Bombardier Launches The 2004 Sea-Doo RXP, The Industry's Most Powerful Watercraft

New Orleans, Louisiana - 2003-08-25
Bombardier Recreational Products has set yet another new industry standard with the launch of the 2004 Sea-Doo® RXPTM watercraft. This all new watercraft sports an entirely new hull and deck platform, powered by a supercharged RotaxTM 4 TECTM four-stroke engine, equipped with an intercooler, producing an industry topping 215 horsepower, making it the most high performance, four-stroke watercraft to date.

"The RXP is truly the ultimate musclecraft," explains Chris Dawson, Vice President of Marketing, Snowmobiles, Watercraft and ATV. "It is powerful, strong and has a look to match. This watercraft alone will re-spark the two-passenger musclecraft market."

Horsepower drives the musclecraft segment, and the 2004 Sea Doo RXP watercraft is atop the horsepower mountain at a whopping 215. Bombardier has taken the 1494 cc RotaxTM Supercharged 4-TEC four-stroke engine, which produced an industry leading 185 horsepower in 2003 and added an intercooler to boost the power output to 215 HP. This new system provides cooler, denser air into the combustion chambers, creating stronger combustion, and ultimately more power. This increase in power provides incredible acceleration, strong mid-range, as well as gains in overall speed.

The Sea-Doo RXP is the newest entry in the musclecraft segment of the Sea-Doo watercraft line-up, a line up that also includes the recreational, luxury performance, and sport watercraft segments. The musclecraft segment is defined as watercraft designed to satisfy riders who crave top-end performance, acceleration, horsepower, handling, eye catching looks, and a riding experience that provides exhilaration, while being easily manageable. The 2004 Sea-Doo RXP joins and compliments the Sea-Doo GTX+ 4-TEC Supercharged in the musclecraft segment of the 2004 Sea-Doo watercraft line-up. The 2004 Sea-Doo RXP watercraft has once again raised the level of performance to new heights by combining design and handling attributes of the legendary Sea-Doo XPTM and RXTM watercraft. The Sea-Doo RXP combines futuristic watercraft design aspects with traditional musclecar attributes such as hard edges, chrome details, and modernized colors. The featured colors in 2004 will be a metallic apple green on a black deck and hull with a second version available in yellow and black. The RXP also takes design cues from the motorcycle industry with a removable rear seat cowling giving the watercraft a sport bike look and helping the rider maintain the optimal riding position.

For details on the all new 2004 Sea-Doo RXP watercraft and all of the 2004 Sea-Doo watercraft, sport boats, riding gear and accessories, and licensed products, visit or your local authorized Sea-Doo watercraft dealer.

Bombardier Recreational Products designs, develops, builds, distributes and markets utility vehicles, RotaxTM engines and karts, Ski Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, BombardierTM ATVs, Sea Doo watercraft and sport boats, Johnson and Evinrude outboard engines, as well as Evinrude direct injection and Evinrude E-TECTM technologies.

Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 75,000 people and manufacturing facilities in 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 stood at $23.7 billion Cdn. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).

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For more information:
Tim McKercher
Sea-Doo Watercraft Communications
(321) 726-2110