Ian Williams has been messing about with model boats, from scale boats to fast electrics and even occasionally RC yachts, for over forty years. In the mid-1990s he ran his own business, Electro-Marine, producing wooden kits for RC outrigger hydroplanes and catamarans. Electro-Marine was also the sole importer into the UK of Hughey Boats products from the USA. During that period, he also wrote monthly articles for Marine Modelling Magazine on both scale and fast electrics.
Now retired, Ian still has scale boats and races fast electric boats with the Northern Amp Draggers club and in the Model Power Boat Association national championship. He is the Public Relations Officer for the MPBA fast electric section and currently the editor of the MPBA’s bi-annual magazine Propwash. He lives near the North East coast with his wife and three guitars.