Originally hailing from the shores of New Zealand, Founder Mike Pin (AKA, Pinny) has been out on the water his whole life. He literally grew up on boats; water skiing and wakeboarding at top levels, racing in sailing regattas, surfing, and in more recent years, fanatical jet skiing and fishing. Which leads us to the beginning of the Salt Shift story.
Having worked as a Sea Fox Boats Sales Manager for years and owning PWC’s for tow in surfing, fishing and general weekend water fun, Pinny started Jet Tech – a world-leading PWC accessories company. With Jet Tech well established and humming along, he set about working on another innovation the marine world needed but had not yet seen.
With hundreds of hours clocked up on the ski, Pinny knew the time it took to clean and preserve your pride and joy after every run – PWC or boat. No marine wash existed on the market that you could simply spray on, let sit for a bit, then rinse off with 100% of the sea salt gone in a matter of seconds. His formal qualifications as an automotive tech came into play when he teamed up with a leading chemist “Prof. Paul” and a group of select industry experts to conduct more than a year of rigorous R&D product testing. Lab and field tests were all about formulating the most ecofriendly, fast acting, no scrubbing marine wash that thoroughly cleaned and protected as one. Experimentation included solutions of citrus, vinegar, chelating agents, organic derivatives and a range of surfactants in what would ultimately become the most advanced marine wash that’s kind to both mother nature and prised water craft. 100% Australian made to remove 100% of salt in just seconds.