With winter fully upon us, the last thing you want to be doing when you head down to the dam or off to the coast for a holiday is actually get into the water. So why not get a jet ski? It is an adrenalin-filled way to spend time on the waves, without having to brave too much of the cold. And even though you will inevitably get a bit wet, your heart will be pumping so fast you wouldn’t need a wetsuit to stay warm.

Regarded as one of the finest jet skis on the market, the Sea-Doo RXT-X 260 RS is a world-beating water craft and a favourite among pros and extremists. It has a 260hp supercharged, intercooled four-stroke 1494cc engine that can get you from 0 to 80km/h in 2.9 seconds. If you are like us, you’d be quite shocked to see how quickly the Sea-Doo moves, but never fear, this jet ski also has the world’s first on-water braking system which gives riders the ability to bring their craft to a controlled stop when and how they want it to. It also has an iControl system, which integrates and controls all systems of the Sea-Doo to create the best possible ride. And with GPS-controlled cruise control, you would be forgiven for thinking the Sea-Doo is more like a car than a water craft.

The Sea-Doo can carry up to three passengers and has sideways adjustable handle bars. In the world of exciting outdoor toys, this jet ski could be one of the coolest. At a hefty R210 000 it is not for everybody, but if you want to stand out on the waves, this is the one to buy.

Conquer the waves with this top-of-the-line watercraft, the Sea-Doo RXT-X 260 RS