ZeroJet, the New Zealand designer and manufacturer of electric jet systems, has recently launched an electric jet model with Highfield Boats, the world’s leading aluminium RIB manufacturer.
The EJET 330 will be available in the Highfield 2024 range, and with no bulky outboard or exposed propeller, is safer to use in the water. It can be used in very shallow depths and with a low profile, can be easily beached and is the perfect choice for compact storage onboard in tender garages.
As an electric system, there are also the benefits of no combustible emissions, instant power and faster acceleration, and less maintenance compared to petrol or diesel outboards.
At 3.36 metres long and 1.82 metres wide, the RIB comes with an FCT console and with wheel steering and system. It features a 10.8kWh battery and power equivalent to 20hp. The boat can reach an impressive 25 knots maximum speed and can cover 12 nautical miles at 14 knots speed.
“Partnering with Highfield, such a prominent boat builder, helps us to accelerate the industry towards an electric future and provides customers with RIBs which are fun, safe and sustainable. Being an Auckland-based company, we are very pleased to be able to display this model to the local public at the Auckland Boat Show 2023,” says Bex Rempel, ZeroJet CEO and co-founder.