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Outboard, inboard, and PWC jet drives
Jet drives use an engine to power a strong water pump, which sucks up water and then forces the water out the back to thrust the boat forward.
  • Jet drives propel a vessel by forcing a jet of water out the back of the vessel. Directing this jet of water steers the vessel.
  • PWC are the most common type of vessels that use a jet drive.
  • Jet drives also may power larger vessels (jet boats) and are used commonly for vessels designed for shallow water conditions. Jet boats can have inboard or outboard jet drives.