Who We Are
Ownaship is New Zealand’s leading boat share management company and boat brokerage.
Ownaship are New Zealand’s longest running and most successful boat share company. We manage a fleet over over 20 boats and 150 shareholders.
Our premium syndication options include Rayglass, Maritimo, Fountaine Pajot and Allan Tongs — all top quality, luxury brands that we are proud to partner with. Our walk on, walk off boat shares are all about making boating easy, affordable and hassle free, so you can get out on the water faster, easier, and at a fraction of the cost.
We’re also authorised Fountaine Pajot and Maritimo sales consultants and expert used brokers, with over 50 years of experience within our team.
Simon has been Ownaship’s director since 2009. Initially one of Ownaship’s very first boat share shareholders, Simon liked the concept so much he bought the business. Initially from a banking background Simon now revels in his role as Ownaship’s managing director and CEO. Simon is known for his excellent relationships skills, fun filled attitude, and readiness to lend a hand.
Matt joined Ownaship at the and of 2018, stepping in to help manage Ownaship’s ever increasing boat share fleet. He’s uniquely qualified to fill this role, having spent the previous five years as a marine engineer with Rayglass, and the five years before that working as a marine technician. In his spare time you’ll find Matt out on his own boat, or riding dirt bike tracks on his motorbike,
Sophie has grown up around boats and has a wealth of knowledge that belies her 23 years. She comes to us from her previous job captaining Fullers ferries, where she was the youngest female skipper in the country!
Maddy is another of our skipper extraordinaire’s coming from Fullers. Maddy’s passion for boating was ignited when she worked as a deckhand / first mate for an overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands. Maddy’s other passions include skiing, hiking, and wine.
Marketing & Sales
Mel has been involved in many aspects of the business since she joined Ownaship in 2016, thanks to her background in super yachting, management and marketing. Nowadays — depending on the season — you might find her down at the marina lending the ops team a hand, behind the computer doing all the marketing things, or out and about selling shares.
Erana joined Ownaship late 2019 as our office guru with a background in office management, business development and sales. She has worked in the insurance, fitness and accounting industry in NZ and spent a couple of years living abroad in London. She’ll be helping out Matt and Morgan in the Summer, but most of the time she’s in the office.
Chris is Ownaship’s sales director. He’s been in the marine industry for over 20 years, ever since his golden days as a jet ski racer. These days he’s a keen boatie, skipper, fisherman and diver. He’s also an excellent boat broker — personable, knowledgeable, service and client focussed, and excellent at making the whole experience fun and easy. He’s a specialist in both new and used boats, consulting, importing, and parking boats in a breeze.