Check Out The Thrilling Sport Of Jet Boating In Beautiful New Zealand

Apr 2, 2015
Don't get lulled by the abundance of sheep you could count - when it comes to adventure, New Zealand is the place to be. Not only is the country the birthplace of modern commercial bungee jumping, it was also the very reason that a jet boat propulsion system was ever invented.

A jet boat is propelled by a jet of water ejected from the rear of the boat, using water pumped in from underneath the boat. It was invented by Sir Charles William Hamilton in the 1950s as a way to overcome the shallow, rocky rivers of New Zealand. At that time, traditional bottom or rear-mounted propellers were sustaining too much damaged from striking rocks. Today, jet skis, like the Waverunner, Sea-Doo, etc., are the most commonly seen application of this technology.
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