The HamiltonJet Waterjet
The HamiltonJet waterjet is one of the most advanced and innovative marine propulsion systems in use today, and is at the forefront of waterjet propulsion technology. HamiltonJet pioneered the development of the modern waterjet system over 50 years ago, adapting technology initially designed for shallow river operation to suit all manner of inshore and offshore vessels, and in doing so discovering a wide range of advantages waterjets have over other forms of propulsion.
The HamiltonJet Waterjet is particularly suited to high speed vessels operating in the 20 to 50 knot range, but can also be successfully used in displacement speed vessels in certain situations.
It is important to understand that waterjet propulsion operates quite differently to conventional propeller propulsion systems. This results in many advantages, along with a few disadvantages, when compared to propellers for any particular application. Anyone considering waterjets needs to understands how they work and how best to set up a vessel to make best use of this superior propulsion technology.
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