Story: South Canterbury region

Jet boating

Jet boating

In 1954 Bill Hamilton invented a water-jet propulsion system that enabled small boats to travel shallow waters. The system proved popular and the jets are now produced under licence around the world. This early jet boat is being tested on a South Canterbury river.

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Hamilton Jet

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Mackenzie Country', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11415/jet-boating (accessed 28 April 2017)

Story by John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017