Customer testimonials


Ownaship is a fantastic way to go boating. I get loads of access to the boat and lots of technical and friendly advice from Simon. I highly recommend this method of Boat ownership. Simon runs a truly professional business and he is always keen to help.


Gary Smith

Maritimo M51


The team at ownership are excellent…..the whole idea of walking on and off a well maintained, well cleaned and well serviced boat with 24 hour back up while you are on the water has been taken to another level by Simon and his team. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Bryce Caldwell


“Simon and his team do a fantastic job. Nothing is a problem”.

Simon and his team do a fantastic job. Nothing is a problem. The syndicated arrangement works really well for us. Love it.


Rayglass 4000

“The best boating experience possible. You will not be disappointed”

I first meet Simon Barker and the Ownaship concept at the boat show where they were showcasing their new Mustang. I had been day dreaming about owning a large boat for some time. There are a few “shared” boat operations out there, but the fundamental and unique appeal of Ownaship to us was that you have an actual equity position in the boat, without the concerns and direct costs associated maintenance, insurance, berthage, etc. It is truly walk on and walk off.

Simon, Lachlan and their team genuinely go out of their way to make your boat experiences enjoyable and hassle free. You will not get bogged by bureaucratic rules. They manage to achieve a great balance of professionalism with personal and friendly attention.

I can honestly say that the very things I hoped to get from this programme have been delivered. Our family thoroughly enjoy spending several days away on a modern, new boat, and with Ownaship we get the best boating experience possible. You will not be disappointed.

Grant Sewell



I have been involved in the Ownaship scheme for a couple of years now and based upon my experiences during that time, I would have no hesitation in recommending this scheme to anyone as the most convenient and hassle-free way to enjoy your boating activities. Joining the scheme with a share in Ten Percent (Rayglass 2500) back in early 2008, myself, friends and family have enjoyed many days and the occasional overnight adventure on this fantastic boat in and around the Hauraki Gulf.
Once I heard that the guys at Ownaship were looking to expand the fleet and include the flagship of the Rayglass range, the very impressive 4000 model, I didn’t hesitate in putting my name forward as an interested party in this new boat. After much negotiation (with the wife), a seamless transfer of my share in the 2500 to a new owner was completed and I took a share in the 4000 before launch date in November 2009.
Since then we have had some magnificent days away in this stunning boat, from day fishing trips around the harbor, to week away trips with all the family to Great Barrier. Even full on 6-day diving and fishing trips with 5 guys on board was no problem on a vessel that not only performs outstandingly but also has the comforts you would expect only in a much larger boat.
Match this with the service and assistance that Lachlan, Simon and the Ownaship team continue to provide, I can’t think of a better way to enjoy all the benefits of a fantastic late model vessel, without having to worry about all the usual drawbacks associated with boat ownership like Maintenance, Cleaning, Storage, Insurance, etc.

Wayne Guiney

Rayglass 4000


I’ve been in a smaller Ownaship Rayglass 2500 for 3yrs & it works – crunch the numbers & the ease. Will never go back to solo ownership.

Mark Te Rito

Rayglass 2500


Ownaship is a fantastic way to go boating. I get loads of access to the boat and lots of technical and friendly advice from Simon. I highly recommend this method of Boat ownership. Simon runs a truly professional business and he is always keen to help.

Gary Smith

Maritimo M51


Best thing we ever did was sell our boat and move to owning a share of a fully managed, walk on walk off boat with Simon and the team at Ownaship.For the last 4 years, all we have had to do is have a blast exploring the Hauraki and fuel the boat, no more servicing, cleaning, towing – just pure enjoyment.Thank you ownaship.

Aaron Muir



Dear Simon, as you know, Lee and I have just had a week out on the boat. They were our first overnights on Manaia, and we had the most glorious week. Yes, the weather was magnificent, but we both felt that an email was warranted, to thank you and all your support team for a wonderful week.
We have not done boating for 20 years, and never as a shared boat. We marvelled at how everything had been so well organised, everything was there that we needed, and so much thought had gone into all the items that needed replenishing while away for a week. The boat was so very clean, and all the linen, towels etc were great. Everything worked beautifully.
Can you please pass on our sincere thanks to the cleaners, the engineers/ maintenance guys, the office staff, the people who provision the boat, and of course, yourself!

Ruth & Lee

Rayglass 3500

“An amazing experience we have loved sharing with our friends and family”

My wife and I have had the pleasure of being owners with Ownership for a few years now. We started in the Rayglass 2500, then progressed to the Rayglass 4000. A couple of years later the Rayglass 3500 was introduced and we upgraded to a 1/6th share in that boat. After a year Simon told us he was going to arrange delivery of a Maritimo M51 so we quickly jumped at the chance to be involved.

Since its delivery in October we have had some fantastic trips away to Great Barrier, Kawau Island and around Waiheke. It has been an amazing experience that we have loved sharing with our friends and family. The way the time allocations and simple walk on walk off system works, boating is a real pleasure.

Ownaship keep our boat perfectly maintained and immaculately clean at all times leaving us the time to optimise our boating. Owning a boat through Ownaship gives us the opportunity to own shares of a boat that we would not want to own outright ourselves and certainly wouldn’t want to spend all the time and expense necessary to keep it in perfect condition.

Wayne Foster

Maritimo M51


Christine and I are members in the Ownaship scheme and have owned a share in the Rayglass 2500 for almost a year now. We had been looking for some time for a boat that would give us access to safe family boat for cruising around the Hauraki Gulf and were at the point of purchasing outright our own Buccaneer 635 Excess when we literally stumbled across the Ownaship concept. From the moment we stepped on board Ten Percent we knew we had found the boat for us and what a pleasant surprise to find out that we could actually afford a boat of Ten Percent’s size and fantastic configuration at less than a quarter of the price of our original choice.

The convenience and security offered in walk on walk off boating from the Oram’s Marine dry stack, combined with a clean and fully fuelled boat ready for us to go every time make for an exceptionally easy and enjoyable boating experience. We have no hesitation at all in recommending the Ownaship concept to any one who is looking for an entry level into an exceptionally well appointed boat without the high capital outlay and maintenance that is required in outright ownership of a boat of similar size. 

You are most welcome free to call us you want any further information on our experiences as Ownaship members.

Mike & Christine

Rayglass 2500