View a selection of vessels the Jet Thruster has been installed in.
Lagoon 40FT - Easy docking with our Jet ThrusterBow & Stern JT-90
Xomnia self-driving boat - a special projectBow Bow & Stern JT-50
Jet Thruster is an indispensable part
When we look at developments on the road, big changes are ahead of us. Electrical transmission is all the rage and self-driving cars are here to stay. But how are the developments in the maritime sector? Pieter Boon and Paul van Hagen are with Xomnia, a company located in the heart of Amsterdam, didn’t hesitate for a moment and decided to provide counterbalance on water in the form of developing a self-driving boat. Holland Marine Parts also takes part in this innovative project by supplying a dubbel JT50 single.
You’ll need reliable parts to start off with. During the transition, the Harding lifeboat has been equipped with two E-thrusters, Jet Thrusters and a sufficient battery package of 48V. The diesel engine will remain available to use, as the engine, prop shaft and rudder steering are still there. During sailing, when only the E-Thrusters and Jet Thrusters are operating, the software continuously analyzes the images livestream of the 5 webcams and learns from how the skipper reacts on various situations. In turn this provides a visual observation, whereby every change around the boat is being noted and is being compared in realtime with the pre-learned images.
Read more about this project in our magazine.
"Jet Thruster is silent and suitable for half gliders"Bow & Stern JT-70 Combi
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."
"A fine system I can recommend to others"Bow & Stern JT-50 Combi
Garmt Louw: Breedendam MTB 30
"As the owner of a Breedendam MTB 30, Garmt Louw has something special. The Breedendam was inspired by the Motor Torpedo Boat. This vessel was used by the English in WWII to swiftly fire torpedoes and then take off like greased lightning. You can see this same shape and the idea here. "The vessel does not have a rudder, but a revolving thruster. It is fast and light on the water, but manoeuvring is a different story altogether. My son and I have spent quite some time selecting the best system, and finally we arrived at the Jet Thruster, the JT-50 Dual. Since we have the engine in the stern we wanted to place as much weight as possible in the front, and the Jet Thruster made that possible for us. The systems works well. For instance, we use it to sail away from restaurants. First we use the Jet Thruster to move a hundred metres sideways from the landing, and only then do we start the motor, so we don't bother anyone. It is similar to the Toyota Prius driving off electrically! We raise quite a lot of eyebrows doing so, and I gladly recommend this system to others. With hindsight I might have chosen the JT-70 for the extra power, but I am happy with this one as well, and the controls are flawless."
Aligning your Rib in front of your trailer in windy conditions or currents suddenly becomes easy!Bow JT-50 Single Stern - - Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 19.6 Calculate your Jet Thruster
Jet Thruster JT-50 in the bow of a Goldfish 29 Rib Tender. A Jet Thruster provides the additional control you need to safely dock your boat. Aligning your Rib in front of your trailer in windy conditions or currents suddenly becomes easy!