“Jet Thruster does not change sailing characteristics”

BOW JT-30 SINGLE  STERN  Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 22

Robert Hazenberg: Rio Espera

As a proud owner of a recently restored classic speedboat, a 1968 Rio Espera, Robert Hazenberg doesn’t need any damage done to his acquisition. “The Rio Espera is difficult to manoeuvre at low speeds, and when I back up out of the boathouse its fixed thruster draws it to one side. The Jet Thruster has made it, I’m inclined to say, a piece of cake. Granted, the system is fairly expensive, but on the other hand it does exactly what it promises to do. I had first considered having a bow thruster installed, but this would require drilling a large hole in the hull, so I opted for a JT-30 in the stern instead.

Another advantage: the system does not change sailing characteristics. Visually it is also a joy; when planing you can see the orifices, but this is not annoying at all. I also like how practical the controls are, so I am more than satisfied. I might also expand to the stern side in the future, but first I am going to work on improving my sailing skills by building my sailing hours at the Kagerplassen, and that is no punishment…”

“Jet Thruster is silent and suitable for half gliders”

BOW & STERN JT-70 COMBI Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 65.2

Dorus Wajer: Osprey 34

Owner Dorus Wajer of Wajer Jachtbouw (Wajer Yacht Construction) in Heeg, the Netherlands, has a clear vision: “We are the forerunners in the field of innovation. In 2006 the Osprey 37 was awarded the title ‘Boat of the Year’; in 2009 we reached the top 3 highest nominated boats with the smaller Osprey 34. Because we feel very strongly about innovation we have had a JT-70 Dual installed in the latter type. This vessel is a half glider with a relatively small stern and a shallow draught. Even so we managed to have the Jet Thruster installed in the vessel, and the small orifices offer significant advantages with so shallow a draught.

We also like the system operating so silently. I do think it is of paramount importance that the system is installed professionally – after all, there are water hoses all through the ship. When this condition is met, you can be sure of a trouble-free performance.”

“Allows for a compact installation, even with a shallow draught”

BOW JT-30 SINGLE  STERN Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 27.4

Herman van Eijk: Tender (glass fibre-epoxy and polyethylene composite construction)

Herman van Eijk, of the yacht building company in Reeuwijk, the Netherlands, which carries his name, regards the Jet Thruster from an entirely different perspective. He specialises in light competitive yachts for the one design dinghies. When he was assigned to build a tender of glass fibre-epoxy and polyethylene composite construction, equipped with a Steyer motor and a thruster, he ended up with the Jet Thruster. Herman: “The Jet Thruster allows for a compact installation, even with a shallow draught. It is not as much the weight reduction with respect to the bow thruster as the weight distribution that is important. For competitive yachts this is of high importance; you have the possibility of installing the pump deeply within the ship. In the tender the JT-30 has been installed as a bow thruster, since this is more than sufficient for the light weight of the vessel. I am excited about its performance, its silence and the lack of tunnels used in the installation, but mainly I like the flexible installation options. I think the Jet Thruster has a bright future ahead of it, also in competitive yachts.”


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