Marine Jet Power (MJP) has taken the first order for its new X Series waterjets. It was booked on the first day of this year's International Workboat Show and will see MJP deliver the first two production units of the 310 X to shipbuilder MetalCraft Marine (MCM) for a Kuwait 50' Firestorm vessel.
The state-of-the-art fire boat features Volvo D13 735 kW diesel engines and MJP 310 X stainless steel waterjet propulsion.
Capable of 43 knots, this vessel is the fourth in a series of boats previously installed with MJP Ultrajet propulsion. The new X Series, developed from the Ultrajet line, will improve top speed and operating efficiencies by 10 percent compared to the previously installed actual flow propulsion.
"We couldn't have asked for a better partner," said Jim Campbell, COO for Marine Jet Power, Inc. "We are very excited to work with MetalCraft Marine on this project and are thrilled to offer customers our newest product offering with speed and efficiency improvements."
Introduced to the industry this summer, the X Series features the latest advances in waterjet propulsion and is the culmination of precision engineering as well as years of experience creating stainless steel mixed flow propulsion solutions, with over 100 million running hours.
MJP is set to deliver to first units to MetalCraft Marine in first quarter 2019.