Originally Posted by pop
hamilton seem well used in NZ's commercial relm, i have to say i am not an expert on jets so all comments are taken into consideration.
My guess is that you'll end up using Hamilton Jets. They seem to be pretty much the industry standard in NZ , and you've got easy access to a lot of local expertise. If you go that route you've got a good chance of getting it right first time, but if you go for a less common surface drive you'll basically be building a prototype.
Jhon i am right in thinking the yellow fin never got off the ground, am i not?
They're not on the market yet, but I fully expect to see them for sale in the next year or so.
What are you going to use the boat for? Is it just for fun, or for racing?
If, on the other hand, it's for commercial passenger carrying does it actually need to be that fast? For thrill rides 30-40 knots is usually plenty as the perceived speed is so much higher. You may even have trouble insuring for passenger carrying at higher speeds.
Just a thought . . .