This is a very basic, entry level machine from Bombardier Recreational Products SeaDoo line. That being said, any machine from SeaDoo is a technical powerhouse. This entry level machine is rated at 130 horsepower and is “normally aspirated” meaning no supercharger. This makes the engine less complex, less parts and inter-related systems, which translates directly to lower service requirements. Since with all current conversions, the reverse system needs to be removed, the models of the GT 130 without reverse are an added plus. Although the horsepower is below the normal recommendation, when used with a dual impeller from Skat-Trak, this machine becomes hydro worthy. There are a few rental operations running this machine for daily operations over the past year and getting satisfied customers flying.
Update 4.2015 from Keith. “Ran this 2014 machine stock with a factory impeller. Holy crap, we were getting a 230 pound rider on a Jetblade 25 feet (7.5 meters) in the air with no difficulty. I (Keith) was able to do everything on the X-Jetpack that I was able to do on a high powered ski, not as fast but wow!. Amber, our female trainer, said this machine was great, did not overpower her and tire her out like an RXP/RXT, she would use this all day long. We can’t wait ’til next week when we get the dual prop on it. Great machine.”
This is not the choice if you are looking for an ultimate performance machine (fast upward acceleration, running at the top of the height range of ten plus meters, etc.) . However for a low barrier to entry basic workhorse for getting new customers out of the water and relatively high into the air, the GTI/GTS 130 is a great choice.