View a selection of vessels the Jet Thruster has been installed in.
Lemsteraak (LE 111) - Long Run Time with our JT-90 48VBow JT-90 Stern - - Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 82.8 Calculate your Jet Thruster
Dufour 382 - Installed with the best Thruster in the world!Bow JT-50 Single Stern - - Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 39.7 Calculate your Jet Thruster
"The system has been working for 1.5 years now, without even a single failure!"Bow JT-50 Single Stern - - Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 50 Calculate your Jet Thruster
F. Ramirez, Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Beneteau Cyclades 39
I am the owner of a 39-foot sailing boat. My boat is located in the Palma de Mallorca harbour, in a very small berth, and with little space around the boat to manoeuvre in. I rent my boat in summer and my clients are not always expert sailors, so I needed a bow thruster. But which one to choose? I have many friends who complain about their bow thrusters because the propeller in front of the boat is always giving them problems, and very often it does not work properly due to many different factors (shell formation, plastic and rope entanglement, loose propeller, overheating, electronic problems, etc.), so finding the JET THRUSTER solution was great.
Also, not having to drill two big holes in my boat seemed a good idea, so I decided to try it. Hey! The system has been working for 1.5 years now, and without even a single failure! At first I was afraid that a JT-50 would not be powerful enough for my boat, but it turns out it works great on a 12-meter boat, and my clients all tell me that the system is fantastic. Now I get more bookings, and less damage is done to my boat!
"Specially for yachtsmen; you can't hear it"Bow JT-90 Single Stern - - Required Kgf at 6 bft. : 70.2 Calculate your Jet Thruster
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 Calculate your Jet Thruster
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."