8.0m Hybrid Electric Powered Jet Boat

Built by Optimum Boats design by Hamish Coop
Design Support Services

New Zealand, Auckland. In 2012 Optimum Boats was presented with the opportunity to build, and deliver an 8m hybrid powered jet boat designed by Hamish Coop.

Matt Gibson from Built Boats was hired by Optimum Boats, Auckland, New Zealand to provide on-site design, and construction support during the build of these this stunning 8m Jet Boat.

On-site design services included: 3D visualisations for on the water renderings, Interior and Exterior Renderings, Print Ready visualisations used for press releases, and shop floor assistance for the construction of composite parts.


Length Overall: 8.4 m

Beam: 2.5m

Draft: .45m (excluding leg)

Displacement: 2300kg (unladen)

Trailerable Weight: 3100kg

Deadrise: 19 degrees

Engine: Steyr 230 Hybrid

Cruise/max speed: 34.5 knots

Fuel: 180 litres

Water: 40 litres

Cruising range: 160nm