James Fisher is the CEO of Nautic Africa, a leading shipbuilder and maritime service provider.
James Fisher founded Nautic Africa in 2008 without a cent; today it has an order book of over R600 million and no debt.
James Fisher’s Nautic Africa recently delivered the first of four armoured vessels fitted for weaponry to a Nigerian customer.
James Fisher is the inventor of the Snakeboard, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Before Nautic Africa; James Fisher manufactured GT40 and Shelby Cobra race cars.
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My entrepreneurial flair started after school in a desperate attempt to earn some money.— James Fisher, Nautic Africa
Snakeboard was my first successful invention. The goal was to create something that could make a million. The breakthrough was that it enabled you to go up a hill. We had so much fun! It took on a life of its own. It’s a product that pulled us through. I was trying to create wealth offshore with the Snakeboard; so I moved to the US and we listed in the UK. My adventure with the Snakeboard ended when I decided to return to South Africa.— James Fisher, Nautic Africa
Nautic has grown over a hundred percent every year. We’ve created an industry that, largely, didn’t exist in this country.— James Fisher, Nautic Africa
We are unashamedly Africa-centric. We understand the maritime conditions all over Africa.— James Fisher, Nautic Africa
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