Alamarin-Jet has added a second, smaller jet to its new Omega line. After releasing the Omega 42 in 2019, the Finnish maker recently added the Omega 37, which offers the same features that have proved successful in its larger counterpart.

The jets feature Alamarin’s proprietary Dual Angle Shaft, which “revolutionizes ease of installation and design,” according to Alamarin. The Frame Integrated Bearing Structure saves money by reducing maintenance, while the Modular Intake Geometry allows for the jet to be easily customized to fit any vessel.

The Omega 37 is best suited for smaller boats, with an ideal range from 50 to 65 feet, although it can be used with a far wider range of boats, including 32-foot gillnetters. This smaller jet takes a maximum engine input of around 1,200 horsepower, and a twin jet configuration can provide around 32 tons of vessel displacement in a planing speed application. The jet has a top end speed range of around 55 knots.

“Smaller, lighter, and more powerful than our competitors, this expansion of the revolutionary Omega series showcases Alamarin-Jet’s commitment to user-focused, highly efficient and innovative design,” the company said in a press release.

The Omega 42 was the first Alamarin-Jet product to make it to the United States. Yakov Basagrin, owner of Jackson Marine in Homer, Alaska, paired the Omega 42 with a single Fiat Powertrain Technologies engine in a Bristol Bay gillnetter and was astounded at the results.

“Many people called me crazy, many said it would not work. I decided on a single FPT C16-1000 and the Alamarin-Jet Omega 42 as the power pack. We reached incredible performance exceeding 36 knots. I have never seen a single engine vessel perform that well; granted, that jet pump is huge,” Basagrin said.

The Omega 37 is made of aluminum and stainless steel and weighs 1,600 pounds.

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Brian Hagenbuch is National Fisherman's products editor, a contributing editor to SeafoodSource and a Bristol Bay fisherman. He is based in Seattle.

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