Pacific Hovercraft New Zealand Limited - Corporate
Pacific Hovercraft NZ Ltd is a hovercraft design and manufacturing
company that was formed in July 1997 by Nigel Golding and Stephen
Preest. It was created to develop and capitalise on the great potential
we saw for a modern, reliable, quiet and controllable performance
hovercraft for the world market. With distributors in New Zealand,
Australia, USA, Korea and Canada, Pacific Hovercraft NZ Ltd is a
rapidly growing force worldwide. Our success and growth from modest
beginnings is due to the fact that we are passionate about hovercraft,
that we care about our customers and that we provide quality, reliable
products. Pacific Hovercraft is wholly NZ owned and has two directors
and four shareholders. Prior to setting up the company, both Nigel
and Steve had successful functioning businesses and many years of
working with hovercraft. Their joint experience and reputation of
providing solutions for problems by means of hovercraft systems
Stephen J. Preest
Stephen Preest, Director, brings 12 years’ experience as
an Aircraft Engineer and is holder of NZCE Aeronautical. In 1995
he formed Air Tech Industries Ltd to manufacture hovercraft composite
parts and flexible skirt systems. Also an active hovercraft club
member he achieved the first ever crossing and double crossing of
the Cook Strait in New Zealand in 1990. He has participated in the
United Kingdom and United States world hovercraft champs, and visited
various large hovercraft installations around the world.
Design and Build
Our in-house design and manufacturing service
utilizes the latest in dynamic calculation and aesthetic trends.
Computer stress analysis of our products ensures efficient design
- craft that are lightweight, strong, safe and propellers and lift
fans that will withstand the rigors of daily use.
The highest standards are applied to our hovercraft
design, materials and manufacture. Such standards include ISO, American
SAE and NZ MSA. The standards apply to detailed design of the craft
itself, such as fuel systems, transmission, buoyancy, noise emission
levels, performance and the like.
All our personnel are highly trained professionals
who take pride in their work. Pacific Hovercraft recognises the
importance of training staff to deal with a customer’s problems
correctly. Whatever service you require you can be assured that
the importance of your needs is paramount.
Our craft are built to the highest standard and
we stand behind the design, manufacture and performance of our products.
The products we manufacture have been thoroughly tested, and for
this reason we can provide you with meaningful long-term guarantees
that we know our representatives and distributors will support.