April 2007

JetPac Powers Pirate Ship

Setting sail on a pirate ship is a great way to enjoy a few hours out on the water off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., for lads and lassies of all ages.  Powered by a 150-hp JetPac from Sword Marine, the Black Prince is a 48-foot tour boat that plays host to family theme parties by day and adult cruises by night.

Capt. Mike Kiernan was looking for a diesel alternative to his gas-powered engine when he stumbled across the Sword Marine Web site (www.swordmarine.com) earlier this year.  He needed a more fuel-efficient engine and was impressed with the JetPac’s claims of improved energy efficiency and better handling. 

Kiernan says that installation went smoothly and the JetPac has lived up to and exceeded his expectations.  “The boat has improved maneuverability and the fuel efficiency is much better than I expected,” he added. 

Kiernan’s long-range plans include building more pirate ships as commercial tour boats with the JetPac as its primary source of propulsion.

For more information about the Black Prince, visitors are invited to www.longreachpirates.com.

And, to learn more about the JetPac, contact the local dealer — Ed Hale of Hale’s Marine: (623) 879-7236.