About Us

//About Us
About Us 2016-09-23T13:52:52-08:00

The PLACE DIVERTER is the original up-down adjustable nozzle. Designed in the early 1970’s, out of pure necessity, PLACE DIVERTER has become the industry leader in nozzle design. Designed for the family cruiser and perfected over the years with extensive research and development on the lake and liquid quarter mile. The PLACE DIVERTER will give you the ultimate in performance, safety, pleasure, and fuel economy.

The UP-DOWN nozzle brings another dimension in control to the jet boat owner. Now the driver can control the bow attitude of the boat from first thrust to high speed. This added control makes skiing easier for both the skier and driver. The driver keeps the bow low for faster planing and better visibility.The PLACE DIVERTER also allows a much slower planing speed, which is so essential when teaching a new skier, or for fuel economy.

For the driver who has quickness and speed in mind, the PLACE DIVERTER is adjusted down for straight ahead, low bow takeoff and immediate planing with constant visibility. At high speed the driver adjust the diverter to the up positions and the bow rises, this reducing the wetted area to improve top end performance.

*Satisfaction Guaranteed*


about1Place Diverter & Controls, is a family owned corporation since 1972. Frank Place, founder, developed the industrys’ first adjustable nozzle after experiencing high bow attitude, porposing and overall handling problems, while skiing and cruising the lake. After manufacturing the protype for his 18 foot family jet boat, it was obvious several Berkeley jet boats could use this product! What started in the garage soon became standard equipment for several boat manufactures and pump companys and still is today. Place Diverter takes great pride in it’s quility and performance and stands behind every product it manufactures.

Frank Place with sons Tim and Scott behind “GOING PLACES”

Top Fuel Jet. Motor: 3000HP Keith Black by, Amos Satterlee. Pump: Berkeley 12JG-A- Stainless by, Frank Place & Jack McClure. The hull: Placecraft19 dragstar. Crew cheif: Scott Place. Driver: Tim Place

“The Place Diverter will do more to improve the all around performance of your jet than any other piece of equipment on the market today.” — Frank Place


  • Boat manufacturer’s #1 choice for jet drive trim systems.
  • Tested beyond the limits from the race track to the weekend warrior to the family ski boat!
  • Thirty-five years experience in jet boating!
  • Place Diverters’ own, “Going Places II” is the world’s fastest capsule jet boat at 183 MPH with a 6.69 ET.