NavCad has the capability to predict the powering steady state performance of a vessel which is outfitted with a waterjet. This analysis includes detailed information about the waterjet configuration and is extremely valuable when analyzing waterjet performance, whether on an existing vessel or for a new design. This analysis will aid waterjet manufacturers in both the engineering and matching of their products. Waterjet manufacturers regularly use NavCad for the following tasks:

  • Performance prediction

  • Waterjet matching – both for new construction and refits

  • Forensic analysis of existing vessel performance


Waterjet Analysis
HydroComp NavCad® is designed to make resistance and powering predictions for ships fitted with waterjets using the performance data provided by many jet manufacturers. To accurately predict waterjet performance, many variables are used including inlet, nozzle areas, and engine performance.

Recommended software for Waterjet Manufacturer
NavCad: for all boats and ships fitted with waterjets