Sports Marine’s Peter Bell – ‘PB’ as he was known to family and friends – passed away after suddenly falling sick with severe pancreatitis while in Queenstown on a boat delivery trip.

He was air-lifted to Dunedin Hospital where unfortunately his condition worsened and he passed away on Sunday afternoon, February 24, 2019, surrounded by family.

Sports Marine principal Scott Williamson acknowledged PB as part of the fabric of Sports Marine, having worked for the company for nearly 40 years and selling thousands of boats over that time.

“Peter had a wide network of friends, colleagues and customers throughout the industry and his positive energy and endless enthusiasm will be sorely missed.”