Alabama-based offshore operator, P.G. Charter Boats have ordered a new 164 ft. high speed survey vessel driven by Hamilton water jets
. The aluminum craft, which resembles Gulf of Mexico crewboats
, will be driven by triple Hamilton waterjets powered by MTU diesel engines through ZF gearboxes. The propulsion system will be controlled by a dual station HamiltonJet MECS software configurable electronic control system.
Designed by DeJong and Lebet of Jacksonville, the vessel will be constructed at Freeport Shipbuilding.
Additionally, NY Waterway, the largest privately-owned commuter ferry operator in the U.S., has ordered a series of new Hamilton Jet powered ferries for passenger operations on New York Harbor. Three of the 79 ft. vessels will be of a catamaran configuration with the propulsion plant in each equipped with quadruple Hamilton Model 362 waterjets powered by Caterpillar diesel engines.