Current Record:

PWC World Records: Fastest PWC Speed (Open Class)

Current holder:

‘Unofficial World Record’ for ‘Fastest PWC’ to 123.2mph Uva Perez in 2017. Link here


Previous Holder:

‘Unofficial World Record’ for ‘Fastest PWC’ to 112.0mph Maikel Gonzalez at Morgan City, Louisiana on 3rd May 2014. Link here

‘Unofficial World Record’ for ‘Fastest PWC’ to 106.0mph Reggie Sanchez at Tavares Florida on 20th Oct 2013.

Joseph Mastrapa of Miami USA held the unofficial World record for the fastest ‘drag’ on a PWC of 101.7 mph or 163.67kph Joseph set this mark in early
November 2012. 


Description of Record:

A straight line speed record for any PWC.


Requirements for attempting the record:

Only one rider is allowed for the attempt.

The speed achieved is to be rounded down to the nearest 0.1 kilometers per hour.

There is no distinction between open water and lakes as conditions vary on both surfaces from day to day and in different geographical positions.

There is no distinction between ‘stand-up’ and ‘sit-down’ models.

The record must be attempted in a body of water with no current.

There must be no more than a 5kt following wind component.
The speed must be recorded by two independent radar guns (standard to be advised) that have been calibrated in accordance with(TBA).

The slowest of the 2 readings will be the official speed achieved.

The radar guns must be stationary when speed is being read.

The attempt must take place in a public place or in a venue open to public inspection.

The PWC used must be available for purchase from a dealer and may be modified.

Any combination of hull, engine and components is allowed.

The PWC must be propelled by water passing through it’s jet and by no other means.

Any fuel may be used.

A support vessel is recommended to be used for the attempt for safety reasons. The support vessel may not be used to provide more favorable water conditions than would otherwise be the case without it.

The record must be witnessed by a person deemed to be an expert in the field of PWC racing or PWC adventure riding.

The record must be witnessed by a Civil Law Notary or an independent witness as described below.

As many people (observers/team members) as possible must sign a ‘Witness Register’ and include their contact details including email and mobile phones.

A log book must be kept with details of anything pertinent that happens.

Evidence must include photos and video of the event preparation and the start of the attempt and include video of the full hour of the attempt or until the two runs are complete.

An accurate and easily seen electronic clock displaying GMT or local time accurate to a second must be available and in sight in the fore ground of the video footage.

Applications must include:

Full contact details of person organising the record attempt.

Proposed date of attempt.

Place of attempt and electronic map of course area with proposed course marked on it.

Details of media coverage expected.

Link to attempt website and/or facebook page.



Record attempts of this nature can be dangerous. It is the responsibility of the person attempting the record and their team to ensure the safety of all involved. PWC World Records is not responsible in any way for any damage or injury that occurs as a result of any record attempt. During the attempt all laws, maritime and other should be complied with. Evidence of laws being broken could nullify the attempt resulting in the record being denied.


Independent Witnesses:

A PWC World Records Official Adjudicator may be available to witness your attempt. Contact us well in advance to see if one is available. There will be a cost involved limited to the reasonable expenses of attending your attempt. Having an Official Adjudicator present means that expert and other independent witnesses are not required.

Otherwise witnesses should be independent of the attempt and may not be part of the supporting team. ‘Independent’ means that they are not associated with, or related to the record organisers or participants, nor should they have anything to gain from the final outcome of the attempt.

Witnesses must be in attendance throughout the record attempt.

Witnesses required:

1 x Expert Witness

1 x Civil Law Notary or 1 of the list below:

1. Audit company or professional services firm contracted by the organisers to independently verify the outcome of the record and following of the guidelines.

2. Two police officers representing one police department.

3. If unable to find the above witnesses contact us to get prior approval of a proposed witness that you believe would be acceptable.