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Jet Ski Financing

Powersport Financing is your #1 choice for Jet Ski financing & bad credit Jet Ski loans due to our seamless application process and dedicated financing specialists. We offer competitive rates and flexible repayment terms, making Sea-Doo ownership affordable. Our commitment to customer satisfaction ensures personalized attention and responsive support. 

How Does Jet Ski Financing Work?

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1. Application

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2. Choose Jet Ski

Choose to buy from a private seller or from a dealer

3. Enjoy!

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Jet Ski Financing Q&A

There are a few different options for financing a jet ski purchase in Canada. Many dealerships offer in-house financing which allows you to finance directly through them. The loan terms are usually 12-84 months with interest rates from 5-20%. Another option is a personal loan from your bank or credit union. Personal loan rates are generally lower, often under 10%, but the terms are shorter at 1-5 years. Some lenders like credit cards or lines of credit may also be an option but will have higher interest rates. Your credit score will be a factor in determining what financing options you qualify for and the rates you’ll pay.

Most lenders recommend a minimum credit score of 650-700 to qualify for jet ski financing in Canada, but some may approve scores in the 600s. The higher your credit score, the better the loan terms and interest rate you can qualify for. Anything below 650 and you’ll likely pay higher rates or need to put more money down. Ideally you want a score of 720+ to get approved for prime rates under 10%. Check your credit report before applying and aim to have minimal debts and a long history of on-time payments.

Yes, there are lenders in Canada that specialize in bad credit Jet Ski loans. While traditional lenders like banks typically require good credit, subprime lenders are more flexible and will work with borrowers who have bad credit. They understand past mistakes and are willing to give you a second chance. Just be prepared for higher interest rates due to the increased risk.

The down payment amount on a jet ski in Canada can range anywhere from 0-30% or more. Most lenders will require a minimum down payment of 10-20% of the purchase price. With excellent credit, some financing offers may only need 5-10% down. For new jet skis $10,000+, expect to pay at least a $1,000-2,000 down payment. Higher down payments lower your monthly costs and interest paid over the loan term. Putting 20% or more down also shows the lender you are financially committed to repaying the loan.

When financing a jet ski in Canada, you’ll likely encounter some additional fees beyond just the sticker price. This can include:


Documentation fee – Covers paperwork processing, around $300-$500

PPSA fee – For registering lien on vehicle, about $20-$60

Sales tax – Federal and provincial tax, 5-15% of purchase price

Freight charges – For transporting the jet ski to dealer

Set-up and assembly fees

Interest charges over the loan term


Ask the dealer to break down all fees in detail so you know the total cost. Shop around between lenders to get the best rates and lowest fees.

Typically lenders will require 20-30% down payment on a Jet Ski loan for borrowers with bad credit. Putting more money down shows the lender you are committed and lowers their risk. Some subprime lenders may allow down payments as low as 10% for applicants with bad credit, but the interest rates will be higher.


– Often little or no down payment required

– Instant approval and same-day purchase

– May offer rebates or incentives with their financing

– Simple application process with dealer



– Higher interest rates, often over 10%

– Shorter loan terms of 5 years or less

– May require add-ons like extended warranties

– Prepayment penalties to pay off early

– Lower credit score requirements so higher risk



In-house financing is convenient but more expensive. Good if you need flexible terms and have lower credit. Compare to other lenders to find the best rates.

Jet ski loan terms in Canada generally range from 2 years to 7 years maximum. Here are some common loan term lengths:


12-24 months – Shorter terms with higher payments

36 months – Popular term for used jet skis

48 months – Common term for new jet skis

60 months – Allows lower payments by extending term

72-84 months – Maximum terms but total interest paid is higher


Aim for the shortest term you can afford. Longer terms over 5 years have lower monthly costs but significantly higher total interest paid over the life of the loan.

Yes, getting pre-approved for jet ski financing is highly recommended before visiting dealers and looking at options. Pre-approval shows the dealer you are a serious buyer and gets the financing process started early. Having a pre-approved loan for a specific amount also gives you negotiating power, as you already know your budget and rate. Getting pre-approved takes little time and there’s no obligation to buy. You can shop around knowing exactly how much you can spend, allowing you to focus on finding the right jet ski.

Interest rates on Jet Ski loans for bad credit range from 10% to 30% generally. The exact rate will depend on factors like your credit score, down payment amount, income and the lender. Take time to shop around and compare rates from multiple subprime lenders to find the best deal.

Owning a jet ski involves some ongoing maintenance and storage expenses beyond just the initial purchase price and financing costs. Be sure to budget for costs like:


Storage fees – For outdoor or indoor storage at marinas or storage facilities, $100-$300/month

Winterization – To store over winter, $150-$300 per year

Insurance – Minimum liability coverage required, $200-$500/year

Registration and licensing – Varies by province, $60-$150/year

Safety equipment – Lifejackets, fire extinguisher, ropes, etc

Fuel costs – Depending on usage, $30-$100 per outing

Oil changes – Recommended yearly, around $100

Regular maintenance – Fluids, filters, tune-ups, etc


Factor in all these costs before committing to buying and financing your jet ski. Proper maintenance is key to ensuring it lasts many years.

The minimum insurance requirement when financing a jet ski in Canada is liability coverage. This covers any injuries or damage you may cause to others while operating your jet ski. Required liability limits vary by province but are typically at least $200,000. Comprehensive and collision coverage that covers damage to your own jet ski is usually required by lenders as well. This protects their investment in case the jet ski is damaged or stolen. Many insurers offer jet ski specific policies. Talk to your insurer about policy options and discuss required coverage limits with any lender before getting a loan.

Yes, financing options are still available for self-employed borrowers or those with poor credit, but will be more limited. Many lenders require a minimum credit score of 650-700. For scores below that, here are some options:


– Apply with alternate lenders who offer bad credit loans, at higher interest rates

– Look at private sellers who may finance directly

– Consider a secured loan using collateral like a vehicle you own

– Ask dealers about special financing programs they may offer

– Work to improve your credit before applying – pay down debts, dispute errors

– Apply with a co-signer who has better credit to qualify and lower rates


Don’t give up – be prepared to search around and compare your options. There are lenders who will work with your situation.

Most lenders will require some proof of income, but subprime lenders may offer “no doc” loans without income verification. This allows self-employed borrowers or those with non-traditional income sources to qualify. Interest rates will be much higher due to the increased risk for the lender. Make sure to shop rates.

Getting pre-approved for your maximum budget has several advantages when jet ski shopping:


– You know your exact price range for purchasing

– Gives you negotiating leverage with dealers

– Allows you to focus on the jet ski features/options you want

– Saves time by only looking at what you can realistically afford

– Prevents disappointment from finding a jet ski you like but can’t finance

– Locks in approved rates/terms even if they increase later

– Speeds up purchase process since financing is arranged

– Gives you flexibility to shop multiple dealers with financing secured


Overall, pre-approval allows you to shop confidently and negotiate the best deal knowing exactly how much you can spend.

Here are some useful tips for securing the lowest financing rates:


– Shop lenders and compare rates – don’t just accept the dealer’s offer

– Get pre-approved to see rates you qualify for before shopping

– Ask about promotions or special rates for new buyers

– Improve your credit score before applying

– Consider credit unions which often have lower rates

– Opt for shorter loan terms to reduce interest paid

– Make a larger down payment if possible

– Look for low or no fees and prepayment flexibility

– Seek loans from July-Sept when rates are often lower

– Apply with a cosigner who has better credit, if needed


Taking the time to research options will help you find the most affordable financing.

The key is making all your payments on time per the loan terms. This shows lenders you can responsibly manage debt. Also, keep credit card balances low, don’t apply for new credit too often and review your credit reports for errors. Your score can recover within 12 months of positive habits.

The typical jet ski financing application process goes as follows:


  1. Research lenders and loan options to apply for
  2. Check your credit score and report for any issues
  3. Prepare needed documents – ID, income proof, budget, etc.
  4. Complete loan application with lender (online, in person, etc)
  5. Lender reviews application and pulls your credit report
  6. Lender provides pre-approval decision and proposed rates/terms
  7. You provide any additional requested documents
  8. Lender performs final underwriting and issues loan approval
  9. Sign loan agreement paperwork and disclose terms
  10. Lender transfers funds at time of jet ski purchase


The approval process is usually quick and can be completed in 1-2 days. Being organized with required documents helps speed up the loan decision.

When budgeting for a jet ski purchase in Canada, factor in these common fees and closing costs:


Sales tax – 5-15% depending on province

Registration and titling fees – $25-$75

Dealer documentation fees – Around $300-$500

Lawyer’s fees – $300-$800 if using lawyer

Discharge fee – $10-$30 to discharge old lien

Lien registration fee – $20-$60 for PPSA

Insurance premiums – For first year policy

Freight charges – For transport from factory

Storage fees – If not taking delivery right away

Gear like lifejackets – $100-$500

Interest charges over loan term


Ask for a full breakdown of fees from the dealer in writing. Read loan terms carefully and avoid any unnecessary add-ons offered.

Jet ski loan payment options typically include:


Monthly payments – Most common, spread out loan balance

Bi-weekly payments – Smaller payments made every two weeks

Weekly payments – Smallest payments option

Single pay – One lump sum payment, difficult to qualify for

Deferred payments – No payments for the first 3-6 months


Standard loan terms range from 24-84 months. Longer terms have lower monthly costs but higher overall interest paid. Try to pay off faster if possible. Ensure you understand the payment schedule and due dates to avoid missing payments and damaging credit. Automatic withdrawals can help avoid late fees.

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