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NZPBA Grand National Hydroplane Page

The Grand National Hydroplane can travel at speeds in excess of 130mph.These boats barely touch the water as they glide across the surface throwing out a wall of water 20 feet high and up to 60 feet long called a rooster tail from a single two or three bladed propeller at the rear of the boat. The sight of the rooster tail and the sound of the V8 motors roaring in your ears make the Grand National Hydroplanes one of the most exciting classes of boats to watch.

Class restrictions are as follows:
There are no restrictions on boat size or weight. There are two types of hull design, Conventional and Cabover. In the conventional the driver sits behind the motor, and in the cab over the driver sits in the front of the motor usually in a reinforced cockpit. Pump gas can be used to power the engines but most drivers usually prefer Aviation Fuel or Methanol.

Engine Restrictions:
Up to 4.2ltrs can be fitted with Carburetion, Fuel injection, Turbo or super charger. Aluminium blocks and heads permitted. Over 4.2ltrs up to and including 6ltr engines can be fitted with Carburetion or Injection only. Aluminium blocks and heads permitted. Over 6ltrs up to and including 7.7ltr can be fitted with"c one single Carburettor only. Aluminium heads permitted but block must be a cast iron type.

Grand National Hydroplane Contact
Jamie Knight
168 Winchester Street
Phone (06) 368 3539
Mobile 027 442 1699
Email: Jamie Knight

GNH PDF File of Driver Profile Form Driver Profiles. If you want to Update your Drivers Profile please Email the Secretary With any Information you need Updated either added to or removed. If you are suppling pictures please make sure you have the permission of the Photographer (I may have images of my own i can add to the Page). If you know your sponsors webpage address or logo we would like to include it in the Sponsors Section.
People are Interested in any past Acheivements and History of your Boats and Drives, so the more information you supply the better your Profile will look.

Kilo Speed Records
National Record
Scott Coker
Fair Warning
138.04mph (222.15)
Northern Zone
Scott Coker
Fair Warning
138.04mph (222.15)
Central Zone
Alan Jacob
Bang On II
120.80mph (194.36kph)
Southern Zone
Darryl Friend
124.413mph (200.223kph)

New Zealand GNH Champions
Year Driver Boat
2015 Jason Heggerty Miss Aberdeen
2014 Steve Mathieson Midnight
2013 Mike Harvey Aquanaut
2012 Mike Harvey Aquanaut
2011 Nigel Zander Helter Skelter
2010 Jamie Knight The Phantom
2009 Jamie Knight The Phantom
2008 Scott Coker Fair Warning
2007 Darryl Friend Terminator
2006 Darryl Friend Terminator
2005 Tony Hall Tempest
2004 Rex Henderson Hang On II
2003 Ian Fergusson Roxanne IV
2002 Alan Lewis Little Cracker
2001 Alan Lewis Little Cracker
2000 Selwyn Coker Segedin Truck & Auto Parts
1999 Selwyn Coker Segedin Truck & Auto Parts
1998 Not Contested  
1997 Tony Hall Viper
1996 Tony Hall Viper

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Secretary Raewyn Palmer
P.O.Box 30-833
Lower Hutt 5040
Phone (04) 586 0919
Fax (04) 293 7034
Mobile 027 416 5070
Email: raewynpalmer@xtra.co.nz