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The best...personal watercraft

A stand-up paddleboard, a sea kayak, a jet ski, and more

Starboard Hero
Become “an instant superhero” the first time you attempt using a stand-up paddleboard. This wide board is “so easy to surf” that it “opens wave riding to everybody.”
$1,300, star-board-sup.com
Source: ’SUP Magazine

Delta 15.5 Expedition
The Expedition is the “minivan” of sea kayaks—with plenty of space for knees and cargo. But its lightweight and shallow hull also makes it surprisingly quick and stable.
$2,300, deltakayaks.com
Source: Canoe & Kayak

Kawasaki Ultra 300X
The Ultra is once again the most powerful jet ski available: The latest model can “generate dizzying acceleration.” But more impressive still is the craft’s “newfound handling prowess.”
$7,500, baliatv.com
Source: Boating

Wave Sport Project X
This towable kayak is roomy inside but trim outside for greater control and maneuverability. A “radical play machine,” it pops off loops and other aerial stunts as if by instinct.
$1,050, wavesport.com
Source: Outside

Rave Tirade
Two kids can enjoy a “sports-car-like ride” together while cruising waves in this inflatable towable. Even when passengers catch air, the low center of gravity helps keep them upright.
$200, overtons.com
Source: Boating

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