IJSBA is announcing the first update regarding homologation of 2022 models. Due to supply chain issues, IJSBA is taking a measured approach to homologation of units for competition. This update covers all models of all OEM units and is effective immediately.
Supply chain issues continue to cause severe disruption to the production and delivery of new OEM Personal Watercraft. IJSBA has been making concessions to the competition community to allow for flexibility in the repair and modification of OEM units for use in competition. These concessions will remain for the 2022 competition season. As part of balancing the needs of the community along with the obligations for ensuring uniformity, IJSBA can tentatively homologate new 2022 units and the parts and repair manuals as follows:
All Kawasaki units for 2022 are either the same or substantially the same as all previously homologated models with the exception of the Ultra 310 line. Therefore, aside from the Ultra 310, all 2022 Kawasaki models are now homologated for both US and international competition and the contents of the parts catalogs and repair manuals are now included in the homologation. The Ultra 310 line, having met the minimum production numbers at the factory but having the product count diverted globally is eligible for only provisional homologation at this time. Therefore, the Ultra 310 is eligible for Open Class competition only and may not be used in any Stock Class or Limited Class categories until such time as sufficient distribution has taken place at both US and international dealerships. IJSBA will continue to monitor dealer deliveries and will provide news of complete eligibility for all categories at the appropriate time.
All Sea-Doo models for 2022 are either the same or substantially the same as earlier homologated models. Therefore, all Sea-Doo models and their corresponding parts catalogs and repair manuals are homologated for both US and international competition.
All Yamaha models for 2022 are either the same or substantially the same as earlier homologated models. Therefore, all Yamaha models and their corresponding parts catalogs and repair manuals are homologated for both US and international competition.
While tentative, meaning that is active now, further impacts to the global supply chain, including unit recall, could impact the finality of this update. All OEM must continue to comply with IJSBA homologation requirements. IJSBA will issue an update upon any further changes or finalization of any homologation announced here. For questions or comments regarding this notice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.