Rapid Runner boats have been designed as a good all round jet boat for all types of recreational use, including fishing and hunting, jet boat club runs and rallies, family boating and adventure boating.
The hull is specially designed to give soft riding characteristics in choppy conditions yet still retaining the ability to skim through very shallow braids. The boat is agile and easy to drive with predictable and precise handling characteristics.The wide chines in the forward section throw the spray well clear of the boat, and the moderate kick down angle in the aft chine section assists the hull to hold on in tight turns.
The large hatch in the front deck and sealed front bulkhead provides easy access and a dry storage area for day and chilly bags, as well a large amount of buoyancy should the hull ever become flooded. It also provides additional strength to the front section of the hull.
The step in the dash allows easy access in and out of the boat. The hull sides and deck are fully welded to a strong box section gunnel which is much stronger than the commonly used pop rivetted flange system.
Rapid Runner hulls are exclusively available from the Jet Boat Base where all fit out work for turnkey or part boats is carried out.
All Models are equally suited to conventional jet units such as the Hamilton or Scott unit, typically powered with a V6 or V8 engine, or the Mercury Sport Jet which has several models available, from 200HP to 250HP.
Popular turnkey packages include:
– Mercury sport jet 200HP
– Lexus 4.0L Alloy V8 and Scott 2 stage jet unit.
– Chev LS style alloy V8 and Scott 2 stage jet unit.
– Chev 350 and Hamilton 212 jet unit.
– Transplanting from existing boat is also an option.