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2003 Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Jet Boat, fresh water only, 249HP - $14,999 (Ridgefield CT)

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boat type: powerboat
propulsion type: power
condition: excellent
engine hours (total): 73
length overall (LOA): 18
make / manufacturer: Seadoo
model name / number: Challenger
year manufactured: 2003
2003 Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Jet Boat

Extra features of this boat
Fresh lake water only, never been in salt water
2 owners
Stored inside by both owners
Has the new design Mercury engine with steel oil injection gear
Engines prior to 2003 had a plastic gear that failed and oil stopped flowing
Upgraded to LED lights
10 inch android head unit for speedometer
Rear View Camera on 10 inch dash screen for tubing or water skiing
GPS maps and
Fish finder and water level
Rubber flooring
Extra sound deadening around engine
Waxed monthly
Oil and fuel filter changed every season
Engine compartment very clean
2 batteries
2 volt meters
No corrosion on trailer
New winch
New bumper
New stainless drain plugs
New LED trailer lights
External LED halo fog lights
Flood light
Upgraded sound system speakers


Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Features

Here are the essential features of the Sea-Doo Challenger 1800:

1. Standard Reverse

This is a key feature in terms of maneuvering this Challenger 1800 around the docks.



2. Weedless Intake System

With this feature, you don’t need to go over the side of the boat and clear out the grate each time it catches floating debris on the water.

3. Built-in Cooler

It keeps all the passengers cool during hot days.

4. Adjustable Mirror

This enables you to monitor other water skiers in the area

5. In-sole Locker

For storing water skis and getting them out of the way until they are ready to be used.

6. Stereo System

For added passenger comfort and enjoyment.

Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Specs



Here are the essential specifications of the Sea-Doo Challenger 1800:

• Engine: Mercury

• Type: V6 M2 Jet Drive

• Horsepower: 249 hp.

• Overall Length: 17 feet 11 inches

• Beam Width: 7 feet 6 inches

• Draft: 12 inches

• Weight (dry): 1,865 pounds

• Capacity: 7 passengers

• Price: $23, 400 (suggested list price)



During its heydays, the Sea-Doo Challenger was known as one of the fastest jet boats on the land. Many boaters were also attracted to this jet boat because of its remarkable features.

Here are some detailed discussions about the important features of this jet boat:

1. Powerful Engine

The Mercury V-six M2 Jet Drive of the Challenger 1800 has enough power to get you going even at full passenger capacity. This boat can easily reach from 0 to 30 kilometers per hour (18.6 miles per hour) in just two seconds. 

Responsive
Yet, this boat is still very responsive that can give you great thrills. Just a 270° lock-to-lock in its steering system will allow you to tweak the wheel so that you can perform sharp turns. Apply some throttle and then accelerate right after the turn, and you will leave a large rooster-like water tail suspended in the air.

Rev Limiter
To avoid damaging the engine, the designer of this boat added a rev limiter. The result is a not too noisy and a smooth running engine. Riders have reported top speeds of 55 mph.

With these capabilities, this jet boat offers more practicality than any personal watercraft (PWC). Some say that this jet boat is more adaptable to any water condition it is put into compared to standard bowriders..

2. Space Age Styling
The Challenger 1800 is a worthy jet boat because it has a style that matches its performance. Its dashboard design is space-age while also being ergonomically functional. The captain section of the boat has a built-in cooler, a 12-volt plug, and a lockable glove compartment.



There are two firmly padded buckets at the cockpit, and there are also three seats at the aft, separated by bolster-style partitions. This boat also has plenty of grab rails. Its armrests are also correctly placed. Wraparound bow cushions envelop the passengers inside.
Above the engine hatch, a very spacious sun pad is complete with a deep padded lip to prevent passengers from slipping overboard.

3. Great Handling
The Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 handles more predictably than a PWC, but it is not a pushover. While it is considerably bigger than a PWC, it still can provide a great deal of fun to the skipper and the passengers. It can perform eye-watering acceleration and create G-forces that can pull passengers out of their seats.

Although able to speed up to more than 50mph, this jet boat will be kinder to waterway users who are peeved by pesky PWCs. Unlike these smaller PWCs, this jet boat is big enough so it won’t get in its way.

Again, what does Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 offer? Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 is one of the largest, high-performing, and fastest jet boats out there. With its single M2 jet drive engine that can produce up to 249 horsepower, at 5,200 RPM. Lastly, it is versatile and fun, and easy to use.

4. Full Day Fuel Capacity
The Challenger 1800 of Sea-Doo has a big enough fuel tank that allows its passenger to enjoy a full day of thrills and enjoyment on the water. A 40 gallon gas tank should be enough to get you where you want to go and back, as well as do all the things that you want for the day.

With a full tank, you will be able to run upriver, play silly buggers and perform slalom tricks for the camera or tour houses on the sides of the water.



5. Smart Overall Design
Smart engineering went into the design of the Sea-Doo Challenger 1800. This can be seen in its smart parking system. Most jet boats can only be steered when the skipper operates the throttle. For novice skippers, this is a recipe for disaster.

With this Sea-Doo Challenger, it is different. With just a slight turn of the wheel, when you can begin to feel resistance, the throttle starts to advance to turn the boat either to the left or to the right. While in reverse or forward gears, this boat turns while it makes slow progress. When the gear is in neutral, the boat pivots an axis determined by the jet drive.



Parking System
The parking system of the Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 gives confidence to novice boaters. It gives them control over the boat more than a first-timer can grapple with a PWC hand bar. This parking feature enables the skipper to maneuver the boat at close quarters and sidle up to the wharf with great ease.

The Challenger’s design also considers the boat’s crew. It has a good deal of wet and dry storage space, and there’s an abundance of grabrails, ergonomics went into the design of the moldings, seats that lock the passengers in, drink holders, a sock that neatly tucks a canopy, and a good sound system.



Long and Wide Enough for 7 Passengers
This jet boat is long and wide enough to accommodate 7 passengers. Seating for three is available on the aft lounge, two seats are up front, and the other two are behind the consoles at the helm. There is also ample freeboard space.

Molded into the hull sides is a spray rail with the top sides flared. The boat’s sides seem to increase as it goes to the helm and just aft of it. This is to protect the passengers enjoying their time at the aft lounge.

The hull of this boat has a robust 20° of deadrise. At its top are sculpted moldings. The seating is also ergonomically designed. There is also plenty of storage in this boat. Its finish is top quality, and it exudes great appeal in or out of the water.

6. Comfort and Convenience
All seats in the Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 are very comfortable. That’s because they are padded with high-density foam and thick vinyl marine-grade. A sun pad is located behind the aft lounge. It lifts to reveal the space that leads to the engine.

This jet boat has no external propeller making it completely safe for skiers. There are two cleats in the bow, twin handle holds, split navigation light, storage under the seats that includes a center well for the anchor, and two drink holders.

To make it easy for passengers to move around the Challenger 1800, its walkways between the consoles are made wide. The walkways are also equipped with molded and non-skid liners.

For the consoles, rakish moldings are used, which are fully fitted with pop-up windshields. At first glance, they look weak. But when they are locked in position, they can minimize the volume and strength of the wind as it hits your face.

The co-pilot console contains a glove box that is equipped with a marine stereo. There’s also a 12 volts accessory socket for video cameras or mobile phones. The skipper’s helm looks sporty. It is equipped with white gauges that indicate all the operating information needed by the captain.

The gauges included in the instrument panel are for fuel, the speed of the boat, its course or direction, the engine hours, and the voltage. There is also a side mirror that can be used to check if there are skiers or passengers nearby. Other items included in this boat are an under-fold ski locker and a waterproof switch panel.

Sea-Doo Challenger 1800 Top Speed

The heart of this jet boat is its motor. For the standard Sea-Doo Challenger 1800, power is provided by a single Mercury M2 jet drive that can crank up to 249 hp. One of the things that enabled it to win the IDEA98 engineering design award is its multi-chine V-hull.

This V-hull is this boat’s design element that enables it to accelerate quickly, to be nimble in handling and turning, and the one that provides a stable ride.

So, with these design characteristics and its engine power, the Sea-Doo Challenger can pick up its speed fast. It can fly out of the water and get onto a plane in just two seconds. In actual tests, this boat can attain a top speed of 55 mph at 5,200 RPM.

Unfortunately, its maker, Bombardier Recreational Products, stopped producing this jet boat in September of 2012. Dwindling sales brought about by the financial crisis at the time was one of the reasons. The Challenger 1800s that you can buy now are only the used ones.

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