The Helipro World Jet Boat Marathon on South Island rivers of New Zealand

Cridge Seeds 2009 Result - 3rd UNLIMITED CLASS

Stuart and Julie Cridge may be well known in the seed business but during this week they are sitting in the driver and navigator seats of their Independent Fisheries sponsored raceboat complete with a 547cub inch engine capable of 1000hp and speeds ranging up to 114mph.

The Husband and wife combination were placed 4th Overall in the 2001 World campaign and 5th in the Unlimited class 2005 with engine problems on the 1st day excluding them from overall placings. Previously Stuart was 2nd overall in 1997. They have competed in New Zealand marathons and local events.

With the technology having changed dramatically over the past few years and the power of some engines just too hard to compete with, they are looking for Reliability, Consistency, Teamwork, and the pure enjoyment of the sport to carry them to the finish line at the Waimak River on Saturday 26th.