Jet Drives

Boats with jet drives have advantages over traditional drives. They run in shallower water and have no exposed propeller, but can be more difficult to maneuver in tight conditions.

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The Appeal of Today’s Jetboat

Trade Only executive editor Chris Landry looks at the growing appeal among builder to the jetboat and its sales appeal for customers.

BRP considers more jet-propulsion partners

BRP’s jet propulsion technology, recently made available to Rec Boat Holdings and Chaparral, might be made available to other companies. Jason Eckman, product manager for Evinrude and former project manager in the engineering and development of Sea-Doo models, stopped short of saying the company is going to offer the systems to other boatbuilders. “I would…more

Maelstrom Systems hires marketer for jet drive

Maelstrom Systems of Tallahassee, Fla., hired World Wide Marine Consultants to market its RipJet electric-powered jet drive to the marine industry and has exclusive marketing rights to the marine marketplace worldwide. The RipJetis an electric water-propulsion motor that looks like a miniature aircraft jet turbine engine. The inventor, Hugh Nicholson, working in conjunction with Boston…more

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