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CWF Hamilton & Co Ltd, (HamiltonJet) was formed in 1939, located at the workshop of Irishman Creek Station. For the next 65 years the company pursued a policy of planned diversification, a natural progression from the effective innovation and expertise initiated by the founder Sir William Hamilton.

HamiltonJet grew out of a combination of CWF Hamilton Engineering and CWF Hamilton Marine, the two main subsidiary companies in the Hamilton Group. As the popularity of jet boats and waterjet propulsion increased rapidly throughout the 1950s, and 60s, Hamilton Engineering was already producing a large number of waterjet units along with its industrial equipment.

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the company made the decision to phase out the industrial side of Hamilton Engineering to concentrate on the production of waterjet units and hydraulics.

For over 40 years the company has focused only on the waterjet side of its business becoming the leading specialist waterjet and controls manufacturer in the world.

HamiltonJet company offices were opened in America, the UK and Singapore to market and coordinate the distribution and spare parts support of waterjets in those regions.

Continued growth in demand for HamiltonJet Waterjets has seen numerous factory expansions in the last decade. Manufacturing floor space has increased to 17,000 square metres on the 6.88-hectare site, with new machinery installed and staff hired to increase factory capacity by more than 50%.

HamiltonJet currently has 20 different jet models starting from 270kW up to 5,500 kw in maximum power rating and these are marketed to numerous marine segments such as Pilot boats, Fast ferries, Search & Rescue boats, Offshore Crewboats, Military Patrol boats, Windfarm boats, and more.

Today, HamiltonJet is still a family owned company employing over 400 staff in all aspects of waterjet design, production, sales and service and has over 52 Distributors around the world as part of the company’s global reach program.

The company has also recently celebrated its 80th year Anniversary and is looking towards strong growth in the future.


HamiltonJet Americas
14680 NE North Woodinville Way
Suite 100
Woodinville WA 98072
United States of America
HamiltonJet EMEA
Unit 26, The Birches Industrial Estate
East Grinstead, West Sussex
United Kingdom RH19 1XZ
HamiltonJet Asia
1 Toh Tuck Link #04-01
Singapore 596222

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