Who We Are

Ownaship is New Zealand’s premier boat share management company and boat brokerage. We manage new zealand’s largest boat share fleet from our base in westhaven marina.

 

Since our inception in 2007 our purpose has been to help as many Kiwis as we can to get out on the water. For us it’s about making everything to do with boating fun, easy and accessible. We do this by providing a complete solution to every Kiwi boatie; whether buying, selling or sharing. Our services include boat share, boat management, boat brokering, training, skippering and consulting. And with over a decade in the business, you can be sure that we know what we’re doing.

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. He’ll proudly tell anyone who’ll listen that he’s never dropped a phone in the water. Don’t believe him.
Matt lunt

Matt lunt

Operations Manager

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, 

Morgan

Morgan

Operations & Customer Relations

Morgan is Ownaship’s little chief. In charge of assisting Matt with  our boat share operations, she helps run a very tight ship. She’s also in charge of keeping everyone happy, both inside the business and out. It’s a big job, but someone’s gotta do it. 

Chris Janes

Chris Janes

Sales Director

Chris is Ownaship’s sales director extraordinare. 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.

Melanie Webster

Melanie Webster

Marketing & Operations

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, or behind the computer doing all the marketing things.