How Fast Can a Jet Ski Go?

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The top speed of a jet ski varies based on the design and the size of the engine, but the manufacturer of the Black Edition 360 Sea-Doo claims it can reach a top speed of 80 miles per hour in three seconds. Many jet skis can reach 60 to 65 miles per hour.

Only 100 of these Black Edition 360 Sea-Doos were made, with each one costing approximately $32,152 as of 2013. The Black Edition 360 Sea-Doo has 360 brake horsepower, which is equal to a Porsche 911.

Jet skis do not have brakes; the driver must slow down when needing to stop. An emergency cable shuts off the engine if the driver falls off the jet ski.