Frequently asked Questions
HOW MANY DAYS DO I GET OUT ON THE BOAT?
Your allocation of days will depend on the size of your share. A 1/6th share entitles you to 57 days per year and a 10% share entitles you to 33 days.
HOW DOES THE BOOKING SYSTEM WORK?
Just log in and pick your dates! We’ve got a well-oiled, tried and tested online booking system. The year is split into trimesters and days are split into both peak and off-peak, which gives all shareholders balanced and equitable usage, with the ability to book ahead as well as some freedom to be spontaneous.
CAN I HAVE EXTRA DAYS?
Yes, subject to avaiability. We call unbooked days “standby days”. These are free to use if your boat hasn’t been booked by 9am on the day. Simply text us and ask to take it out. It’s free and it doesn’t come off your allocation.
DO YOU PROVIDE TRAINING?
Yes. All new shareholders are comprehensively trained via our highly qualified trainers. You get practical, boat specific training that will leave you confident from your very first trip.
WHERE ARE THE BOATS LOCATED?
All our boats are berthed in Westhaven Marina, Auckland. Our Rayglasss 2500 and 2800’s are stored in Orams Drystack, Westhaven.
DO I NEED TO LIVE IN AUCKLAND TO HAVE A SHARE?
Not at all. In fact, a boat share is often the perfect solution for people who live outside of Auckland but still want to take advantage of the incredible boating that the Hauraki Gulf has to offer. We have shareholders from as far away as Australia, Wellington and Nelson. For out of Aucklanders the benefits of our walk on, walk off service really come into their own.
HOW FAR CAN I TAKE THE BOAT?
It’s your boat so it’s your call! All that we require is that you bring the boat back by the end of your booking.
CAN I SELL MY BOAT SHARE AT ANY TIME?
Yes. You can either choose to sell your share privately or you can choose to engage us as a broker. Either way, we take care of all the legal work and technicalities to complete the transaction on your behalf.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUY MORE THAN ONE SHARE IN A BOAT?
Yes. You can either buy more than one share in the same boat, or multiple shares across our fleet.
WHAT IS PROVIDED AND WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
CAN I SWAP USE OF MY BOAT SHARE FOR USE IN ANOTHER BOAT IN THE FLEET?
No. As the shares are privately owned it is not possible to “swap”, unless of course, you are friends with a shareholder from another boat. If you’re looking for variety you might consider purchasing a share in two different boat types, perhaps a yacht and a power boat.
CAN I CANCEL MY BOOKING DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND MY CONTROL?
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