- Founded in 1942 by J.A. Bombardier, BRP has been constructing Sea-Doo jet skis since the 1960s. The GTI make has been around since 1996 and was still going strong in 2010, with new 2011 models featuring many improvements over previous years. A number of trims were available, including the most basic GTI 130 and the most expensive GTI Limited 155.
- Three trims are available for the 2011 GTI featuring many of the same basic engineering specs. The basic GTI 130 had a retail price of $8,999, the GTI SE 155/130 started at $9,599, and the GTI Limited 155 cost $11,449. All are considered recreational jet skis and have a rider capacity of three.
- All 2011 trims come equipped with a 1503 Rotax® 4-TEC® engine with a displacement of 1,494 cc, a bore and stroke of 3.94 inches by 2.50 inches, and a compression ratio of 10.6:1. Each trim also has a closed-loop cooling system and takes 87-octane fuel. A digital induction ignition, electric starter and 12-volt battery come standard.
- The propulsion system for all 2011 GTI trims is the Sea-Doo Direct Drive, with an aluminum axial-flow single-stage jet pump with 10-vane stator. Units also come with an iBR transmission and a stainless steel impeller.
- All trims are also the same size, with a length of 132.6 inches, a width of 48.5 inches and a height of 44.0 inches. The dry weight of each 2011 GTI is about 745 pounds, and the fuel tank can store up to 15.9 gallons.
- Additional features set one trim apart from the others. All include an Intelligent Brake and Reverse system, touring and sport modes, wide-angle mirrors, a digital information center with gauges and three seats, the last of which is reversible for water-sports spotting. The most expensive model, the GTI Limited 155, comes with additional features, including cruise control, the high-performance VTS mode, a sandbag anchor, a ski tow eye and chrome parts. Other upgradeable options for all trims include a removable wake-board rack, a top-speed and rpm gauge and a retractable ski pylon.