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Who is YachtShare for

Anyone who wishes to enjoy boating without the hassle and associated cost of ownership will love YachtShare. We provide the ultimate in lifestyle and intelligent boating.

YachtShare appeals to

The person wanting to purchase their own vessel who looks at the costs of ownership (Capital Cost, Interest Payable, Marina Berth, Maintenance) and finds that YachtShare can supply a better style of vessel for less than 25% of the cost of ownership whilst allowing the member almost the same level of enjoyment as ownership.

The person looking to charter a vessel for ten to fourteen days who can enjoy one of our vessels for 21 days per year for approximately the same cost. Why pay for 10-14 days when you can have 21.

People wanting their first Yacht or Launch love the YachtShare concept… spend 12 months as a YachtShare member whilst you dip your toes into the water…if you don’t like it… no boat to sell / share to sell.

Busy executives or corporates who don’t need the hassle of maintenance or ownership.

Mature members who join YachtShare as they find the maintenance tasks a little beyond their abilities.

The person looking for more boating experience before purchasing a boat and traveling offshore… YachtShare has the answer.

Share my membership with friends

Certainly – if two families share a membership then their cost of enjoyable hassle-free sailing is even lower. However, anyone who may skipper the vessel at any time will need to be approved by YachtShare.

Who sails the boat

You're the skipper!

Once you confirm membership with YachtShare you will be invited to our 4 hours sea trial experience. Show your skills and become certified by YachtShare on your chosen yacht.

Who maintains the yacht

YachtShares has decades of experience in the maintenance of yachts.

Your chosen yacht is fully maintained so you don't have to lift single spanner.

Family Experiences and holiday fun

YachtShare is a perfect way of treating the family to the yachting lifestyle... get the kids on the water to learn some skills, leave the tv behind and enjoy our wonderful marine environment.

Whether it's single day exploring or overnighting holidays, your best days will be boating days!

I need more sailing experience

We're here to provide you and your family with the skills and hands-on experience to sail the beautiful water so the Hauraki gulf and beyond.


Where are the vessels located


Situated in downtown Auckland, Westhaven is NZ’s premier marina facility with easy access from the city centre.

Do I have any ownership of the vessel

Ownership is solely that of YachtShare or it’s Private Investors. Flexibility is once again the key, with members being able to opt out of the scheme after one year….. no share to sell, no boat to sell.

What is the safety standard

YachtShare is certified by Maritime NZ.

MOSS is a quality and safety management program for commercial marine vessels. Supervised by the governments Maritime NZ.

The MOSS program is managed at local level by YachtShare and our accredited marine surveyors who complete intensive inspections of our vessels on a regular basis and direct YachtShare to maintain a high level of vessel maintenance and safety equipment.

Having the YachtShare vessels in MOSS gives our members confidence in our vessels and their personal safety on the water.

What's my minimum commitment

Standard contracts are for a 12 month period. At the end of the contract period, you have the option to enter into a further 12 month contract or leave the programme. Flexibility is the key which makes YachtShare an easy option to enjoy the gulf.

What costs do I have

Your annual membership fee is your only cost except for fuel usage. There is an upfront insurance bond to cover any damage and is refundable upon expiry of your YachtShare contract.

What choice of yacht

We have a fleet of yachts ranging from 32ft to 45ft, monohulls and catamarans.

Whether you're looking for family leisure cruising, fast tactical fun or social experience platforms, we are likely to have just the right solution.


Private Investor Opportunities

YachtShare to offers revenue and tax advantages for clients wishing to place their boat into the YachtShare fleet. Typically late model well known brands work best. YachtShare will manage the boat and the maintenance, split the revenue and make boat ownership a far more palatable financial arrangement.

Tax deductible

Yes it may be – depending on your circumstances and if you use the vessel for legitimate business purposes such as entertaining clients, team building or use by the Directors or Shareholders.

No capital investment

With YachtShare you just pay for your enjoyment on the water and don't have the hassle of having your money tied into a non productive asset which sits unused for over 300 days per year.

No depreciation

Boats usually go down in value.

At YachtShare you don't own the asset and hence have no financial risk relating to what is usually a depreciating asset.

Fixed Cost

The YachtShare membership is a fixed cost leisure activity. There are no surprises with your boating expenses. 

YachtShare has a monthly fee for usage on the vessel, hence your costs are known at the outset.

No maintenance headaches

YachtShare maintains their vessels deploying their extensive knowledge and experience to ensure your holiday is hassle free.

We maintain the yachts... you enjoy!

24 Hour Support

We run  a 24hr helpline to assist when you're on the water.... rest assured you're never alone.


Our associate company Sail Training has a comprehensive set of training courses for all levels of experience.

We train from beginner crew to salty seadogs.

We work closely with Sail Training to take you from absolute novice to fully certified YachtShare member.


Can we share multiple vessels

If you desire, YachtShare can tailor a package to suit.. perhaps  share a Launch / Yacht!

How many members on each vessel

A select maximum of eight members, each with 21 or 35 days usage per year. Average members on each vessel usually around 6-7.

How does the booking system work

The YachtShare booking system is 24 hour 7 day a week internet calendar based and is designed for hassle free access to your elected vessel. Of course there are ground-rules to ensure that each member gets a fair share of the vessel. Bookings are on a first in first served basis whilst providing flexibility and equal opportunity for all members. Bookings may be a minimum of one day through to a maximum of fourteen days. Each member may have two forward bookings and a Christmas booking ensuring that they are able to book holidays etc. Flexibility is the key, with members able to telephone our 24hour support service or place an internet booking – even the morning of their departure if they suddenly have that urge to “get out on the water.”

How far can I take the vessel

All vessels are certified under the Marine Operators Safety System as directed by the Maritime NZ and have their limits of usage defined by the vessel survey certificate (usually Whitianga to Bay of Islands).

How do I pay for my membership

You pay by installments on a monthly Direct Debit,  ‘Pay for your boating as you go!’ or alternatively pay upfront for the whole year for a small discount.

How experienced do I need to be

No formal qualifications are required in New Zealand. However the skipper/s will be assessed by YachtShare management during a three to four hour sea trial to confirm the members knowledge an ability and to introduce the vessels systems in fine detail. This is the time to ensure you are happy with the vessel you have selected with YachtShare. YachtShare employs the services of fully qualified marine training personnel for the sea trial. Our trainers are also available for top-up training on an hourly rate.

How should I leave the boat after usage

As the vessels are being used on a reasonably continuous basis, please ensure that the vessel is left how you found it. An exterior wash down with the water hose, wash your dishes, remove rubbish, ensure the head is clean and all equipment stowed. Top up the tank with diesel.

Online Booking

Online web based booking system allowing members to book just minutes before departure if required, but also plan future holidays with ease.