Hamilton Jet Rescue | Blue Arrow Rescue | Urquhart Trust Rescue

Specialist Surf and Inshore Lifeboat

Hamilton Jet Rescue packs a punch: it is powered by a single waterjet driven by a V8 motor.

Hamilton Jet Rescue
Hamilton Jet Rescue

It is designed to be highly manoeuvrable and able to handle multiple hazards. Hamilton Jet Rescue takes conditions such as breaking surf, river mouth bars, rocky shorelines and tidal shallows in its stride.

It is the work horse of Sumner Lifeboat, having been called out for many rescues in the Sumner and local Banks Peninsula areas.

HJR in action
Hamilton Jet Rescue – it can get wet onboard!

To learn more about Hamilton Jet Rescue, read this review that was written shortly after the vessel was brought into service.

Vital Statistics

Length (LOA):5.8m
Beam: 2.38m
Draught: 0.52m
Construction: aluminium
30 knots (normal service)
Waterjet: single Hamilton Jet HJ213
Engine:single 5.7l Marine Power V8, 240kW (325hp) @ 4800rpm