People
Greg Salthouse
After starting his apprenticeship at Salthouse Boatbuilders nearly 30 years ago, Greg Salthouse is now the Executive Director of the business. Greg is responsible for the day-to-day running of the yard and oversees each project from the initial discussions with a client to handing over at the completion of a project. His hands-on approach means he is always aware of progress and details on each build. As well as his extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art composite construction Greg is also well versed in more traditional boatbuilding methods. A keen yachtsman who has won national titles in keelboat and dingy sailing, Greg has a lifetime of practical boating experience to call upon.
Chris (Curly) Salthouse
After many years as a professional sailor Chris joined Salthouse Boatbuilders in 2007 in a sales and marketing role. Chris' sailing experience spans 8 America's Cups including being a key member of Emirates Team New Zealand for their 2017 victory in Bermuda. Like Greg, Chris has a lifetime of boating experience to call upon his is role at Salthouse Boatbuilders and his vast yachting experience is a huge advantage when developing the layout and systems for our high-tech race yachts. Similarly his knowledge as a chase boat helmsman for ETNZ Americas Cup racing has brought invaluable input to the continued development of the Catalyst45 designs.
John Salthouse
The founder of Salthouse Boatbuilders Ltd, John is a modest gentleman who despite 60 years of evidence to the contrary would never admit to being a boatbuilder of immense talent. His skills as a traditional boatbuilder are held in high regard throughout the New Zealand boatbuilding industry. An industry that has long been considered among the world's finest. Although John no longer helms the day-to-day running of the yard he is still actively involved at Salthouse Boatbuilders offering a guiding hand to staff. He also has a wealth of knowledge for his sons to call upon in running the business.
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