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Actually it's not that bad for typical use. I was just looking at the technical details on the 203 with twin 150 hp and fuel burn is reasonable.Nice, I like it but...imagine the fuel burn with twins.
The fuel burn is crazy with any of the supercharged jet engines. If max speed all day long is your thing, a jet boat should not be your first choice as they are not as efficient as prop drives, especially when running WOT. 10 years ago I wouldn't have considered a jet boat at all due to fuel efficiency, but today they're closer to prop drives below WOT. In fact, if speed is your only concern, you should look at a Fountain or similar high speed boats with twin 1000hp engines...who cares about fuel economy right?"Yes they will suck more gas when wide open and driving like you stole it mode, but probably not much more for tubing or skiing or cruising."
That is why I think the fuel burn would be crazy. If I had a twin 300hp jet boat, I would drive it like I stole it. I mean...that's why I would buy what I would consider to be a high performance toy. If I wanted to do 25mph all day, I would not have twin 300hp motors.
Vortex updated their website today with 2019 model info. They are separating the Vortex into its own line like the Robalo series, using the Vortex branding name. This suggests they may be available through more "watersports" oriented dealers, not just Chaparral dealers.
Note the 300hp single is listed now as well as the twin 150hp:
There is only an $800.00 up charge for twin 300's. Sounds like a No Brainer!!!
- #1806 PRE-RIGGED FOR 250 ECT
- Single 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 250 ECT
- Single 1.6L Rotax 300HP Non-Catalyst
*N/A in California
- Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 150 ECT
- Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 150 HP EPA Non-Catalyst
*N/A in California