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Old 25 September 2010, 20:30   #1
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Protector Jetski Hybrid

Fan photo from Sailing Anarchy

While coaching his nephew Matthew at this year's Finn Worlds, Russell Coutts was seen ripping around the Bay in Protector's new Jet. Back at the docks Russell was quoted as saying, "I've been using this boat in 20 knots every day, and I'm seriously impressed with its performance. The Jet is dry, fast and ultra maneuverable. I think Protector has a real winner here! According the Protector Boats website, the new Jet will make its official public debut at the Newport Boat show next week.


First I have seen of this !

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Old 26 September 2010, 01:30   #2
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It was featured in last months RIB mag...
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Old 26 September 2010, 12:22   #3
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Drat ! knew I should have kept up my subscription
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Old 26 September 2010, 13:06   #4
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I'm thinking of buying one of these (seriously!). If anyone wants more information then drop me a line as I've been in touch with the factory in New Zealand. They cost about 25K and shipping to the UK would be about 3K.
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Old 26 September 2010, 16:37   #5
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I saw it at the Newport Boat Show, Meh is all I can say. I was told it sells for $73K US. What a deal. I thought it looked quite odd from a company like Protector. Kind of like someone took a sawsall to a rib and glassed in a jetski, which is what it is. The 12 meter rib, now that's a different story.
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Old 26 September 2010, 18:51   #6
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you mean something like this:

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/boa/1948086675.html

Seadoo made the Explorer in mid "90's. Tubes are PVC, but you can get a brand new motor for $500. These are selling on Ebay cheap when you can find them <$1000.

The other thing is some kind of strap on rib. Nice for the ladies!
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Found the website for the strap on. Actually not a bad site. No prices, but they do have video of boats in action, and offer a traditional 5.6m rib in hypalon.

http://www.dockitjet.com/
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I'm thinking of buying one of these (seriously!). If anyone wants more information then drop me a line as I've been in touch with the factory in New Zealand. They cost about 25K and shipping to the UK would be about 3K.
Can't remember the brand, but they had something very similar at the London Boat Show last January - would save you some money!
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Can't remember the brand, but they had something very similar at the London Boat Show last January - would save you some money!
I seem to remember it was in conjunction with Yamaha, trying to find a link as they had a client interested in one of these but also a dock from ourselves.
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But why would you want to ?
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