Hull Supplier Provides Increased JetPac Production
To meet increasing demand for the JetPac, Sword Marine Technology has
called upon Advanced Composite Solutions to manufacture its innovative
As a leading designer of composite parts for experimental aircraft,
Advanced Composite Solutions is able to produce more hulls, which feature
On the cutting edge of propulsion systems, the JetPac is a
self-enclosed inboard engine with waterjet, which mounts on the boat's
transom. With its new hull, the JetPac is even more stable, quieter and
more buoyant than before. In addition, internal components like the bilge
pump are now easier to access for maintenance.
The JetPac's new gel-coated, fiberglass-composite hull is designed to
handle over 1,200 pounds of displacement and boasts a fire-retardant,
baffled exhaust system. Because the power plant and drive are completely
enclosed, no engine fluids can contaminate the environment.
The JetPac increases the planing surface of the craft and adds 200 to
500 pounds of positive buoyancy to offset the weight of the engine/drive
unit. It sets no lower than the keel of the boat.
Unlike conventional sterndrive/jet combinations, the JetPac's engine is
mounted on top of the jet and coupled to the drive by a toothed Kevlar
belt system. The large-diameter jet is responsible for the unit's high
thrust and quick acceleration.
The entire unit is mounted on the exterior of the boat's transom and
will fit most craft from 18' to 28'. It is available with 150- or 200-hp
diesel power or with 275- or 300-hp gasoline engines.
Contact Sword Marine Technology, LLC, 1815 N. US Highway 1, Ormond
Beach, FL 32174.
Phone: 386-676-7685; Fax: 386-676-0164.