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Jimmy the Jet-Boat

A story for the young and old that can be retold many times over.

First published in 1992, Jimmy the Jet-Boat is the tale of the much loved jet boat that is longing to see what is beyond his daily trip down the Shotover River.

Jimmy felt a little weary and in need of a holiday. He imagined what it would be like to visit all the exciting places his passengers talked about and he had dreamed of an overseas holiday nestled under the palm trees or chatting to foreign ships in a marina.

Along the way Jimmy came across a few obstacles and realised this wasn’t the life for him. He missed being cleaned, feeling safe and his friends at Shotover Jet.

Author Elizabeth Boyer, worked for Shotover Jet for several years and the fabulous illustration by Ira Mitchell-Kirk include many famous Queenstown features that children will love seeing the inquisitive jet boat explore.

Purchase Jimmy the Jet-Boat and you will receive a FREE Shotover Jet squeezy toy boat (worth $10).

You can purchase Jimmy the Jet-Boat 

  1. Online with your booking (Price includes courier postage anywhere in New Zealand)
  2. At Shotover Jet retail shop
  3. In your local bookshop



There are so many activities to choose from that a family holiday can become expensive.

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