The 2009 Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 255, equipped with iControl, the world most advanced watercraft system, interactive gauges, a high performance Variable Trim System, 3-up riding and touring seat, will turn countless heads. Of course, with an authoritative 255 hp Rotax 4-TEC engine under the dashing exterior, this PWC will be nothing but a blur anyway.
The GTX Limited iS is powered by the 255 hp Rotax 4-TEC engine, something you truly have to experience to believe. Boasting a mammoth supercharger and external intercooler that ride atop the most horses available on a PWC, this powerful yet efficient engine cranks up the performance to unprecedented levels.
The Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR) system offers a whole new level of safety and control. Now, with the simple squeeze of a lever, you can stop your watercraft on demand. If the watercraft is moving forward, squeeze the brake to slow down. If the watercraft is stopped, squeeze the brake to go in reverse. And because the throttle and brake controls are both on the handlebar, you never have to come out of the natural riding position.
The Intelligent Suspension (iS) allows the hull to move independently of the upper deck, isolating the rider and passenger from the impact of rough water with 6’’ of suspension travel. So you can ride longer, with greater comfort and control, through all types of conditions. The suspension comes factory-set for luxury cruising on the GTX Limited iS and readily adapts to fit changing conditions, number of passengers or personal preference. Choose one of nine settings or set it to auto calibration. And do it all on the move, using the rocker switch on the handlebar.
The Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) brings a new level of precision to every riding situation. Your watercraft now starts up in neutral mode, allowing the engine to run without propelling the craft forward. It makes for easier dockside starts and stress-free maneuverability, even in tight areas. An activity-specific cruise control system lets you customize your speed settings. Set the speed and let the system adjust automatically, while you enjoy an easier ride and better fuel efficiency. And along with iBR, iTC make docking stress-free, with the intuitive combination of throttle, neutral and reverse. Well-placed controls let you keep both hands on the handlebars and both eyes on what you’re doing.
The Off-Throttle Assisted Steering System (O.T.A.S.) monitors the rider’s steering input as well as the operational speed and automatically increases engine speed to provide additional power when necessary. This advanced technology continuously monitors engine rpm to determine if the craft is being operated at a low or high speed. If running at idle speed, the system does not engage. If the speed is higher, the system will be functional.
The high performance VTS allows you to adjust the attitude of the watercraft based on rider weight, riding style and water conditions – giving you better control and customized riding characteristics including 2 preset options.
The Deep-V design hull of the new GTX Limited iS 255 ensures a smooth and comfortable ride in a variety of conditions, and greater maneuverability, while the design of the S3 hull creates a low-pressure zone, reducing drag and keeping the hull glued to the water. This improves handling and top-end speed. And its narrow chine and deep-V design stabilize the watercraft. Lateral wave impact is minimized, resulting in very little roll or change in direction. Also, the innovative material that makes up S cubed actually reduces the overall weight of the hull by 50 pounds. The S3 is 19% lighter than competing manufacturers’ hulls.
The digital information center’s easy-to-read LCD panel gives you all the info you need at a glance. Available with up to 28 functions, including analog and GPS speedometers, compass, suspension gauge, cruise control and slow-speed mode indicators, Variable Trim System gauge and presets, and Learning Key setting. And you can customize your display and save your preferences, so you only see what you want to.
The handlebar isn’t just for the throttle anymore. Now, control of Intelligent Brake and Reverse, Intelligent Suspension, neutral mode and cruise control are all at your fingertips. It’s all completely intuitive. And it’s all designed to let you make changes while on the move, without ever taking your eyes off the water.
The new tilt steering system allows for a customized, less stressful ride. And when you use the tilt steering to move the handlebar up or down, the multifunction digital information center moves with it. So the gauges are never blocked from your sight.
A more plush, contoured touring seat offers greater comfort and lower back support for you and your passenger. Ride longer and feel even better after a day on the water. A hinge allows the seat to open vertically and provide easier access to the engine compartment. Offers seating for up to 3 persons.
Automatic retractable mooring lines are right there when you need them and neatly hidden when you don’t. And having one at the bow and one at the stern allows for quick and easy tie-up at the dock. The hassles of using traditional docking lines are a thing of the past.
Hull and Components
- iS (Intelligent Suspension)
- S3 Hull
- Deep-V design
- Hinged seat
- Touring seat
- High performance electric Variable Trim System (VTS™)
- Bow and stern eyes
- Carpeted footwells and deck pads
- Reboarding platform with rear storage
- Fold-down reboarding step
- Removable, watertight storage bin
- Tilt steering
- Interactive Multifunction Digital Information Center
- Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
- Foam flotation
- Off-Throttle Assisted Steering (O.T.A.S.)
- Splash deflector
- Adjustable mirrors
- New comfort hand grips
- Wide handlebars
- Floating safety lanyard
- Seat strap
- Grab handles for passenger
- Ski tow eye
- Extended range fuel tank (18.6 US gal)
- Quick latch fuel filler design
- Dual drain plugs
- Operator’s guide, instructional video and booklet
- Supercharged intercooled 1,494 cc four-stroke, Rotax SOHC with four valves per cylinder
- Multi-port fuel injection
- iTC (Intelligent Throttle Control)
- Sea-Doo® New Learning Key
- D-Sea-BeI™ system
- Closed-loop cooling system
- Water/air separator
- Watertight digital ignition
- RPM limiter
- Warning device
- Handlebar-mounted start/stop button
- Tip Over Protection System (T.O.P.S.™)
- iBR (Intelligent Brake & Reverse)
- Sea-Doo Direct Drive propulsion system
- Replaceable urethane wear ring
- Dual automatic vacuum siphon pumps
- Large diameter drive shaft with crowned spline design
- Stainless steel impeller
- Aluminum stator vanes
- Depth finder
- Speed tieTM
- Removable dry bag
- Recessed cargo cleats
- Sandbag anchor
- Safety kit
- New glove box organizer
- BRP limited warranty covers the watercraft for one year.
Length: 139"/353 cm
Width: 48"/122 cm
Weight (dry): 948 lbs/430 kg
Rider capacity: 3
Fuel capacity: 18.6 US gal/70 L
Storage capacity: 16.4 US gal/62 L
Type: 255 hp supercharged intercooled Rotax 4-TEC engine
Intake system: Supercharged with intercooler
Bore x stroke: 100 mm x 63.4 mm
Displacement: 1,494 cc
Compression ratio: 8.4:1
Cooling: Closed-loop cooling system
Fuel type: Premium unleaded recommended
Propulsion system: Sea-Doo® Direct Drive
Jet pump: Aluminum axial flow, single stage, large hub
Transmission: Electronic: iBR, direct drive
Impeller: Stainless steel
Ignition: Digital inductive
Battery: 12 V
Hull and Components
Type: Deep-V, S3 Hull composite
Color: Topaz Mist Metallic
Price starting at: $16,499