Year. 1954

Creator. William Hamilton

Where. New Zealand


The shotover was designed to do away with underwater appendages on motorboats, using a centrifugal-type pump to suck through the water to propel the boat forward. These days, jetboats race across shallow water all over the world, and Hamilton’s jet boats are still on sale.

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Wellington, 5028, New Zealand.

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