sjx jet boat FAQ's & Testimonials

Our most common questions and what our customers think

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

How long is the SJX2170?

The SJX2170 is 21 feet long from the tip of the nose to the transom and the bottom width is 70 inches wide.  The swim deck adds another 26 inches to the length.

How much water does the SJX2170 draw sitting/drifting in the water?

The standard SJX2170 with a moderate load will draw approximately 6 to 8 inches of water.

How wide is the SJX2170?

The width of the bottom is 70″ and the width of the Beam is 90.5″. SEE IMAGE

How much water does the SJX2170 run in?

The standard SJX2170 with a moderate load and at a moderate plane/speed it will consistently run in 3 to 4 inches of water.

How much does the SJX2170 weigh?

Dry weight of the standard SJX2170 weighs only 2,100 pounds (turn key).

How fast will the SJX2170 go?

The standard SJX2170 at WOT will reach speeds typically 50 to 55 mph (give or take a mph or two).

How many gallons per hour will the SJX2170 with the Indmar EcoBoost engine run?

The standard SJX2170 with a moderate load and a good solid plane will run between 4.5 and 5 GPH (3000 rpm’s, 25 to 27 mph).

Is the SJX2170 the smallest sized boat that you build?

No. The smallest is either our SJX2070 or the Tru-X 241, both of which are just over 20 feet from the nose to the transom. We also do build an SJX2270 and an SJX2470 as well.

What size is the fuel tank in the SJX2170?

40 gallons is the standard-sized fuel tank in the SJX2170.

Are enclosures or tops available?

Yes we do offer a folding top style enclosure with side curtains, and a back-drop.

Which model is better for a first-time jet boat buyer?

It really depends on your budget and desire for optional equipment. Both the Tru-X 241 and the SJX series boats handle relatively the same. They’re both on the same inboard tunnel hull platform, and they both have the same power plant. The Tru-X is a little smaller, little lighter, center console, entry level version of our most popular SJX2170. The standard features along with many of the options and upgrades are a little limited in comparison to our SJX2170 model. Most people choose the SJX2170 model.

customer testimonials

The best form of advertising is always word of mouth. Here are a few comments from our happy customers.

Jerome Oats in his SJX Jet Boat posing in front of the Knik Glacier


First of all I would like to thank you for the boat that you and your crew built. To this day my son is still smiling! After breaking it in we took it to a river to see how it would handle even though we saw you with it in one of the rivers in Idaho. We then decided to make a run to a glacier that we have viewed more than 20 miles away for the past 26yrs. We had asked a number of boat owner to take us up there but they would say the river has too many braids and they didn’t want to risk tearing up their jet or their hull. After looking we did a couple tough guy poses we decided to make the run this past Saturday. I wanted to send a few photos of what we found. I hope you like them. Oh for some reason when he shows up to get fuel, sitting in traffic or off loading at a boat launch there are guys that seem to have a problem keeping their spit from rolling over their bottom lip. The funny thing about it is this happens when they are towing their own boats. You take care, tell your crew thanks from me and my family. We will send you some photos. One day we may see one on your website. One of the best feelings we at SJX Jet Boats can get is seeing SJX customers using their boats to reach extreme locations many will never get to experience. Take Jerome for instance, he finally got to visit the Knik Glacier in his own boat. He had viewed this from a far for many years but with his SJX Jet Boat, Jerome got to turn what most would consider an experience of a lifetime into a common occurrence for himself and anyone lucky enough to ride along. Glad we could be a part of making this and many other moments like this a reality.

More customer testimonials

More testimonials of what our happy customers have to say about our jet boats
"7 dozen decoys in the boat and 5 guys. Shotguns, waders, and all that BS for geese hunting. Roughly 2,500 pounds or maybe a little better......Jumped up - no cavitation - come up like a dream!!" "UNREAL"!!!!
Cody Teeter
Chubbuck, Idaho
"The quality of a boat can be measured by a number of things. I can honestly say the SJX has all of them. I will never downgrade to another boat."
Mark Johnson
Proud SJX2170 Owner
" You wouldn't believe all the fish that have seen the inside of Black Beauty or the places it's been. Freaks people out to see me run between the shoreline and turtles that are racing into deep enough water to submerge themselves but still have their shells showing above the water."
Dean Ross Truesdel
Jermyn, TX
"All those rivers I have been wanting to fish but have never been able to are now my favorite places to fish. The SJX is a true shallow water aluminum jet boat"
Bradley Grosh
Proud SJX2170 Owner

We would love to hear from you!

Testimonials from SJX Jet Boats owners are the truest way for people to best understand how amazing and versatile our jet boats really are. Just gives us a short comment about your favorite boating moment or SJX jet Boat feature along with pictures or video and we will share it with the rest of the world.

have any pre-purchase questions?

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our boat models.