Diesel outboards are making big waves in the maritime industry and those waves were directly seen at Workboat Show 2021 with the new ultra-high-performance waterjet designed for an outboard diesel engine that debuted at the show. The Jet-Tech waterjet performance is equal to or better than propeller versions and is matched 1:1 to the unit horsepower-driven prop outboard, a level of achievement that has never been reached in any waterjet product to date, according to Diesel Outboards’ President Douglas Natoce.

The significance of that is something he discussed on stage during the Diesel Outboards: What You Need to Know to Make the Switch session at the event. We caught up with Natoce to further detail the insights he shared with the audience, what type of reception the product has already received and much more.

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