Who owns the term jet ski?
Although it’s often used for any “small motorized usually recreational watercraft,” Jet Ski has been a trademark of Kawasaki since the Jet Ski 400 first appeared in the 1970s. Other trademarks for similar watercraft include WaveRunner and Sea-Doo.
Who makes jet skis now?
There are many different brands of jet skis. The three most popular brands are Seadoo, Kawasaki and Yamaha. These brands are by far the most widely used and have the most extensive range of jet ski products on the market.
Why is it called Seadoo?
Most people believe that personal watercraft (PWCs) were introduced in the late 1980s, when Kawasaki came out with the Jet Ski. The truth is that the original PWC was produced in 1968 by Bombardier. The machine was called Sea Doo and it was modeled after the company’s successful line of snowmobiles.
What does Kawasaki SC stand for?
The most innovative and unique watercraft, possibly of all time, is the Kawasaki JL650 SC (most know as the Super Chicken or Spine Crusher).
Does Bombardier still own Sea-Doo?
They now make Ski-Doo and Lynx brand snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, Sea-Doo personal water craft, jet boats, and Evinrude outboard motors (through the purchase of Outboard Marine Corporation).
Does Polaris own BRP?
BRP(Bombardier Recreational Products) has entered into an agreement to be sold to Polaris(Polaris industries) for an undisclosed sum. The deal may still face a few regulatory issues however both sides expect it to be a smooth transition.