Jet Boat in New Zealand
Think water sports and the first country that comes to mind is New Zealand. Its long coastline stretching thousands of kilometers consists of a number of adventurous routes that are ideal for adrenaline junkies who travel great distance to indulge in water sporting activities. It should therefore come as no surprise that this beautiful country was indeed where the jet boat, one of the most common components of water sporting activities, was invented. (ALSO SEE 10 stunning New Zealand photos captured by Hungarian travel photographer will leave you speechless) It all started in the early 1900’s when a young boy named Bill Hamilton wanted to come up with a convenient way of traversing shallow rivers passing through his family farm in New Zealand. Using an old tin washtub, he slowly started exploring the waters and as the years passed by, he used jet propulsion to invent the modern jet boat (as we now know it) in 1954. Bill Hamilton, who was 55 years of age then, made it quite clear that he never actually claimed to have invented marine jet propulsion. He said that the credit went to Archimedes! All Bill really did was “refine the design enough to produce the first useful modern jet boat. He went on to establish what is now the world’s leading water jet manufacturing company – CWF Hamilton Ltd. Here is a video published on Smithsonian.com talking about the invention and Sir Charles William “Bill” Feilden Hamilton’s role in it. Also Read - Victory! New Zealand Discharges its Last Coronavirus Patient From the Hospital, Twitter Says 'Well Done'
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