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Ownaship's second sailing catamaran is now fully sold and off on adventures.

by Ownaship Media 3 Feb 21:08 NZDT 3 February 2020
Kaia — Ownaship's second Lucia 40 syndicate — tests her sails for the first time-1 © Ownaship

The Lucia 40's six lucky shareholders include four Auckland couples and their families, plus two couples from out of Auckland. Ownaship is already hearing some fantastic stories and seeing some incredible photos from the boat's first trips, which is what this new boat is all about.

Having out of towner's is pretty common with Ownaship syndicates — and especially for their catamarans — which attract sailors from all over NZ. Auckland is, after all, one of the best sailing destinations in the world. In fact, in their other Lucia 40 syndicate, four of the six shareholders are from out of Auckland.

For Ownaship it's a real pleasure to have these shareholders on board; to be able to offer them the opportunity to own a sailboat in Auckland — an endeavor which, done alone, is out of reach for most.

For our out of towner's, they try to make boat ownership even easier by offering free gear storage and grocery delivery right to the boat, in addition to the walk-on/walk-off service that everyone enjoys. This means a shareholder can turn up with the boat fully stocked with groceries, water sports and fishing gear already on board, beds made, beach and bath towels at the ready, and all maintenance and servicing checks done. This is the essence of what they do — to allow their shareholders the easy, hassle-free holidays that they want.

One of these shareholders is in fact Ownaship's fearless leader and managing director Simon Barker, who finally succumbed to his own sales pitch (after an 8-year hiatus) and bought one of his own shares. Simon doesn't yet know how to sail, but with Ownaship's sailing trainer helping him and his family get up speed (full training is included with all our new shares) the Ownaship crew are confident (read: hoping) he'll soon be teaching the rest of them — when he invites them out!

Simon and the rest of this syndicates owners can look forward to trips up to 10 days in length, exploring the wonderful islands of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond.

Next up on the sailing catamaran front — joining Ownaship in late 2020 is an award-winning Astrèa 42.

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