With over 78 years in vessel propulsion and control business, HamiltonJet has launched a new generation of waterjets and advanced control systems at the SEAWORK show in July 2018.
This first of a new generation of waterjets, the HTX30 has undergone years of research, hydrodynamic design and testing delivering much stronger performance up to 570kW for use in patrol and commercial workboats up to 18m in overall length. The HTX30 is capable of higher vessel top speed, improved manoeuvring response, higher static thrust, and faster vessel acceleration. The waterjet’s integrated designs also allows for much improved mechanical durability, easier installation, improved corrosion protection and enhanced steering and reverse capability.
The advanced vessel control system Hamilton Jet launched is called AVX. The system is fully integrated with HamiltonJet waterjets and has class leading dual redundancy for improved vessel system availability. The AVX system has been successfully tested in a number of Search & Rescue boats for the past 2 years with proven results.
The AVX system has compact modules for optimum bridge layout, flexible installation, compact station display unit with colour screen for improved status, ergonomics, and safety information.
AVX also has the JETanchor positioning system option available, featuring Station Keeping and Virtual anchor functionality. Other advanced control options include interfaces for remote control for third party control systems (USVs), and the system has been designed to be autonomous systems ready.”