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243 Vortex








2018 243 Vortex

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Style, Performance, Innovation

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.



Bow Filler Cushion

Bow Storage

Bow Rail

Bow Arm Rests

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.




Attention to detail carries through to a helm that showcases a hand-stitched vinyl brow and sturdy non-glare fiberglass construction. A molded footrest, padded armrest and a full height windshield combine for a feeling of total control.


Console Storage

Life jackets, fenders and large items stow out of the way in a huge starboard console locker.

Console Storage

Oasis Lounge

No problem keeping a watchful eye on everything that's going on in the water.

Oasis Lounge

Floor Storage

Oversized watersports equipment stows neatly out of the way in a huge in-floor locker. A molded channel routes water away from items kept in the floor storage area. A heavy-duty support allows one-handed access.

Floor Storage

Cockpit Storage

You can never have too much storage space. Carry-ons stows neatly in large compartments under the seats.

Cockpit Storage

Cockpit Seating

When it comes to legroom, cockpit seating capacity or overall passenger comfort, the 243 VR takes a backseat to no other jet boat in this size range.

Cockpit Seating



Swim Platform

Transom Ladder

Transom Speaker

Transom Storage

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.


Leave Rivals in Our Wake

Rotax Jet Engine Cutaway

(A) iTC (Intelligent Throttle Control)

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.

(B) Drive Shaft Sleeve

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.

(C) Closed Loop Cooling

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.

(D) Lateral Thrust Control System

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.