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Jet Boats with Mercury Sport Jet

Postby intruder » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:04 pm

Hi, I'm still on a path of understanding the different jet boat options, and who has what.
What builders use the Sport Jet as a standard power plant. I've looked at a bunch of websites but it's like finding a needle in a haystack

Thanks in advance for any help you can give
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Re: Jet Boats with Mercury Sport Jet

Postby Idamainer » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:39 pm

Boats like kingfisher and other lite boats us the sport jet, the heavier ones use american turbine and hamilton.
1999, 21 ft Northwest Jet Signature Series, 7.4l fuel injected, Hamilton 212 pump
Former boat 2006 18ft Jetcraft Whitewater, 240 hp sportjet....a rocket on the water
Currently from Henderson, North Carolina running the waters of the Roanoke River.....previously from Star, Idaho
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Re: Jet Boats with Mercury Sport Jet

Postby d4570 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:56 am

My understanding is there not making the sportjet anymore .
I have one in a Hewescraft an '03 .
Hewescraft is going to Rotex smaller and way more HP.
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Re: Jet Boats with Mercury Sport Jet

Postby riverboater » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 am

Ali-Craft build about 50% with the sport jet option. They have learned several tricks that work very well in their boats.
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Re: Jet Boats with Mercury Sport Jet

Postby Kilowatt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:28 pm

Firefish still builds them, last I heard their dealer Windsor Motorsports had several in stock. He had a few on the jig as well when I was there last.
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