Jet Boat Takes Swift Cruises On Colorado River Shallows

Jet Boat Takes Swift Cruises On Colorado River Shallows

Jet Boat Takes Swift Cruises On Colorado River Shallows

December 1963…

In water sometime no deeper than three inches, this 42-foot boat will cruise at 25 m.p.h. with 55 people aboard.

Propelled by two Berkeley jet pumps powered by a pair of 409 Crusader engines, it makes daily runs down the Colorado below Moab, Utah, where the water is too shallow in places for prop-drive boats.

It’s one of two cruise boats with jet drive built by Arnold Feller a professional boat builder in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The boat has a top speed of 38 m.p.h. with 240 gallons of gas and up to ten people aboard.

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