William Hamilton, the man who started it all with his water-jet drive unit. Living in New Zealand he was a farmer and found that propellers were simply no good in the fast running and shallow rivers in the country. Hamilton water jets are now used all over the world, including in the Cross Chanel Fast Cats and military vehicles. The British Stalwart was one of the first UK military forces to use them.

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The first Dowty Jet Boat, built by Hamilton