Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Record Breaking Summer for Kawarau Jet

January 6, 2006

Record Breaking Summer for Kawarau Jet

Kawarau Jet, Queenstown’s longest running jetboat company and the world’s first commercial jetboat operation, is operating at full strength during a busy summer holiday season that looks likely to break company records.

Offering a breathtaking, hour long jetboat experience on Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers, Kawarau Jet’s fleet of 8 boats is capable of moving 120 people an hour.

Co-director Andrew Brinsley says the popular jetboat trip is in unprecedented demand this summer.

“Hundreds of people from all over the world are enjoying the Kawarau Jet experience every day. Our crew has responded extremely positively to the increased numbers and increased demand for our product.”

Kawarau Jet pioneered the twin engine technology that powers its fleet in 1995. That technology has been proven over ten years of continuous, reliable operation and is now an industry benchmark.

“Kawarau Jet has a race department that is passionate about every aspect of jetboating. The race department has come up with many firsts and has been responsible for many innovative developments over the years,” says Mr Brinsley. “That passion has resulted in fantastic systems and extremely advanced maintenance and research programmes that are now entrenched as part of our company culture.”

Driven by more than 40 years of passion, Kawarau Jet is a Queenstown owned and operated business. Shaun and Sally Kelly run the operation along with Queenstown business partners Andrew Brinsley and John Martin. An enduring tradition of customer focus and innovation has kept the company at the forefront of the New Zealand tourism industry for the past 46 years.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news