The Sea-Doo Fish Pro “ST3” hull is good in medium chop, with its deep V cutting into the waves. But in my experience it’s not as good at handling really rough ocean riding as, say, a Yamaha FX or Kawasaki Ultra.
The relatively steep sides of the Sea-Doo’s nose seem to cop a slap from large swells when cutting diagonally across waves, which is often unavoidable.
That said, no personal watercraft is ideal in the ocean, and conditions and riding techniques vary.
In the right conditions, though, the Sea-Doo Fish Pro is a blast. If you plan to use it mostly in flat water but want to handle a bit of wind chop and some medium swell, the Fish Pro is right at home.
Model: Sea-Doo Fish Pro 170
Weight: 389kg (dry, est)
Engine: 170hp 1630cc 3-cyl Rotax, non-supercharged
Top speed: 54kt (100km/h)
Warranty: Two years
Service intervals: 12 months or 50 hours, whichever comes first