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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 of over 25 boats and 160 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  Maritimo sales consultants and expert used brokers, with over 50 years of experience within our team.

Simon Barker

Simon Barker

CEO

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 lunt

Matt lunt

Operations Manager

Matt manages 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.

Miles Petersen

Miles Petersen

Operations Manager

Miles is Matt’s second in command, taking on the massive task of keeping all our boats ready and running. Before joining Ownaship Miles managed a marine engineering store as well as working in the shore crew of Emirates Team New Zealand. Outside work Miles is a bit of an outdoorsman; camping, four-wheel driving and fishing take top spots. 

Maddy Newberry

Maddy Newberry

Operations Support

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. 

Melanie Webster

Melanie Webster

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. 

Michelle Davis

Michelle Davis

Office Manager

Michelle keeps our inner workings ship shape. She has 20+ years in finance administration across a wide range of industries, as well as having owned her own business in the health and wellness sector. Outside the office, her family keeps her pretty busy, as does a love of art and dance.

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