Former New Zealand SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey has returned to the New Zealand series with a bang, taking a brand-new boat and motor to first on the podium at the opening round in Wanganui today. But it wasn’t an easy win for the Canterbury racer and his ENZED team. “We’ve had a hard day in…Read More
Four-time world SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey is back this season bigger and badder than ever. And so’s the New Zealand series, with more tracks, and better service for spectators, says Caughey. The Canterbury speedster – already with five NZ SuperBoat champs under his belt, four consecutively – will at last debut the mighty 570 motor…Read More
Defending world superboat champion Peter Caughey won the final round of the UIM World Superboat Championship at Wanganui this weekend, but lost his world crown. The six-time world jetsprint champion, four-times a winner in the prestigious superboat class, had his plans to launch the latest in cutting-edge racing craft at the opening round dashed after…Read More
Less than a second separates the top four at the opening day of the UIM World jetsprint championship final at Wanganui today. And all four of those boats were built by defending champion Peter Caughey. The ENZED racer is currently sitting fourth in a leased boat after problems with US-supplied parts for his newest craft…Read More
Defending world champion Peter Caughey is raring to go for the final round of the UIM World Superboat Championship at Wanganui this weekend, despite further delays to the new boat he’d hoped to debut there. “We’ll continue with the ENZED boat we raced last weekend, the 600 cubic inch (9.9-litre) big block in the old…Read More
Kiwi Leighton Minnell won the opening round of the UIM World Superboat Championships at Featherstone today in defending champion Peter Caughey’s title-winning boat, but that win was bittersweet for Caughey. Caughey’s new boat wasn’t ready for the opening round, and he leased fellow competitor Steve Bron’s second-string craft to make it to today’s start line.…Read More
Kiwis logged the fastest times in early qualifying at the opening round of the World Superboat championships at Featherstone today, despite Aussie boasts on social media. Leighton Minnell ended the first qualifier in front aboard defending world champion Peter Caughey’s old Sprintec boat with Caughey himself in second, driving a boat leased for the weekend…Read More
World superboat champion Peter Caughey’s title defence is back on track thanks to a handful of ingenious Kiwis. The Canterbury racer had ordered a new, high-tech engine block from the US for his ENZED boat, but it arrived late – and with a host of engineering problems his team has worked long hours to fix.…Read More
Six-time world jetsprint champion Peter Caughey will defend his world title starting at Featherstone this weekend, alongside ‘new’ sponsor ENZED, which has re-signed after a break from racing. Caughey is aiming for a title trifecta after winning the last two world champs, but it won’t be easy. The Canterbury-based superboat champion builds the world’s top…Read More
Seven times World Champions
1990*, 1992*, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2014
11 times New Zealand Champions
1990*, 1991*, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
* Open B Class
The close knit team, based in North Canterbury, has competed very successfully both in National and International events and is proud to be associated with the following sponsors.
Jetsprinting was first developed in Canterbury, New Zealand during the early 1980’s. From humble beginnings competing on courses excavated in gravel river beds the sport has quickly developed into purpose built stadium type venues. A jetsprint course consists of a series of channels about 5 metres wide with water barely ½ metre deep.
The boats make approx. 30 directional changes taking anything from about 50 seconds to 60 seconds to complete the course and have a two person crew, driver and navigator running individually against the clock. Spectators love the action, they also love the spectacular crashes when boats hit the bank at high speed and get tossed, sometimes spinning in the air before crashing back on the islands built between the channels of the course.
The PCR team compete in Superboat class, there are two other classes in which competitors can race. For information about the classes visit www.jetsprint.co.nz.