References

Trevor & Sandy Giles
Trevor & Sandy Giles Trevor & Sandy Giles, Jan 2015

Sandy and I would like to thank you and the team at Yachtshare for the many years of service and the friendly manner in which you have dealt with any issues we have had.

Our sailing ability as a couple were limited when we joined Yachtshare some 7 years ago and our ability and confidence on the water has grown to the extent we have now purchased our own sailing catamaran and have based it in the Mediterranean where we will spend extensive periods exploring new seas and the many cultures along their shores.

During our time with Yachtshare we have grown from the Beneteau 323 to the Hunter 38 and then to the Tennant Sienna 38 sailing catamaran and our love for life on the water in such well-maintained vessels has led to our decision to explore further afield.

Should anyone considering becoming a member of Yachtshare wish to contact us for a reference please don’t hesitate to have them contact us

Again thank you for you professionalism and guidance over the years

Mark Gosling Mark Gosling, September 20, 2010

Laurie was helpful and made the whole process simple

Dr Tom Mulholland Dr Tom Mulholland, August 25, 2010

Laurie and his team run a tight ship at Yachtshare 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?

Gordon McKendry Gordon McKendry, August 24, 2010

Laurie was the coal face contact for Yachtshare during the two years we conducted business together. I have had occasion to use Yachtshare’s services and contact with Laurie has always been positive and beneficial.

James Stonyer James Stonyer, Senior Consultant, COGITA Business Services Limited

Worked with Laurie in YachtShare for several years. Laurie always put our customers first and ran a tight ship (pun intended!). Highly recommend YachtShare.

Neil McArthur Neil McArthur, Director, Mondoni Ltd, August 19, 2010

I first met Laurie in about 2005 and found him to be very approachable and well-informed on fractional ownership/partnerships in the boating world. Though I didn’t go down that route myself, Laurie’s experience and knowledge-set ensured I was well advised.

John Hudgell John Hudgell, August 1, 2010

I have no hesitation with recommending both Laurie and Yachtshare. He is very personable, trustworthy and both he and his company provide first class service.

David Williams-Jones David Williams-Jones, July 27, 2010

Helpful, flexible and understanding throughout. Looking forward to working more with himHelpful, flexible and understanding throughout. Looking forward to working more with him.

Bruce Maunsell Bruce Maunsell, July 27, 2010

I have used Laurie’s services at Yacht Share on a number of occasions. I have no hesitation in recommending him, and Yacht Share.

Jonathan Dodd Jonathan Dodd, Research Director, Synovate, July 26, 2010

I can only comment on Laurie as a personal friend but can vouch wholeheartedly for his integrity and honesty. In the financial services industry that counts for a lot! I would have no hesitation in using Laurie for any services that he offered.

Tim Pratt July 26, 2010,

Relaxed, efficient and understands customer service.

Geoff Fraser July 26, 2010,

Laurie’s company, YachtShare NZ, worked closely with my company at the time, Laurie Collins Marine Brokers, to provide a creative viable solution for people who wanted to enjoy the benefits of yacht ownership without the traditional costs and headaches. The scheme was (and is) visionary and provided all it claimed to. I highly recommend Laurie and his company.

David Kelly July 25, 2010,

I have been a member of YachtShare for the past 12 months. During this time I have found Laurie and Colin 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.

Rob Tucker General Manager, Corporate Finance, BANCORP HOLDINGS LTD | July 25, 2010

I have known Laurie for many years. He is an astute and capable businessman and more than happy to recommend him.

Niels Campbell July 25, 2010,

Laurie is a great person to deal with, offering an excellent time share service. He is prepared to go that extra step to keep his customers well satisfied

Julian Beavis July 25, 2010,

Hi we rented a yacht via Laurie a couple of years ago. The whole experience was great – from start to finish. It’s a great alternative to owning your own boat, very easy.

Ron van der Plas July 25, 2010,

I have been dealt with Laurie for close to 10 years and have always found him to be very approachable, professional, pro-active in all dealings and able to deliver results which make all parties happy..

Paul Reid July 25, 2010,

Laurie and the team at Yacht Share provide us with an execellent range of yachts – we had 3 over the years with Yacth Share. Makes boating hassle free. He was also very helpful and always willing to pass on his knowledge. Would recommend to all levels of experience.

Peter Ross July 23, 2010,

Laurie has been great to deal with at Yacht Share. We had a few queries at the beginning, changed our mind at least once and he was always very accomodating. He has always been responsive to various issues and changing needs and for those wishing to explore this type of boat”ownership” he is an excellent person to talk with Pete and Sally Ross

Peter Vis July 22, 2010,

I have only dealt very briefly with Laurie since he seemed competent and trustworthy so there was no need for long negotiations and he has never let me down on that since.

Andrew Crabb July 22, 2010,

I worked with Laurie in his roles at Yachtshare and was very happy with the service provided by Laurie and the company. From a full briefing to total satisfaction with the service and no surprises approach. I fully expect to engage with Laurie and Yachtshare in future.

Jeff Robbins Founder, Vesper Marine | July 22, 2010

YachtShare is an excellent opportunity for people to gain access to top quality yachts and use them throughout the year. My company has shared office space with Laurie’s company for the last two years and it’s worked out extremely well. Laurie is an honest and hard working business owner and it’s been a real pleasure to work with him.

Michael Gale July 22, 2010,

Laurie was great to work with – I recommend him to anybody thinking of joining Yachtshare.

Peter Gorton Property Broker, Colliers International | July 22, 2010

I dealt with Laurie on a business transaction a few years ago. Very easy to work with, and great at finding ‘the way forward’ in a transaction. As a reccomendation, I’d happily do another deal with him any day.

Duncan Paul July 22, 2010,

I deal with Laurie in his capacity as director of Yachtshare. I’ve always found dealings with him to be a complete pleasure. His expertise and knowledge is exceptional, and when I have required his assistance he’s always gone above and beyond what’s required, and delivered a great result.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Laurie as a businessman and a yachtie.

Fergus Thomson July 22, 2010,

I have belonged to and utilised Yachtshare’s services from time to time. Not only is the concept an innovative and unique offering filling a very real need with great product (choice of vessels), but in execution I found the Yachtshare team including Laurie very responsive and obliging. In fact Laurie’s own energy and ability to engage at a personal level with his clients is notable and leaves a lasting impression.

Sanjiv Deva General Manager, Total Business Solution | July 22, 2010

I like Laurie! I enjoy the energy he bring to the table, along with the knowledge he bring with his extensive travel overseas.

Steve Chaning-Pearce July 22, 2010,

Laurie has managed a fleet of yachts and motor yachts on behalf of several owners including myself. He has had total control on the management of these vessels and effectively chartering them out.

This has always been done extremely professionally and I highly regard both Laurie’s ability and his great advice on many occasions.

Rik Dalton Managing Director, Apparel by Design Ltd | July 22, 2010

Yacht share 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.

Ian Browning July 22, 2010,

A few years ago I decided to take my eldest son on a fishing trip for a week or so and first things first – we needed a boat! I started checking the possibilities for hiring a suitable craft and came across Yacht Share NZ Ltd. What a find! I dealt with the Owner of the company (Laurie Lowther) and I must admit I was impressed with not only his friendliness and Customer Service but with his boat recommendation as well; the whole deal was a breeze! It was an amazing week and I am grateful for Laurie’s help to make it happen as sadly my eldest son is no longer with us.

I am an ex commercial fisherman, I grew up at the beach and I had been planning on buying another boat… but I decided against it as Yacht Share takes away all the headaches of boat ownership whilst the pleasure of being on the water remains. I have no doubt that Laurie’s leadership made the Company such an enjoyable and positive company to deal with!

Needless to say I have used Laurie’s services at Yacht Share on more than one occasion and I will continue to do so in the future…. afterall, it’s painless! I also find it refreshing to deal with people with integrity… thanks again Laurie!

Dave Raos July 22, 2010,

When I did Yacht Share I found that Laurie was easy to deal with and nothing was an issue. He acted totally professional which we all look for these days yet it is hard to find.

David Cox Managing Director, DJC & Associates Ltd | July 22, 2010

Laurie provided me with a professional service with a professional attitude, and always with a smile…
He has always been ethical and honest, and a flexible thinker who solved problems.
I have no problem recommending Laurie’s services.

Hugh Lloyd July 22, 2010,

I first joined Yachtshare in 2003 and found Laurie extremely accommodating and patient. His 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.

Neil Bourchier July 22, 2010,

Dealing with Laurie was easy and professional. There were never any issues or problems that were not handled in a timely and resolute manner.