Waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet has launched HJX29 – the first model in its new HJX waterjet series
This range sits just below the HTX jets in size and will gradually replace the existing HJ jet range, the company said. The series is aimed at smaller vessels including search and rescue vessels.
HamiltonJet managing director Ben Reed said the new series will deliver between 4-6% more thrust at higher speeds with greater bollard pull and sway thrust than the previous series of HJ waterjets. He added that the HJX range will be capable of achieving speeds in excess of 50 knots when matched with suitable engines and hull design.
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 next-generation control option – and electronic waterjet control system Blue Arrow.
“With HJX, our customers can reduce their overall installation and construction costs without compromising vessel performance and they will see a performance improvement and fuel economy saving,” said Mr Reed.
The company has already secured an order to supply HJX29 waterjets to border control vessels for the Turkish Coastguard.
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