View a selection of vessels the Jet Thruster has been installed in.

“The thruster really helped when docking the boat in tight situations”

BOW JT-70 SINGLE   STERN JT-70 SINGLE  Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 48.1

P. Mackay, Canada: Bavaria 39

“The installation of the JT-70 combi-thruster system on our Bavaria 39 has really helped when docking the boat in tight situations. The bow swings quietly and effortlessly, even against a strong cross current and wind. The stern thruster is very helpful in countering the effect of prop walk when backing into a narrow berth. Used together, it is possible to move the boat laterally to or from a dock when there is limited space at the bow or stern. All in all a great system to keep you out of trouble!”

“Specially for yachtsmen; you can’t hear it”

BOW JT-90 SINGLE   Stern  Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 70.2

Caio de Graaf: Dehler 47 and Nordson

Not a user, but a ‘hands-on’ expert, that’s what Caio de Graaf is. He owns Yagra Jachtservice (Yagra Yacht Service) in Hellevoetsluis, the Netherlands. “For a client of ours we have installed a Jet Thruster JT-90 in the bow of a Dehler 47, as part of a complete restoration. It was a special job, because we installed both the pump and the valves in a waterproof spot in the cabin. I tried the system myself and its works fine. The owner was pleased as well, but was happy about one thing in particular: “You can’t hear it.” For yachtsmen, especially, this is very important; a bow thruster makes a gravelly sound.

For another client we have installed a JT-30 in the bow of a 1948 Nordson boat. It is 9 metres long and only 1.5 metres wide. He sails in the canals of The Hague and Delft, and the length and the limited rudder pressure made it impossible for him to make the turns. This system, installed in the bow, just like the motor, solved his problem. The great thing about the Jet Thruster? Seeing and experiencing it means buying it.”

“We think it is ideal”

BOW JT-50 SINGLE   STERN —    Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 49.6

John Doesburg: – Lemsteraak

John Doesburg is the proud owner of a steel 1996 Lemsteraak, 10.5 metres in length. It is a round-bottom with a cabin and a continuous, 15-metre skeleton. That last one has a light keel operation, but for the true sails, leeboards are used. John has had Jachtwerf Van Rijnsoever Deil install a Jet Thruster JT-50 in the bow. “The installation of a propeller or Jet Thruster is still a little taboo in the world of flatboat and round-bottom boat owners. Even so, my wife and I decided to have it installed, because mooring and manoeuvring is so much easier with a Jet Thruster.

A propeller required a large hole to be drilled into the skeleton; the JT-50 did not. Along with the noiseless performance we considered it sufficient reason to go with the Jet Thruster. We think it is ideal to be able to correct and manoeuvre like this; by using the Jet Thruster and propeller in conjunction we can even rotate around the axis.”

“The Jet Thruster is reliable; I believe in this product

BOW JT-90   Stern —  Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 90

Chris Beuker Lemsteraken, Groningen:

When Chris Beuker Lemsteraken from Groningen, the Netherlands, says he believes in this product, this is quite special. The experienced shipbuilder and captain had first had negative experiences with the Jet Thruster’s predecessor. “The system as it was then didn’t work more often than not. Only when Karts Braaksma of Karyvo upgraded the system to a Jet Thruster, now equipped with electrical controls instead of electronic ones did it work perfectly. Because of my earlier experience with the system I jump every time it works. And this happens a lot, because I use the Jet Thruster intensively. I have opted for the remote control. We hang it on the tiller or carry it in our pockets. I find it to be ideal; it does not require any wires, and you can control the ship from ashore. We have begun work on a newly built ship we are equipping with a JT-90. Seeing as these ships are very heavy you really need this power. I don’t understand the scornful attitude towards manoeuvring assistance that some people adopt. I have sailed 400-foot ships, and am pretty good at sailing and manoeuvring, but I find myself in plenty of situations where I can use some extra help. The advantages of the small orifices and the limited noise are are a welcome bonus, but the reliability of the system is paramount. That is why I believe in this product.”

“Client is satisfied, can even rotate around the axis”

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

Peter de Klerk: Northwind 40

Klerk Yacht (KYS) is an all-round yacht service company in Medemblik, the Netherlands. Peter de Klerk refitted a sailing yacht, a Northwind 40, for one of his clients in 2007. Ever since then the owner has Peter make changes to his yacht almost every year to make it even better and more complete. For instance, the owner requested of Peter to install an JT-70 in the hull of the Northwind 40. “The installation isn’t very difficult. After all, no tunnel is required. And the pump installation is very flexible. In smaller vessels we do need to find room for the battery pack and water hoses; there’s no evading that. The client is highly satisfied. The sound, or rather the little sound the Jet Thruster produces, is very important to them. And he can even easily rotate around the axis. A thruster is just an extra helping hand. With the ever larger vessels and the box sizes remaining the same it is not an unnecessary luxury. I have received some new requests already, so we are going to install more Jet Thrusters.”


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