HamiltonJet marks production milestone - Trade Only Today

HamiltonJet marks production milestone

Author:
Publish date:

Waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet reached a significant production milestone with the recent completion of its 10,000th HJ212 waterjet model.

“The first HJ212 was built in February 1995 and was later fitted into a New Zealand-built sprint racing boat sponsored by HamiltonJet and Shell. Serial number 10,000 HJ212 is being installed into an all-new, 23-foot Jetcraft 2375 V-8-powered jet boat. The majority of HJ212s in between have been sold into the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and Canada, with many others going to jet boats built in New Zealand and Australia,” HamiltonJet publicity officer Tony Kean said in a statement.

“HJ212 waterjets have also been installed into boats operating in the U.K., Africa, Nepal, Bhutan, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, China and many other countries where river conditions require the shallow draft, safety and maneuverability only waterjet propulsion can provide,” he added.

Related

E-nnovation Lab to expand at 2018 Metstrade show

The growing demand for hybrid and electric engines is becoming more apparent within the leisure marine market, prompting Metstrade to introduce the E-nnovation Lab platform for electric propulsion technology.

Aluminum, tow boats lead moderate growth in May

Boat registrations were up 2.1 percent in May in the main powerboat categories, and rose 3.2 percent in all categories, according to preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan company that tracks new boat registrations.

Retaliatory tariffs on boats to EU start today

The 25 percent tariff the EU announced Wednesday on U.S.-built boats kicks in today, and a 10 percent tariff on boats sold to Canada will start July 1, prompting boatbuilders to worry they will lose sales to those countries.