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Vortex Challenge

We created the Vortex Challenge for one simple reason: So you could sort fact from fiction when it comes to buying a jet boat. We're taking a straight talk approach. You don't need any spin. Jet boats are not created equal. Not even close. There are major differences in seat design, cornering, reverse, top-speed, handling and maintenance. An informed decision is a wise decision. Do your homework. Ask questions. Use common sense. Judge for yourself.

CORNERING AGILITY

Don't be out maneuvered


Performance is a key reason to buy a jet boat. Frankly, nothing on the water turns like a jet. Talk about an adrenaline rush. Do all jet boats corner the same? Not even close. See what happens when Vortex goes head-to-head with Yamaha in a full power turning showdown. The results will turn heads. Your eyes don't lie.

Cornering

CORNERING AGILITY

Don't be out maneuvered


Performance is a key reason to buy a jet boat. Frankly, nothing on the water turns like a jet. Talk about an adrenaline rush. Do all jet boats corner the same? Not even close. See what happens when Vortex goes head-to-head with Yamaha in a full power turning showdown. The results will turn heads. Your eyes don't lie.

REVERSE MANEUVERABILITY

Backing up our claims


When it comes to jet boat performance, the first things that come to mind are top speed, acceleration and cornering. What about reverse? You do it all the time. Docking. Getting the boat on and off the trailer. Maneuvering to pick up people in the water. Vortex features a lateral thrust reverse system. Yamaha diverts water directly under the boat. The differences are noteworthy. See for yourself why we can back-up the claim nothing handles like a Vortex.

Reverse

WAKEBOARD TOWER

A SINGLE HANDED ADVANTAGE


Everybody loves the look and function of a wakeboard tower. But what about the task of getting it up and down? On a Vortex it's a one-handed, easy operation any one can do anywhere on the trailer or the water.

CLOSED LOOP COOLING

Ultimate Corrosion Protection


Much like the system on your car, Rotax engines feature a closed loop cooling system. Consequently, no matter where you're boating—or what time of year—Rotax power operates at a consistent temperature with clean coolant that provides the ultimate in corrosion protection. Yamaha's raw water cooling means that if you're boating in highly corrosive saltwater, or even brackish fresh water, that's what flows through the motor.

Cornering

CLOSED LOOP COOLING

Ultimate Corrosion Protection


Much like the system on your car, Rotax engines feature a closed loop cooling system. Consequently, no matter where you're boating—or what time of year—Rotax power operates at a consistent temperature with clean coolant that provides the ultimate in corrosion protection.Yamaha's raw water cooling means that if you're boating in highly corrosive saltwater, or even brackish fresh water, that's what flows through the motor.

SWIM PLATFORM

Get Onboard


The kids just finished wakeboarding, skiing, tubing or splashing around in the water. It's time to get back onboard. On a Vortex it's a straight shot from the water to the main cockpit. On a Yamaha you have to do a hippity-hop two step—literally—to get back to your seat.

Reverse

WATERSPORTS

AERIAL SURF PLATFORM


It's boating's biggest craze. Every water sports enthusiast is doing it. Or wants to learn how. With it's award winning Aerial Surf Platform, Vortex is the only jet boat builder offering a proven, cost saving alternative to pricey inboard surf boats. No actuators. No excessive ballast. Just an endless wave that you can ride for hours of family fun. Vortex has it.

  

BOARDING & DEBARKING

Walking You Through The Differences


There are two things every person onboard does every time you take to the water: get on and off the boat. Doesn't seem like a big deal until you're asked to do a high wire act in slippery conditions. Wide unobstructed walkways are more important than you think. So is Diamond Lustre non-skid and flush mount latches. We'll walk you through the design differences.

Cornering

BOARDING & DEBARKING

Walking You Through The Differences


There are two things every person onboard does every time you take to the water: get on and off the boat. Doesn't seem like a big deal until you're asked to do a high wire act in slippery conditions. Wide unobstructed walkways are more important than you think. So is Diamond Lustre non-skid and flush mount latches. We'll walk you through the design differences.

SEAT CONSTRUCTION

Take A Back Seat To No One


You wouldn't dare open up a seat cushion at a boat show so we'll do it for you. Yes, there are distinct differences. Do you know why aluminum angle supports are important, or what the differences are in seat base materials? What is flow-foam or Nano Block Technology? You're about to find out. Whether it's vinyl quality or the materials inside, seat construction not only affects ride comfort, but also impacts the life and durability of your interior.

Seat
Horsepower

HORSEPOWER

The Power To Move You


What's your need for speed? All twin engine Vortexes are available with higher horsepower options than comparable sized Yamaha offerings. More horsepower means quicker times to reach plane, improved mid-range acceleration and far more excitement on top-end. Think about it...isn't performance one of the key reasons for buying a jet?


Vortex Challenge - Boarding & Debarking

Walking You Through The Differences


Vortex Challenge - Seat Construction

Take a Back Seat To No One


Vortex Challenge - Closed Loop Cooling


Vortex Challenge - Cornering Agility


Vortex Challenge - Reverse Maneuverability


Vortex Challenge - Horsepower


Vortex Challenge - Wakeboard Tower

A Single Handed Advantage


Vortex Challenge - Swim Platform

Get Onboard


Vortex Challenge - Watersports

Aerial Surf Platform