Our skipper, Mike Barker, has an enviable sailing CV to go with his equally enviable sales CV - having sold and sailed more multihulls than any other living New Zealander. He's been sailing for 49 years and has probably covered more offshore miles, in a greater variety of multihulls, than any of his countrymen. Not sure how he fares in the coastal mileage stakes, but has twice done 17 coastal deliveries in a single year.
Mike has cruised and raced throughout the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Caribbean, Tasman and Mediterranean seas; has been a charter skipper, delivery skipper, salvor, broker, club coach and sailing teacher, racer and cruiser. Since 1979 he has focussed his attentions on multihulls particularly, although he continued to sail and sell all types of vessels until 1986, when he became New Zealands first dedicated multihull broker. Today he is New Zealand's only multihull specialist, and when it comes to multihull design and construction Mike and his very experienced team know what works and what doesn't. He sees himself as a sailor rather than salesperson, so expect to be told the truth and expect to see a good standard of vessels on this site. If Mike wouldn't go to sea in it, he won't expect you to either - nor allow it.
With over 3500 sailing pupils at many levels, (to his credit) Mike has learned to pass on his vast experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to buyers, sellers and the merely curious. And he's happy just to talk sailing, it's his obssession after all.