Jet Power Rapid City SD

Water fun includes seadoos, water-skis and powerboats. Tear up the waves this summer on your new jet ski. Start here and find out all you need to know about jet power.

Interstate Auto And Boat
(605) 787-6771
11806 JB Road (I-90 Exit 48)
Black Hawk, SD
Rapid Marine
(605) 348-4151
744 1/2 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Sheridan Lake Marina
(605) 574-2169
16451 Sheridan Lake Rd
Rapid City, SD
Pactola Pines Marina
(605) 343-4283
23060 Custer Gulch Rd
Rapid City, SD
Rice Honda Suzuki
(605) 342-2242
301 Cambell St
Rapid City, SD
Black Hills Marine
(605) 348-9041
1897 E Centre St
Rapid City, SD
Four Seasons Sports Center
(605) 342-1110
1600 E Saint Patrick St
Rapid City, SD
Black Hills Powersports
(605) 342-5500
3005 Beale St
Rapid City, SD
Land & Marine Developments Inc
(888) 673-9010
3211 Bunker Dr
Rapid City, SD
United Rentals
(605) 336-3670
1201 W. 51st St.
Sioux Falls, SD
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It ain't rocket science

While you might feel like you've hit warp factor 10 in these powerful vessels, jet propulsion is as close as your local outdoor shop. Both high-powered jet boats and motorcycle-style PWCs operate on the same principle - the vessel is propelled by water shot out the back of the craft - no propellers involved. Originally designed to navigate New Zealand's shallow, fast-flowing rivers, today's jet-powered watercraft are found world-wide and can take you almost anywhere. And unlike powerboats , jet boats can stop fairly quickly by reversing the engines in a trick called the “Hamilton Turn.”

Jet boats

Another wide-ranging powerboat, jet boats can be a modest 12 feet or reach lengths of 60 feet or more. Fast and maneuverable, they can be speed-of-light cruisers for the fastest day trip ever. But be warned, these boats become difficult to steer when the motor cuts out. And though they're capable of wending through shallow waterways, their sensitive engines can quickly get clogged with weeds, silt, mud and litter.

Prices range as widely as the models, with small jet boats starting at $15,000 and climbing to well over a million. Used models start at about $3,000 and rise accordingly.

Personal Watercraft (PWC)

WaveRunner, Jet Ski or Sea-Doo - they're all personal watercraft (PWC). Designed to hold a lone water-ranger or a posse of four, these high-powered water broncos are straddled as you would a horse, and are just as fun to r...

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