Meet the Team

Whilst only a few people are mentioned here Fletcher Boats is very much a Team Effort. Without the efforts of everyone in the factory there would be no boats, each and every employee has an important role to play in the success of the product and the ultimate success of the company.


Ayiaz Ahmed

Position: Managing Director

Investment Company Wessex Bristol completed the share purchase of Fletcher Boats from SBS Ltd in June 2015.

Dave Williams

Started: 1978
Research and Development and Chief Engineering

Dave was orinally started work with Fletcher in the late 1970’s to develop the Fletcher Tournament Ski Boats. He was overall national senior water ski champion in 1978 and 1980.

His son Ed is the British Open Wakeboard Champion 2008 and learnt to ride behind a Fletcher. They both have helped greatly and had a lot of input into the development of the new Wakesport Range.

Pete Smith

Started 1966
Position: Head Fitter

Pete started when he was 16 and has done everything from fitting to laminating (and he is still learning!) He was part of the original Fletcher race team and travelled all over Europe racing the Arrowbolt 21’s and 25’s. Pete and the original team broke the World Water Ski Race back in the early 1980’s.

"You name it – I’ve done it!"


Simon Wilkes

Started 1989
Position: Boat Repairs and Finisher

Simon is responsible for the fantastic finish and shine of every boat that comes out of our factory. He covers everything from minor repairs of customer’s boats to full polishes.


Ian Rowely

Started 1995
Position: Laminator

Ian started in this trade making canoes and then racing sail dinghies. He started with Fletcher in 1995. Ian covers everything from the gel coat to the different layers of glass fibre matting that goes into all our boats.