At the International BoatBuilders~ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recognized the Diesel JetPac~ Outboard Propulsion System with the NMMA 2003 Innovation Award
for engine and propulsion systems October
at IBEX, held in Miami, Fla.
The JetPac~ from Outboard Propulsion Systems, LLC is a revolutionary new,
self-contained propulsion system designed as an alternative to prop driven
outboards, inboards and I/O~s. The JetPac~ is powered by an International
Engine 2.8L 150-hp turbo diesel engine. The engine is mounted directly on top
of a ten-inch 316 stainless steel water jet driven
by a Kevlar~ belt and is
enclosed in a watertight housing that provides additional buoyancy. JetPac
mounts on the transom of most boats.