Sir Charles William "Bill" Feilden Hamilton OBE (26 July 1899 – 30 March 1978)
was a New Zealander who developed the modern jetboat, and founder of what is
now the world's leadin...
Such foresight was typical of this distinguished New Zealand inventor and ... Sir
William's first jetboat was a 3.6 meter (12 foot) plywood hull with a 100 E Ford ...
Hamilton loved speed. From his homegrown jet propulsion laboratory on the
Waitaki river and its tributaries, Bill Hamilton brought the jet age to the water, then
... with marine jets, he followed the lead of the most successful invention to date,
... drew in the water and expelled it through a steer able nozzle under the boat, ...
Berkeley Jet Drive .... we didn't invent marine propulsion, but we did perfect it! ...
Very few owners are going to run a Jet boat 100,000 miles .... or have such ...
Jet Boats in New Zealand - In the 1950s, driven by a desire to power around the
shallows of the Mackenzie Country's braided rivers, inventor and "South ...
Since about 1953, first a trickle of admirers, then a flood of enthusiasts became
equipped with Hamilton jets from the Christchurch factory. By 1957 boats were to
Bill Hamilton, designer of the jet boat · Chair designed by Humphrey Ikin ·
Working clothes · Karen ... His highly successful invention was marketed
Farmer, engineer, inventor, racing-car driver, jet-boat pioneer, manufacturer ... to
achieve international acclaim for his work in developing the modern jet-boat.
New fleet of Jet Boats 'Shotover Jet Mark II' that carried 11 passengers built and
... Soon after the invention of the Jet Unit by kiwi Bill Hamilton, the Melhop ...