Current Offices Held:
Management Committee - Magazine, Media and Communication, External Relations, Branding
Branch Liaison - Nelson Marlborough
Previous Offices Held:
National Portfolios - History, River Racing, National Rally, Social Media, Marketing, West Coast Branch Liaison, Heritage Trust
JBNZ Heritage Trust Management Committee
JBNZ Heritage Trust Chairman
Canterbury Branch Commitee
Otago Branch Secretary
2019 National Service Award - Magazine
Split between Sydney and Lake Hood.
Sniffy Consul 1340 with single stage Jetcraft unit and Ford Consul 1340cc
Hamilton 152a and various early jet boats including a classic Jet 73, and Bill Hamiltons' last boat (Jet 20). I part own Bills' original plywood 'Waitaki' lake jet boat and also five commercial Jet Boats and an Airboat.
I have produced numerous television documentaries on jet boating history, adventure, racing and sprinting over four decades and actively been involved in promoting the sport around the world during that period. I have jet boated in 11 different countries in various boats. Currently the owner of the commercial jet boat operation Alpine Jet Thrills in Christchurch and Springfield.
Passionate about ensuring the history of the jet boat is preserved along with early jet boats and other memoribilia for others to learn and understand the importance of its history to New Zealand. This is optimised by being a founding trustee of not-for-profit Jet Boat World, the privately established museum at Springfield, dedicated to telling the story of inventor Bill Hamilton and the rise of the jet boat globally.