AND INSPECT ALL BRANDS OF PWC, STAND-UPS AND JET BOATS
Although commonly referred to as jet ski's, Personal Water Craft - or PWC for short - is actually the correct term for those compact thrill machines we all either love or hate...depending on whether you're riding one or not. Kawasaki actually owns the Jet Ski brand even though it's become the defacto term for a PWC, all brands in the PWC game have coined their own terms for their toys.
Honda's now defunct Aquatrax hit the local market in the mid 2000's and are no longer in production. Neither is Polaris' Sea Lion range. Yamaha's WaveRunners are extremely popular and boast an extensive range as does Seadoo, the #1 PWC in most markets. That leaves Kawasaki's Jet Skis. While the "Kwaka" range might not be as extensive as the other players, their high performance 310 (310hp) series still has the edge in the horsepower stakes...at least on paper.
Kawasaki owns the Jetski brand and is one of 3 major players on the local market
While PWC's are undeniably fun, they do tend to cop a fair bit of abuse at the hands of their riders and the environment. PWC's and to a lesser extent, jet-powered boats, often run in shallow water where sand and debris could be sucked into the intakes. They also tend to spend a lot of time airborne, despite the manuals recommending against jumpin waves...as if! This can put a fair strain on the cooling system, at least for those that don't have closed-loop cooling.