GEAR | HamiltonJet’s newest waterjet series promises speeds in excess of 50 knots

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HamiltonJet recently launched the HJX29, the first model in its new HJX waterjet series.

The new range sits just below the company’s HTX jets with regard to size and will gradually replace the HJ jet range.

HamiltonJet Managing Director Ben Reed says the HJX jets will deliver four to six per cent more thrust at higher speeds than the previous HJ series waterjets.

Despite their compact dimensions, the HJX range will be capable of achieving speeds in excess of 50 knots, when matched with suitable engines and hull design.

Compared to the HJ series, the HJX jets could also achieve 15 to 20 per cent more bollard pull and greater sway thrust than the previous HJ series.

Through a compact inboard footprint, narrow jet spacing, a low profile design, and fully integrated hydraulics and controls, the HJX series uses space efficiently. It makes the series ideal for vessels up to 15 metres long (vessel dependant), particularly military patrol, aquaculture, search and rescue, and recreational boats.

HJX is compatible with a wide range of engines from global manufacturers and is offered with a variety of control options, including AVX – HamiltonJet’s future-ready control option – as well as blueARROW and mechanical-hydraulic controls.

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