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Objective 1: The fostering, encouraging and education of New Zealanders in an appreciation of the invention and development of water jet propulsion for recreational, adventure and commercial jet boating in New Zealand and the history of the exploration by New Zealander’s of natural waterways around the world.

Objective 2: To encourage and receive donations, information and articles for public display from any persons, bodies, companies or businesses to be applied for the purposes of these objects and any other work generally related to the preservation, public display and appreciation of the history of jet boating in New Zealand.

Objective 3: To provide for the ability to establish and manage a museum or museums and/or displays in existing museums to promote the protection, preservation and conservation of the history and of the heritage of jet boating in New Zealand.

In practical terms we'll achieve these three objectives through a number of means...


1 - Create a database of historic items so we know what's out there, can prioritise the most important pieces of jet boat history, and support owners in their efforts to preserve them. 

2 - Forge relationships between private collectors and museums so that jet boating history can be publicly displayed with all parties understanding the issues of ownership, insurance and access. 


3 - Ensure the accuracy and consistency of historical information displayed in museums by creating some design templates they can use specific to the items they display. 


4 - Collect all the personal "knowledge" that is out there regarding jet boating history.


Noel Joyce - Oamaru

Richard Anderson - Palmerston North -

Garth McMaster - Winton -


Paul Mullan - Past President of JBNZ and current National Executive Committee member.  Inaugural JBNZ Heritage Trust Management Committee Chairman and also co-founder of private charitable trust, Jet Boat World at Springfield, Canterbury. An avid jet boater, both private and commercial, he has also produced several TV documentaries on both historic and modern jet boating topics and is a passionate collector of jet boats.


Ed Wicken - active JBNZ Canterbury Branch member and old jet boat enthusiast, including restorer of a rare Nalder & Biddle jet boat.  Trustee of the Jet Boat World Charitable Trust.


Paul Vernel – Current National Executive Committee member and former Canterbury Branch Chairman, commercial jet boat operator on the Waimakariri River and enthusiast of anything jet boat history related.  Trustee of the Jet Boat World Charitable Trust.


John Connelly - I worked for Hamilton Jet for over 40 years. I have a good knowledge of the Hamilton boat and Jet unit range. Which has grown my passion for the old Hamilton Classic boats and Jet Units. I've built, fitted out and restored a lot of boats over the years and are very keen to see the history preserved for future generations.

Jared France - I have been a jet boater since 2016 and a member of JBNZ Canterbury Branch since 2020.

I am a member of the Canterbury Branch Committee. As a member of the sub-committee I helped organise the Alf Dick Classic run in 2023, and hope to do the same in the future.  I joined the Heritage Trust Committee in 2023.  My boat is a Jet Services 44 named SuperTramp.  It makes regular appearances at Canterbury Branch events.  I thoroughly enjoy mixing it up with the more modern boats and reminding the other members just how capable and entertaining a classic fibreglass boat can be.

This committee is backed up by the JBNZ National Executive and particularly the assigned Heritage Trust Trustees - Noel Joyce, Richard Anderson and Garth McMaster, all who have their own passion for preserving our history and/or early boats of their own. They will be closely monitoring our progress and provide support and guidance when required.


While only a few form the Heritage Trust Committee and Trustees, it is important to stress we won't achieve the Heritage Trust's goals without the help of everyone who shares our interest in preserving jet boat history.  Everyone else has a role to play in the Heritage Trust and we hope you will support and assist us however you can.

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