Sea-Doo lineup will remain the same for 2023, the continuity being mainly to the continued effort to maintain production output in light of supply chain shortages and economic delays brought on by the pandemic.
Nevertheless, the Quebec-based industry leader has navigated the turmoil of the last two years exceptionally well, being one of the few manufacturers to remain relatively consistent with product deliveries and dealer timelines.
In March, BRP announced that the highly-anticipated Sea-Doo Switch was headed to dealers, and in July the company teased an impending high-performance model alongside F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.
The teasing surrounding the release with Ricciardo is officially a reality as the Sea-Doo press release confirms the arrival of the all-new RPX-X Apex 300. The limited edition platform will be available for 2023 only and will only be available via pre-order with deposits before November 30th, 2022.
Highlights of the Apex include a custom Racing Green and Graphire Gray carbon fiber colour scheme, including carbon fiber mirrors and hood with blacked-out emblems. It will also feature a hydraulic steering damper matched with a reinforced steering column. The steering damper will reduce the amount of driver input needed during adverse conditions, which in turn lengthens usage before fatigue sets in.
The Apex will also have two seating configurations — a high-backed racing-style single seat (Ergolock-R) and an optional passenger seat. All other aspects of the platform will match the standard RPX-300, which includes 300 horsepower 1630 cc supercharged three-cylinder engine.
Other perks include an optional 100 watt stereo system with Bluetooth, a reconfigured oversized 25 (96 L) gallon cargo hold, and a 7.8″ LCD colour display.
Sea-Doo’s other model for 2023 will be an addition to their new ‘Adventure Segment’ — the Explorer Pro 170.
The Explorer Pro will bear many of the features of the similarly outfitted Fish Pro Sport 170, most notably a full-sized platform, an oversized touring bench seat, an extended rear deck, and gunwale footrests. The new Explorer Pro 170 will offer ample storage and gear capacity, as well as big-water capability for those undertaking long distance or open water adventures.
Adventuring capability will be aided by a large 7″ Garmin GPS navigation system, and the overall platform is designed for those looking to use their PWC as an adventure or camping vessel where overnighting or multi-day travel is a prerequisite.
The Explorer Pro 170 will also have several industry-firsts — most notably a full-size removable windshield and a vertically-adjustable steering column. The adjustability will allow travelers to customize their PWC as needed, depending on whether they’re planning an extended trip or simply some on-water fun at their local lake.
Other standout additions to the new platform include an oversized heavy duty front bumper, a LinQ cargo rack and Explore Bag, and a rear platform with multiple LinQ mounts that can handle up to 6 additional accessories.
You can get a look at the all-new Explorer Pro 170 in a video released through Watercraft Journal below: