Novurania new models
Superyacht owners who favour waterjet propulsion for their tenders due to manoeuvrability and safety factors are bound to be interested in Novurania’s new line of single and twin engine JET RIB models. The Chase 32 Twin Diesel JET would make a great tender, and is really a waterjet-powered version of the existing stern drive boat. Measuring 9.8m, it is powered by twin Yanmar BY260 turbo diesels coupled to Finnish Alamarine jets. The twin engines and joystick control make for easy close-quarters manoeuvring and docking while the hydraulic clutch allows for a true neutral as well as back flushing of any debris that may enter the intakes.
Those for whom the Chase 32 is not quite enough will have to wait for the soon-to-be-launched high performance LX 38, with over 1,000hp in a twin diesel application.