Diesel Outboards, OXE, Jet-Tech introduce new waterjet at WorkBoat Show
Jet-Tech Propulsion, an Outdoor Network LLC company, through a partnership with Diesel Outboards LLC, introduced a new ultra-high-performance waterjet designed for an outboard diesel engine at the 2021 International WorkBoat Show.
The partnership is in collaboration with the Swedish outboard engine manufacturer OXE Marine AB (OXE).
Jet-Tech is a single stage compact high performance waterjet which combines mixed-flow properties within an axial design build, with a hybrid stator for high torque diesel outboard engines.
The Jet-Tech waterjet performance is equal to or better than propeller versions and is matched 1:1 to the unit horsepower-driven prop outboard, a level of achievement that has never been reached in any waterjet product to date, according to Diesel Outboards’ President Douglas Natoce.
“It was a substantial investment,” he said from the floor of the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans as more than 700 exhibitors prepared their booths for the opening of the show the next day, “but we built the first one and the data told us we had what we were hoping for.”
Natoce said the approach combines the key benefits of high-speed efficiency with cavitation margins at lower speeds and high load conditions that Diesel Outboards, Jet-Tech, and OXE Diesel think are excellent.
The waterjet launch builds on OXE’s transformation of the high-horsepower, high torque diesel outboard market enabled by its OXE Diesel range.
“The Jet-Tech waterjet performance is equal to or better than prop....