Don Wright joins Southern Pacific Inflatables as Production Supervisor

Kiwi Yachting welcomes on board Don Wright to the in the role of PVC Production Supervisor to the Southern Pacific Inflatables team.

Southern Pacific has experienced a period of growth over the last year since acquisition by Kiwi Yachting Consultants. Partnerships with OEM manufacturers have seen a rise in demand for bigger Hypalon tubes. New designs, colours and branding in the smaller tenders have also bolstered growth. Don’s extensive marine experience places him well to supervise manufacturing at Southern Pacific’s West Auckland plant.

Don (aka Jawsie, Jaws ) sailed with Company Director Richard Macalister on Ceramco in the Whitbread Round The World Race, and later on another couple of laps of the planet with Sir Peter Blake on Steinlager 2 and ENZA. Don is now enjoying rediscovering the Hauraki Gulf aboard the Family Marauder and some two-handed racing with Dad (Alan Wright – the boat’s designer).

Don is an experienced rigger, having spent the last two years with Hallspars NZ. He has also been racing, delivering and maintaining various craft from Mini to Maxi Yachts around the world. He steps into the role of PVC Production Supervisor at Southern Pacific Inflatables, New Zealand’s biggest manufacturer of inflatable boats.

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