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Old 21-12-2005, 11:33 AM   #1
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Enfield jet?

This picture was sent to me by a friend in Italy - I had never seen it before or knew that such a set up had existed on a Shead hull. Anybody know anything more about it? I believe it is a 37´hull akin to Unowot/Uno Embassy etc, or was it indeed the one and the same boat aforementioned?
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Old 22-12-2005, 09:47 AM   #2
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The boat "Castoldi Jet" was the first class one offshore powerboat to use a water jet propulsion. Designed by Don Shead, ( easy to spot as he's only ever designed one hull!!!!!)
Iit was 37ft long and built by Enfield Marine in 1972,. It won the 1974 Santa Margherita Offshore Race at an average speed of 66.9mph. It was powered by twin 600hp Aeromarine engines driving a single Castoldi hydrojet type 06!!!
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Old 22-12-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
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Is Google your friend, or did you know all that?
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Old 22-12-2005, 10:10 AM   #4
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Is Google your friend, or did you know all that?
I knew most of it, but wasn't sure of the dates or the venue!!

Didn't google though, used my collection of 70's Powerboat & Watersking! Centre spread in the May 75 issue!
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Only took 10hrs and 14 minutes of research!!!!!
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Old 22-12-2005, 11:10 AM   #6
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Thanks for that! So it wasn´t the old Uno Embassy then....
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