We’re a team of
thinkers, doers, innovators and
explorers with a passion for the ocean and anything that floats on it.
We are driven to provide the ultimate walk on – walk off boating experience that won’t break the bank or relationships and will give you memories for years to come.
With over two decades of dedicated experience in vessel management within the yachting industry, Marcus skillfully steers our crew towards excellence, all in pursuit of delivering the finest boat sharing experiences.
Our operations expert, Sasha, is not only an experienced boat enthusiast but also a master of meticulous care. She ensures that every vessel is maintained and valeted to perfection, ensuring your holiday on the water is truly extraordinary.
Our dedicated Fleet Manager, Simon’s top priority is the safety and enjoyment of your family. He rigorously maintains our fleet, meeting the exacting standards of Maritime New Zealand to ensure your worry-free adventures on the water.
Catherine, our Operational Assistant, leaves no detail unnoticed. Her enthusiasm for both passage sailing and racing brings an exciting dimension to our company, ensuring we deliver the best experiences possible.
Manager of Yacht Training
Drawing from years of sail tuition and international charter expertise, Al is a fount of knowledge in the yachting world. If you aspire to learn to sail, or receive private training, reach out for a transformative experience.
Manager of Daily
Laura’s lifelong connection to the water, including her participation in world championships, has molded her into a sailing expert. Today, she leads our Daily business, specialising in Buccaneer boats through our subscription-based model.
Pete’s commitment to teaching excellence, combined with his boundless patience and serene demeanor, make him the ideal guide to help you reach your learning goals through our IYT programme or private courses.
In 1998, Laurie and his brother John co-founded Yachtshare with a visionary goal: to pioneer a way of making boating accessible to all. Their innovative approach was ahead of its time, revolutionizing the boating industry to offer opportunities for everyone to enjoy the water.
Founder / Accounts
As an accounting extraordinaire, Vicki possesses the remarkable ability to keep Laurie in check, a feat in itself. Her financial acumen ensures the smooth operation of the business, making her an indispensable part of the team.
Head of Security
Wally, our dedicated fluffy security expert, excels in the art of lounging around while championing safety on the water. With a passion for kayaking and paddle boarding, he firmly believes in the importance of wearing life jackets for all your aquatic adventures.
Yachtshare is great. It gives our family access to a beautiful yacht we’d otherwise be unable to afford. I love the fact that it’s just ‘step onboard and go’ and the team at Yachtshare are super friendly and helpful.
Callum GillespieCEO - NZ Coastguard
Last trip we scored a beautiful mid winter weekend with two days of sunny, good sailing weather! The YachtShare team makes the experience so easy and painless you basically just hop on and hop off when your done - with no dramas. Would 100% highly recommend to a friend!
I have been a member of YachtShare for the past 12 months. During this time I have found the team to be excellent to work with and the YachtShare model to be real value for money. I would recommend YachtShare to anyone who wants to do more boating but without ridiculous amounts of hassle or cost.
The YachtShare team run a tight ship and its a fantastic company with great boats. I have leased 3 boats from 43 foot yachts to 48 foot cruisers and had the time of my life in the Hauraki gulf.
My family love it and we are ready to do it again. If you don’t like maintenance but love having fun on and in the water, why would you do anything else?
Dr Tom Mulholland
I have dealt with YachtShare for close to 10 years and have always found them to be very approachable, professional, pro-active in all dealings and able to deliver results which make all parties happy.
Ron Van der Plas
I first joined Yachtshare in 2003 and found them extremely accommodating and patient. Their willingness and ability to put together deals on different boats over the years went above and beyond the call of duty and made the whole experience enjoyable. Laurie was always personable and understanding of our needs and no doubt we will return once out young family can enjoy being on the water.
YachtShare was a great way for us to enjoy boating at an affordable price. During the time of our contract we always found Laurie easy to access & always willing to answer any questions or help us when required. He understands the importance that service & back up plays in a successful business relationship.
YachtShare has been one of the best moves we have made as a family. We've kept our relationship with the ocean alive, and taken away all the hassle of boat ownership and maintenance. After 2 decades of owning our boats prior to YachtShare, the advantages of the low, predictable costs, walk on walk off boating experience and friendly team who always try and accommodate us has made us huge fans and advocates. I couldn't imagine wanting to do boating any other way.