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This Jet boat takes visitors for a ride to scare the daylights out of them by doing fast turns and high speeds. It is designed to give all in the boat a rush of adrenaline, and rarely fails.

In 1954, on a shallow fast flowing river in the back country of the South Island of New Zealand, a small boat overcame the forces of nature to travel upstream against the current. The boat was a Hamilton Jetboat, and is recognised as the genesis of the modern waterjet propulsion system.

Today, waterjets are the preferred propulsion choice for a wide range of work and patrol vessels, and pleasure craft where high efficiency, outstanding manoeuvrability, shallow draft capability and low maintenance are key requirements.

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