Jet Boat Performance

XLerator Kits

xlerator logo

Mixed Flow Jacuzzi and Panther conversion/replacement parts

Jacuzzi YJ XLerator Kits

The original design of the YJ Axial flow Jet Drive developed by Jacuzzi Brothers in the early 60's works well for 200 to 350 horsepower utility and work boat craft where low speed cruising and skiing are the main objective.

But when when added larger horsepower and high performance goals are demanded this mixed flow conversion kit is a must have.

This Jet Boat Performance XLerator kit ® converts this low pressure volume Axial style jet to a mixed flow High Pressure Jet Drive, User DYI friendly these kits come with everything needed to make your conversion a success.  Add to that comprehensive professional Tech support, 7 days a week, and you wont be disappointed in you conversion.

* Note our JBP conversions can easily include Place Diverter hydraulic or Manual trim , steering rudders, High strength Stainless impellers, and inducer impellers ( for an additional cost)

Jacuzzi Jet Pump XLerator Kit Parts Pricing and Availability

Please call for current pricing and fitment verification. We don't want to sell you something that won't fit your boat properly!

Jacuzzi WJ and HJ XLerator

The basic WJ & HJ Jacuzzi was a good jet pump, and in standard configuration was well built.  Unfortunately, because of the lack of aftermarket interest and the popularity of the Berkeley style jets, there is a extremely limited amount of performance parts available for these drives.  Additionally, the OEM parts to repair these have become increasingly more costly in recent years and when a WJ or HJ suffers a catastrophic failure the cost may exceed a Conversion kit to repair.

The JBP XLerator conversion kit changes the internals to use an American Turbine® / Berkeley® / Dominator® Style impeller, JBP high flow bowl and nozzle assembly. This also allows the use of standard Place Diverter® or Turbine Trim ® and droop snoots, straight snoots, wedges etc if desired. Impellers can also be easily upgraded to Mag Bronze and Stainless.

Jet Boat Performance Panther XLerator mixed flow conversion, Panther® drive modifications have long been considered, pondered, and experimented with by many in our industry.  Several years ago with a little "time on our hands", we decided to try to "dream up" a modification to this existing marine jet drive, due in part to what in our opinion was less than satisfactory overall performance.  The performance "wall", in our opinion, was even more evident when this jet drive was "asked" to perform with the increased power available in todays market.  We had several times "excised" the characteristic fiberglass inlet pod from these boats, rebuilt the fiberglass bottom and installed Berkeley style jets with great success.  However this was a messy time consuming and expensive proposition.  The modified jet offers a "bolt in" alternative to that process, reusing or "utilizing" the existing drives original suction piece and essentially discarding everything else, thus requiring only very minor modifications to the boat hull, structure and hardware.

The Energizer Kit offered and manufactured by the prestigious American Turbine Co. (sold by us and its authorized dealers), is designed and based on our original concept and modified unit we experimented with two years ago.  The modified drive offers significant performance gains, is an "owner friendly", simple economical repair and installation, and has the added luxury and advantage of being able to accept American Turbine, Dominator and Berkeley style "bolt ons", such as droop snoots, bowl, wedges, rudders, Turbine Trim and Place Diverter trim.

Original proto types of this modification have shown dramatic drops in operating RPMs while providing modest gains in acceleration, power and overall performance. Complete mixed flow Modifications and Energizer type kits are now available and are, at this writing being installed with outstanding results!

Please feel free to contact us for more information, or for any other Jet and V-drive parts accessories or services you might need. "We sell virtually anything you could want or need for Jets and V-drive Boats."

XLerator Conversion For Panther Jets

JBP is proud to bring our customers the newly "Crowned" XLerator (tm) Mixed Flow Conversion for Panther Jets. Based on our JBP original designs and concept that inspired the Panther Energizer Kit, we've retooled and updated this conversion to offer our Panther powered crowd even more options at a competitive and affordable price.

This conversion offers the following features:

  • High Flow Performance Mixed Flow Split Bowl
  • Full size 1-1/2" 17-4 SS Shaft with full size 1-3/8 10 spline input
  • Double row grease lube Thrust Bearing
  • Serviceable with off the shelf Wear Rings
  • Come standard with Jet Boat Performance or Signature Line of Impellers up to AAA cuts, standard with Aluminum or upgrade to Mag Bronze for HP levels exceeding 500
  • optional Aggressor 9 Vane bowl
  • Steering is relocated making it serviceable with out engine removal
  • Standard Nozzle adapters, Droops, Snoots and Mini Droops with the common Berkeley 8 Bolt Pattern will all fit.
  • A true Nozzle Trim System such as Place Diverter, can be easily be utilized and added.
  • No more sloppy Transfer linkages for forward/reverse actuation, cable goes straight to the nozzle like most conventional jets
  • ONLY our conversion will accept an Inducer 2 stage pre-load Impeller
  • JBP does all labor for this conversion to the jet unit as either a send in or trade in for no additional charge*

Note; Requires UPS ground shipping , two directions

Note: As of February 26, 2012 JBP only offer's repair or replacement parts for Energizer kits manufactured by American Turbine/Dominator. For complete conversion kits for Jacuzzi and Panther jets, please see above XLerator by JBP.