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Chinese invasion

Chinese invasion

Literally out of nowhere with unfamiliar engineering and racing experience the Chinese manufactures hit the water with their on versions of personal water crafts. How serious would you be to leave the shore on one of these pwcs?

 

Words: Vasilis Moraitis

Photos: www.jetskiworld.gr

 

Chinese manufacturers have entered many different fields from motorized vehicles to tiny scooters to motorbikes as well as electric scooters. Recently we witnessed them making the big step by entering the automobile scene with an interesting replica of an SUV car. All these are interesting proposals for consumers and honestly Chinese products may not have the perfect finish or exquisite quality but they are cheap and that is what most people are after when they buy such products.

 

However, it gets serious when these products become dangerous. If you experience an engine failure on a moppet you still have the opportunity to park it on the sidewalk and get back home with a Taxi. Additionally, if the Chinese SUV leaves you in the middle of nowhere, you will find some short of assistance while waiting in some car. Though, what will happen when you are on a Chinese personal water craft and suddenly you experience a serious issue far away from the shore? The sea is cruel and even when you ride on a perfect day you still might end up in the middle of a storm. Then, it is quite easy to be in deep, very deep, trouble.

 

The Chinese Jet Skis might be a profitable solution for those who are in the hiring business, since they are very cheap to purchase. On the other hand the reliability factor is a serious issue. In Europe the cost of these jet skis vary from 6.500-10.500euros but still I would not put myself in one of those and go away from the shore

 

These are some of the Chinese personal watercrafts that are available in the market and usually they carry different logos from one country to the other. I have seen the so called Sea Dance?! Sea Jet (a cheap imitation of Sea Doo logo)?!...and the list goes on. The point is that at least for Greece, where it used to be an interesting market in the early nineties when sales heat their pick. On the other hand due to various reasons (among them some being accidents) dropped dramatically those sales figures. The last three years the sales where stabilized between 220-235 units per year and this year have increased to over 400 units. This is good news for the personal water craft market and on the other hand we did not have any serious issues with the law, or accidents. Therefore, I do wonder what is going to happen when those cheap, low quality pwcs will be out in the water. If any of those cheap imitations are the reason for a human loss or accident (due to their poor reliability and quality), then we will be back to square zero and the market along with the importers of the good and reliable personal water crafts will have a serious issue with the Coast Guard Authorities. Since the Big, blue sea is not forgiving and it will be interesting to see the Authorities taking some action before facing any tragic moments.

 

These are the well known Chinese corporations that manufacture poor quality replicas of the real thing

Taizhou Haibao Yatch Industry Co., Ltd.

Model: HAI BAO 700cc jet ski boat

Technical specification

Engine type: 2 stroke

Number of cylinder and valve: 2 and 8

Displacement: 700cc

Cooling system: water-cooled

Speed: 55.9 mile/h

Available colors: red / yellow / blue / black

Compress ratio: 7.2:1

Lubrication system: Pre-mixed oil & gas (50:1)
Starting system: Electric start

Batteries: 12V 20AH

Spark plug: 0. 6 mm - 0. 7mm/0.023in - 0. 027in

Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded gasoline

Maximum output: 95HP/6500 min.

Maximum load capacity: 352.7 lbs
Seats: 2

 

Haining SPV Vehicle Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Technical specification

Brand: SPV OEM service provided

Model: spv-js1400A

Engine type: 4-stroke, EC certified.
Displacement: 1400cc

Number of cylinder and valve: 4 and 16

Fuel system: EFI made by Bosch

Lubrication: Dry sump

Output: 130hp

EC certificated from DNV in Norway.


Nimbo Yongwang Motorboat Co., Ltd.
Model: Sea Runner

Technical specification

Model: YW-motorboat-1
Engine: YongWang own. 700cc, 2-stroke, 95HP.
Load capacity: 256kgs
Passengers: 3 persons
Colors: There are more than 15 different mixed colors combinations.

Dimension: 3. 3x1. 14x1. 17 M
Qty: 4 units Jet ski & 4 units trailer / 20''ft container.
Certificate: CE Certificate.EPA

Hison Jet Ski

Model: HS006J5 Sea Jet
Technical specification

Engine type: 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, wet exhaust.

Number of cylinder and valve: 4 and 16

Displacement: 1400cc

Cooling system: water-cooled
Carburation
: Electronic Fuel Injection

Speed: 55.9 mile/h

Available colors: Red, Yellow Blue

Compress ratio: 9.5:1

Lubrication system: Pre-mixed oil & gas (50:1)
Starting system: Electric start

Batteries: 12V 20AH

Spark plug: 0. 6 mm - 0. 7mm/0.023in - 0. 027in

Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded gasoline

Pump: 155mm Axial Flow
Impeller: 3-Blade, Stainless Steel
Dry weight: 290kg

Fuel capacity: 50 L
Seats: 2-3

 

 


Sea Jet: made by Hison Jet Ski.

Hison is equipped with a Suzuki engine.

Sea Runner: made by Ningbo Yongwang Motorboat Co., Ltd.

...and it is powered by a Suzuki engine.