Our flagship jet boat offers performance, style, and comfort. No other jet boat compares. An enclosed fiberglass head, complete with a porta-pottie and opening portlight, allows day trips away from the dock. In the engine compartment, high output twin engine options ranging from twin 200 or 250 Rotax 4-TEC ECT will meet any need for speed. The standard Bluetooth sound system features premium sound quality and can be upgraded with an optional subwoofer, six-channel amp, and a transom remote. An optional ballast system, along with the optional award winning Aerial Surf Platform create and endless wave for wakesurfing.
The bow is spacious and accommodating. A standard filler cushion converts the bow area to a huge play area for the kids and a standard table is a plus while entertaining. Stainless steel drink holders, LED cockpit lighting, molded footrests set the 243 Vortex apart.The anchor stows in its own cradle inside a dedicated compartment that has room for a line and chain and a forward ladder. The biggest bow area in our Vortex Series features recessed stereo speakers and stainless steel drink holders. The bow area offers adult-sized legroom, storage under the seats and reassuring freeboard. A standard weather door guards against wind in the cockpit on chilly mornings or late in the boating season.
Want to take our standard Vortex instrument control panel up a notch? A Medallion touchscreen panel is available as optional equipment that incorporates all the features of our standard display with several key upgrades. Keep in mind that our Medallion screen includes GPS as standard equipment, an extra most rivals don't even offer.
Cruise mode allows the user to set a desired maximum speed.
The Medallion Touch Screen display comes with many other features including: Navigation, Applications, Digital Depth Indicator, Audio Control, Video Display, and Fuel Level with Trip Information. To discover more about the Medallion, click learn more for a video from BoatTest.com!
The 243's swim platform is the perfect area for all kinds of watersports. A three step telescopic ladder stows in its own hideaway compartment. A standard protective mat provides sure-footing. Twin aft facing seats feature grab handles within arm's reach and stainless drink holders. Recessed stereo speakers beside each seat face aft for music while swimming.
The Rotax system is high technology at its best. SKI MODE provides pre-programmed acceleration curves so anyone in the family can be an expert tow sports driver. ECO MODE dials in the most efficient cruising speed, taking the guess work out of maximizing fuel economy. DOCKING MODE rescales the throttle for precise maneuverability in tight docking situations.
Helps prevent the problem of debris, tow ropes and weeds becoming entangled with the drive shaft. Rivals can only try to fix the problem after it occurs.
Protects the engine from harmful salt, gunk and corrosion by using clean coolant like a car. All Rotax 4-TEC engines are true saltwater engines.
Directs jet thrust to either side of the transom during low speed maneuvers giving the driver pin-point control at the dock. Other systems either direct the thrust downward or use rudders, both of which are ineffective at low speeds.
Competition features based on published information on manufacturer's website as of November 2014.
*Articulating Keel only available on Yamaha 24-foot platforms.
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