From Southern Boating: Think of a jet boat as a PWC’s (personal watercraft) big sister: bouncing on the water at high speed, turning and maneuvering without issue, the wind blowing through your hair—but with more people onboard to enjoy the fun. There are several advantages to owning a jet boat. One is that you get a boat that tows your favorite water toys (wakeboarding, anyone?). Another is the impeller is housed in the jet cavity so there’s no propeller to cause harm around the transom (swimming, anyone?). Also, since jet drives are built into the hull, the boat can run in very shallow water (Bahamas, anyone?). If you’re going to buy a jet boat, consider these five.