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Welcome to HamiltonJet New Zealand

New Zealand's Jet Boat Specialists for Over 50 Years


Since 1953, when Sir William Hamilton built the first jet boat to travel up a shallow fast flowing river, the Hamilton name has been synonymous with high quality jet boats and waterjet propulsion in New Zealand and around the world.

Today, HamiltonJet waterjets are the preferred propulsion choice for recreational and commercial craft where high efficiency, reliability, outstanding manoeuvrability, shallow draft capability and low maintenance are key requirements.

HamiltonJet New Zealand, formally known as Hamilton Marine Division, has been manufacturing recreational jet boats since 1960, and continues to produce a range of high quality jet boats out of its Christchurch factory. The company is also the authorised HamiltonJet waterjet distributor for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.


Your Performance Guarantee

A HamiltonJet boat, fitted with a HamiltonJet 212 waterjet, provides many performance benefits to ensure you, your friends and family have many memorable boating adventures today and into the future.

• Reliability – HamiltonJet waterjets have proven over the last 50 years to be more reliable and require less maintenance than any other forms of marine propulsion and other waterjet brands.

• Efficiency – HamiltonJet are world leaders in waterjet design for recreational boating. Designed to offer optimum performance and efficiency between 20-50 knots, modern HamiltonJet waterjets provide the ultimate solution to your boating needs.

• Flexibility – HamiltonJet boats are ideal for the variety of New Zealand marine environments, from shallow braided rivers to wind-chopped lakes to boulder-strewn river gorges. The range of HamiltonJet boats are designed and fitted out with your personal requirements in mind, giving you the flexibility to boat how you want to, when you want to.

• Safety – whether fishing, swimming or skiing, HamiltonJet boats will give you a safe and enjoyable adventure. With no exposed moving parts to endanger swimmers or marine life, plus the ability to turn sharply and brake quickly, HamiltonJet boats are the ultimate in marine fun without compromising on safety.

• Resale value – no other boating brand maintains its value and prestige like HamiltonJet. The name is synonymous with New Zealand’s boating history and its unequalled reputation commands a high market premium, ensuring your investment in a HamiltonJet boat is a sound one.



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