Smoky Mountain Jetboat Building
Building Quality Aluminum Professional Jet boats,
Available for delivery around the world
Smoky Mountain Jet Boat Building is the only company in the United States that specializes in Aluminum Tour Boats patterned after New Zealand-style Adventure Jet Boat rides. With close connections to operations and builders in New Zealand, we are able to offer the Commercial Water Sports operator the highest quality product with the expertise and support to match.
Video of our 30′ boat going to Hawaii… Music by our friends “The Waymores”
Recreational Use Jet Boats
We also can build aluminum boats to for the recreational market as well Check out our newest creation — the JetSpeed 450 on the recboat page.
The Best Jet Boat Designs
We work closely with a cutting edge design firm in New Zealand –
Check out their designs on the web.
More Than a Builder: We Use The Jet Boats We Build, Every Day
Smoky Mountain Jet Boats www.needmore.com is the tour operation that has been doing thrilling jet boat rides for 10 years on Lake Fontana outside the Smoky Mountain National Park. By operating a tour boat ourselves we understand what abuse commercial watersports boats must withstand.
When you purchase a boat from us you don’t just get a boat – you get training, marketing advice and help with the regulations.
A few of the places operating our boats are: Portugal, Malta, Naples Florida, Big Bear Lake CA, Aamby Valley, Pune India, Key West, Moab UT, Cape May NJ, Madison IN, Cancun Mexico, Dubai and Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach SC.
In late 2013 we delivered our first LPG powered boat to Experiencias Xcaret.com in Cancun Mexico — the second is in production for a March Delivery — LPG is the wave of the future — 25% fuel savings and no loss of performance.
Smoky Mountain Jet Boats prides itself on the highest craftsmanship. Both our recreational and commercial boats abide by the rigorous standards set out by the AYBC (American Yacht and Boat Council), ABS Naval High Speed Craft of up to 65′ and the US Coast Guard.
By using the most up-to-date jet units by CWF Hamilton’s 212,213 or 241 pump in combination with a maranized GM gas engine by INDMAR, Cummins, Mercruiser TDI or Yanmar Diesel engines we can travel In less than 4 inches of water and spin within the boat’s own length. We are constantly striving to be on the leading edge of the jet boating world.
There’s a 24-seater twin diesel with a 15-degree bottom operating in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Hawaii, Cape May NJ, Malta, Maui, Miami Beach in May of 2014, and a 24-seater gas engine with a 10 degree bottom operated by Cruise Naples, Florida. Call us for more information.
We have redesigned our 12-seater – watertight engine bay coupled with individual seats. The design exceeds the 2011 standards for the USCG/ABS high speed craft of up to 65 feet. The boats are really tough!
Boats that have been delivered in 2013 are operating in Madison IN, Moab UT, Cape May NJ and Maui Hawaii. For 2014 – a Second Boat to Aamby Valley in Pune India, a third boat for the use in the ocean for Beach Rider Entertainment in Myrtle Beach, Dubai, Miami Beach and second boat running on LP to Xceret in Cancun Mexico.
We have received training from builders and drivers in New Zealand. We are happy to add the great guru of jet boats Tony Ward as our an advisor. — he started Kwick Kraft Marine and has a number of world championship boat designs under his belt. James Tazwell of Rapids Jet Taupo has been a great mentor. www.rapidsjet.com. We also keep an eye on what Shotover Jet www.shotoverjet.co.nz , Kawaru Jet KJET.co.nz Huka Jet and the boats in the Sydney Harbor are doing to keep abreast what the largest operators are up to.